I am not a political animal. I have my opinions just like everyone else, but I am going to keep them to myself on this one. Patrick Robinson I am sure, is going to tweak a few people’s strings with this one. and rightfully so. Intercept is an excellent novel and I think he chose a great way to tell his story. Retired Navy SEAL LT, Commander Mack Bedford is back and he means business; that is good news for all his fans.
The novel goes to great lengths in the beginning to describe the atmosphere in Guantanamo Bay and the treatment given to the inmates. The story focuses on four inmates in particular, labeled the worst of the worst. These terrorists have never been broken or given us any info at all. The jacket of the book describes these terrorists as: “men with hatred in their hearts , hatred for the United States and Great Britain, and they are sworn to hit back at the United States, which imprisoned so many of their High Command.” The novel then goes on to create a scenario that has an appeals court judge freeing these four. That is where Mack Bedford comes in. He is tasked with the job of finding the four once they disappear and go to ground, plotting their biggest attack against us yet.
The novel has many twists and turns as you can imagine. Patrick Robinson injects many political viewpoints into the novel. I enjoyed this part of it. It raises many questions and may affirm the thoughts and feelings of many people, just as it may infuriate others. I am interested to know where you stand on his viewpoints. Are we getting too soft? As a nation have we had enough of this business or are we as strong and vigilant as ever? Has the Obama Administration taken a wrong turn and sold us down the wrong path? I have to admit I enjoyed it. Mack & Company are set to rock & roll to keep us safe .
I am going to go out on a limb here. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, for all the right reasons. It is getting close to July 4th, Independence Day. To be able to read the Navy SEAL oath and have the character live and breathe it the way that Mack Bedford does, is incredible. The skill and craftsmanship that Patrick Robinson displays in this novel are first rate. I am going to say this is his best work to date, and I have read all his work in the fiction category (he has penned some non-fiction work also). The plot is intense; the action is swift and moving. The characters are excellent as he infuses them with humor & heart. I don’t know what more one could ask from a novel like this. I loved reading it on the beach with the waves pounding in my ears. Don’t miss the opportunity to read this novel, this time of year, and face the questions that Robinson puts in front of us. Put this novel in your Goodreads –to read- list and challenge yourself with a novel filled with suspense and action.
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