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Drone Strike, an Anthony Provati Thriller. Karim’s family is killed by a U.S. drone strike in Iraq, collateral damage. The Islamic State in the Levant exploits his rage, recruiting him for a terrorist attack on the U.S., and only Anthony Provati can stop him. Drone Strike takes you on a fast-paced adventure across the Mediterranean, into Mexico, finally arriving in the Sta ...more
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Published April 15th 2019 by Rogue Phoenix Press
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Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My Rating: 4.5 Stars

In a world where untolerated religious beliefs and “collateral damage” are too often acceptable, one Iraqi man watches as his family is wiped out when U.S. forces destroy his village. Ripe for the picking his own countrymen recruit him for a suicide mission in retaliation and his hatred will fuel his heartbreak on a trek that will span nations as a terrorist for a cause he isn’t even sure he believes in.

Joe Giordano’s DRONE STRIKE follows Karim as he discovers just how far h
Apr 22, 2019 rated it liked it
My first book that I read by Mr. Giordano was Appointment with ISIL. It is where I like other readers were first introduced to Anthony. That book was a must read. It was filled with tons of action mixed with a fast pace. I could not read that book fast enough. Thus I could not wait to read this next book.

This time, I struggled some with this book. My excitement diminished some. Don't get me wrong as I did like this book but just not as much as the first. Anthony is still my favorite. I was exci
Truby Chiaviello
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great thriller must rise on the shoulders of its main character. He must carry the novel by being clever, worldly, and above all else, likable. These are the attributes of Anthony Provati, the 34-year-old Italian American protagonist in Joe Giordano’s excellent new novel - "Drone Strike."

Fans of the author know Anthony Provati well. Giordano introduced readers to his main protagonist in a previous engaging thriller, "Appointment with ISIL." We got to know Provati as a native New Yorker who ow
Ruth Hill
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated in any way and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

First of all, this is a thriller. Thankfully, there's not much profanity in it (a few words here and there), no descriptive sex (though rape is discussed), and no gratuitous violence. In other words, there are some scenes that are difficult to read about, and the author does describe them, but never in great detail. This book deals with terrorism and
Jessica Bronder
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Karim loves his family and is doing everything to keep them safe in Iraq. But an American drone strike kills them and he if full of hatred. The Islamic State in the Levant convince him that the best way to get revenge is to perform a terrorist attack on American soil. This begins a long journey for Karim to revenge for the loss of his family.

Karim then meets Miriam, a woman that has lost her family to the same men encouraging him to attack the Americans. He does doubt his mission since his shar
Angela Thompson
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Giordano Creates Another Fast Paced, Action Packed, International Thriller with Drone Strike. I absolutely love the Giordano builds his thrillers and shares the characters' stories. The author's research and attention to detail of the cultures and factions within the characters' worlds and homelands bring very realistic characters and plausible interactions. With every section, as readers move between the various storylines and subplots--the settings and the character development grow and intert ...more
Ammar Habib
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Drone Strike" builds off of the previous installment, "Appointment with ISIL." This second novel in the Anthony Provati Thriller builds off of the first novel and does more of what works for this story line.

This novel really makes you think as a reader. It helps us realize the "collateral damage" that comes with war. War creates more war and death creates more death. This is shown in Karim's character and how his family's death by a drone strike provokes him to become a terrorist himself. In t
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow. This is the type of book that is so life like that you are afraid to like it (or admit out loud that you liked it).

It was very real life – like, this could be happening in every day life, today, and we wouldn’t have the slightest idea because well, that’s just how it works.

