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Lodestone Deceleration The MT XX parachute billowed open in the night sky above him snapping his shoulders back against the harness and pulling him out of freefall Over six years at this game d he still didn

  • Title: Lodestone
  • Author: Stephen England
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  • Page: 153
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  • Deceleration The MT1 XX parachute billowed open in the night sky above him, snapping his shoulders back against the harness and pulling him out of freefall Over six years at this game d he still didn t like the idea of jumping out of a fully functional aircraft The year is 2006 As the Israeli Defense Force storms across the border into southern Lebanon, preparin Deceleration The MT1 XX parachute billowed open in the night sky above him, snapping his shoulders back against the harness and pulling him out of freefall Over six years at this game d he still didn t like the idea of jumping out of a fully functional aircraft The year is 2006 As the Israeli Defense Force storms across the border into southern Lebanon, preparing to surround the stronghold of Bint Jbeil, three men wearing the yellow headbands of Hezbollah parachute off the ramp of a USAF C 130 Hercules, falling into the Lebanese night.Their mission rescue a compromised CIA asset from Bint Jbeil with only hours remaining before the IDF completes their envelopment of the town For Harry Nichols, it isn t his first time dropping into a combat zone But getting to the ground is only the beginning r the woman they have come to save is the wife of a Hezbollah commander Her husband has vowed to kill her The CIA has promised to keep her alive.But as the mission descends into chaos as the night explodes in fire some promises will prove impossible to keep.

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      Published :2019-08-16T02:07:10+00:00

    About "Stephen England"

    1. Stephen England

      Stephen England is the author of the bestselling Shadow Warriors thrillers, including s 1 Bestselling Political Thriller, Pandora s Grave, and its long awaited sequel, Day of Reckoning a novel hailed as the perfect spy thriller for our time chaotic, cynical, with only a few good men keeping the barbarians from the gate Drawing upon nearly a decade of research into the nature of Islam, the Middle East, espionage and counterterrorism operations, England s work has drawn praise for breathing new life into the genre with the hard edged, unsparing realism of his portrayal of the war on terror, the people who wage it, and the moral and psychological costs exacted of those who take the war to the enemy where he lives Soldiers without uniforms Fighting a war without end Shadow warriors The short stories NIGHTSHADE and TALISMAN round out the Shadow Warriors series, and England s work also includes the stand alone historical adventure novel, Sword of Neamha.

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    1. HIGH SPEED NO DRAG. =[six stars rounded down to five]=Stephen England's Shadow Warrior's series. What can I say? For starters, anyone with a kindle app is cheating themselves if they haven't downloaded his books. Two smash hit spy novels and two equally exciting short stories. Mr England works like Masamune, the Japanese swordsmith. While the interval times between the release dates of his books are slightly longer compared to the big names, his stories are all the better from it. They are sharp [...]


    2. To say that Stephen England is a talented author would be a bit of an understatement. A more accurate assessment is that he is the Plastic Man of the spy thriller genre: give him any length of words to work with and he will spin you a tale with compelling characters, harrowing action, and a sufficiency of research.The trend continues in LODESTONE, which is a novella (longer than a short story, shorter than a novel) set in 2006. The Israelis are launching an offensive against Hezbollah. A joint C [...]


    3. If you have read the other books in the Shadow Warriors series, you will no doubt understand why this one is rated 5 stars. If you have not read them yet, this is an excellent way for you to get introduced. This is a prequel that doesn't really seem like one, except for the date it takes place. It packs as much action and intrigue as you can get into a novella. Excellently written! It would really be nice if the author would go back further, either another novella or a full length novel so we ca [...]


    4. Lodestone tells the story of three special forces soldiers tasked with infiltrating Hezbollah controlled territory inside Lebanon to rescue a CIA informant who happens to be the wife of a Hezbollah commander.Led by Harry Nichols, the team’s mission is complicated by the clock, because the Israeli Defence Forces are about to storm the border attacking the very town Nichols and his team have been inserted into.The story had a great pace and tension, which is what you want in a thriller. The char [...]


    5. I took a chance and tried out Lodestone as my first Stephen England book to read. I enjoyed it a lot and will continue to seek out his other titles. I may knock out another novella or two before I take on his first full length novel. This short story packed a big punch with lots of action. It reminded me a lot of the TV series Strike Back (Cinemax). A side benefit of this being an action packed novella is that the author did not have time to throw in a mushy love angle (he tried a little bit).


    6. Few authors can balance the dark, raw essence of warfare with an almost poetic literary style, but Stephen England does it with apparent ease. In "Lodestone," CIA paramilitary officer Harry Nichols continues his downward spiral into darkness. Driven and experienced enough to continue the fight, he still faces the inevitability of becoming colder and more emotionally calloused as he faces unspeakable horrors and slim odds of survival.This is undoubtedly England's best work yet.


    7. A short and intense glimpse into the War on Terror!Lodestone is my first read by Mr. England but definitely not my last!The author skillfully weaves a short and compelling plot within not even 100 pages, where the tension never falls and the gunfire never ceases!The characters are multi layered and intrguing and I can't wait to read more from them.Totally recommended and looking forward to the next one!


    8. Always enjoy Stephen England's writingHad to come up for air several times. The characters are intense and the circumstances mesmerizing. So glad when Harry and his team make it through. Makes one thankful for the courageous men and women who serve to keep America safe.


    9. Lodestone: Shadow Warriors Novella.Crisp, crackling action. team goes in to extract an asset and they are behind the power curve as Soon as they step off the C-130 ramp. HAHO jump, minimal gear, rush to the objective to rescue one individual, Then, Chance Contact up the Yin/Yang. Recommend to all for a look at the members of the team you will meet in the full-length Novels.


    10. BreathlessAs cliche as it sounds, I really did find myself holding my breath at a few key moments ( the extraction! ) in the story. Intense and we'll written, this short book is worth reading.


    11. Enjoyable!I really found myself getting caught up in the stories action scenes as well as the moral dilemmas the main character had to keep fighting even while engaged in fights that could well cause the death of his team.


    12. Good readThe action was great and believable. I enjoyed it but wished it were a bit longer. Can't wait for the next. Keep it up!


    13. A gripping storyAs a novella it was well done. We need a short book to contain the intense action. I look for more stories from this author


    14. New author for meTried this author while waiting for Brad Thor's New book. Now I find myself waiting for England's next book! Hurry up Stephen! Exciting story lines and great characters. Very good read.


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