Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Allah's Fire

Thanks to whoever bought 16 books through my BooksChristian affliate link - I appreciate it!

I realized that I never got around to posting all the Waterfall Books reviews here on the site, so I'll be posting them interminently with blours and new reviews (I've got some great books coming up!). Here's one:

Allah's Fire
Task Force Valor Book One
by Chuck Holton and Gayle Roper

Terrorists have a new weapon, a colorless liquid explosive dubbed "Allah's Fire." Special Ops Sergeant John Cooper and his Explosion Ordinance Disposal team are scrambling to find the weapon's source and stockpile. American reporter Liz Fairchild loves the Lebanon she grew up in, but the treatment of women, especially in the refugee camps, breaks her heart.

Then the new weapon blows up a hotel, and Liz uncovers evidence that her sister Julie may have escaped the blast. But if she did, where is she?

Co-written novels and military novels sometimes share a common trait - the plan is often better than the execution. Not so with this offering from the newly-joined pens of Holton and Roper. Blending page-flipping action with deep characterization, this novel expertly matches motivation with events. The vivid details match today's headlines without bogging the story down. The method of Holton writing the male point-of-view and Roper covering the female works excellently, giving each of the main characters a distinctive voice and allowing the author changes to feel natural. Even though the protagonists don't meet up until nearly halfway through the novel, it doesn't detract from the story. I give this novel a resounding Cascade rating.


Ruth said...

Oh my gosh I LOVED this book! I can't wait for Island Inferno to release next month!

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