4 out of 4 stars
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East Wind, 2nd Edition authored by Jack Winnick is an elegant masterpiece. A well-written work of fiction about terrorism affecting the USA.
Lara is an FBI agent and this is a dream come true as she has always wanted to be in the armed forces. She's proved to be good in technology and can easily trace anything on the internet, regardless of how hidden it is. So when the Hezbollah (a terrorist group in Israel) strike they have to do whatever it takes to prevent the next attack. Lara isn't a field agent but her Arabic knowledge is an added advantage to this particular operation. The Hezbollah has issued an ultimatum and the FBI has to curb the danger before it becomes a massacre.
Uri is an Israeli born and bred citizen. He's a field agent and a good one at that. This is what makes him to be sent to the USA to help curb a terrorist threat. He's supposed to work with Lara who's not just a great agent; but also a very beautiful woman, during his stay in the country. He's still battling separation and the pending divorce from his wife who feels he's putting his life in danger because of his work. The duo now has the tough job of unravelling the mystery bombers, and be able to do it before it's too late.
First, let me applaud the author on the immense research that has gone into this book, this is clear in the depth of the book. The knowledge he portrays on the Middle East and all the terrorist groups like the Hezbollah is so detailed. He goes a step further to detail the background of the characters from their careers, social life and family. It's this way that he is able to build their morality and life purposes.
The book is fast-paced and has some action going on. I love how the author balances espionage, the thrill of the crimes and the subtle conversations. Though the scenes from Lebanon are quite gory, most readers can stomach it. The book is definitely exceptionally edited as I didn't find any errors. I must admit I really enjoyed reading the book, and I have nothing negative to say about it. I must say I liked how the author keeps the reader on edge as he spins some unexpected twists to the story. This made the book even more interesting.
I rate the book a 4 out of 4 stars. I have no reason to go lower as I kept turning the pages eager for what awaited me. I recommend the book to all readers who love thrillers based on terrorism and anti-terrorism government agencies. There is only one sex scene, so I wouldn't recommend it for young readers.
East Wind, 2nd edition
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