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Review of Deadly Sands

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[Following is an official review of "Deadly Sands" by Josh Adam.]
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5 out of 5 stars
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Josh Adam, in his book Deadly Sands, reveals a very cleverly crafted masterpiece. This book, a fictional thriller set in the year 2026, presents a world very similar to our current one but very different.

This book centers on the terrorist group ABB, a more brutal successor to ISIS, and the response of the US to what quickly turns into a huge problem. Jaylen, who quickly displays his talent at the agency, gets pulled into a more exciting field when he gets involved with operations concerning Syria. Gabe, facing retirement, gets an opportunity to return to field work in a different manner, while the president, unwilling to risk war for her country, struggles with a decision. Al-Rashid, the now frail but powerful leader of the ABB, is finally in a position to watch his plans come to fruition. With different teams working feverishly on both sides, who comes out on top in this deadly war?

One positive aspect of this book was the author's story-telling skill, which was evident even from the very first chapter, spinning a tale so gripping and intriguing that it grabs the reader's attention and keeps it. Even though the book is fiction, it felt so real, and despite the military and technical terms scattered throughout the book, it was really easy to follow. With the list of acronyms at the end, it was no hardship to understand the book, even for a person with little knowledge of military terms. Also, this book was exceptionally edited, and I could not find any errors in it.

One thing I liked the least about the book, though, was the ending, which was very abrupt. Even though it serves as suspense for a sequel, I did not like that there was no form of closure.

As is predictable at this point, I give this book a rating of 5 out of 5 stars. There is no reason to rate this book lower. Also, it got a perfect rating because it was a very delightful read despite the ending I mentioned above.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves thrillers and to anyone who likes books on war.

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Post by Cara Wilding »

This sounds like it is right up my alley! The plot seems intriguing...and you've given nothing away; excellent job! I'm not sure how I feel about the ending; like you, I don't enjoy the lack of closure. Now, if another 4 or 5 books are already out behind it, that would motivate me to keep reading. Thanks so much for your review!
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Post by Jennifer Coxon »

Great review. This sounds like my type of book, particularly when the author is great a keeping it both gripping and realistic. I know how you feel about this type of ending, and I have been experiencing it in a lot of books recently. However, as you say, mostly it doesn't detract from how worthwhile the book is overall.
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Post by Okewunmi Pelumi »

This review is awesome. But I don't think I admire anything about terrorism.
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Post by NetMassimo »

Possibly, this novel is even too close to reality for me to be comfortable with reading it but if I find the right mood I can do it. Regardless, thank you for your great review!
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Post by RutvikPatel »

"Deadly Sands" by Josh Adam offers a gripping and well-crafted thriller, with realistic storytelling and excellent editing. However, the abrupt ending leaves readers craving closure. Recommended for thriller and war enthusiasts.
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