Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Hunt the Wolf (SEAL Team Six #1)
author: Don Mann
average rating: 3.66
book published: 2012
read at: 2014/08/22
date added: 2016/04/27
The first book in the SEAL Team Six, 'Hunt The Wolf' by Don Mann and Ralph Pezzullo is a serviceable enough start to the series. I think the procedures are pretty realistic, but the story seems a bit stereotyped.
When a group of Middle Eastern bad guys starts kidnapping young women, Thomas Crocker and his team inadvertently stumble across it. He butts heads with his local CIA chief, but he has a strange ally with the king of Sweden. The book travels from icy mountains of K2, to an ambush in a French villa, and eventually onto a ship. The main character is battered and beaten and keeps relentlessly moving forward because that's what he's supposed to do. His team is loyal to a fault.
The characters could use a little more of something. The plot seems a bit rehashed, but that's not a complaint. The action is good, but the moments waiting for the action felt a bit long and drawn out. I don't think it needs more action. I think it needed more interesting drama to play into the action. Perhaps future books in the series will flesh the characters out and do more than present cardboard cutout villains. I'm planning on reading more in the series.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Mulholland Books and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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