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Strong Enough to Die

Strong Enough to Die Caitlin Strong is a fifth generation Texas Ranger proud to wear the badge of her father and grandfather until a deadly shoot out along the Mexican border causes her to question her calling Five years

  • Title: Strong Enough to Die
  • Author: Jon Land
  • ISBN: 9780765312587
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Caitlin Strong is a fifth generation Texas Ranger, proud to wear the badge of her father and grandfather until a deadly shoot out along the Mexican border causes her to question her calling.Five years later, Caitlin is still trying to purge herself of guilt from the day that ended her Ranger career But a shattering discovery will reopen old wounds, and Caitlin s renewedCaitlin Strong is a fifth generation Texas Ranger, proud to wear the badge of her father and grandfather until a deadly shoot out along the Mexican border causes her to question her calling.Five years later, Caitlin is still trying to purge herself of guilt from the day that ended her Ranger career But a shattering discovery will reopen old wounds, and Caitlin s renewed investigation into the truth behind the bloody desert firefight uncovers a terrifying plot that reaches into every home and threatens the very core of the country.Her only hope for success and survival is to team up with Cort Wesley Masters, a deadly outlaw who has every reason to want her dead But he also holds the key to the truth she desperately seeks in the anguished brain of an amnesiac torture victim.Caitlin s tormented quest for redemption takes her to a dark world, ranging from Washington to Bahrain to the wastelands of Mexico, as she finds that the strength to live comes from learning how to die.

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      Published :2019-07-18T20:12:58+00:00

    About "Jon Land"

    1. Jon Land

      Jon Land is an American author of thriller novels and a screenwriter He graduated from Brown University in 1979 Phi Beta Kappa and Magna cum Laude He often bases his novels and scripts on extensive travel and research as well as a twenty five year career in martial arts He is an associate member of the US Special Forces and is an emeritus board member the International Thriller Writers John currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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    1. Thank you to the author for the review copy.A terrific action tale featuring Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong, an utterly fun reading experience and one that can take you out of reality for a while. It was highly improbably, spectacularly unlikely and I loved every minute of it. Twisty turny mayhem with flair.I loved the characters, cort particularly, hey I've always preferred the bad boys. The plot is intriguing and the action is exciting and will keep you on the edge of your seat.All in all thoroug [...]


    2. Caitlin Strong, a fifth generation Texas Ranger and her partner are pinned down by gunfire in what they assume is drug trafficking along the Texas-Mexico border. Although Caitlin does her best to get her partner to safety he doesn’t survive. As a result she leaves the Rangers to become a trauma crisis intervention counselor. While she is at the center her first patient is her husband, Peter Goodwin whom she thought died nine months earlier in Iraq. Corporate Moguls send their goons after her h [...]


    3. Loud and strong, this book goes at it hardWilliam Shatner once commented that the results of his directorial efforts in Star Trek V were "loud". One could easily say the same thing about Jon Land's Strong Enough to Die. Strong Enough To Die comes at you with a gunfight on the first page, has lots of gunfights throughout and ends up with guns and explosions as well.Does it work? Well, yeah. This is not fine literature, mind you. It is loud, lock and load, over-the-top Texas Ranger action. There's [...]


    4. I was really into this story until the end where it jumped headfirst into the land of ridiculous. Overall, great action, acceptable mega-villain(s), strong(ha ha), flawed protagonist, excellent pacing. I definitely plan to read the next in the series. My only complaint was how it was so neatly wrapped up in the end by the unexpected character twist. Just don't buy it.


    5. The bit of history about the Texas Rangers prefacing each section was interesting.Short scenes and chapters – some barely a page long – made this book easy to pick up and put down. But they also broke up the flow of the story when they were only a continuation of the previous chapter or scene. The first three-hundred-and-some-odd pages of this almost four-hundred page book more stroll along than race (except for brief sprints where people are killing each other) before it really picks up ove [...]


    6. The first in a series that promises to be quite good. It is centered around a female Texas Ranger, the 5th generation of a Ranger family. She is very strong on action, perhaps less strong on subtlety. In this entry, she is involved in determining who was responsible for her husband's extreme torture, and teams with a gang killer when it is determined that their situations are intertwined. The take on the Mexican Mafia and, above all, an extremely dangerous super security US firm. The bullets fly [...]


    7. Caitlin is an intelligent new hero—a Texas Ranger to be exact.She is resilient, independent, complicated and, as most her life isn’t perfect so she can be a tortured female. Her backstory has several subordinate plots wittily knitted together in a gripping story. Action, adventure, suspense, and some aggression threw in to keep it interesting, Caitlin Strong keeps you turning the page.


