Sunday, August 10, 2014

SEAL Team Six: Hunt the Scorpion

I received a copy of SEAL Team Six: Hunt the Scorpion by Don Mann from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Thomas Crocker and SEAL Team Six are back for another adrenaline packed adventure from former SEAL commando Don Mann.

When a nuclear device goes missing, and surfaces in the clutches of known terrorists, the United States calls on its most prized anti-terrorism force: Navy SEAL Team Six . Thomas Crocker and his squad from HUNT THE WOLF are called into action, protecting the world from terrorist threats.

With the same real life insight and pulse pounding action he brought to INSIDE SEAL TEAM SIX and HUNT THE WOLF, Don Mann takes readers inside the most elite combat unit on the planet and on an action-packed ride that is sure to appeal to fans of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor.

Mann and Pezzullo have written engaging characters with Tom Crocker and his squad however the plot is overwhelming and, at times, overly complex. The authors seem to become so involved in the minute details that the primary story becomes blurred and lost. Readers will enjoy the book more if they learn to skim the details and heavy-handed descriptions and instead focus on the dialogue and action scenes because this where the book really shines. In this case the SEALs are on a mission against pirates who seek the critical ingredient in making nuclear bombs. This storyline is incredible and the highlight of the book.

Readers are also invited into Tom Crocker’s life on a more personal level in Hunt the Scorpion because his wife becomes a very important character. The mission facing Crocker and his squad is to free the hostages, capture and pirates and save the day however the mission becomes personal when we learn (and this isn’t a spoiler because it’s in the synopsis) but Crocker’s wife and a good friend are two of the American hostages. I loved the Mann included this deeply personal aspect into the story because it did heighten the reader’s emotional connection to the story and deepen the experience.

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