Choosers of the Slain (Paladin of Shadows #3)
Former SEAL Michael Harmon (Ghost, Kildar) has a pretty good life. He's settled down in the country of Georgia and built a solid commando-quality militia out of his local retainers. The Keldara have an ancient history of being first-class mountain warriors and all they needed was a few million in modern weapons and training to bring them up to sp...more
Definitely do not pick it up in the middle of the series though as you at least need to read Kildar before reading this one as it is a continuation.
In this book, Mike gets a simple mission to rescue the daughter of a Senator's major campaign contributor or so he thinks. He ends up taking his team the Mountain Tigers to try and find the girl and ends up uncovering a sex slave scam that implicates leaders of various governments world-wide.
Politics and black mail fuel the action in this Ringo follow up to the Kildar. Mike is at it again, facing daunting odds with ambivalence in his heart but courage and fire in his action. Hookers are being snuffed and it is impacting his people and the politics of his world.
Ringo dives in were fools fear to tread. He attacks the structure of Albanian prostitution but in essence he attacks the forcible implementation of the entire industry. According to Wikipedi ...more
I highly suggest that you do not start in the middle of the series and that you read, at least, Kildar before reading this one.
What starts as a simple mission to rescue a Senator's daughter uncovers the reality of the sex-slave trade in Eastern Europe, implicating leaders of governments world-wide.
This book is very graphic regarding what happens to women in the sex-trade. It does make you wonder just how exte ...more
Ringo is really hitting his stride here with great action scenes and development of the characters. This book also inserts some interesting interactions with senior officials of various s ...more
It is just wonderful wish(?)fulfillment, and I can't do a better review then the person who originally started the "Oh John Ringo, no" meme. http://hradzka.livejournal.com/194753...
I started this book 6 or so months ago after I had finished the previous two. I really can't explain these books. You will either enjoy them, or hate them utterly. I don't really think there is an in-between, and I don't know ...more
Ringo has a tendency to sometimes be bogged down in details over the view of the the characters, and this starts to come out here with the splits in perspective.
Still I'd recommend it to anyone who like the others, because it sets up the next book.
Ringo at his best - lots of military action, enough sado-machismo to satisfy even the most extreme. You really need to read the first 2 installments to get the whole flavour, though.
Take clan motive and add modern training and equipment and get excitement. Have beauty and Beer and semi-feudal romance. Then remember that feudal relationships go both ways. Bonding and bondage tie really tight knots.
I think our antihero rapes a prostitute in this one.
Warning graphic sex and violence.
In 1999 he wrote and published his first novel "A Hymn Before Battle", which proved successful. ...more