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Preview — The Athena Project by Brad Thor
The Athena Project (Scot Harvath #9.5)
From behind the rows of razor wire, a new breed of counterterrorism operator has emerged.
Just as skilled, just as fearsome, and just as deadly as their colleagues, Delta Force’s newest members have only one thing setting them apart—their gender. Par...more
The novel is by no means perfect. Some of the plot is confusing and seems extremely contrived. There were a few sequences where I was left wondering what the point was only to have it loosely tied back in through an explan ...more
I struggled with keeping people and locations straight until right near the very end of the book when everything started to come together. I didn't feel like we were given enough time with the women of the Athena Project to get to know them and care a great deal about them. We got bits and pieces of information about each; where they were from, what their specialties were as f ...more
If I were rating this book on the story alone, I would give it 4 stars. This book is a real page turner, full of action. I loved how the pieces to the puzzle came together from so many different places with so many different people working at it. I always come away from stories like this very grateful for the men and women who put themselves out there everyday to protect our country. So many people giving so much that we don't have any idea about, really. And ...more
But thank god Team Barbie Doll (Diversity Edition™) is on watch to protect us all from the above, as well as some confused mess about "rediscov ...more
Well, I did give it two stars which means it did fill up some time in which I half heartedly listened t ...more
The Athena Project is code for an all female special/black ops group that is tasked with hunting down bad guys ala mission impossible. They are sent to track down top secret Nazi transporter technology that was abandoned at the end of WW II and has now been revived and fallen into the wrong hands.
The book reads like a Charlie's Angels movie script. Which wouldnt be that bad except...all the characters are cardboard cliches. The plot is highly predictable, and I didn't care ...more
“The world’s most elite counterterrorism unit has just taken its ...more
A typical action-pack espionage story Brad Thor's style. Only, this time the women of Delta team took the lead with Scot Harvath being the guess star. Probably a start of new series with female super heroines, to go side by side with Scot Harvath series.
It's been a while since I last read book with this genre. The story led us from Venice, to Prague, Serbia and a compound in remote Russia.The multiple perspectives from the ladies operatives, the bad guys, and other law enforcement per ...more
This was probably a trial balloon for a series that thankfully has not appeared.
I typically stop reading a book this bad, but felt I had to finish it so I could justify this review.
I expected more of a Tom Clancy or Vince Flynn type thriller going into it, but I was surprised instead to find it more of a James Bond kind of story ...more
This is definitely a plot driven book, not a character driven one. Character development was left more to stereotypes. I never really got a feel for who each of the members of the Athena team were. Yes, the author stated their strengths when he introduced them, but each character was almost interchangeable. I just referred to them as the team in ...more
I don't think critical thinking was a competency identified for any of Mr. Thor's courses/curricula/degree(s), if plural. I've heard of knee-jerk liberals (although I am w-a-y beyond that--I'm flaming) but I don't quite know how succinctly to label a reactionary sexist American-terrorist sonofabitch. (Ya see, that's not succinct) Clearly, though, ...more
"When the women ...more
This is the first book that I have read by Thor (hehe - just saw Avengers, sorry). Actually my husband picked it out as an audio for us to listen together when we drive up to our vacation place. My lackluster engagement may be because we had large gaps of time between listening sessions.
This is a very typical thriller with the exception that the "heroes" are a group of women who have been specifically selected for their looks and athleticism to be trained as part of delta force. While ...more
But what really makes this book good is the four women the book focuses on. Alex, Gretchen, Megan, and Julie are a part of a special anti terroism unit consisting of just ...more
Boy was I wrong. I guess you could call this a summer read - which I take to mean, don't expect too much. The book is populated with the women of Athena who are all Delta operator. And of course, drop dead good looking. Despite all their various skills, it seemed the only thing they're good for is leading w ...more
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