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Hunt the Wolf (SEAL Team Six #1)

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  228 ratings  ·  66 reviews
Navy SEAL Team Six commando Don Mann infuses his debut military thriller with the real-life details only a true insider can reveal.

In the midst of a grueling training exercise, Thomas Crocker, USN, unearths a pocket of terrorism that leads straight from the slopes of K2 to the cities of Europe and the Middle East. Crocker and his team, who are trained for the most intense...more
Hardcover, 307 pages
Published June 26th 2012 (first published January 1st 2012)
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Chris
I received a free ebook of this novel from NetGalley.

Now this was a nice break from everything. An espionage/action/adventure that was quickly paced and well developed. The writing itself wasn't spectacular, but it was solid. The characters are interesting, though I'd like to see them drawn out a bit more. Perhaps in future books in the series.

It was a bit pro-military-rah-rah, but that's to be expected when one of the co-authors was a SEAL himself. And that's fine; it was appropriate here. I'm...more
Mike (the Paladin)
Actually while this is listed as an action book it only manages to brush up against action for most of it's length. This isn't a bad book, but sadly it never manages to be what it was supposed to be. You'll get a fairly long set up and introduction. Then you'll get some personal struggles and sacrifice. It's well trodden ground, but it's an okay serviceable read.

I've said before that the fact a plot has been used before isn't necessarily a minus...it's just how well that plot is done. After all...more
Ashley
Hunt the Wolf, the first book in the SEAL Team Six series, holds a lot of promise for readers who enjoy military-inspired mysteries and thrillers. The books in this series are based on the experiences of renowned SEAL Team 6 commando Don Mann and promise an “adrenaline-packed novel” full of “real-life details only a true insider can reveal”. SEAL Team Six: Hunt the Wolf is a good book with a lot of detailed action and military intelligence but there were also frequent moments where the action se...more
Hannah
Hunt the Wolf is the first of the SEAL Team Six series, it's written by Don Mann a retired NAVY SEAL himself and writing with Ralph Pezzullo. Hunt the Wolf is full of first hand knowledge that leads to a colorful and vivid description of scenery and action. It was exciting and suspenseful I couldn't put it down. It reminded me of John McClane and Bryan Mills (Die Hard and Taken) mashed together. The main character just kept getting beat down but never gave up, and if that's what NAVY SEALs do th...more
Dianne
Unless you have had the horror of experiencing war, never being able to really feel safe and coming home with those nightmares haunting you, one can never really understand what one human can do to another. Hunt the Wolf by Don Mann is raw, horrific and brutal, a fictional account of the realities of war and how honor, duty and the will to survive are tested far beyond their breaking points for a well-trained SEAL team. By accidentally uncovering an international human trafficking ring, this SEA...more
Jarek
Hunt the Wolf by Don Mann and Ralph Pezzullo is a military thriller, telling a story of a team of Navy SEALs tracking a leader of a terrorist organization, while at the same time trying to rescue a young girl kidnapped by human traffickers. The action takes place in many spectacular locations, from the snowy slopes of the Karakorum, through picturesque towns of France, to the coast of the Arabian Peninsula.

The best thing about this book is its authenticity, ensured by Don Mann, an experienced Na...more
Alexi Lawless
Let me preface this by saying I read action like I read romance-- for brain candy. Gets the endorphins going. Don Mann's approach to military-based action/suspense is serpentine, non-stop and frankly, at times, a little exhausting. You think, "No one could survive this," but you want them to.... oh yes, you do.

The book starts out with a team of SEALs landing in Karachi under the guise of rock climbing some of the deadliest ranges in the world. And while they do that (for fun AFTER the mission,...more
William Bentrim
This is an action-adventure written by an actual Seal Team 6 member. There's a (so far) four book series starting Thomas Crocker a SEAL Team six team member. This volume takes place all over the mid-east and focuses on terrorism and human trafficking. The first one I reviewed, Hunt the Scorpion takes place primarily in Libya.

