Sons of Valor
Sons of valor …
Navy SEAL Keith “Chunk” Redman has been one of the military’s top doorkickers since the day he pinned on his trident: loyal, single-minded, lethal. Tasked to lead a new, covert team of Tier One SEALs—the most elite special operators in the world—Chunk can no longer simply rely on the status quo. To safeguard America, he needs help to stay a step ahead of its adversaries.
Brilliant at spotting patterns in the data that others miss, ex–CIA analyst Whitney Watts sees evidence of a troubling link between illicit Chinese arms sales and an attack on a US military convoy in Afghanistan. If she’s right, it would portend not only massive casualties, but a devastating threat to global stability.
Sons of war …
From the ashes of a never-ending war, a new generation of terrorists has arisen: sophisticated, tech-savvy, and hiding in plain sight among America’s allies. Battered by the Taliban and by the West, they call themselves al Qadr—Power and Destiny—and they’re determined to wrest back control of their homeland. Armed with a powerful combat drone, they can strike with deadly precision at US forces in the region—but their ambitions reach far, far beyond that.
A new legacy …
The new Tier One’s first mission will require them to not only prove themselves, but to stop an enemy who’s using military tactics against them. Chunk and his team aren’t just the tip of the spear; they’re America’s first, last, and best counterterrorism defense. And they couldn’t have arrived at a more urgent—and perilous—time.
This solid series launch from Andrews and Wilson (the Tier One series) introduces Lt. Cmdr. Keith "Chunk" Redman, a U.S. Navy SEAL. In 2016, Qasim Nadar is attending the wedding of his sister, Saida, to his oldest friend, Eshan Dawar, in Afghanistan when an American drone strike kills Saida and Qasim's father. Five years later, Qasim is in London working as an aeronautical engineer specializing in combat drones when Eshan, now an investment banker, shows up and persuades Qasim to attend his upcoming wedding in Pakistan, where Qasim gets ensnared into operating a Chinese drone and working with the Taliban. Meanwhile, after a successful mission in the Arabian Sea, Chunk becomes the leader of a new Tier One SEAL Team, which includes brainy intelligence analyst Whitney Watts, who provides some romantic heat. Chunk and his team are soon on a collision course with Qasim and company. Scorching action scenes and authentic technical detail make up for the fairly predictable plot. Military thriller fans will be pleased to have a new team to root for.
Hard to put down
Interesting, reasonably well written, the main characters fleshed out beyond cardboard posters. The action is pretty non-stop with only a few eyebrow raising ‘deus ex machina’ transitions. I look forward to the next in the series.
Great action packed story
The story itself was enjoyable for its nonstop action. What made this a great story was the characters and how the author chose to portray the characters. Yes it is great when the good guys win. What is better is how they win while not sacrificing their honor and values.