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Act of Terror

(Jericho Quinn #2)

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4.19  ·  Rating details ·  6,049 ratings  ·  215 reviews
Warning: The next attack on American soil will come from within.

From coast to coast, our nation is witnessing a new wave of terror. Suicide bombers incite blind panic and paralyzing fear. A flight attendant tries to crash an airliner. A police officer opens fire on fans in a stadium. And at CIA headquarters, a Deputy Director goes on a murderous rampage. The perpetrators a
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Mass Market Paperback, 456 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Kensington Publishing Corp. (first published January 1st 2012)
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Chris  Miller
Sep 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Carol
Jun 20, 2021 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like it. What began as an interesting and potentially good story with well done characters became quickly spoiled by way too much detail about motor cycles and not enough on explaining the plot. Too many times it seemed to be going somewhere good only for the chapter to end and a new one to begin with a line saying they were back home and it was all sorted out! Really??? When did that happen? I was...if anything... just confused throughout the majority of it. At least he didn’ ...more
Scott A. Miller
Jul 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Only because it got a little slow for a short time, but the competition in this genre is tough.

Quinn and company were excellent and the thrilling mystery was too. Cameron has potential to be one of the best. There is a sense of realism to his work, very little is so outlandish as to be unbelievable. The secondary characters like Mrs. Myaghi are great too. Bring on the next one!
L.A. Starks
Sep 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another great thriller from Cameron in the tradition of Vince Flynn, tho higher body count.
Dave
Apr 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 * rounded up perhaps, although it does ring the silliness bell quite often ;-)
Luke Walker
Run of the mill story. Not bad but nothing special.
Hilary
May 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Reading about Jericho Quinn reminds of when I first started reading the Jack Reacher (Lee Childs) books. I couldn't put them down. I gobbled them up like a handful of M&Ms, and loved every exciting moment of them. (some of the more recent ones haven't been quite up to standard, but the beginning of the series is truly amazing)

This book picked up right where the first one left off. Our hero is trying to protect his family when he is attacked at home. Turns out there are now two groups after him.
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A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
4.5

Book source ~ Arc. My review is voluntary and honest.

Enter a setting that could be all too real: home-grown terrorists are staging attacks all over America. When an attack happens inside CIA HQ, the most important question now becomes how? How did they pass all the background checks? If they can figure that out then they may be able to stop the terrorist cell once and for all. When the government needs answers and they need them right damn now, they call Jericho Quinn. Because sometimes only
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Brent
Feb 28, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had never read this series before, but I found this a pretty solid entry into the action thriller genre. I'd put Jericho Quinn behind my other favorites like Rapp and Harvath and Gentry, but I'll probably cone back to this series. ...more
SteVen Hendricks
Nov 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Audiobook Review - Special Agent Jericho Quinn saw the warning signs. As a classified “instrument” of the CIA reporting directly to the president, Quinn knew that the random acts of violence posed a clear and present danger, but he didn't think he would be able to stop it. The search for terrorists escalated into an all-out witch hunt, and somehow, Quinn’s name is on the list. Action-packed, treachery and mayhem on a grand scale. Great book by one of my favorite authors - Marc Cameron. Really en ...more
Jim A
Mar 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Not a bad read. A little of Nelson DeMille's Charm School and a little borrowed from The Manchurian Candidate.

Very fast paced and plenty of action. The first chapter or so is a continuation of Cameron's National Security but then moves almost seamlessly into the new plots and sub plots.

Fans of Vince Flynn, Alex Berenson and other writers of political/military/CIA thrillers will enjoy this, I think.
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Aaron Cochrill
Feb 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Finally a series that I am reading in order. Cameron continued the 0-60 mph journey by starting right at 60 on this one. The stories continues to evolve and Jericho has a great many demons that he has to work through making him relatable and believable. I find myself thinking there has to be a badass like him out in the world with the same every guy background. This is another quick pace story with all sorts of weapons and your usual assortment of villain's. ...more
Sully Augustine
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
2 stars out of 5 - I listened to this on a playaway during my evening walks over the past couple of weeks. It held my interest, but got so farfetched at times that it had me shaking my head and mumbling to myself. Fortunately many people seem to be talking to themselves these days, and even the sight of someone gesticulating wildly at the empty space around them no longer prompts discreet glances to identify paths of potential retreat.
John Dzwonczyk
Oct 20, 2022 rated it it was ok
Not very good. All the bad guys and office workers are portrayed as dorks and losers. The heroes are one dimensional cowboy and apple pie country boy heroes with “surprising” backgrounds that show how incredible they are. The voice acting in the audiobook doesn’t help.
Ben Clark
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
These books keep getting better.
Love the series!
Teresa McCloud
Apr 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Action Packed

Second book in series. It was full of action and super. Loved the relations between the main characters. The pace was perfect. The writer keeps you interested. Marc Cameron has a new follower/fan. Highly recommend.
Bryan
Sep 20, 2022 rated it really liked it
Action packed, interesting characters and dialogue. Excellent series!
Matt
Jun 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
Cameron presents a great second novel, with as much interest and intrigue as the first. He permits the reader to delve more into the flow of the plot and leaves the personal lives of those key to the book's advancement on the back burner, save for where plot and character background intertwine out of necessity. Using multiple plot lines and characters that, eventually, do meld together, Cameron has the reader ready to guess what is set to happen on the following pages.

