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|Format: DRM Free ePub|
Vendor: B&H Books
Publication Date: 2011
Taken from what could be tomorrow's headlines, Kiloton Threat is a novel that explores the frightening potential of nuclear weapons in the Middle East today. Out of the house churches of rural Iran, a Christian masquerading as a Muslim gains the confidence of a high-ranking leader in the Iranian nuclear program and opens his eyes to Christianity. The man’s newfound faith stirs his desire to flee to the West, taking with him intelligence that would allow Coalition forces to neutralize his nation's devastating capabilities. But no one in such a position could ever escape unnoticed.
Enter Blake Kershaw, a highly trained U.S. Special Forces officer who has already made extraordinary sacrifices for his country that include faking death and losing his true identity. His mission to infiltrate Iran and extract the high-value defector strains the relationship with the woman he loves—one of the few people on earth who knows his real story. With even more intensity, it shows the price that must sometimes be paid when political correctness fails and a man has to stand up for what is right.
Praise for Kiloton Threat:
"This fast-paced, ripped-from-the-headlines sequel by a founding member of the elite special operations unit Delta Force is packed with danger at every turn. It is sure to appeal to fans of Don Brown, Joel C. Rosenberg, and other authors of faith-based thrillers."
"LTG(R) Boykin has extracted his story straight from future headlines as he highlights the very serious threats posed by the Iranian nuclear rogram. This book is more reality than fiction as Blake Kershaw, a courageous young Special Forces officer, enters the dark world of espionage to try and stop the madness of the Iranian fanatics before they bring the world to the brink of a global nuclear conflict. This is a story that could unfold tomorrow."
Frank Gaffney, founder and president, Center for Security Policy
LTG (Ret.) William G. "Jerry" Boykin, author of Danger Close, spent thirty-six years in the United States Army, some of them as an original member of Delta Force, the worldÕs premier Special Operations unit. His life reads like an action-adventure film; Boykin helped capture Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, hunted notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, served in Vietnam, Iran, Mogadishu, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and worked with the CIA.
Tom Morrisey, coauthor of Danger Close, is an internationally known adventure-travel writer and all-around wordsmith. A rock climbing and backcountry ski instructor, certified cave diver, and NRA handgun competitor, he is also editor-at-large for Sport Diver magazine and author of the award-nominated novels Yucatan Deep and In High Places.
Boykin and Morrisey do a very strong job of grabbing the reader's attention and keeping it throughout the novel. The plot begins with a high-action, intense scene. The many detailed fight scenes, along with the very intricate details on military procedure, give the book a very realistic feel. Shortly after getting into the book, it becomes nearly impossible to put it down because of its intensity. New characters are woven in throughout the story, which provide many different personalities and interactions. With this brings a downside, in that readers dont truly get an in-depth analysis of one character in particular.
Christian theology is well presented by the authors throughout the story. Multiple times Blake Kershaw is seen praying, asking God for help and protection in his upcoming encounter with the enemy. Toward the end of the story, Blake Kershaw offers a word of encouragement to an officer in the Russian Army who is fighting alongside Kershaw. He tells him that in Deuteronomy, God told the Israelites to wipe out all of the enemies in order that they could be safe. There also is a very strong faith evidenced in the missionaries who are in Iran. Suppressed by the Iranian government and the potential of losing everything, they have nothing to rely on but their faith and dependence on Christ.
In summary, Kiloton Threat is an action-filled story that grabs readers' attention and keeps them hooked. This novel would be perfect for men of all ages and should be included in church and school libraries. Parker OLeary, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Jessica Dowling5 Stars Out Of 5This book is a really great read.May 1, 2012Jessica DowlingQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is one of the most thrilling, satisfying books I have ever read! I have gained a whole new perspective on how Special Forces carry out missions. Their courage, skill, confidence and resourcefulness is amazing. I have found a real hero in Blake Kershaw and I thank God for the men he represents.
