Review by Suesea -- Devil in False Colors by Jack Winnick

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Review by Suesea -- Devil in False Colors by Jack Winnick

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Devil in False Colors" by Jack Winnick.]
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The Devil in False Colors , by Jack Winnick, is a closer look into the drama, treachery, and longstanding hate between Jews and Arabs. The author travels into different sects of Muslims, Shias, and Sunnis, showing their inner desire to crush their enemies and then also showing their simple lives and their kindness toward each other. He does this more with those of the Muslim religion than those of the Jewish religion, and he has an uncanny understanding of terrorist cells and how they operate.

This story is about horrible acts of terrorism that stem from centuries of hate and bitterness. The book begins with a gruesome scene that shocks and pulls the reader into the story. It also immediately opens the door for our heroes, a Mossad agent, and an FBI agent, to be mentioned and soon be brought into the action. The heroes must determine who is responsible for the unspeakable acts that unfold within the story. While they have ideas, determining the source requires in-depth investigation and going undercover.

This, of course, puts the heroes' lives in continual danger. It was this danger that kept me involved in the book. I'm a fan of fast-paced action and do not have much tolerance for books that travel in slow motion. The tension that was created when the heroes were captured, will be what I remember and what stays with me the longest. It always feels good to have someone to root for, and Jack Winnick knows how to create heroes.

It is a bit hard to describe what I liked least about the book. I suppose, due to our current state of affairs and the chaos in the world, I'm a bit burnt out on hate and random, seemingly purposeless, killing. I am beyond ready for a peaceful existence. This is a personal bias though or a feeling based on my current mental state, it does not represent how another person might feel about the book.

I'd recommend this book for people who believe in the stereotypes about Muslims, Jews, and America. In the end, the author states this book is for patriots and warriors. I'm ready for the world to be less divisive and cruel, so, the fear-mongering and murders sickened me more than raised my feeling of patriotism.

The editing is well done throughout the book. I only found a few minor errors. The book flows fairly smoothly, but I wished the author had spent more time with the two main heroes and less on the scheming and treachery of the Islamic Extremists. I'd rate this book a 3 out of 4 . I know there are people out there hungry for this type of novel and who will readily love Mr. Winnick's style and the topic of his books.

The topics in this book have been well researched. The author knows what he is talking about, and it is obvious he has spent many hours contemplating the plot and structure of the story. I did not rate this book a 2 because it is better than that, but I couldn't give it a 4. There were some errors and, unfortunately, too many stereotypes. I did not see any curse words in the book, but there are a couple of fairly graphic sex scenes that don't leave much to the imagination; it's not pornographic, but it would not be suitable for children.

This book will be a fast read for anyone. It will especially interest anyone who wants to know more about the inner workings of terrorist cells and more about the conflict between Israel and the Arab states. It also plays on the darkest parts of human nature, exposing those parts, and revealing human weaknesses and strengths.

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Drama, treachery, clashing religions, and an inexplicable amount of terroristic plots! Winnick always has a way of bringing some gruesomely realistic scenarios to life through stereotypical examples and the most sinister side of human behavior. Thanks for sharing your impressions of this one!
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This sounds like a very suspenseful novel! Thanks for the wonderful review:)
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Thank you. It was suspenseful and action packed.
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I agree that violence and hatred are tiring. May we all learn to respect and trust each other.
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I'm like you--I'm ready for a peaceful coexistence and wish we could get past the hate. Having said that, I read another one of the author's books and the suspense kept me on the edge of my chair. I thoroughly enjoyed your well-written review!
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You would be shocked to learn many untold stories of heroes who risk everything to keep citizens safe. I enjoyed reading your review and would love to read this book. Thanks for the recommendation.
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This seems to have a lot of drama. I might give this a try someday. Thanks for your wonderful review!
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This sounds like an interesting and hard read. Thanks for a great review. I’m sure this book gives a lot of insight into the subject of terrorism and opposing religions, but also could be quite an upsetting read.
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Great review though I'll skip this one because I don't like the genre.
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“I'm ready for the world to be less divisive and cruel”
Same here. I really enjoyed reading your take on this book. I appreciate Winnick’s skillful writing, but I will pass on the books in this series for many of the reasons you noted.

Great review!
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I like that you pointed out the stereotypes present in this book. I wouldn't read it for those aspects. Thank you for the review!
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