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Black Site (Delta Force #1)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  2,865 Ratings  ·  136 Reviews
From former Delta Force commander and New York Times bestselling author of Kill Bin Laden comes the first novel in an explosive new series.
After September 11, 2001, Delta Force troop commander Dalton Fury was given the secret mission to hunt down and kill the most wanted man in the world, the details of which were recounted in his extraordinary New York Times bestsell
Hardcover, 343 pages
Published January 31st 2012 by St. Martin's Press
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Freda Malone
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-series
The introduction to this novel and washed out Delta Force Operator, Kolt Raynor (Racer) needs no further intel for the reader, or else it would ruin the intrigue. What I can say is that I enjoyed the almost minute-by-minute play of the suicide mission Racer is inserted into, to rescue his Delta Elite pals who were captured, three years prior, while trying to rescue Racer and his unit on a different mission. The red herrings and strategic plans of the mission goes beyond a rescue. It was brillian ...more
Mike (the Paladin)
Jul 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action
Okay....good book if you like military action. There are some flaws, there are some cliches but over all a good read, as you can probably tell from the "4 star" rating.

Kolt is the quintessential "think for yourself" leader in Delta. Sadly he makes a decision that leads to a disaster (not really his fault, but definitely his responsibility) and it gets him cashiered from "the unit".

He then basically destructs, he crawls into a bottle. He can't hold a job, he stays in the trailer he and his best f
Tom Tischler
Apr 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Kolt Raynor a Delta Force Major is still trying to recover from a
secret mission gone bad. Three years before Raynor made a split second
decision in Pakistan that got some of his teammates killed and the rest
captured. Now he has been given a second chance at redemption but at a
price. He must return to Pakistan to find his captured men and bring
them home. He is heading for a black site a secret US prison but what
he does'nt know is that al Queda is headed in the same direction. This
is the first i
Steven Jr.
More accurately, I would give it a 3.5. Three is too low and four is too high. It had an amazingly compelling plot, but the characters left much to be desired in terms of personality. The action scenes bore the mark of an expert of violence.

Admittedly, this is Fury's second foray into writing and his first into fiction, and by his own admission, he is not a writer by trade. But he has potential, and if he continues to practice the tips of the trade, I can easily see him ranking with Flynn and Th
Dan Smith
Nov 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Move over Brad Taylor, Brad Thor and others.. Dalton Fury has move into the area and he is taking over.. What an outstanding book and story. Fury is former Delta himself and was involved in the operation to stop Osama Bin Laden. He wrote a book about that, which was his first published piece. In it he gives the details of the operation.

Black Site is his first foray into the fiction side of publishing and has done an outstanding job. Cannot wait for the next episode.
May 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
I checked this book out for my 15 year old son who is into nonfiction stories of modern soldiering. I wanted to get him to read some fiction, and thought to stick with the things he's interested in - mostly shooting and fighting. Black Site is a solid action story, and induced compulsive reading behavior in me, which is a certain kind of measure of literary worth. It's just about right for everyone's inner 15 year old boy. Dalton Fury peppers his tale with believable details about weapons, tacti ...more
Sherri Vigil
Mar 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was my first Dalton Fury book. As I scanned through previews prior to reading it, I noticed that a female reader of this type of genre was almost nil. That being said, I was kept intrigued with this one. Fury acknowledges that he wasn't interested in learning anything in his English classes in school, which I found amusing because I truly enjoyed his writing. As far as the subject, in this time of the world, it is realistic no matter what political or ethical or religious views a reader has ...more
Apr 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
What happens when a washed-up (due to bad judgment and lack of discipline) former Delta operator gets a second chance on what looks like a suicide mission? A lot of technically-informed action happens. Of its kind, the book is top shelf.
Toby Tate
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
All I can say about Dalton Fury's BLACK SITE is - wow. I'm a huge fan of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor, and this absolutely blew me away. Gritty and realistic, written by a guy who has actually been there and done that, it's a ride to hell and back that I won't soon forget. Now to read TIER ONE WILD! ...more
Jun 04, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars really....why isnt there an option for half stars?

Good action and good pacing in thus book. The plot was good as well. I loved the epilog.
Jan 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, thriller
Kolt Raynor (“Racer”), a former Delta forces Major, now an alcoholic security guard assigned to a passive role sailing the shipping lanes off the Somalia coast, seizes upon an opportunity for redemption. Three years prior, he led a failed mission in Afghanistan which cost not only the lives of his entire team, but the apparent loss of a rescue team headed by his best friend, Lieutenant Col. Josh Timble (“T.J.”). Raynor is particularly suited to the netherworld of special operations where CIA ope ...more
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
*Book source ~ Many thanks to Macmillan Audio for providing a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

Kolt Raynor, code name Racer, was at the top of his game as a Delta Force Commander when one bad decision on a covert operation plunged him into the abyss. After being kicked out of Delta Force and the military completely, for three years he took odd jobs to get by and drank his life away. Then one day there was a knock at his crappy trailer door and he was offered the chance to get back in
Jul 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Black Site" is an action-packed debut novel from former Delta Force Commander, Dalton Fury. Fury introduces the character of Kolt Raynor (whom he has stated for the record is not based on himself), a former Delta Force team member who has fallen from grace, and is brought back into the fold when new intel discovers information on a situation very close to him. This is a very entertaining book from cover to cover that feels genuine and clearly based on Fury's experience, if not himself, directly ...more
Feb 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When your a chapter in and you find yourself puchasing the rest of an authors work you know your onto a winner.
Black site had me hooked from page 1.
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
A fast paced action novel with a coherent plot and decent-ish characters. What's not to like? This genre is effectively my comfort food. Action/spy thrillers that dont require me to think too much in order to read it.

