Balefire Mass Market Paperback – Mar 29 1996
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Top Customer Reviews
"Balefire" is a cuningly crafted look at what a well-planned, patient terrorist assault can do to the average American town. Predictably, the town circles the wagons -- but The Terrorist simply attacks from the middle and watches as the citizens turn and fire upon themselves.
This novel is as well-crafted and well-paced as any I've ever read. It fixes itself on the mind and bores itself into that danger zone that says "My God, this could really happen..."
Notably, this book was brought to my attention by a manual on terrorism prevention I was assigned to read while in the U.S. Navy. It was the only fiction book on the list, but it was included alongside the scholarly journals on terrorism for its unflinching look at the havoc a well-trained insurgent could wreak upon an unsuspecting city.
This novel quickly transformed me into a page-turning automaton. Ignoring the car that needed to be washed and the lawn that needed to be mowed, I read "Balefire" from start to finish on a Saturday afternoon
The story line takes a few pages to get established, but the author does not spend time presenting information to you that you would never reflect on again. (example: the key being placed in the radio.)
Even the ending is unpredictable...so it's well worth the 400 pages in the paperback you will go through to reach the ending!
I totally recommend this book to readers of mystery and action.
Most recent customer reviews
This is one of the scariest book I've read .... if you consider when it was written and what's happening now some foresight on the author's part mmmmm! Read morePublished 6 months ago by berni mcquade
this was the first book i read by ken goodard and enjoyed it very much, especially when i found my name in the book and getting killed off. Read morePublished on Jan. 20 2000