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Es and friends under threat of death and any available support scurrying to defend  Worse advance team members sent to reconnoiter have been taken hostage as well  No help no backup team members in the soup       Welch knows there’s only one solution  do whatever it takes  Use whatever means necessary to complete the mission  And if those means include force guile sneak attacks and a small dose of heightened interrogation techniues for scumball terrorist enablers okay maybe a somewhat larger dose then so be it  This is H Hour  And the fight is. So far its interesting even if its a little bit on the crude side when it comes to getting started But there again we all want our action books to have a little bit of that hard boiled style when it comes to story telling Kratman does himself and the other authors of Baen proud not only does he provide the reader with a story that keeps them interested but also pays attention to the little details like making sure the guns are shoot the correct kind of ammo

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For fun and profit      It’s hostage rescue time once again for Terry Welch's special operations company  But this is turning out to be one of those missions  No clue as to the hostage's whereabouts  An employer who is completely untrustworthy  An indigenous social structure coming apart at the seams  And it’s topped off by Welch and his crew having to endure a rifle company of hated competitors supposedly sent along for reinforcement       Part of the territory for Welch  But then an attack on both companies’ home bases leaves famili. If you have read M Day you ll remember a detachment had been sent off to the Philippines to look for an abductee Well this is their storyTold in typical Kratman style they guys of M Day are off to save the world or at least delay the demise as best they can Along the way Kratman makes a funny little dig at a hack science fiction writer and if you are a fan of his work you will pick up on the joke right away If not start the Carrera series right away

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#3 in the breakthrough Countdown modern day military adventure series  Brutally effective retired Army colonel Wes Stauer commands a crack outfit of former comrades to pull off a miracle mission  But Stauer must also harness and direct the brute within himself – a beast he will need in order to destroy an intelligent enemy who is as implacable as Stauer himselfWelcome to the Philippines outback  It’s a true garden spot if you happen to like drug running bush bound revolutionary movements Balkanized tribal warfare illegal weapons trading and kidnapping. This is probably a first for me contemporary military fiction with a side of torturegore porn for good measure The action is brisk and fast paced The writing is mostly accessible aside from the technical military lingo thrown in for the sake of realism which apparently checks out In this regard it reminded me of several Vietnam War novels I ve read in which I had to familiarize myself with the military jargon used by the US soldiers at the time just so I could understand what the characters or even the author himself was trying to say Still the technical language wasn t so distracting that I wasn t ultimately swept away by the narrativeThe action military seuences were three Somalia an island in the Philippines archipelago and a gangster controlled neighborhood in Manila They were all compelling and satisfying although none of them was an even match Then again neither is real life The first one in Somalia reminded me of the movie Black Hawk Down In fact this entire seuence feels like the author studied the notorious Battle of Mogadishu and decided to tell us what he would ve done had he been in command back then Then again hindsight is 2020 N est PasHis description of the present day political situations were very informative Although I m marginally aware of the complete breakdown of society in Somalia and the Piracy problem off its coast this is the first time I ve ever heard of the Moros let alone their armed rebellion in present day Philippines Moros is obviously taken from Spanish and it means Moors I think that the use of the term stems from the fact that this particular Philippine ethnic group is Muslim just like the Moors who occupied Spain for 7 centuries My one problem with the novel was that there was a veritable legion of characters and many of them became indistinguishable from one another Having said that he was very good in his description of women particularly his Philippine female characters One thing his main villain was very well drawn a nasty piece of work The author has little to no respect for liberals pacifist and apparently people involved in humanitarian missions He takes particular delight in abusing and humiliating characters that fall within this category In fact I think his only purpose in creating them in the first place is just so he can abuse them in order to trigger any unsuspecting liberal that wanders into his fiction by accident For my part as a liberal myself but one with of a thick skin and some knowledge of history I thought he was too obvious and facile to the point of making me laugh rather than enervating meMr Kratman is a gifted writer He has the potential to be Great He should spend time developing his characters and giving them of a back story in order to render them real to his audience Recommended if you re into fast paced military action fiction


4 thoughts on “Countdown

  1. says:

    This is probably a first for me contemporary military fiction with a side of torturegore porn for good measure? The action is brisk and fast paced The writing is mostly accessible aside from the technical military lingo thrown in for the sake of realism which apparently checks out In this regard it reminded me of several

  2. says:

    If you have read M Day you'll remember a detachment had been sent off to the Philippines to look for an abductee? Well this is their storyTold in typical Kratman style they guys of M Day are off to save the worl

  3. says:

    So far its interesting even if its a little bit on the crude side when it comes to getting started But there again we all want our action books to have a little bit of that hard boiled style when it comes to story telling Kratman d

  4. says:

    The third of Kratman's Countdown series military adventure set in an almost apocalyptic world

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