Top critical review
For me, lacks plausibility
July 8, 2016
Brady Hawk is an ex SEAL, and is part of a black ops group set up by Senator Blunt. The legality of the group is somewhat questionable, as is the use of the word "group" because it appears that Hawk is the only agent in the field that is doing something vaguely useful. He also has a handler, Alex. Alex (female) is given a warning that Blunt's group is illegal and is going down. What follows is an action thriller about Hawk trying to stop a major terrorist group in Afghanistan.
For me, the story had failings. The writing had some minor editorial issues regarding grammar and word usage, but it had major structural issues. To get tension, Hawk walks into a number of real problems that really should end the story. The way he gets really needs the author getting him out. In short it is lacking credibility. At one point, Hawk is shot, and then proceeds as if nothing had happened. The basic background and setting is top class; unfortunately, for me, too much simply had me shaking my head wondering why something else did not happen. As one last example, Alex has a lot of spare time and does some quite deep research on Hawk's parentage. Why not some effort at finding out what it was that led to the warning from the CIA? That just does not make sense to me. In short, an interesting story, lots of action, and probably quite enjoyable as long as you do not want it to make sense.