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The Hijack (Stratton #2)

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  251 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Two hundred miles south of the Devon coastline, Palestinian freedom fighter Abed Abu Omar and twenty men prepare for their most daring mission yet - the hijack of a supertanker, a five-storey superstructure laden with oil. Meanwhile, in an Elizabethan country house, SBS operative Stratton has been seconded to bodyguard work and is bored by the lack of challenge. Not for lo ...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published January 12th 2011 by Little, Brown (first published January 1st 2004)
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Hamada Cena
May 21, 2013 Hamada Cena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-novels
This is the 1st time to read a novel by Duncan Falconer. But I'm certain it won't be the last. This book is truly amazing. I liked the way The Author dealing with the details and that drove me to read the novel as quickly as possible just to know how it ends. BTW, I liked the part when Raz confessed to Abed that he is his father. It's pretty similar to the scene between Vader and Luke in Star Wars.
Sep 14, 2012 James rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action-thriller
I feel like this review doesn't want to be written - that's twice it has been written, and twice it's been lost in the ether of the internet.

This is a much improved effort by Falconer. There is more action, better pacing, it is will written and more stratton-centric. However, it still leaves a lot of room for improvement and as it stands I can't see where the positive comparison to McNab is coming from. A solid and much improved Three Stars

Plot: Three Stars

As I said above, this plot line is mu
Suresh Vijendran
This book had just 3 primary characters and no deviation from them. Well written and enjoyed it.
Aug 11, 2011 Bec rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Hijack is my favourite of the Stratton novels so far, the plot was so engaging! Stratton is insane, but at the same time so restrained. There was also no slapped together romantic subplot in this novel, which is something I certainly appreciate.

The Hijack brought up the conflict between west vs east and the war on terror and mixed all these different players in an interesting combination. There was a Al Qaeda spy who helped save the day, which was kinda cool. Not simply Muslim bashing.

The w
Fraser Cook
Feb 13, 2014 Fraser Cook rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What a massive disappointment! I loved this book right up until page 144 when they introduce a psychic 'remote viewer' as if it's a real thing! Utterly destroying all credibility. This books is supposed to be exaggerated reality with action and Daring do. Not fantasy. I am happy to read fantasy and surreal books but not when it's supposed to be a reflection of the real world. I couldn't get passed the remote viewer. Tried to read in skipping the bits with him in it but gave up and angrily threw ...more
May 28, 2015 ab rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't think it was better than The Hostage, again, it wasn't a challenge of any sort, entertaining yes, but deserves a better review, because of all the subplots in this story. The story is better than the narration of it, like before, still loved the characters with their misery and talents, with their humor and secrets, with their human behaviour. As for the remote viewing, which I can't give away, there's nothing, absolutely nothing wrong with bringing that into the mix,.. It actually made ...more
Dee Haddrill
Stratton is back and in a much bigger role than in the first book. From the start, the story twists and turns, but keeps you thoroughly intrigued as to where it is going. The introduction of "remote viewers" was really interesting, and the constant battle between Israel and Palestine features prominently. I'm really loving this series. The action scenes are tightly written and don't go on for too long, and the characters are well thought out and not stereotypical. Looking forward to reading the ...more
Feb 05, 2015 Heidi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Duncan Falconer once again puts together a work that never stops moving forward. Gritty, relevant and thought provoking, this story opens the eyes to a side of world conflicts many of us are sheltered from. In great careful detail he builds a world you can actually imagine yourself in during all the sometimes gruesome action as these characters fight for survival.

This is a very well thought out story and I especially loved the human element he created. Well done!
Christopher Dodds
Jul 29, 2014 Christopher Dodds rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this fast paced book that had both well written characters, action scenes and plot. The author Duncan Falconer has done a great job in writing a story that had me hooked whenever I picked the book up to read it, and he shows that his time spent in the forces has served him in creating a good but flawed character in Stratton.
Sep 18, 2015 Steve rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Delving into a light, fast paced thriller is fun, especially on holidays. These books of Falconers satisfy a craving for the action-packed, and while this doesn't contain much in the way of literary merit or original plot twists, it doesn't try to either. It is an unpretentious romp, and a really fun read.
M.J. Webb
Aug 13, 2014 M.J. Webb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fine action packed novel but not on the same level as The Hostage for me. Plenty to like but the odd passage which lost my interest and consequently the 5 star rating. I'd still rec it to those who like military thrillers though. Falconer clearly knows his stuff and it shows.
Sep 15, 2012 Peter rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: miltary, spy
I have read this book before, it is a good story very enjoyable.
Jan 04, 2014 John rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Run-of-the-mill action adventure type of thing with a splash of hocus-pocus, grand for the beach or just before you go to bed.
Jawher Bel Mabrouk
Sep 26, 2015 Jawher Bel Mabrouk rated it it was ok
A bit too much James Bond-ish, Without the class though. A rather dull rhythm picked up only too late.
Feb 13, 2013 Rank1n77 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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