Raymond Parker5 Stars Out Of 5Great read!February 1, 2012Raymond ParkerQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is a keeper. As with his last book there are a lot of action scenes with very plausible events! Although the author confuses the reader slightly with unannounced shifts in the time; the book starts out with a scene that doesn't happen until about three chapters later, the reader is able to decipher.
RuthUpstate SCAge: 45-54Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5OverwhelmingDecember 22, 2011RuthUpstate SCAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I read this in pieces as opposed to my usual all at once for a book of this kind. Reviewer Mark mentioned that it's a tale 'more for men'. Maybe so, but since I like spy stories (the really good ones like the old McInnes ones) I prefer Kiloton to some of the other stuff published these days.
This book made me wonder just how much skullduggery goes on that the average reader and citizen never ever hears about. If you like suspense but not so much of the military stuff, you'll still like this one, I think.
One problem: Making Kershaw out to be the only savior from WWIII [as in the description of content] is a bit much.
I wonder if there is room for a third book - the lovely lady who wasn't yet married?
Connie5 Stars Out Of 5Action-PackedSeptember 26, 2011ConnieQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is a well-written, action-packed novel of the real life Iranian nuclear threat. The reader is held in suspense as a plausible military plot unfolds between Iran, Israel, the United States and Russia.
The uniqueness of this book lies in the authors. LTG William Boykin spent years as an original member of the United States Army's Delta Force, the world's premier Special Operations Unit. It is evident this book is written by someone in the know. The details of special ops form the backdrop of this story. Co-author, Tom Morrissey, is a renowned adventure/travel writer who finds just the right words to make this novel seem like reality. The authors' vivid descriptions pull the reader into the moment.
The reader catches a glimpse into a house church in Iran, the life of a high-ranking leader in the Iranian nuclear program, the details involved in planning a covert operation, the intense moment when one meets the enemy eye to eye, and the incredible price paid by an individual for his country and his morals.
As I read, I pictured the scenes played out on a movie screen. The story has all the ingredients of a suspense-filled movie. It's not just a good read or would make a good movie, but it is realistic in that parts of the story are already playing out in current news events, months after the book was written.
Nora Finding HopeAtlantaAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5BLAKE KERSHAW U.S. DYNAMOSeptember 22, 2011Nora Finding HopeAtlantaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I'm thankful to have received a review copy of this action-adventure drama story I couldn't put down. I appreciated the fact that these authors took sometime in explaining what the Twelfth Imam, AKA "Mahdi" is and why I should know about it in the first place. These authors didn't bog the reader down with technological information but used laymen's terms to get their message across. It was easy to explore along with the characters in the story the possibility of how WWIII could start in the Middle East and get the attention of the whole world.
My favorite character was Blake Kershaw, a highly skilled U.S. Special Forces Officer. His new mission is to infiltrate Iran and extract the high-value defector. This mission puts a huge strain on his relationship with Ali, his fiancÃ©.
Ali, is the one person on earth he can be himself with. He doesn't have to hide anything from. He says this to Ali, "You know I am not going to walk away from this kind of thing. We're talking the fate of a nation here. Not our nation, but that doesn't matter. We're going to need more than my help to do this. We're going to need God's help. Together we will pull this off."
Blake knew this much, "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway." That's how he did his job.
I envisioned Blake to be several different leading men rolled into one! Blake had the heart of a Godly Warrior, like David in the bible. He had the determination and strength to carry out any mission, no matter the personal risk. In a pinch when Plan "A" wasn't working out the way everyone thought it would and/or when regular supplies weren't available for Blake to use (like they were supposed to be-Grin!) - He reminded me of MacGyver- a man who could think on his feet, a man who was resourceful and could use everyday items to get the operation accomplished.
Blake's first and foremost a soldier. A soldier always followed orders. That's the man in a nutshell. I highly recommend this fast paced military novel. I enjoyed the rhythm and flow of the action adventure and this story. The information in this book helped clear up a few military things for me and also helped me understand a little more about the Twelfth Imam!!
I was thrilled to read another book by Tom Morrissey and I've enjoyed them all. I look forward to this new writing team and the stories they will write.
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