Watch out Scot Harvath, Mitch Rapp, and John Wells, there’s a new badass on the block. The Terminal List is a page-turner. A military/political thriller in the best sense of those words. The basic plot is this: Lt. Commander James Reece is a Navy SEAL. His unit is ambushed in Afghanistan and he and one other teammate are the only survivors. They return home under a cloud of suspicion. His teammate commits “suicide” and James’ family is murdered. He goes on the run to find those responsible and exact his revenge.
I liked this book. The characters are well developed and Jack Carr knows his stuff. His descriptions of weapons and procedures are thorough, but not overly technical or complicated. I liked James as a person. The dedication he feels towards family and friends. The intelligence. The practicality about his chosen profession and its consequences. He didn’t feel like an over-the-top hero. He didn’t feel like he was too-good-to-be-true. He felt real.
There are some excellent plot turns. And while I did figure out an important plot point, knowing that information did not make me feel like I missed out on anything. The story is tightly woven and it is an excellent book.
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