Brett Arquette's first outing in the Hail series makes me happy. I've been trying to find someone else to get my Tom Clancy fix from. Arquette may just be it. There are a couple of things that are a little awkward with the book. He does this thing where he backs up a scene and repeats the same scene from someone else's viewpoint. I get what he's trying to do, but it interrupts the flow of the story. It's the only flaw I could find.
That said, it's a thumping good story and unlike a lot of
action-thrillers out there, Arquette doesn't lean on hard profanity and
sex to advance the plot. At least if any of that is in there I missed
it. The story was compelling. It had all the military and techno-stuff
of a Clancy novel and kept me glued to the page all the way to the end. I
suspect Arquette is going to get better and better with each new novel.
I'm really looking forward to his next one.
Congratulations on a great debut, Brett. I'm going to give it three pineapples for being a good story and for not using the f-wordand other such hard profanity and sex as punctuation! Operation Hail Storm is just a good old action story like I like 'em.
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