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In Under Attack David Alexander tells the story of the next phase of the continuing war against international terrorist forces.

As the book opens, the successors to Al Qaeda are planning a bold new series of terrorist strikes against high-priority military, civilian, government and commercial targets around the world.

Under Attack is not only an unforgettable page-turner ... it is also a warning of what might happen tomorrow if America grows careless again. David Alexander -- dubbed "the best damn action writer in the business" -- has a gift for extrapolating tomorrow's history from today's events.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 466 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Crossfire Thrillers (Aug. 14 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001RB2KBS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #472,443 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 4.3 out of 5 stars 28 reviews
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
By Rod Kenzig - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Under Attack is easily one of the best damn thrillers I've read in a very long time. I know this for a fact because I do most of my reading in bunches or groups so it's easy to compare two or three thrillers virtually page for page. Few make me more than yawn. This one didn't. In fact it kept me from getting enough sleep since I stayed up past my bedtime to finish the chapters.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Concept and Intriguing Plot Oct. 4 2012
By James Gaines - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Just offering some notes I made on Under Attack.
1.) Well developed. I enjoyed finding full-fledged and carefully considered plots here. Also solid writing throughout.
2.) Authoritative storytelling voice. Clear, concise descriptions that showed beyond doubt he knew what he was talking about.
3.) Exciting without being artificial or overdone. Obviously familiar enough with the subject matter to write with ease of expertise. Packed plenty of action into the plot yet always kept things within bounds of reality. Good job here.
4.) Showed a sense of humor. There were some expectable throw-away one-liners, but above all else places where humorous quips were part of the dialog fit well with the characters, their immediate motivations, and the general plot. Good job here too.
5.) Caught and held my complete attention with impressive storytelling and excellent knack for style. Showed a lot of skill without overwhelming the reader with anything superfluous.
Very pleased with this thriller effort. Glad I read it.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Gripping Nov. 20 2012
By Joe Z. - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
The stunning conclusion was made possible by a powerful beginning that set off a domino chain of events that all fit together with the precision of a master watchmaker. The plot pulls us quickly through a series of startling events with the nation again under direct, violent attack. These do not stop until the final outcome and its surprise twist.

This was a fast, entertaining and exciting read that I found hard to put down.

I enjoyed it so much that I seriously plan to put other books he's written at the top of my reading list
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Knows His Stuff and Struts It Here June 16 2012
By Nick "Pugsly" Jones - Published on
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...Does this mean I think the book is exciting? Damn straight that's what I mean! Under Attack packs the wallop of a direct lightning strike with the subtlety of a master stage magician in an altogether unstoppable combination. It just doesn't get any better than this.

The author has set the stage in a world of combat action that closely parallels actual events in politics, war and the spy trade, but which embellishes and far exceeds them. Beyond the geopolitical framework Alexander (who has penned several nonfiction military titles), has created equally believable next-generation weapon systems that are deployed in high-tech, futuristic battlefield scenarios with what can only be described as brilliant artistic and technical skill commensurate with a great depth of knowledge about the actual specifications of modern military systems.

The book provides intricately detailed accounts of things that might actually happen under believable battlefield and tactical conditions, as well as very powerful descriptions concerning how soldiers and civilians might react in circumstances of homeland attack and pitched battles on land, sea and air, during regional conflict. Collectively, and taken in total, the approach to writing used by Alexander produces a compelling, enthralling and almost hypnotically gripping entertainment package that is at the same time as full of surprises as readers have a legitimate right to expect from the top authors in the genre.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Action Thriller. Can't Rate It Highly Enough. Jan. 10 2012
By Hart MacArthur - Published on
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Under Attack really hit home with some exceptionally fine writing combined with a powerful plot-line that had the net effect of stepping aboard a runaway train that had me hanging on until the ride was over.

The author not only had a wicked gift for the surprise plot twist (which were heaped on in this thriller by comparison with others, and what seems a considerable technical knowledge of conventional and unconventional weapons, but also got inside the heads of terrorists and revealed what made the sick minds who plot and carry out a large-scale, global series of coordinated strikes tick.

I also want to mention that while a central focus of Under Attack is an attack on the United States, the storyline is complex and interesting from the standpoint of its drawing together military and covert operations around the world that all tie together, so therefore Under Attack is truly a global action thriller that features plenty of technothriller hardware and special ops, which, needless to say, is all handled with exceptional skill.

To sum up: I find Under Attack a must-read for thriller buffs.