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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Overwhelming Threat to Freedom Blooms in Colorful Waves of Violence, Aug. 5 2011
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Donald Mitchell "Jesus Loves You!" (Thanks for Providing My Reviews over 124,000 Helpful Votes Globally) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Full Black: A Thriller (Hardcover)
"When you go to war in your land against the enemy who oppresses you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, and you will be remembered before the LORD your God, and you will be saved from your enemies." -- Numbers 10:9 (NKJV)

You are in for an exhilarating read. Get some snacks, a favorite beverage, and settle in for the night. You probably won't leave your chair until you finish the last word.

Full Black opens with this explanation:

"In the clandestine community, the most sensitive classified assignments are referred to as black operations.

"Few suspect, and even fewer realize, that there is a darker side to black operations. These missions are born in the shadows. They are not classified or recognized. They simply don't exist.

"They are Full Black."

Full Black opens with a delicate operation to insert an agent into a terrorist cell. Thousands of miles away some of the world's best assassins move in to eliminate one of Hollywood's most famous film producers. Both operations explode in an orgy of mayhem. And before the dust settles . . . the hunt is on for the mysteries that are shaken loose. The pace rapidly picks up as a dangerous timetable is set in motion . . . and only a Full Black operation can save the day. But will it be in time?

This book contains no politically correct expressions, no focus on protecting anyone's "legal" rights, and no concern about what methods are used . . . except that they work.

Unlike many "end of the world as we know it" thrillers, Full Black has a pretty credible premise, one that's based in fictional characters who appear uncannily like real people whom you could probably name. As a result, there's a chilling reality to the threat that will leave you thinking about how best to stop terrorism.

Some people may feel that the action evolves too slowly in the beginning and middle of the book. I like to think of it as like being on a canoe trip on an initially slow-moving river that flows into a huge waterfall . . . taking readers over the edge.

Is the book a little preachy? Yes. But if such things were said more often, I think that wouldn't be all bad.

Keep your eyes open!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding read!, Aug. 23 2011
This review is from: Full Black: A Thriller (Paperback)
Well done Brad Thor. Scot Horvath is outstanding in this latest edition. The bad guys are getting smarter, but the good guys are still taking the fight to them and winning.
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4.0 out of 5 stars FULL BLACK, March 16 2014
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An excellent read. Well written and vivid narratives,especially on thought processes of plot characters. Could be a good movie subject. I love the flow and would highly recommend to people of like minds.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, June 11 2013
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Scott Harvath has his work cut out for him in this novel. Full of heart pounding situations, you won't want to put this one down for a second. Can't wait for the next Brad Thor thriller.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great but . . ., June 20 2012
I LOVE Brad Thor. I've read ALL his books more than once and I was really looking forward to FULL BLACK after being very disappointed w/THE ATHEHA PROJECT. FULL BLACK hits the ground running, there's a huge build up and then a so-so ending. Ahhhhhh! Lets just hope BLACK LIST is a return to the good old days of TAKEDOWN, STATE OF THE UNION and PATH OF THE ASSASSIN!
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