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Larry Bond's First Team: Soul of the Assassin [Hardcover]

Larry Bond , Jim DeFelice


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May 13 2008 Larry Bond's First Team (Book 4)
When the CIA is tipped off that one of its most wanted men is going to be in Bologna, Italy, Ferg and the First Team are tasked to apprehend him at any cost--but under no circumstances can Italian authorities be made aware. There is just one problem: no one has seen the man in over ten years, and he is only known by a decades-old code-name: T-Rex. This assassin has been involved in the murder of at least a dozen prominent western leaders, and the grapevine reveals he's been called out of a long, silent hiding for one more major strike.
 
Ferg and the Team arrive in Italy, where they recruit the help of a beautiful French Samaritan named Jane Foucoult. Her knowledge leads them on a search that goes behind the scenes of a conference on genetics and onto a trail to a sinister Russian scientist, a leader at the forefront of biological-weapons research.
 
Splitting the team in two, Ferg and Guns go after the ghosts they speculate could be T-Rex, and Rankin and Thera get on the scientist's tail. But what they uncover is way beyond a single assassination attempt, and they find themselves about to go head-to-head with the most lethal terrorist cells known to man.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Forge Books; First Edition edition (May 13 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780765307149
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765307149
  • ASIN: 0765307146
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 16.5 x 3.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 703 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #598,405 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Action on every page. Maybe in every paragraph."--Kirkus Reviews on Larry Bond's First Team
 
"The technothriller has a new ace and his name is Larry Bond."--Tom Clancy
 
"[A] fast-paced, complex thriller."--Publishers Weekly on Larry Bond's First Team: Angels of Wrath

About the Author

LARRY BOND is the author of several bestselling thrillers, including Red Phoenix, The Enemy Within, and Dangerous Ground. A formal naval intelligence officer, warfare analyst, and antisubmarine technology expert, he makes his home in Springfield, Virginia.

JIM DeFELICE has collaborated with Stephen Coonts and Dale Brown, and has written numerous solo novels. He lives in New York.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, but no the best in the series. Dec 14 2008
By Chris - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is the fourth book in the series and I am sorry to say that I feel that this is the weakest one thus far.

I enjoyed the plot and it was nice that the Team was split up so that we could focus on some of the more peripheral characters for a while. Similarly, the suspense in the last section really picked up. Lastly, the intrigue of revolving around T-Rex's identity was refreshing.

However, it seemed that this book moved considerably slower than its predecessors. There seemed to me to be several unnecessary scenes that didn't move the plot forward. Likewise, the First Team's almost immediate empathy for one of the bad guys seemed quite out of place. Lastly, the book seemed to me to end rather quickly - no-one seemed surprised or upset at the true identity of T-Rex...

I do not mean for this to be a seriously negative review, however this novel just didn't seem to meet the standards of either of these two amazing writers. I think that the Bond/DeFelice team is wonderful and even their individual works are incredible. This is part of why I feel that this book was a letdown because of the high quality of work that these two men can put out.

In conclusion, if you have been following the series this is a 3/5 continuation to the characters that you know and love. If you are new to this series however, please start at the beginning and work your way forward. It's only then that you can appreciate the writing and the action that preceded this work.
3.0 out of 5 stars So so Sept. 10 2008
By J. S. Gomez - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
It was a fast pace read, I enjoy it. My problem is that he left out many questions unanswer important to the story, I hate when writers open several doors and then are unable to close them. It was like a movie that for time constraints has cut off many important parts of a book.
4.0 out of 5 stars "Soul of the Assassin" thrilling Aug. 13 2008
By Adella Harding - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Larry Bond's First Team: Soul of the Assassin is an exciting book, with the First Team looking for a long-time assassin and stumbling into a terrorism plot the team managed to foil. Team leader Ferg is a great character as he silently battles cancer while doing a dangerous job. Much of the action takes place in Italy as the team goes after the assassin called T-Rex. The only flaw might be a little too much sympathy for the semi-bad guy who brings a biological weapon out of Russia.
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