Official Review: The Good Fight by Dan E. Hendrickson

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Official Review: The Good Fight by Dan E. Hendrickson

Post by JessNWheeler » 10 Apr 2018, 14:53

[Following is an official review of "The Good Fight" by Dan E. Hendrickson.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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Commander Jacob Edwards is a hero. He risked his life and career to save the daughter of the Mexican president from a child rapist. The only people that were more proud of Commander Edwards than the Mexican people were his wife and daughter, Danielle. Author Dan E. Hendrickson tells the story of Danielle’s life after her father’s mysterious and devastating disappearance in The Good Fight: Book One of The Last Enemy Series.

Jim Edwards would love for his granddaughter, Danielle to become more involved in his wholesale auto business. She is smart and has a true understanding of how to successfully run the business. However, Danielle’s passion is her nonprofit dance studio. Outside of work, the two continue to comfort each other as they cope with the loss of Jacob and the other family members that were aboard the ill-fated airplane.

Jim’s persistent client, Boris, has a serious interest in purchasing the business from the Edwards family. Jim adamantly refuses. Still, Boris will stop at nothing to gain ownership of Jim’s company. Jim and Danielle board a ship under false pretenses. The scheming Boris sends them on a voyage that could cost them more than just their successful business, and the knowledge they gain could change their lives forever.

The first ten pages, leading up to the rescue of the Mexican president’s daughter were a bit rough. I lose interest in military business details. The information could have been condensed down to five pages without taking away from the suspense of the rescue. Also, Jacob is a widely beloved character, but the only thing I know about him is that he selflessly rescued the little girl. I would have loved more information on his character. Also, Danielle’s character needed more development. I wanted to like her, the few things I learned about her made me think I liked her, but as a main character, I definitely needed more from her. Nevertheless, I enjoyed this novel. The action and suspense created an engaging story. The villains in the story were so despicable that I anxiously awaited their downfall.

I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars. This novel lacks the character development that I crave as a reader. There were a few grammar errors, but these errors did not cause distractions. Readers with a love of action, conspiracy, and heroism will enjoy this book. The Good Fight is a heart-pounding story of love, loss, conspiracy, and suspense.

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Post by KLafser » 12 Apr 2018, 04:52

Thanks for the review! My favorite books are those where I feel like I know the character, I can understand wanting more in that arena. Sound like an interesting plot though - appreciate the insights!

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Post by kandscreeley » 12 Apr 2018, 07:20

I think I would have gotten lost with the military business as well. It does sound like this book has its good points, but I don't think I would enjoy it. Thanks for the review, though.
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Post by Kalin Adi » 12 Apr 2018, 11:46

The story seems to deal with how to cope with the loss of a loved one. Too bad the author didn't develop more the main character. Although I like action and suspense stories, this one is not for me. Thanks for sharing your insights, though!

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Post by Mr Benji » 12 Apr 2018, 13:27

I wonder what the villains really did.?
and how well she did run the business! I guess only the book can tell me that.
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Post by Mercy Bolo » 13 Apr 2018, 05:27

Interesting plot. The book, however, looks like there's a lot infused in it. I agree with you that narrowing it down plus eliminating the errors could take it to greater heights.
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Post by Eileen R » 13 Apr 2018, 10:02

Thanks for the review. The book has hard topics like kidnapping and child rapists and I think it might be too emotional for me. However, from your review it sounds interesting. Great review

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Post by Rajanis » 23 Apr 2018, 08:44

You are right. Though the plot is fantastic, a detailed characterization of the main character would have been interesting. Thanks for the review.

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Post by Ayomaamianda » 23 Apr 2018, 11:02

From the review I fell like am watching some action movie. The story seems interesting and thrilling .

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Post by read2u » 23 Apr 2018, 14:49

Who doesn't love a novel that includes intrigue, syndicated crime, family relations, and romance involving the Coast Guard, FBI, Mexican law enforcement, cartels, smugglers, automobile auction wholesalers, dance teachers, and martial artists. Whew! Not my type of subject matter but, it does sound interesting. Thanks for a good review.

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Post by Auntyluu » 24 Apr 2018, 02:18

Sounds like an interesting read from your review. Would definitely want to read it. Thanks

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Post by Kibetious » 24 Apr 2018, 04:06

I would also speak of the same thing if ten pages are taken to describe an act that would be narrated in less words without it losing its meaning. Too much wordiness can be a spoiler.
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Post by carneysm50 » 25 Apr 2018, 17:00


This comment is to update a previously disapproved comment about the official review of The Good Fight by Dan E. Hendrickson. The main character seems to be the grief of a loved one and how the Grandfather and Granddaughter cope, each in their own way and also together. The official review explores the loss, the struggle of two people and their grief. The review was successful in pointing me to the results of loss, grief and the pending continuence of life without a loved one.

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Post by Manzaka29 » 01 May 2018, 16:13

Loved this book. I was very surprised by the ending and looking forward to the next book in the series

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Post by lucygachiri » 04 May 2018, 15:17

Interesting,thrilling and it keeps you on the edge.Would not mind to read it again.

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