The story follows Karim, a normal family man in Iraq, who’s family is killed by an American drone. This attack turns him vengeful and in his journey to get revenge, he becomes an ISIL terrorist. (Seems legit. Who wouldn’t
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Drone Strike is the second installment from the Anthony Provati Thriller series. I have not read the first book and feel this could be read as a stand alone. It tells the story of an Iraqi Karim losing his wife and children because of an American drone strike. He seeks revenge and is recruited to be part of a terror attack against the United States of America for The Islamic State. Anthony Provati has to find a way to keep this from happening. The reader will be taken from all over the globe fro ...more
Lou Del
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Drone Strike is a first rate thriller and page turner till the very end. Joe Giordano does a masterful job of weaving several subplots together seamlessly. Nothing is black and white in this story. You will find yourself falling in love with Mariam, Renata, Anthony Provati and most of all, the very complicated character of Karim. I’ll leave it at that. Could be a great movie. For now, Drone Strike is a great book!
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. As in Appointment with ISIL, the first book in the series, the author has created a somewhat disturbing scenario that strikes home given the threat of terror faced around the world today. I enjoyed following the protagonist, Anthony Provati, as he again tries to thwart a terrorist attack. He is the same loveable, flawed guy who finds it hard to resist the temptation of a beautiful woman.
But before Anthony makes his appearance, the reader is introduced to Karim and is
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Drone Strike is intense, full of emotion, raw, painful and touches on the human perspective of conflict.

Karim loves his family and will do anything to keep them safe in Iraq even though his wife has pressured him to move them, he feels they will be safe. This all changes one day when his family is killed by a US drone strike as collateral damage. He is left full of anger, hate and bitterness. He will do anything to avenge his family and these emotions make him prey to others with dangerous plots
William Mahoney
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Joe Giordano delivers again. A real knack for taking you inside each character and wrapping it around an interesting story with twists and turns but always an engaging read. Coupled with learning a lot about each country is a great insight into culture, motivations, and a desire to succeed. Always look forward to his offerings. Try them you won't be disappointed
Daniel VanTassel
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Joe Giordano's latest book, Drone Strike, is his best to date as measured on a scale of importance. We are privileged in this book to see a balanced view of the world…and life…through the eyes of age-old enemies, East and West. We should all know the story by now. But I fear we don't. By "we," I mean we of all ages, all cultures, East and West, who have been fed pap for what, now…two thousand years? Three? Five?

It's so very important that we all learn from seeing the world through the eyes of ot
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the third book I read by author Joe Giordano and the second in the Anthony Provati Thriller series. As in his previous books, Giordano's writing is bold and intelligent, with well developed characters both for the protagonist as well as the antagonist. In Appointment with ISIL we get to meet Anthony Provati, an American Italian with a Mafioso uncle in a thrilling story with mobsters jumping off the page at every turn.

In Drone Strike, the story takes on a different atmosphere with Karim's
Debra Schoenberger
Mar 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Drone Strike is an intense action-packed thriller. A chain of events begins with the deaths of Karim’s wife and two children in Iraq by an American drone. Lost, he is recruited by a terrorist organization to exact his (and their) vengeance on the infidel Americans.

The storyline winds itself through Iraq, Turkey, Greece, and Italy with its ultimate destination somewhere in America.

I have to admit, I had to skim through most of this book. I was unprepared for the nonstop violence. It almost felt a
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Drone Strike is a timely thriller that deals with terrorism. It’s not only the story of Anthony Provati tracking Karim down but how Karim became the man he is. An American drone kills his beloved family which causes him to go down a road of terror. The way that terrorist organizations are able to recruit and train people, taking advantage of people like Karim, is something that
Tim Wolter
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story drew me in for quite the brutal journey. I especially loved the descriptive encounters and locales along the way. The author paints a very clear picture of the northeastern Mediterranean Also, the characters played well in bringing out conflicting bits of empathy and bitterness along the way. Good pace and unpredictable ending - Looking forward to Anthony’s next adventure…
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Joe Giordano was born in Brooklyn. His father and grandparents immigrated to New York from Naples. He and his wife, Jane, now live in Texas.

As a retired International Executive Vice President of 3M, Joe experienced the global cultures and locations he writes about.

Joe's stories have appeared in more than one hundred magazines including The Saturday Evening Post and Shenandoah. His novels, Birds of

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