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Cobraville: A Novel

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Deep in the jungles of the Philippines, Cole Langan's covert CIA mission to infiltrate a terrorist stronghold collides disastrously with U.N. peacekeepers, sparking a firestorm of bullets and bloodshed -- and certain charges of international war crimes for Cole's five-man unit. A world away, in Washington, D.C., Senator Drew Langan races to unmask a shadowy group behind hi ...more
Paperback, 608 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Pocket Books (first published 2004)
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Ruthie Jones
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Carsten Stroud is my new favorite author. After devouring the Niceville trilogy, I decided to dive into his earlier works, starting with Cobraville (because the title compelled me). The author has suggested I add his Agent Micah Dalton series to my list (written under the name of David Stone).

In Cobraville, Stroud's writing style is heavy on the description (I happen to like that), but there's enough fabulous dialogue to go around. Cobraville is a first-rate thriller with well-developed characte
Jul 27, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a first time read of this author. I enjoyed the descriptive comparsions -- however it was, at times, too descriptive, and made me want to say "get on with the story". I also was very surprised at the numerous errors in missing words, and at one point he actually references the wrong character. He should fire his proofer!! All in all, I would persue another book by this author.
Tobin Elliott
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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I'm not a big reader of military thrillers. I got caught up in the Tom Clancy fever years ago, but had to walk away as his books became ever more bloated and platforms for his own political beliefs. I tended to avoid them after that, only really coming back through a side door with Jonathan Maberry and his phenomenal Joe Ledger series. I came for the horror element, but stayed for the military thriller element.

I had a very similar introduction to Carsten Stroud. I came across Niceville, which I
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Carsten Stroud is the author of the New York Times bestseller Close Pursuit, and the award-winning Sniper's Moon, both set in the New York City Police Department. He lives and writes in Thunder Beach, Ontario, Canada.

* Arthur Ellis Award Best First Novel (1991): Sniper's Moon
* Arthur Ellis Award Best Novel (1993): Lizardskin
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