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Hunting Four Horsemen : A Dangerous Clique Novel (The CIA’s Dangerous Clique Book 2)

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Published November 17th 2020
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Jan 09, 2021 rated it liked it
Cursing the lack of half stars again and also wrestling with judging a book by the genre it is or the appeal of that genre to you personally... Which is to say I enjoyed the second Dangerous Clique book but realized these books really aren't my prefered genre. Having known Jim for some time, and appreciating his writing, I wanted to buy and read his novels. And they are full of his research, knowledge and sense of humor, which is why I enjoyed reading them. But they are also action focused, thri ...more
Brett T
National Review writer Jim Geraghty had some moderate success with his initial spy thriller, Between Two Scorpions. In it, he introduced us to the Dangerous Clique, an ad hoc team of United States agents aimed at only the most dangerous international baddies. The book did well enough that Geraghty was writing a sequel, set to be released in 2020. Then a worldwide pandemic happened, and the plot of the novel didn't work right in a world of COVID-19. So Geraghty shelved the story he had to that po ...more
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Electrifying! Crackling! Deeply Satisfying!

Geraghty does it again. The action picks up and does not slow down - and, being a Jim Geraghty novel, there's an additional layer of fun to be had in the pop culture references sprinkled everywhere. The key for these is that they're solid enough to be recognized but not enough that they overwhelm the narrative.

I have a few that I caught but I won't spoil them here.

References, however, are everywhere - they're the glue which helps bind our pop culture t
Gilion Dumas
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
If you are in the mood for an up-to-the-minute thriller, Hunting Four Horsemen is the book for you. Set in 2021 when vaccines have corralled COVID19, but nothing is quite back to normal yet. Now the CIA's "Dangerous Clique" team of special operatives, lead by Katrina Leonidivna, must track down a new threat -- an anonymous arms dealer trying to sell a new bioweapon to terrorist organizations. This deadly virus would make corona look tame and plunge the world into chaos. It's non-stop action as t ...more
Jonathan Den Hartog
Dec 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Always glad for Geraghty's writing...his political reporting is excellent...this book is not as strong as his earlier _Between Two has a darker tone, perhaps fitting the darker days around a result, the characters are less likable and less relatable...a lot of research went into the book, but too often it's presented as research, rather than organically within the story...there's too much "telling" (rather than showing), too many digressions...put another way, this entr ...more
Dec 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
A great afternoon read. I don't think I enjoyed it as much as Between Two Scorpions, but it was a fun action thriller. ...more
Carl  Palmateer
Jan 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
2nd in the series it does take some departures from the 1st using the cover of the pandemic while throwing in a few obvious teasers for the intended next book in the series. Its an enjoyable book that does occasionally make you think, if you want to.
Patrick C Donahue
Jan 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another thriller!

What happens after the pandemic is over? Will we learn anything from the last year, or will we blightly move on as if it never happened? Could a mad scientist with a super weapon wake up the world?
James Hageman
Feb 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
Great fun
Dec 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another fun read. Some solid social commentary peppered with fun pop culture references. A great diversion in our current time.
Feb 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
I understand the concept of "character development", but this is only the second book in the series (of however many he decides to produce) and some of the characters are substantially changed, and (to me anyway) weren't as enjoyable as in the first book.

Generally though, if you liked the espionage travelogue of the first book, you'll like this one.
Carlton White
Dec 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another good entry in the series

This is a fun group to keep up with. Maybe a bit too much on the references to cultural icons and events, but fun none the less.

I’ll read the next installment.
Sara Hunter
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was ok
Get. A. Proofreader.

Mistakes every few pages - missing words, extra words, words that don’t make sense in context, math that doesn’t work (a guy born in 1983 is referred to as an old guy, and he has a 17 year old daughter - certainly possible, but unlikely given the description of his early life).

The story was okay, but felt rushed and underdeveloped. This was the first I’ve read that incorporates the pandemic and tries to create the post-pandemic world. Characters and circumstances have change
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Jim Geraghty is a conservative blogger and regular contributor to National Review Online and National Review, and a former reporter for States News Service.

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