The Assassin (Tommy Carmellini #3)
Ruthless al Qaeda leader Abu Qasim has escaped from the grasp of the Americans and is plotting his next move. International commanders aim to destroy Qasim and his inner circle before he can strike again. But after the mysterious death of a high-ranking official, it soon becomes clear that thereâs a leak within the ranks of the Westernersâand that Qasim has turned the ta
there is not a smidgen of credibility in the book. Coonts draws on recent headlines for his plot line and that becomes a part of the problem. Coonts uses the 2006 murder of Alexander ...more
Abu Qasim, the ruthless and cunning Al Qaeda leader who nearly succeeded in blowing up a meeting of the G-8 in Paris, has escaped from the grasp of the Americans and is plotting his next move. A small band of powerful men, highly placed leaders of industry and politics in the West, have decided they need to target and destroy the terrorist and his inner circle before he can strike again. When a prominent Russian dissident is p ...more
What a great audiobook.
I enjoyed this one better than any of the other spy/assassin thrillers I've listened to lately. This one had a lot more action, which really kept up the pacing and held me in suspense. It also had a lot more humor, which was woven very well and was mostly when we are in the main character's head, a character who has an interesting back-story to explain his attitude. He's also far from perfect and makes plenty of mistakes, which make him more believable.
Coontz writes wel ...more
Carmellini survives a couple of situations where he probably shouldn't - and those cases make the book feel a l ...more
Jake Grafton is back! Once again Coonts creates a cliff hanger that you really don’t want to put down. The reality of terrorism is one of the things that makes this book truly sobering. Tommy Carmellini and Jake Grafton team up to stop a radical Islamic assassin.
Truth is stranger than fiction. Much of this book could be true. I understand the feelings of frustration and anger portrayed by the characters when dealing with the mindless fanaticism of terrorists. As ...more
I totally agree with my thoughts of one year ago. The ending was superb!!!!!!
4-1-2014 bookon tape of some reason hard to have goodreads locate it.
I liked most of it but there were some farfetched areas such as the journalist who was part of the inner circle and stuff with Marissa. still 4 stars.
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