Delta Force operator Kolt Raynor must thwart a deadly terrorist plot in this globe-hopping special operations thriller in the New York Times bestselling series
When SEAL Team Six killed Osama bin Laden, they pulled a treasure trove of intelligence on planned attacks on U.S. soil. Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda's new leader, is activating his most trusted (and deadliest) terrorists to carry out his newest plot: to detonate a bomb inside one of the sixty-four commercial nuclear power plants in the U.S. in an attack ten times worse than 9/11, causing radiological fallout that would kill hundreds of thousands of innocent Americans.
The President wants answers quickly, and after Kolt Raynor saved his life a few months earlier, he knows Delta Force is fully capable. But Kolt is on the verge of getting forced out of JSOC for disobeying orders in Pakistan—and when he's offered a slot in Tungsten, an ultra-secret deep-cover organization, he jumps at the chance. Now his task is to infiltrate al Qaeda and prevent this deep-cover terror cell from making their plot a reality before it's too late. In Full Assault Mode, former Delta Force commander Dalton Fury takes readers inside the world of undercover special operations—where every wrong step costs lives, and one minute might just be one minute too late . . .
At the outset of Fury's exciting if slightly muddled third Delta Force novel (after Tier One Wild), Delta commander Maj. Kolt "Racer" Raynor is in Afghanistan hunting down terrorists in particular, Haji Mohammed Ghafour, a Pashtun elder linked to real-life terrorist Ayman al-Zawahiri. Both men are considered dangerous to the American homeland, and intel shows that Ghafour is planning attacks on nuclear power plants in the U.S. When Kolt disobeys orders to rescue one of his team members on the mission, he gets kicked out of Delta. He soon joins an ultrasecret group called Tungsten, headquartered in Atlanta, where he takes on the job of defusing the terrorist plan to attack the nuclear plants. Several subplots vie for attention, and tighter editing would have made for a less confusing plot, but the action scenes make up for any perplexities. The upbeat ending points to Kolt being welcomed back to Delta and a new round of adventures.
Good book. Non stop action and a fun read. Definitely not the best in this series. The story lines gets a little out of whack and there are some glaring inconsistencies and some really far fetched parts. Not just suspension of disbelief stuff, but stuff that just downstairs make sense. Otherwise, it's a really fund read. I definitely love all the spec ops vernacular that could only be written by a real Tier 1 Operator like Dalton a Fury.
The story concept is good. The details seem realistic. The story goes off the rails though when Kolt teams up with terrorists. At this point the fabric of the character falls apart, what is supposed to be a Teir 1 operator is taking orders and being subservient to the terrorists. It becomes so incongruent with the nature of the character to that point, that I couldn't finish. Moving on to Brad Thor's latest book. Dalton has some work to do to rise to that level.
It puts you in the middle of it.
Being an active duty SF guy this book just makes me jealous. It puts you in situations and places that these guys actually work in and are in when they are operational. I just wished I would've walked a little bit faster on that Monday of stress and maybe I would've made it pass "Bloody Thursday".