The characters do need more work and the oversimplification of good guys vs bad was a tad annoying. Still, that seems to be the trade-off when you ask for a brutal fast-paced thriller.

Looking forward to reading other books by this author.
Garry Thompson
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Listened to this book as I exercised and it took longer than expected to finish. However, it keep my interest and I expect to read/listen to the other books in the series. Solid four star rating.
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Where there's a will, there's a way. Thanks DF.
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another good book in the series. Better to read series in order, though not mandatory. Sorry to hear of his passing.
Jul 08, 2014 rated it liked it
First off, let me say that I have a strong affinity for special operations (SpecOps) literature. I have read my fair share of books dealing with paratroopers, guerilla warfare, counterterrorism, mercenary activities, and spying. I tend to enjoy non-fiction (e.g., Inside Delta Force, The Commandos, Seal!, Bravo Two Zero) more than fiction--even if you don't always know what names have been changed and what facts have been glossed over. At least it doesn't come across as Hollywood.

That being said,
Rob Smith
Nov 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2014
'Black Site' strives to cover every aspect of the military mission(s) that the main character endeavors upon and does so impressively. Seems little there is left out, despite the knowledge that not all can be revealed without veering into the reality of American military operations that the author claims to know. Despite the complexity of all that happens int the book, it is written in a clear fashion making so much easier to digest.

This is still another entry in the overflowing literary area of
Narrator: Ari Fliakos

3 stars for the first half, 4 stars for the second. I liked it enough this second try to want to continue the series. Much of my enjoyment is bound up in the lead character though Ben Coes' Dewey Andreas is an exception - I love Coes' plots and am only so-so about Dewey. With Dalton, I need to get over his lead character's name: Kolt Raynor. A little too cheesy for me.

Not much I can say about Black Site except that it's another action-packed covert ops story and I did end up
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audible, reviewed

Fast paced, high intensity, heart pounding excitement! I love a good story about people in the military; stories of honor, courage and commitment. Dalton Fury’s Black Site definitely is that. The author is detailed in his descriptions of characters and situations. Dalton’s background in the military and Special Forces is evident as you read through his novel and can picture the decisions that are running through the mind of his leading man.

The reader is a
Jan 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Couldn't put it down. Rarely does that happen for me. I'm a fan of the genre and have immensely enjoyed some of higgins, clancey, s.hunter...and this ranks wayyy up at the top with rainbow six and my other favorites.

Unlike some of the top sellers and their novels, this is realistic and doesn't leave you with that feeling of the plot being contrived over and over again. It flows, the characters are dynamic, and the action is not superficial as you are drawn in and become invested into the outcome
Feb 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Well, Dalton Fury may be my new Vince Flynn! The author, Fury, is a former member of Delta Force and this book sure sounds real. (But what would I know…) To me, Fury’s main character, Kolt Raynor, is more believable than Mark Greaney’s larger-than-life Court Gentry (Gray Man) or even Brad Thor’s, Scott Harvath – both of which I also really enjoy reading.

The story is one of redemption. Kolt Raynor, is a single, 30-something, military operator that had been tossed out of Delta. Personal initiative
Jan 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Not withstanding the name of the author, Dalton Fury's Black Site wasn't half bad. After finishing a book like Oliver Twist I will sometimes "go native" and resort to my roots, or my lowest common denominator. I like cheap, throw-away, thrillers and I always have. Dalton Fury's Black Site was right up that alley.

Despite the fact that it reads like a movie script and a piece of Spec Ops propaganda designed to lure high schoolers into the military, the verisimilitude makes it worthwhile. No, ther
May 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
A great thriller by Fury, full of action and with a very authentic atmosphere. The plot's conclusion is open-ended, and one will definitely want to go on to the next entry (which, unfortunately, I read before picking up “Black Site”).

Unfortunately, character development is uneven, and the bad guys are all stereotypical on at least some level, although Raynor in particular is very flawed but also very fun to watch when he knows what the right thing to do is. Fury does a fine job making the chara
Gerald Kinro
Sep 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Kolt Raynor is a washed-up former Delta Force major now relegated to the bottle and a life of selling sporting goods because of his command decision that disobeyed orders got some of his men killed or captured. Three years later he has a chance at redemption. A group of former colleagues operating privately asks him to return to the Pakistan badlands to find his men and bring them home. Not open and shut by any means, his uncovers an al Queda plot to capture a Black Site, a secret U.S. Prison an ...more
Nov 01, 2012 rated it liked it
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Bradley Newbould
Great Read!

As a pretty avid reader of spy/espionage novels, my kindle suggested this book to me and all I have to say is that my kindle couldn't have suggested a better book to read! I wouldn't have know this was Fury's first work of fiction had he not mentioned it in the book itself. Because of his real world Delta Force experience, Fury is able to combine fiction with enough realism that made me question once or twice whether this could've actually happened during his career. The action is int
Feb 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: military-fiction
I anxiously awaited this book having read Kill Bin Laden. I was both pleased and disappointed with it.

On the good side: The action scenes are tense and well written, especially as the final few chapters play out. Many of the characters I genuinely liked, such as the Predator pilot. And there were a ton of little details worked in that made this book feel real.

On the bad: Kolt Raynor would never, ever, have made it through selection. His attitude and characterization was exactly the type Delta do
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