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The Valley of Shadows (Derek Stillwater #4)

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A raid on a Pakistan Al-Qaeda cell recovers two laptops. When the computers' booby-traps are defused and the computers decrypted and translated, they indicate that Al-Qaeda has planned a series of simultaneous attacks in five U.S. cities involving potential dirty bombs, biological weapons and maybe even a nuclear weapon-on Election Day. Derek Stillwater, troubleshooter for ...more
Kindle Edition, 312 pages
Published (first published April 15th 2011)
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Rhonda
Review:The Valley of Shadows by Mark Terry
4 STARS
This was a good thriller book. A little too much swearing is
the one thing I could have changed.
Intell from a raid on a terrorist cell where they came across a
computer that the bomb did not go off said they were
planning attack on voting day in 5 US cities.
A group of agents from FBI, Homeland security and
office of the Director of National Intelligence counterterrorism
will go to each of the 5 cities to try and stop it.
Derek Stillwater is not know
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Robert Carraher
Smart, slick, fast and furious. I never rate a book 5 Stars. But I do this one. Easily the best thriller of the year. What an accomplishment. Not only does the author seem prescient in the story’s premise in the wake of the raid to kill bin Laden but the book is a perfect balance of plot, pacing, structure and character development with a subject that is very much in the forefront of much of the worlds mind.

The Valley Of Shadows is the fourth book in the Derek Stillwater series by one of my favo
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Tina
The following is from the jacket inside the novel The Valley of Shadows. After reading that, how could I not want to plunge into this novel?!

“A raid on a Pakistan Al-Qaeda cell recovers two laptops. When the computers’ booby-traps are defused and the computers decrypted and translated, they indicate that Al-Qaeda has planned a series of simultaneous attacks in five U.S. cities involving potential dirty bombs, biological weapons and maybe even a nuclear weapon-on Election Day. Derek Stillwater, t
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Doug Bower
I thought it was an amazingly well done thriller. A raid in Pakistan uncovers an al-queda plot to set off explosions in five US cities in two days. Dr. Derek Stillwater, an agent with homeland security, is assigned to one of several multi-agency teams assigned to track down the explosives and stop the terrorists. The team Stillwater is assigned to is dysfunctional to say the least and Stillwater is a loose cannon himself. As you go through the two days with the team you hardly have a chance to c ...more
Terry Wilkerson
Good Read

Mark Terry is a really Good Author.. He takes you on a journey to where the Action is happening.. Derek Stillwater is a Man's Man...
Karen
The only reason that I am not giving this a 5 star rating is because of the language.
I was captured by the plot of this book from the opening pages. Derek and a team of people that run the gamut from FBI to HLS. This team called START is trying to protect the United States from the terrorist attacks that are discovered when an apartment is taken down in Pakistan.The real clincher of the book for me is how real the plot it. The terrorist could actually do what is written without much trouble. We
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Jim A
I picked this E-book up via Amazon's freebie listing. What a pleasant surprise.

Although this is the fourth in the Derek Stillwater series I really wasn't that lost as to character back story. There were a few references to past adventures and missions, but they weren't a distraction to the current story. The only exception to that was the prior relationship between Stillwater and O'Reilly (female protagonist). Without a doubt I will be going back and starting this series from the beginning.

All i
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Ellen Dark
I liked the book. Derek Stillwater is very like John McClane of "Die Hard" fame. He takes a licking and keeps on ticking.
Lisa Biegel
The story follows a group of agents from various governmental anti-terrorism and law enforcement agencies trying to stop a homegrown terrorist cell attacking the US. This is a roller coaster ride from the first page until the last - not a book that can be read in short spurts to kill time. Once I picked it up I couldn't put it down and found myself so intrigued by the plot and characters that I couldn't stay away. Its unfortunate that Terry's books aren't all available digitally because Stillwat ...more
D.K.
Derrick Stillwater takes a beating but he keeps on ticking.
Ron
Dec 17, 2012 Ron rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: action, spy
The plot started slowly, but certainly built to an explosive finish. Truly a thriller, even if there were lose threads left flapping in regard to some of the bit characters. I will have to see what else Mark Terry has written.
Dan Staud
Pretty good book. I thought it jumped around a bit much and there were too many characters, but I enjoyed the book.
Javier R
Started a bit slow but towards the end it got really good. Highly recommended
Marie
Am liking Derek Stillwater with each book I read = TV series please
Jacqueline
interesting story and good characters, a good read.
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Mark Terry is the author of the Derek Stillwater thrillers, THE DEVIL'S PITCHFORK, THE SERPENT'S KISS, and THE FALLEN, as well as several standalone thrillers, including DIRTY DEEDS, CATFISH GURU, and DANCING IN THE DARK. Born in Flint, Michigan in 1964, he graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in microbiology and public health, which has informed his Derek Stillwater thrillers an ...more
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