Thomas Crocker is introduced in this volume. He seems like a normal guy who mis-spent his youth being a "bad" boy. Crocker credits the Navy and the Seal program with turnin...more
Edythe Hamilton
Tom Crocker and his team of Navy SEALS Daly, Davis, Maguire, Mancini, and Ritchie are assigned to hit number three al-Qaeda man Abu Rasul Zaman for the torturous murder of American reporter Steve Vogelman. While completing their mission Ritchie is injured and will not accompany the team afterwards for a planned vigorous mountain climb training exercise. Mancini has an accident during the training exercise and returns to camp joining his fellow teammate Ritchie for recovery. During the mountain c...more
So, I Read This Book Today
Seal Team Six Strikes It is a principle of human nature to hate those whom you have injured. - TacitusIt begins with a bomb. With a roar and devastation the U.S. Embassy building in Rabat, Morocco explodes in a blast of heat and light and death. An explosion brought about by hate and envy, pride and religion and everything else that is wrong with the world. All die. The good and the evil, the foolhardy and the wise. Dead is dead, and nothing shall ever be the same again.And so begins an adventur...more
Janet
This first novel in the Seal Team Six series was a strong offering by Don Mann, whose military background lends a great deal of reality to the scenarios within. The pacing on this first book was a bit uneven, but I believe that was a result of having to set the scene, introduce the players and offer enough information to educate the reader. Once the character studies were rolled out and the interplay began, the plot started to get interesting and the action was quite satisfactory.
The characters...more
So, I Read This Book Today
Jun 04, 2014 So, I Read This Book Today rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Action, adventure, military
Recommended to So, I Read This Book Today by: Netgalley
It is a principle of human nature to hate those whom you have injured. - Tacitus

It begins with a bomb. With a roar and devastation the U.S. Embassy building in Rabat, Morocco explodes in a blast of heat and light and death. An explosion brought about by hate and envy, pride and religion and everything else that is wrong with the world. All die. The good and the evil, the foolhardy and the wise. Dead is dead, and nothing shall ever be the same again.

And so begins an adventure covering much of the...more
Jameylynn Cordery
Our main character is Tom Crocker. He is the leader of this small band of Seals, part of Seal Team 6. Tom spends a good portion of the early part of the novel in introspection as he goes through his days. The team is sent to a terrorist hotspot to try to capture a specific terrorist. Their cover is climbing a mountain. Tom intends to take his team climbing as a training exercise after they finish the mission.

The mission is unsuccessful and disappointing. They head for the mountain and start clim...more
Ed
#1 in the Seal Team Six series. Author Mann being a veteran SEAL does not translate to delivering a good novel. Team Leader Crocker and his men miss the targeted terrorist in a raid in Karachi. This leads to a meeting with a strongly critical CIA rep. Throughout the book, Crocker does not report and take orders from his chain of command but from this CIA character. Everything seems to be absurdly easy for these SEALs who operate with very little help except for a super efficient female operative...more
P.e.
I am reading these books out of order, I started with the most recent one first and now I have gone back to read the other ones. In this fist story it begins in Morocco, with the Embassy being bomb. You are introduced to the team led by Crocker and a man from the CIA that he seems to be arguing with. Here they are climbing MT. Everest and while there they met a man from Norway who explains to him about girls going missing. After some tragic events on the mountain they are order for another missi...more
Jud Hanson
Someone is kidnapping young beautiful women and selling them into slavery. While on a mission, Seal Team Six is approached by an emissary of the King of Norway and asked to help find a young Norwegian woman. After initially being ordered to return stateside instead, the team's commander, Thomas Crocker, makes the decision to pursue the kidnappers and rescue the kidnapped women. Crocker and his team are led on a world-wide search and must face deadly terrorists in order to complete this mission

Hu...more
Chuck Barksdale
“You screwed up, Crocker. You failed!
“We carried out the mission professionally, thoughtfully, to the best of our abilities. Of course, everything happed very fast. As you know, every mission involves certain—“ His words sounded hollow even to himself.
Donaldson cut him off. “The Pakistanis are fucking irate! They’re pretty damn sure that we were involved.”
“Do they have evidence? Because we were careful not to leave anything behind?”
“Not yet.”
“Then that’s not my problem.”
Donaldson turned to his c
...more
Jenn S.
As I don't tend to touch books or movies with any hint of war, my friend who enjoys such books read and reviewed this one. "Separating myself from my personal emotions concerning the Military side of things, this is an ok read. I like the characters except for the apparent separation between family and country at the level of coldness in the book. I like the conversations except for the use of the full names for things. Use of a glossary would serve better. While many authors assume their reader...more
Read, Run, Ramble
My review (as published at Read, Run, Ramble):

Thank you Mulholland Books via Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book!

I was able to grab all the books currently available in this series from Netgalley (in preparation for the newest one, Hunt the Jackal, which published on May 13, 2014. Military Fiction isn't a normal read for me, but this series sounded intriguing so I decided to go for it!

