Jihad (Deep Black, #5)
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Jihad (Deep Black #5)

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The word's most effective anti-terrorist force has the tools to monitor every move the enemy makes. They've planted a listening device inside a terrorist's skull, and activated a video spy drone disguised as a bird. But knowing is only half the battle…

Multi-lingual, nerves-of-steel agents Charlie Dean, Lia DeFrancesca, and Tommy Karr prowl the winding streets of Istanbul
Paperback, 416 pages
Published January 2nd 2007 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published January 1st 2007)
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I know...I read it out of order. I picked up the audiobook for my husband and me to listen to on road trips. I became so confused by the choppy editing that I had to get the book and read along to really know what was going on. But I tracked down copies of the others in the series, and my next Coonts read will be the original Deep Black.
It's an okay book. Three stars for decent character development. I could just envision a certain California senator as head of the NSA. :-) Overall, though, I h...more
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very good story... kept my interest.
Interesting story, but unlike his later books, this was at a very very boring pace.
This is a great vacation read. A moderately complex plot which unfolds like a movie with character and location shifts. There are no surprises in the story but it is still a compelling book to carry on reading till the end. No deep character development but who needs that with a Where in the World is Carmen Sandiago type plot developement, the settings make up for the lack of depth in the people. Would recommend this as a good companion to the other books in the series.
Totally read this book out of order which is not like me, but I wanted to see if this was a good enough read to pick up the others. Enjoyed the book enough to keep me intrigued, but might find myself drifting toward the rest of my list of a million books to read first. Interesting plot that brought in plenty of concerns about war and politics, but I can't say that I was thrilled with any of the characters.
This was a good story. I didn't realize it was a short novella 2:20 hours when first starting. Almost through I began wondering where the story as going when it seemed on its way to completion. I checked the time and found the story was indeed almost over. Only slightly disappointed that it was almost over. I was enjoying it and I love Dick Hill's voice.
Moderately complex plot and characters.

Compared with others of the genre (eg, Brad Thor) a more balanced perspective on middle eastern tensions, as well as on diversity within Muslim communities.

another tale about the small cadre of special agents from Deep Black, the special operators of the National Security Agency...this time they try to stop an attack on America's energy infrastructure...OK
Audio Book. I think it was the abridged version and I always hate abridged versions. The story didn't seem too bad but the telling wasn't that good. I think it was the abridgement.
Decent thriller. Offers some insight into middle eastern operatives and all of the crazy stuff our government might be doing at any given time to fight terror...
Beth A
By about page 100 I figured out I had read this already. Quick read. Can't say I remembered it well from 2 years ago.
Jul 25, 2007 Ipants rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Hell no.
This book has been rated with one star. Many things are star-shaped...
Jun 13, 2008 Jon rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone interested in rolicking adventure
Recommended to Jon by: no one
confirmation of thoughts on war in the middle east and outcomes
Very interesting book with lots of possible disasters.
A little wordy at times; otherwise, an excellent read.
Gail Arthur-Davis
very,very good. what will they think of next!
It moved quickly.
Nancy 5 stars; Ron 4 stars
Nancy 5 stars; Ron 4 stars
Fun read..
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Stephen Coonts (born July 19, 1946) is an American thriller and suspense novelist.

Coonts grew up in Buckhannon, West Virginia, a small coal-mining town and earned an B.A. degree in political science at West Virginia University in 1968. He entered the Navy the following year and flew an A-6 Intruder medium attack plane during the Vietnam War, where he served on two combat cruises aboard the USS Ent...more
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