The multiple perspectives from the ladies operatives, the bad guys, and other law enforcement per 2. If the women in the book were a little more Jolie-esque with their action moves it would have been far more enjoyable. There was a lot of James Bond type action too: underwater propulsion, sky-diving onto rooftops, etc. Almost all of the rounds were now hitting Stiegler. And yeah, I loved MacGyver too. Only, this time the women of Delta team took the lead with Scot Harvath being the guess star.
I finished the damn thing, and due to the obvious degeneration of my intellectual capacity and utter lack of taste kept reading even as I kept groaning. They appeared to have been camouflaged. Is yet to make public any of the projects mentioned above, there is rumours of an upcoming release of the Lion of Lucerne book, the first novel of the series, into a movie. In the remote deserts and jungles of the shared border area of Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil were multiple terror training camps, more extensive and professional than anything ever seen in Afghanistan or Sudan. I was often times confused about which girl was which though.
It also got confusing for me that they constantly went back and forth between first names, last names and nicknames. But there is more to the story than anyone knows. He's entirely consumed by the potential of his experiments, and not above sacrificing a few whores he refuses to see them as women, no matter how many times he's corrected as human guinea pigs. I was grateful Brad Thor added them; it gave the novel a familiar feel and helped settle me in a bit more. Here it's the women of Athena an all-female Delta Force team who run the show, with their male counterparts relegated to more of a sidekick or love interest role. Despite their having been eroded by time and the elements, Naylor could make out letters or strange symbols of some sort on them.
They had all drawn the pistols Vleck had given them, but they knew their weapons were no match for the fully automatic weapons they could hear being fired just outside. After turning over Bianchi to Harvath for interrogation, the Team heads to the Czeck Republic to investigate the suspect cave complex and discovers more humans fused into rock, but stumble upon the next key to the plot, Radek Heger, who supplied the Kammler machine and all data to Abression. Then the secert Nazi WonderWeapons are just a hoot and nearly comical. The story itself was somewhat interesting but the bad guys also fell flat and other than the fact that they were taking part in these horrible actions there wasn't much in their character to make you despise them or really care about what happens to them. I expected more of a Tom Clancy or Vince Flynn type thriller going into it, but I was surprised instead to find it more of a James Bond kind of story - with an obvious twist. He had quickly developed an exceptional human network throughout most of the villages he served. And they had just the right group to do it.
He had his digital camera with him and he made a mental note to snap some pictures of the monoliths on their way back. Alex, Gretchen, Megan, and Julie are a part of a special anti terroism unit consisting of just women: them. Hitting the deck, she rolled and recovered her weapon. Violence of course, was high. I expected more of a Tom Clancy or Vince Flynn type thriller going into it, but I was surprised instead to find it more of a James Bond kind of story Since this is my first exploration of Brad Thor's world, I suspect there's some back story and character histories that were lost on me, which likely would have helped. But what really makes this book good is the four women the book focuses on. And not a moment too soon… From behind the rows of razor wire, a new breed of counterterrorism operator has emerged.
Ryan wondered if this had once been the site of some ancient civilization. And it can be an ugly job. Fifty-two-year-old Nino Bianchi was a black-market arms merchant. In 2010 however he would release two books instead, Foreign Influence and The Athena Project. My first impression of this book was that since it was about girls it wouldn't be exciting enough.
It might have been summertime on the ground, but at this altitude it was bitterly cold. Both are way beyond the pale. I struggled with keeping people and locations straight until right near the very end of the book when everything started to come together. Why is it that whenever we need someone to save the world, they are thin, good looking, brilliant people? Take the campy fun of Charlie's Angels and cut it out, burn it and bury it and what you have left is The Athena Project. Marceau relaxed her body and turned her head away.
I always come away from stories like this very grateful for the men and women who put themselves out there everyday to protect our country. Geezzz, make it just a l Half way and I just had to quit. As for the experiment, that is 100% something that could have come from a lost Bond novel. All he knew was that a villager had stumbled across several dead bodies in a remote part of the jungle, a place no one lived in. The old man shrugged and moved slowly forward. The best thing they could do was get out before anyone knew they were gone. It was almost as if he had slipped into shock, though some sort of catatonic state was more likely.