First off, Mann’s experience, knowledge, and history with the SEAL team is apparent – the stor...more
Rjsmommy
This is a bit off my typical read...military romance...but I figured I'd try the military alone. I did enjoy the camaraderie of the SEAL team and the action filled plot. Crocker's internal monologues as well as his external conversations highlighting the struggles of reconciling such a dangerous and secretive job with family life made me appreciate the sacrifices these men make everyday to protect this country and citizens like myself. The action plot itself was suspenseful and I liked how the t...more
Susan
A Navy Seals team are on a training exercise when they unexpectedly become involved in rescuing girls from a sex trafficker ring. Breaking up the sex trafficker ring gives the team leader an insight to a lead to catch a leading terrorist.

This is a first novel as it sets up the reader with getting to know the individual team members and the supervisor who does not always appreciate the team. The story is action packed and full of excitement. It seemed to me that it was very realistic. I found the...more
Jeffrey
Author Don Mann’s Seal Team Six series of books remind me of the serials in the “olden days,” such as the Doc Savage series, the Executioner or the Destroyer series. That is meant to be a good compliment as I loved those books as a kid and no series has stood the test of time like they do. The Seal Team Six series rarely, if ever, bogs down and the vernacular and everything in it is relevant. I was not surprised when I read one of the authors bio that he was the “real deal.” I will continue to r...more
Walk
Very limited in scope and just about delivers. As a reader I had to fill in quite a few blanks between the lines to care, the writing really did not fill the plot out well enough.

No characterisation at all. The book is told from the sole viewpoint of the SEAL team leader, even his team barely get a look in. The "bad guys" are simply there to cackle and die (although they don't even cackle).

The usual smattering of classic blues references (which seem in vogue right now) and movie references (sham...more
Kenzie
I haven't read very many military thrillers, but Hunt the Wolf was pretty good. There wasn't as much action as I thought there would be, which is okay because the few action packed bits were realistic and a tad gruesome. Hunt the Wolf seemed very realistic and authentic to me. I liked how the author, Don Mann, threw in some personal information and history on the SEAL team members. It really helped shape the characters and connect you to them. The only thing that I didn't really like was that so...more
Theresa
Looking into the ideology and mission focus of a Navy Seal team leader, the things he took for granted, the things he depended on, and the heights he pushed himself too. A look into the life and struggles of the modern warfare. The dedication, training and commitment of modern soldiers in an increasingly difficult and convoluted war. One man's commitment training and sacrifice show the heights of human endurance, strength of character, the commitment of brotherhood. Faced with insurmountable odd...more
Barbara Thompson
I've always been curious about the Navy SEALS and I loved the book SEAL Team Six: Hunt The Wolf by Don Mann. The storyline is well-written, fast paced, and full of action. To me, it was an exciting novel and kept me turning the pages. The characters were wonderful and I enjoyed reading this book. I'm looking forward to reading Don Mann's SEAL Team Six: Hunt The Jackal.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher and Net Galley in exchange for my honest review. This review is one hundred pe...more
David Ketelsen
I received this book free from Netgalley.

I've read several of the more recent volumes in this series and unfortunately this first book in the series doesn't hold up well in comparison. Don't get me wrong---it's a solid adventure book with exposition on the philosophy and political underpinnings of the SEALs and well worth reading, however the writing isn't as smooth as the rest of the series and there's a certain bumpiness to the narration that was eliminated in later volumes. I'd have liked it...more
N. Kuhn
I really enjoyed this book. It was action packed and kept me turning the pages from the edge of my seat! The whole time, I was thinking what a great movie this book would make and how much my husband would love it. I could picture Gerard Butler as Crocker. I loved Olympus Has Fallen and this book blew that movie out of the water. I could cast every single charecter in this book. The plot itself was was great, but at times I did feel there was a bit too much, until the end. When I saw how it all...more
Monica
I received this book from Net Galley for my opinion on this book. I will first start off saying that I usually don't read Military type books. My nephew joined the Marines last year and since then I have been more interested in this type of subject. I though this would be a good book to start with seeing as the author was a Navy Seal himself and felt this could be more realistic though I know it is fiction. I did enjoy this book. I thought the story was written well. This gives you an idea of wh...more
Jennifer
I received an ARC of this book from the Publisher through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

I had never read a book like this before (a military action novel) and after reading it I have mixed feelings about it. I liked that although it was fictional, it was written by Don Mann, a former SEAL Team Six member. It helped give SEAL Team Six a face, when before it always seemed to be this mysterious group of emotionless, robot-like soldiers. Although these soldiers were more attached to th...more
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