05 February 2017

Operation Hail Storm (Hail #1)


By Brett Arquette

Paperback 406 pages
Publisher Lulu.com (1st Jun 2017)
ISBN-13 978-1365452543

📕My Review

A refreshing book with some excellent, innovative technology thrown into the mix. Male protagonist Marshall Hail is an incredibly complicated and interesting character; a self-made multi-billionaire who lost his family in a terrorist attack referred to as 'The Five'. Since that moment he has dedicated his immense resources to eliminating the FBI's Most Wanted terrorists.

Marshall Hail's 'weapons' are modified drones. They are able to sneak into places impossible or too dangerous for humans to venture. There's a lot of technical jargon and a large portion of the book is dedicated to flying the drones but it really is all very interesting. The author allocates a name to each drone and I was literally laughing out loud in a good way (sorry, no spoilers. I'll let the reader discover what I mean). The book also wins my award for the best named character ever.... drum roll.... Mr Dingbang Wang! I found myself laughing out loud in the grocery store, in the car, in the shower etc at that one.

I really enjoyed reading this book and hope it will be developed into a series. I want to know more about the other characters on Marshall's team, their lives on his ships and how the technology and knowledge they possess can be further developed.

My thanks to author Brett Arquette for providing me with a copy of this book.

Barnsey's Books Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐

📗The Blurb

Marshall Hail was a husband, a father, a Physics Nobel prize winner and industrial billionaire. But when Hail's family was killed in a terrorist attack, he became a predator and redirected his vast industrial assets toward one goal, removing every person on the FBI's Top 10 Terrorist list. With the help of his MIT colleagues, Hail designed and built a devastating arsenal of attack drones of all shapes and sizes that are flown by the nation's best young gamers. The world will come to realize that Marshall Hail possesses the capability of getting to anyone, anywhere, at any time, unleashing an operation so disturbing that the CIA has named it Operation Hail Storm.

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