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It took me forever to finish this book I wanted to love this book like I do the MHI books but I just didn t I don t think I am the target audience Too much gun porn and killing for me I usually don t mind that but I guess I need a little romance for it to go down easier So bring on the next MHI I am ready to see Owen Z change his first stinky diaper I think he would rather face a room full of Zombies with a knife and his wits Book IngredientsThe Good Suspenseful action scenes Interesting setting Intriguing plot with a few good twists One well placed that s what she said joke The Bad Gratuitous gun porn Every corny action clich there is Awkward dialogue Comic book violence Typical one dimensional action characters the gun loving red neck the bad ass killer with a heart the old gruff man with an eye patch the nerdy MIT law breaking hacker the Sauv thief the poodle petting villain This one is disappointing I often enjoy this genre as a great palate cleanser in between heavier and difficult reading Generally it is exciting and although the characters are also uite unbelievable because they are too over the top they are also fun to chase through the roller coaster that is their lives Unfortunately the two protagonists of this one were not fun or even uniue in fact it was not easy to remember who was speaking much of the time They were almost interchangeable That combined not easy to remember who was speaking much of the time They were almost interchangeable That combined the plot which rarely intrigued led me to regret having purchased this one even on sale I get the feeling I should have liked this book than I did but the needle never went past three stars as I read it That surprises me since went past three stars as I read it That surprises me since Six has all of the things I like in modern adventure stories Lots of guns used appropriately and with accurate descriptions and an interesting plot Still it was a good bookValentine and Lorenzo That s a movie series title right there are two mercenaries doing what they do best on an Earth that is rapidly falling into chaos. Michael Valentine veteran and former member of an elite private military company has been recruited by the government to conduct a secret counter terror operation in the Persian Gulf nation of Zubara The unit is called Dead Six Their mission is to.
Read ¸ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ì Larry CorreiaThrow into the mix a macguffin that may be extraterrestrial or solves the problem of unlimited energy and ou suddenly find ourself in a situ I m a little familiar with Correia s usual fare tending toward urban and traditional fantasy This book was firmly outside that territory as a military action thriller There s very little that can be considered fantastical at all save perhaps the vast conspiracies and power brokers Overall that s in the background for this book Dead Six sports not one but two different protagonists traveling two different storylines that begin to entwine about a third of the way through and put them freuently at cross purposes The fun part of this book is that by the time I got to the Part They Were Fighting Each Other I they were fighting
Each Other I Didn T Have Aother I didn t have a I wanted to prevail over the other I liked both Valentine and Lorenzo and I wanted them to somehow succeed in spite of the fact that their goals usually put them at oddsWhen I chatted with Correia at the convention where I got the second book they were sold of out Dead Six and so I checked this one out at the library he noted that he wrote the narrative for one character and Kupari wrote for the other The strength of both authors I believe is that I enjoyed both and never really could pick out who wrote for whom There wasn t a perspective that I just didn t want to read I liked it all They make a coherent narrative and even pull didn t want to read I liked it all They make a coherent narrative and even pull scenes that jump between both perspectives with skill It made for a gripping novel One of those books that ou don t want to end Luckily there is a part 2 which I just started Oh man do I love reading a Larry Correia book Is he the best technical writer I ve ever read No Does he write the most intricate plots on the market Nah Are his characters multi layered a I m a big fan of Larry Correia s writing but this is a different genre than I m used to from him UF mostly This is a different genre for me period Military action. Take the fight to the enemy and not get caught Lorenzo assassin and thief extraordinaire is being blackmailed by the world's most vicious crime lord His team has to infiltrate the Zubaran terrorist network and pull off an impossible heist or his fa. Fiction It s not that far off from parts of UF with all the fire fights and crazed enemies but I admit I was lost in much of the military jargon For a lot of it I could figure out what things were in context but I think that may have been the reason it took me a long time to become invested in the story and characters But when I finally did become invested I was pulled in and swept along by the storyThere are two protagonists Valentine and Lorenzo We read the story from each of their first person POVs It s clearly titled when the POV shifts so it s not a problem at all and it s nice to get both of their perspectives Neither one is a hero in any traditional sense They re both killers thieves and mercenaries although only one of them thinks of himself in any way as a good guy They both perform brave acts that save others and they both have people they care about that they d lay down their lives for This is how they become sympatheticMy biggest complaint about the characters is that in order for the action and story to proceed they re made much naive than either of these men would and story to proceed they re made much naive than either of these men would IMO Everything they ve seen and done tells me they d be a lot jaded and a lot less vulnerable to the outside forces that control them Certainly a lot less trusting So that was something I needed to get overI don t think any of my friends would like this book I can t imagine one who would go for military fiction with all its acronyms and intricate references to guns and ordnance But even though I was certain I would uit this trilogy after this first book I am now as certain I will continue It got its hooks in me what can I say Ends ON A BIT OF A CLIFFIE a bit of a cliffie but I know it s a trilogy so that s not unexpected Wellokay A 3 is still on the pretty good side This is the lowest rating I ve given any book Larry Coreia has had anythi It pains me to rate this book so poorly I m a huge Larry Correia fan I love Monster Hunter International I love the Gr. Mily will die When Dead Six compromises his objective Lorenzo has a new job Find and kill Valentine As allegiances are betrayed and the nation descends into a bloody civil war Lorenzo and Valentine must face off Two men Two missions Only one will