Thursday, August 20, 2009
ABOUT THE BOOK:
The global war on terror has reached catastrophic proportions, leading the U.S. Special Operations EOD team–Task Force Valor–to Chernobyl, where ghosts of past disasters are nothing compared to the nuclear nightmare about to unfold.
With CIA Agent Mary “Phoenix” Walker heading her first Special Ops mission and Master Sergeant Bobby Sweeney fighting demons on and off the battlefield, Task Force Valor races to stop a terrorist threat in the Ukraine before Europe is turned into a radioactive wasteland.
But when the terror reaches American shores, the team is powerless to help until they can save themselves. And when they finally track down the source of the chaos, what they find is worse than anything they could have imagined.
Melt Down is a novel that takes the possibilities of terrorism to the extreme! To me, the beginning of the story is paced a bit slow as the puzzle pieces begin to drop into place. However, once things start happening, the story races along at alarming speed as the group tasked to track down a deadly explosive race against time to stop the U.S. from being annihilated.
Actually, the attacks are pretty severe, and after 9-11, almost uncomfortably familiar. But Chuck Holton builds an eclectic group of CIA operatives that the reader can connect with, and within the first few chapters you are quickly urging them on as they stay only moments ahead of disaster. He also sets up several straight-forward conversations in which the gospel is clearly presented and subjects like evolution are cleverly debunked. I can't help but favor authors who are not afraid to place their faith in plain sight within a thriller novel such as Melt Down. I mean, if the country is under attack, I'd sure hope somebody was trumpeting the gospel somewhere!
Chuck Holton also creates believable skeptics among his cast of characters as well as a hint of romance. So if you enjoy suspense, race-against-time plot lines and military thrillers, then you really should read Chuck Holton's books. Melt Down is one of several novels written from Holton's own military experience. He's accurate, and he's good! Purchase your copy today!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Chuck Holton has traveled the world, experienced combat, served in the Elite 75th Ranger Regiment, and is the author of six books, including Allah’s Fire, Island Inferno, Bulletproof, Stories From a Soldier’s Heart, and A More Elite Soldier. His journeys have taken him from the depths of the Atlantic, to the mountains of Burma, from the dogsleds of Alaska, to skies of Iraq. Chuck lives in Appalachia with his wife, Connie, and their five children.
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