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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — The Hunted by David Michaels. Tom Clancy Series Creator. She’s known as the Snow Maiden-an operative of a secret group dedicated to world domination.
To get their hands on her, U. Special Forces Captain Alexander Brent and his team will have to outmaneuver a terrorist faction bent on wiping her off the face of the earth. Mass Market Paperbackpages. Tom Clancy’s Endwar 2.
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See 1 question about The Hunted…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I’m a “Red Storm Rising” alum, so when I heard of Tom Clancy’s Endwar I figured that maybe, just maybe, we would be introduced to a similar tale though, naturally, under the guise of an entirely different war and written by a different author. It was an attractive notion, so I bought the first book of the series and gave it a pass.
It was nowhere near the scale of Rising, but I figured the war would span several books, so I was hopeful. Then came “The Hunted. Reading about a manhunt, or in this case womanhunt, wasn’t what first came to mind when thinking of a series by the name of “Endwar.
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But I was deceived. In the first book we were given some indication that Brent was a haunted man with demons of his own. Apparently those demons decided to come out and play between the first and second books, leaving us a nearly-broken Brent having a crisis of faith.
Again, Ejdwar was wary, but it was an interesting premise, all the more so when we eventually learn that Brent has put together a Ghost team out of other teams’ rejects after The Dirty Dozen.
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Not only that, but he gets to play hardball with a couple of Splinter Cells. I thought it was overkill at the time but, unfortunately, the book hnuted me wrong. I have several issues with this book, the first of which has to do with the Snow Maiden.
She’s nowhere near the escape artist that characters claim her to be, she’s just a cold-blooded killer. Her escapes are a combination of dumb characters and thoroughly unbelievable circumstances that conspire to enable her.
At one time I found myself commenting how her stop at a bar was meant to be a switch, but Brent didn’t hear and went for the hovercraft instead. It’s these kind of foreseeable stunts that break immersion for me. The other deal-breaker has to endwwr with the world’s political situation. Russians freely invading and attacking England? Blackmailing Euros to do their bidding? Just because they have oil? I would have thought that some Euro general would have suggested they take the Russian oil for themselves rather than do their bidding.
It would have been a nice reverse of Rising and would have paved the way for an epic war, or endwar, which I have yet to find. Technology seems to be useless here.
Whereas in Clancy’s books they usually fulfill some minor role, technology seems to actually hinder the protagonists. Like I said, it stretches credibility.
The Ganjin plot is actually laughable and the mole twist is a punch on the reader’s gut. How did it come about? No idea, it just happened, take it on faith. Furthermore, ehdwar supposed to believe the mole was able to transfer a highly valuable intelligence asset just like that, without arousing anyone’s suspicion.
Maybe it’s possible, but I’d prefer some reference to the difficulty involved in such a task. Needless to say, Brent ultimately fails his mission, but seems to have gained new insight about what kind of man he wants to be. Good for you, mate, but you endwae and that’s that. That’s the bottom line for “The Hunted,” failure, again and again hinted again.
There’s the odd exchange here and there that you may find funny, sexy, yhe intriguing, but a few lines can hardly justify the time I invested in this book. I hope Book 3 gets its game up to par, because Book 2 definitely took a wrong turn at every opportunity. Unfortunately, the epilogue has left huntsd with decidedly unhappy thoughts about the future of Endwar.
There are some ideas there that echo a plot device that has been used to death plenty of times and has enormous potential to continue pushing the bounds of credibility into previously undiscovered realms I’ll give you a tip, it was used in G.
All is not yet lost, however. Sep 21, Jeff rated it really liked it. Both books are based in the universe established in the video game “Tom Clancy’s EndWar. This book does a decent job of giving the characters background. Brent watched with a horrid fascination as the tap caused Villanueva to slide and lose control. The car broke into a spin that sent him into the oncoming lane” 8. In this example, we see where Brent accidentally caused the death of a fellow student, and joined the military when he discovered that the boy who died was planning to.
Similar background stories cover Chopra and the Snow Maiden, while Hussein gets more of a briefing. These pages of information provide more human elements to the characters, however they don’t evoke much of any emotion towards the characters.
Regardless, it is a nice touch, and more than many similar books provide as background, including Hunted’s predecessor. One huge flaw to this book is that it completely departs from how the original EndWar title was focused. The first title in the series focused on much larger-scale aspects of the WW3 universe, with scenes such as large battles, naval warfare, and the like, spanning across much more of the war. Hunted scales it down to only focusing on the story of Brent and his squad’s chase after the Snow Maiden, who in turn is chasing and keeping captive Chopra and Hussein.
This title is covering details of small, squad sized engagements, and spy chases, versus enormous battles seen in the original title, as well as the video game.
Hunted’s focus seems more reminiscent of a similar series, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon, which is also based of video games, and tends to focus on smaller, special operations of elite soldiers. The book’s yunted lines, while not revolutionary by any means, are also not just carbon copies of cliche story structure. The book ranges from a street race down a US street, to a battle through an island, and so on and so forth.
Essentially, it is a mish mosh of battles, including victories and defeats, all the way up to a hknted, giant climax battle, which while still focusing huntex the smaller squad elements, does manage to allude to the big picture war scenario, as Russian, European, and American conventional forces duke it out around the protagonists.
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Another thing this book does well is the ending. Unlike many war based books, this does not end with the Americans having total victory, however the ending isn’t bad either.
It is unconventional, which is a nice twist for a book of this genre. In the end, The Hunted is by no endwqr a spectacular or amazing title worthy of praise. However, it is a fast paced, action packed military adventure that is definitely worthy of the relatively small amount of time one could complete it in. For series fans, it may prove a bit irritating with the shift in focus, but nonetheless proves itself an entertaining and thrilling war title.
Jun 12, Travis L. I guess I should be honest and say that I read this sequel before reading the first in the series. Perhaps that was my mistake, and perhaps it was the only reason why this sequel got three stars in my mind. Either way, I thhe have to revisit this review after I read the first book in the EndWar series. The characters in this book were hard to view realistically.
It seemed the stereotypical set of misfits you see in so many movies like S. After living over half a decade in the military town of San Diego, I have met and worked with more Marines and Navy personnel than most people meet in their lifetime; and never have I been able to place them in this overplayed stereotypical characterization of soldiers especially special forces.
I just couldn’t take this book seriously, although the story line is interesting since the target would sell out her own friends just for survivals sake. It is those twists in the Snow Maiden’s story line that made this book tolerable.
Once you establish that she is someone who would sacrifice anything you are constantly guessing what she will do next as the story line progresses. What this story lacks in hnuted characters is more than made up for by raw action.
Many authors lack skill in translating the battleground of their imagination onto paper, but David Michaels does this well. He makes the action easy to follow without diminishing the complexity or the content. During those moments he takes you right into the action with the characters, so much so that you almost want to say “ohhh no” out loud with the characters as the situation changes for the worst, enddwar even give a cheer when something finally goes right.
Needless to say, I have the first EndWar book on my reading list. From what I have been told, I would understand the characters better if I read the first book and The Hunted was good enough for me to give it a chance!
Mar 11, 08andreb rated endwxr it was amazing Shelves: Ina nuclear exchange has devastated the Middle East and the resulting lack of oil has driven the world economy into the toilet.