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The Athena Project by Brad Thor
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Jan 09, 2012

did not like it
bookshelves: suspense, fiction, terrorism, thriller, political, historical-fiction, war, conspiracy
Read from January 02 to 09, 2012

This book talks about 4 brave, young women who aren't afraid of any challenges that holds upon them and determined to make the world a better place. They are all highly motivated and extremely competitive which makes their everyday interaction with criminals so much easier. This book contains true facts dealing with WW2 and conspiracy theories. The info is put to great use as everything is set realistically and appropriately.

I didn't really enjoy this book. The style of writing was quite confusing and all the characters seemed all the same as the author didn't explain the character details thoroughly. The facts about WW2 and conspiracy were interesting and seemed like pretty cool topics to build a story around. But there was nothing interesting in this book. The storyline was all mixed up and it was like reading 5 stories with all different settings and that have really nothing in similarity or links together in an interesting way,instead of one with many characters that you just couldn't keep track with. No real rising actions, climax or falling action just some straight forward missions these agents did without facing any difficulty which is just unrealistic in stories and that's the main reason for why people read books, to read something new and find the creativity of the author.

I picked this book up because i read that his other book, Full Black was pretty good and because i wanted to read more historical fiction/ realistic fiction books.

I finished this book because i was hoping their would be some new plot developments that changes the story up but it was just the same old stuff. The missions was okay to read about but without any creativity or plot developments it was just a bore to read.

I would recommend it to any girls. Maybe they would have a different point of view as me with this book since it has dominant female roles. And maybe they will just like it for the main idea that a girl can do whatever a guy can or even better and not the sexist beliefs

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Reading Progress

01/02/2012 page 15
4.0% "A while after witnessing this jeep in the abandoned section of this jungle the old man wanders off and moments later Ryan hears loud screams. He follows the screams until he sees and his blood runs cold"
01/02/2012 page 15
4.0% "Ryan Naylor is an undercover FBI agent working as a doctor in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. He and a few other towns people have been travaling in the jungle to where it was reported that a terrible scene had occurred. Along the way all but one of the towns people have decided to set camp because they were afraid so just this old man and him went on. They later find an old military jeep that has probably been 50 years"
01/03/2012 page 93
28.0% "After the Athena project, has successfully captured the Italian involved with the bombing of a bus in Rome, they have been sent on another mission Czech Republic. A good group is one that has trust and teamwork. There has been some jealousy between them and if they don't handle it right it might change the result of their next mission"
01/05/2012 page 143
43.0% "The Athena team has found the secret Kammler labs. They have already cut throw two fences. This place must have been very important and was meant not for exploring. I'm sure they will be an very interesting result t this mission as at the end of each mission, it has ended with cliff hangers"
01/05/2012 page 206
61.0% "Outside the entrance of the facility, they have been greeted by Radek Heger's soldiers firing at them. They eventually forced the soldiers to evacuate and capture one. They interrogate that soldier who eventually tells them that Radek has a summer house in Kladno. The team have to do this job good and fast or else the situation gets worse"
01/06/2012 page 206
61.0% "They have taken Radek Heger in hostage after Alex's life threatening pursuit. Radek has broken his collarbone and possibly have internal bleeding. They have decided to use this info to their interrogation. After tiring tormenting, he finally gave in and told them he had sold all the documents from the bunker to Branco Kojic. Who is he, what does he want to do with the documents and which association is he a part of?"
01/06/2012 page 206
61.0% "The story heads back to Paraguay where it reveals the image that had heavily disturbed Ryan Naylor. This time, accompanied with Ryan are Jack Walsh, Leslie Paxton and their team. They discover an nuke like device surrounded by torn and misshapen bodies. They are trying to detonate this bomb. The risks are very high and the result of failure can make Hurricane Katrina look like spare change under a sofa."
01/06/2012 page 206
61.0% "Failure is not an option for Jack Walsh and his team"
01/06/2012 page 263
78.0% ""The story heads back to Paraguay where it reveals the image that had heavily disturbed Ryan Naylor. This time, accompanied with Ryan are Jack Walsh, Leslie Paxton and their team. They discover an nuke like device surrounded by torn and misshapen bodies. They are trying to detonate this bomb. The risks are very high and the result of failure can make Hurricane Katrina look like spare change under a sofa.""
01/06/2012 page 263
78.0% "Failure is not an option for Jack Walsh and his team"
01/06/2012 page 266
79.0% "I believe that the bombs and the people could be sent from an makeshift Engeltor that an Turkish organization have made. They apparently had sent out 3 bombs and 1 of the bombs had disappeared. Because it just makes no sense that people would spend so much money and effort to smuggle it to an jungle in Paraguay"
01/08/2012 page 312
93.0% "The team has developed their plan, captured Branko Kojic and have gotten most of the information off of him. Their mission doesn't go accordinging to plan though, as Branko had pressed an panic button. Soon all the security will arrive. Just before Gretchen and Julie are about to escape she kicks Branko in the knees and he falls down onto a glass table and dies. They got his computer which supposedly has all the info"
01/08/2012 page 312
93.0% "What if he lied? He was the only person they could get this information from and he's now dead"
01/09/2012 page 336
100.0% "It turns out that the man that Vicki Suffolk had been working with was the same partner that Ben had. So they both got tricked by him. The team work together with the Russian Mafia to take down Armen's men and to take the Kammler device. In the end Armen get's missiled from a jet plane and dies. Ya he terminado mis amigos!"

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