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Hunt the Wolf (SEAL Team Six #1)

3.72  ·  Rating Details  ·  460 Ratings  ·  85 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
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 20th 2012 by Mulholland Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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Sean Peters
Thank you to Net Galley, the publishers and the authors for an advance copy for a honest revuew.

Firstly I would like to say, I preferred the second half of the book, the first half was slow, yes I know an important part of the story, but made this book an okay read, then the second half the book came alive, and became a action packed thriller.

Hunt the Wolf starts well, with an explosion at the US Embassy in Morocco. It continues well slowly, with a Seal team preparing to seek revenge and be thro
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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
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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
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Barb
Nov 01, 2014 Barb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first experience with this author and with the SEAL Team Six Series. I thought it would probably be a good book, but it turned out to be a very good book.

The main character in the story is Tom Crocker who is the leader of this SEAL team. The main objectives of this particular operation are to location a terrorist and discover what he is planning. During the unfolding of the operation, many other nefarious activities were uncovered. The only part of the story I had a problem with was a
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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
Ashley
May 05, 2014 Ashley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, 2014
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
May 01, 2014 Hannah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jarek
May 27, 2016 Jarek rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: emusic, covert-ops
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
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Michael Blackmer
I enjoyed this book a great deal. It was fast paced and full of adventure. I am not sure how realistic time lines were or some of the other details but sometimes you just need to set realism aside and enjoy the ride. This novel confronts a very evil and dark topic for our world today. It is one that affects every community and it is an issue that is not limited to the poorer countries of the world. Human trafficking. Many of us like our warm resorts in tropical lands and do not realize how many ...more
Geoff
Mar 04, 2015 Geoff rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the military segments, but the long section in the middle that covered the author's obvious love of mountain climbing had nothing to do with the story. A good editor would have culled it.
Kim
I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was a decent military read. It was a nice cross between non-stop action and some actual emotional connection in the eyes of a Seal. I think we get this great combo from the author actually having been a Seal.

We begin with Crocker as the team leader to a group of SEALS on a mission. Their job is to catch Zaman, a top dog in al-Queda. Unfortunately the mission doesn't go as planned and so Crocker is left with a mission
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A Atkinson
Oct 02, 2014 A Atkinson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hunt the Wolf by Don Mann is a praised realistic fiction book about the toughest men in the world, the Navy SEAL’s. The book takes the reader into an in-depth view of how SEAL’s plan and execute their missions. Hunt the Wolf is about a Navy SEAL named Tom Crocker and his team while they try to take down a terrorist. The terrorist bombed a U.S. embassy, but when the SEAL’s investigate, they accidentally stumble onto a much more complicated crime.
Don Mann wrote the book just like a member of the
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Jennifer
Sep 27, 2014 Jennifer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
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
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Wayne McCoy
The first book in the SEAL Team Six, 'Hunt The Wolf' by Don Mann and Ralph Pezzullo is a serviceable enough start to the series. I think the procedures are pretty realistic, but the story seems a bit stereotyped.

When a group of Middle Eastern bad guys starts kidnapping young women, Thomas Crocker and his team inadvertently stumble across it. He butts heads with his local CIA chief, but he has a strange ally with the king of Sweden. The book travels from icy mountains of K2, to an ambush in a Fre
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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,
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William Bentrim
Jun 21, 2014 William Bentrim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
So, I Read This Book Today
Jun 04, 2014 So, I Read This Book Today rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
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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 sto
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Janet
May 14, 2014 Janet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Jamey Goodyear
Jul 14, 2015 Jamey Goodyear rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Willie
Apr 01, 2013 Willie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Many fiction books are embellished, in order to appeal more to the fact that their is no need for them to follow the rules of the world. Many books would be terrible if this sort of embellishment was removed, but not Hunt the Wolf. What makes this book so interesting is that it is completely fiction, but has its base set firmly in reality, tied there by the real life experiences that the author is trying to include in the story.

Hunt the Wolf is about DEVGRU(SEAL Team Six) SEALS taking down a se
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Andrew Sparacino
The genre of this book is a military fiction. I chose to read this book because the cover captured my attention. Hunt the Wolf manly takes place in the Middle East. Tom Crocker, the main protagonist, is the assault leader of Blue Team of U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six. The team’s first mission was to capture or kill the terrorist named Abu Rasul Zaman, also known as AZ. With the mission being a failure the SEAL Team had to go on another mission to put a stop to a human trafficking ring. Throughout tha ...more
Robert
Apr 06, 2014 Robert rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action
Imagine comparing a charcoal sketch next to a fine painting. This book would be the charcoal sketch in the comparison. A bit rough around the edges and missing some of the definition provided by all of the paint colors, however still a nice piece of work. This is a basic hardass hunting a terrorist novel. What helps define the sketch is the fact that the author himself is a hardass that has been there and done that. Very good action for those that like to see the good guys kicking some serious b ...more
Pete
May 17, 2016 Pete rated it did not like it
Are we seriously expected to believe the author was a Navy Seal? He couldn't even get the most basic facts right. Seal units are never comprised of an odd number of members for starters. While they may use intel from CIA sources they certainly never take operational orders from the CIA. They do not conduct covert ops for kings of any sovereignty. Thankfully real Seals are much more professional and disciplined than the lead character Crocker who comes across as a freelance cowboy and Bruce Willi ...more
Ed
Jun 22, 2014 Ed rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: military, action
#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
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

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Michael
Ever since the Nave SEAL team killed Osama bin Laden, there has been a keen interest in their activities.

In this story, Tom Crocker, who has led his Navy SEAL team through many encounters with enemies of the United States or their allies, is up against a terrorist who seems to have equal success in operations against the United States.

Abu Rasul Zaman is the name of the terrorist, a top al-Qaeda operative. When one of his top agents is eliminated, Crocker finds that there is a major strike planne
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