Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Targets of Opportunity by Jeffrey S. Stephens Review

Targets of Opportunity by Jeffrey S. Stephens Review

Book Description

Gallery, August 2011
Hardcover, 432 pages
ISBN-10: 1451624328
ISBN-13: 9781451624328

In Targets of Deception, which suspense master Robert K. Tanenbaum called "a fast-paced thriller," Jeffrey Stephens introduced CIA agent Jordan Sandor, whom bestselling author Steve Alten praised as "terrific." Now Sandor is back, playing for bigger stakes and facing deadlier challenges.
Whisked from his Manhattan town house to a gabled CIA safe house in Virginia, Sandor faces off with a top terrorist agent from Iran's Revolutionary Guard. In exchange for protection from his own side, Ahmad Jaber is offering the CIA explosive information: word of a secret, unholy alliance forged among operatives in the Middle East, a ruthless South American, and Kim Jong-Il's North Korea. Jaber claims not to know specific details, only that the strike will target the heart of America.
The fanatics stage a stunning diversion in the Caribbean, mercilessly downing a passenger jet and unleashing an assault on a French intelligence installation. Sandor, however, has already moved in a different direction. Leveraging Jaber's infor-mation, he assembles a small strike force to penetrate North Korea. The team knows they will not all return, but the intel they gather will be vital to American security. What they ultimately discover plunges Sandor into a frantic race against time, struggling to defeat a shadowy figure—a master terrorist with a plan of destruction so perfectly disguised that even with the new knowledge he has gathered, Sandor cannot guess where or how he will strike.
As a storm rages in the Gulf of Mexico, word comes that two submarines have penetrated U.S. waters. With the U.S. military hampered by the hurricane, Sandor turns to a few daring U.S. Navy SEALs to duel with the enemy they cannot see . . . for now they know only that there are two nuclear weapons aimed at a target of opportunity whose destruction would change the world order forever.
Brilliantly conceived, electrifyingly paced, Targets of Opportunity captures a terrifying twenty-first century reality: terrorists can—and will—try as many times as they need to attack the United States. For the brave men and women who defend our country, failure is not an

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My Thoughts:
Targets of Opportunity to me was certainly an eye opening experience. It is pretty scary to think that terrorists hate us so much that they will go out of their way to figure out ways to annihilate the U.S. This is a story that takes the main character, Jordan Sandor all over the world and in extremely dangerous situations to stop terrorists in their attempt to destroy our world. Jordan is a man who will protect what he believes in whatever the cost to him. Once you read this story you will realize what the men and women do to protect the United States. An exciting, edge of your seat read with believable characters, good and evil, that you will not want to put down. This is typically not the type of story I care to read but I am glad I did because I enjoyed it very much. I give it 5 stars...
I received a hardcopy edition of this book from Gallery books and was not monetarily compensated for my review.


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