At times a little predictab
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Dave Schultz
May 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: thriller
I was fortunate enough to win this book from goodreads. I read Cameron's first book, National Security and I enjoyed it. Act of Terror was also enjoyable bur at times a little too much over the top. At certain points the timing was impossible in real life. Don't get me wrong I recommend this book to fans of the political thriller genre and I will be reading future novels from the author. With that said I wouldn't recommend this novel to introduce someone to the genre. for that you need to give s ...more
George
Dec 28, 2016 rated it did not like it
Jericho Quinn and I just don't get along. I've tried and restarted this book twice, but I just can't get into the plot or the characters. Like his first book, the theme is intriguing, but it gets lost in the minutiae of technical details,and flat characters. And, where is that plot going? No more Marc Cameron for me.
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Savsandy
Dec 06, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Use a Hammer for Tough Jobs

OSI agent Jericho Quinn wants to protect the innocent and, as a hammer, he can wield sufficient blunt force to help level the playing field. Quinn is dispatched to Afghanistan to locate an orphanage that indoctrinates children, raising them to hate Americans and using them as terrorists. For now his usual sidekick, Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jacques Thibodaux is replaced by OSI Agent Veronica Rivera, posing as Quinn's newlywed wife on this assignment. Husband and wife honeymo
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Boomer
Mar 02, 2022 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A solid follow up, but it doesn't rise to the levels that made the first book so great. No need to go into plot details since it's pretty much the same story: terrorists trying to launch attacks on the US, and one man army Quinn standing in their way. The second half of the book is much better then the first, except for the awful cliffhanger the author uses. If you're looking to see the main bad guy get what he deserves - sorry doesn't happen. Have to buy the next one it seems. Not happy.

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Brian D
Aug 23, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Less motorcycles the better

I tried to enjoy this book, I really did. I said in my review of the first book I couldn’t wait to read the second on hopes the writer would work out all the bugs from the first book but he didn’t. The way the terrorist was going to attack just like in the first book was genius there’s no doubts about that at all. But the writer kept going on and on about motorcycles repeatedly to a point I was rolling my eyes every time he brought it up. And we ALLLL get it, his broth
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Larry
Oct 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I only discovered Marc Cameron when reading his "Tom Clancy: Power and Empire". Enjoying it, I searched for more of his work and found the Jericho Quinn series. Fingers crossed, I decided to read them in order - and so far, so good.

Quinn works for an OJA ("Other Governmental Agency") and while an educated man, is basically a 'blunt instrument' and a protector of the citizens of the US - especially, by necessity, his own family. This is #2 and picks up a few months after the prior novel. Are the
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Alex Ander
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
With a lot of action to keep me turning pages, Act of Terror was better than Marc Cameron's first book in the series, which I also enjoyed. I think I'm getting to know the main characters, and that made this novel much more enjoyable.

Also appreciated is the lack of vulgarity in Mr. Cameron's work. Yes, there is mild cussing, but I don't believe I was 'F-bombed' in this story or the first one, National Security. And there have been NO graphic sex scenes. Two pluses!

Since there are several more in
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wally
Dec 10, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cameron
finished yesterday 9th december 2021 good read four stars really liked it kindle owned 2nd of cameron's stories have read a number of his clancy-cameron stories this one has bad characters coming out of the woodwork guy can't get a cup of coffee without someone following him into the restroom to try to take him out but too there's a question or two raised about communications like there's more than one way to do so we're given the idea that a jammer might be in play but then there's always overw ...more
David A. Johnson
This is my second Marc Cameron book in the Jericho Quinn series. I find his tales exciting, riveting, and above all, well-written. He spins high action and drama in a flow that satisfies your need to get to the next phase of the story directly. He never bores you or keeps you waiting. Jericho Quinn is a true action hero who never fails. The dialog and plot subsections are unique and entertaining. This is a series that makes you feel "right" at the end. I hate books that leave me feeling that I'v ...more
Robin Thompson
Aug 10, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love Jericho Quinn and Marc Cameron

Stumbled across author Marc Cameron on Amazon and so thrilled I did. I am in love with Mr. Cameron‘s books. After reading the first 3 Jericho Quinn books I’m totally hooked.
I’m sure there are men who like the manly series, but as a woman I’m in love with the mysterious action hero Jericho Quinn, his ride or die Louisiana soldier buddy, and the lovely and brave Veronica Garcia. Hoping Ms. Ronnie will be in more of the Quinn novels. It’ll be hard to find any bo
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Wayne
Dec 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Act of Terror is a fast moving, non-stop romp, leaving a high count of bodies and body parts along the way. Jericho Quinn, an "other government agent" follows the USMC Rules of Engagement that says: "Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet." Thus, he, often single-handed, takes on the enemies of the US.
In this 'difficult to believe' episode, Quinn attempts to find and get rid of a variety of enemies of the US. Of the 454 pages in this book, there are few without p
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i.s. wallace
Dec 24, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read or listened to quite a few of Marc Cameron’s books including his Jack Ryan junior novels and at times when reading this I couldn’t believe this was by the same author. Boy’s own and gung ho are just some of the words to describe this story. I don’t really know why he had to portray Quinn as some sort of over the top superman I really don’t know but for me this spoiled the story which I also found a little far fetched. I only hope that the rest of the books in the series which I’ve al ...more
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A native of Texas, Marc Cameron is a retired Chief Deputy US Marshal who spent nearly thirty years in law enforcement. His assignments have taken him from rural Alaska to Manhattan, from Canada to Mexico and points in between. A second degree black belt in jujitsu, he often teaches defensive tactics to other law enforcement agencies and civilian groups. Cameron lives in Alaska with his wife and BM ...more

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