Saturday, January 28, 2017

Review: National Security by Marc Cameron

Title: National Security
Series: Jericho Quinn
Author: Marc Cameron
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: November 1, 2011
Publisher: Pinacle
ISBN: 0786024941
ISBN-13: 9780786024940

When Terrorism Goes Viral, One Man Goes Ballistic.

They can strike anytime, anywhere. A public landmark. A suburban shopping mall. And now, the human body itself. Three Middle Eastern terrorists have been injected with a biological weapon, human time bombs unleashed on American soil. They are prepared to die. To spread their disease. To annihilate millions. If America hopes to fight this enemy from within, we need a new kind of weapon. Meet Special Agent Jericho Quinn. Air Force veteran. Champion boxer. Trained assassin. Hand-picked for a new global task force that, officially, does not exist, Quinn answers only to the Director of National Intelligence and the U.S. President himself.

His methods are as simple, and as brutal, as his codename.

The Hammer.

My rating:

This one had a good premise and a pretty decent idea of a hero, unfortunately it lacked in delivery, and the whole thing quickly (too quickly) fizzled off.

It actually reminded me a lot of Forsyth's Kill List I read a couple of years ago, with the premise, the hero, the mission. Maybe it reminded me too much of it, actually, and I expected the same flawless delivery, pacing, and characterization, only to end up bored and dissatisfied.

Slow, dull and rehashed with not even a spark of originality...Or maybe I simply wasn't in the mood of a thriller.


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