5 out of 5 stars
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The Other Side of Crisis by Bob Herpe is an engrossing, action-packed thriller. The protagonist, Ernie Gravnick, is a very likable and interesting character in the book. The story follows Ernie's life, from the loss of his wife to rediscovering love. His journey crisscrosses continents and involves assassination attempts, terrorist attacks, undercover agents, and everything that makes a thriller worth reading. Aptly named 'The Other Side of Crisis,' the book tells the tale of two lives affected by crises. Riana Dayan, a former Mossad agent and decorated soldier, lived on the edge of crisis during and after active duty. Ernie Gravnick, our protagonist, a retired prosecutor and cop, had his life thrown into crisis due to one man's morbid desire for vengeance. If you're interested in discovering how these two overcame their crises, fell in love, and how their story ends, acquiring and reading this book is a must.
I was truly captivated by the author's storytelling skills and their ability to weave a tale that makes the book a page-turner. The author displayed an in-depth knowledge of Israel and its stories, embedding them in a way that makes the book not only entertaining but also educational. Readers, even without prior knowledge of Israel, can identify with the crises in the Middle East and the daily struggles of both Israelis and Arabs residing there. From the streets of Israel to the presidential palace of the Syrian president, I was engrossed by the skill and brilliance of Riana and her team in tracking down Abu Habib, the man who made killing Riana his life's ambition.
I was truly engrossed by the heroics of Ernie Gravnick, from landing a plane he had never flown before when both pilots were killed to his brilliance in tracking down "the ghost." Jonathan Winton, Ernie's stepson, is one of my favorite characters. Throughout the book, he displayed remarkable brilliance and maturity. At seventeen years old, his calmness was impressive, as he even managed to soothe a fellow passenger experiencing a panic crisis on the plane. His fast-thinking reaction not only saved the lives of his father and Riana but also led to him taking down Abu Habib with a fire extinguisher.
There was nothing I disliked about the book, as all the characters played their roles to perfection. In every good action thriller, a hero and an antagonist are crucial, and both Ernie and Roy fulfilled those roles excellently. The author deserves commendation for this, and the editor also did an excellent job, as I found no typographical errors.
I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars due to its fast-paced, action-packed, and thrilling narrative. It was incredibly difficult to put down until I finished reading. I highly recommend this book to all book lovers, especially those who enjoy a good action novel. It's a delightful read that anyone fond of this genre will surely enjoy.
The Other Side of Crisis
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