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Snake Handlers [Kindle Edition]

David Alexander

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North Korea has long-range nuclear missiles and is ready to launch them at the United States.

Nuclear and chemical weapons sites on the Korean Peninsula must be destroyed before they are used against the West by the North Korean military dictator and his Neo-Soviet allies, potentially escalating the fighting and forcing a break with the NATO alliance that could lead to global conflict with weapons of mass destruction in a final spasm attack.

Yet another blast-off thriller from Dave, the King of Action and Adventure, author of Under Attack, Threatcon Delta and Terminal Vector.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 442 KB
  • Print Length: 266 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Crossfire Editions / Blast-off Thrillers; 1st edition (June 22 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002ECE1DO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #49,325 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: 3.9 out of 5 stars  23 reviews
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Right On Target Oct. 16 2010
By Malek Bar-Zev - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Snake Handlers is a fast-paced thriller, totally galvanizing in its scope, premise and unmistakable ring of authenticity. Every page hits the bulls-eye with a wallop you can feel.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EDGY AS A BUZZSAW! SHARP AS A KNIFE! Dec 15 2011
By Dane Prescott - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Snake Handlers, by David Alexander, has got "superthriller" status in my opinion. If you want a thriller with all the bells and whistles and no frills and fluff, then this is the thriller you want to wrap your hands around without further delay.

The storyline begins with a bang that's so loud they can practically hear it in the capital of the rogue state that's bent on using its illegal array of advanced weapons of mass destruction to make them regional hegemons.

And they can do it too. You get the chilling sense that they'll pull it off if they're not stopped.

Fortunately their plans are seriously challenged by both United States conventional and special forces tasked by the Pentagon to stop the weapons development program cold and before it can literally and figuratively reach critical mass.

The stoppers are a team of the most exceptional capable special forces personnel ever assembled to take on a covert mission by the Department of Defense. This team, called the Snake Handlers, from which the title is taken, is called what it's called because it's specially trained and equipped to locate and neutralize or destroy weapons of mass destruction in whatever forms they may take. These are figurative "snakes" that the team knows how to handle. And handle their deadly quarry they certainly can do.

As might be expected from a superthriller with global reach such as Snake Handlers is, this action fest has its share of sub-plots that collectively add a huge amount of depth to the narrative, but from what I've read (I've read the entire thriller but have read most of the opening chapters one more time because I found them particularly enjoyable) the plotting gives Snake Handlers a lot of richness but doesn't get in the way of the powerful and brisk action scenes, punchy dialog or very, very clever plotting and characterization.

Snake Handlers is a thriller that's earned this thriller junkie's total and unconditional seal of approval!
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kept up my interest from beginning to end Jan. 7 2012
By ancientwiseman123 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
If you want to check out a tremendously slick job of thriller writing then this book's got my personal recommendation. Painted across a global canvas, expertly versed in every aspect of strategic policy and weapons technology, imaginatively combining what I'd consider to be some of the smartest, sharpest dialogue in the game, Snake Handlers shouldn't just be a book, it should be running for president. In other words, this terrific book is a hands-down winner in every category. I didn't notice anything hastily done or slap-dash about it. On the contrary, it had the classic quality of great and timeless fiction. I think Snake Handlers has that wide appeal to readers across the board that makes it one of those special books that comes along every so often. Thanks for letting me share these impressions with you all.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Scores Big! Nov. 29 2010
By Kareem - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
It's not that often that you find a thriller that delivers and doesn't wimp out in the home stretch. Snake Handlers is one of those efforts that keeps batting a thousand. I'm of the opinion that an action thriller should be written from the standpoint of the author setting out to write a great book, period. No matter what the book's subject, or whether it's fiction or fact, that should be a writer's first goal. Now, with a lot of other books, I haven't gotten that impression. But I've gotten it with Snake Handlers and with virtually everything else I've read under this author's byline. That's what keeps me returning for more. Snake Handlers didn't disappoint, and that in itself would have been enough. Beyond that it kept gathering steam. That's an accomplishment, I can assure you.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Slick And Well Done June 23 2011
By Trek James - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was slick and well-done, combining global superweaponry, international cloak-and-dagger maneuvers and action sequences that are extremely cinematic and realistic.

Here's finally a writer I can really appreciate, one who knows how to use a powerful prose line combined with an expert's grasp of the technology and strategy of modern warfare and what appears to be an insider's knowledge of the world of covert intelligence and back-room politics to make a story come alive and keep the reader continuously on surprise alert.

Very highly recommended.

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