    8. Decent enough action-thrillerory of a female Texas Ranger unwinding the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of her computer expert husbandetty dark, but interesting characters along the wayI might try another


    9. Disappointing Thin characters and a transparent plot written with a dull primary pencil. I won't be reading any sequels. Caitlin Strong is very weak.


    10. I received this book through the Vine program, so it was an uncorrected ARC (and it was obvious it was uncorrected).I'll start with what I really liked about this bookThere is plenty of action. It starts out with a gunfight and that isn't the last in the book. Plenty of guns and blood in this one. It moves along fairly quick from one big scene to the next.The author obviously did plenty of research on the Texas Rangers and did an excellent job describing them and Caitlin's desire to be one and [...]


    11. Review of Strong Enough To Die by Jon LandBy Russell Ilg (bookseller and collector)This is going to be one of the best thrillers of the year. I always hear people say they could not put a book down and have found very few that meet that test. Well, this is that book. It's a very different thriller, using today's Texas Rangers with a lot of history of the earlier years of the Rangers. You are taken for the ride of your life in a novel that never lets up and that you cannot put down. Caitlin Stron [...]


    12. This is the first book in the Caitlin Strong series and the first Jon Land book that I have read. Based upon this book, I will definitely read more of the Strong series and will also branch out into the other books that Land has written.With Caitlin Strong Land has created a character that has a strong ethical sense but also is willing to stray from the straight and narrow if that is required to get a desired result. Strong is a former Texas Ranger who is descended from a family of Rangers. She [...]


    13. An enjoyable story with some frightening implications about technology in the wrong hands. For conspiracy theorists this tale is a gem. Corporate power run a muck. It is Dwight Eisenhower's worst nightmare about corporations and the military industrial complex.Mix that all together with some down home lore about the Texas Rangers, throw in the Mexican mafia, torture of American citizens by Americans-just not on American soil-and fill in with interesting characters. Oh yes, and a little philosoph [...]


    14. Nice to read about a woman in a historically man's job. Caitlin Strong is just like her name says - a strong woman who doesn't back down. Caitlin is a Texas ranger, like her dad and her grandfather, and she is out to find out what happened 5 years before, when she and her partner were ambushed in the desert. Along the way she meets a man, recently out of prison, and the sparks fly, both at work and personally. But because of her job, and his past, they don't agree on anything. And Caitlin is mor [...]


    15. The first in the Caitlin Strong series.Caitlin is a fifth generation Texas Ranger — a very tough lady from a long line of very tough lawmen.In this book she teams up with some other tough guys with bad histories to to take on the Mexican Mafia and megalomaniac who thinks it's his job to watch everyone and anyone and neutralize those who (in his definition) pose a threat to the American way of life.More thriller than mystery. Caitlin does a lot more shooting than detecting, and what little dete [...]


    16. Jon Land's books have always been favorites of mine. He wrote a series of mysteries with an sraeli woman and a Palestinian man, both cops, who end up solving mysteries together. Not, Jon turns his gifts for thrillers to a new heroine, Caitlin Strong, a Texas Ranger, and her fight for justice in the USA> She becomes involved with an unususal man who was just released from jail. he is rough and tough, and they end up as partners to solve a strange mystery regarding a good friend of Caitlin's, h [...]


    17. This was my first Jon Land book. It is Jon Lands' first introduction of Caitlin Strong; a fifth generation Texas Ranger. The book is broken down into parts, each prefaced with a short blurb of Texas Ranger history, mostly by quotations. These just added to what enevitably resulted in a very good story. One might come away from this book with some new or confirmed perceptions of computers,televisions, and goverment involvement therein. On some level,one may see some shadowing of 1984's Big Brothe [...]



    18. Pretty good first book in a series about a female Texas Ranger down on her luck, who finds her husband (long thought dead) with his memories shattered. How she finds out from him who did it is part of the book, but the bigger part, it being a Texas Ranger book and all, is about how she extracts fairly violent justice with the help of an ex-con and an insane Venezuelan enforcer. The criminals were just a little too conveniently white-collar rich men for me, and I'm not real thrilled with the magi [...]


    19. Caitlin Strong, Texas Ranger. Tough lady, in a long line of Rangers who do whatever it takes to get a result they think is right. Of course she's fabulously talented with a gun, and battles the personal demons requisite for a grit lit protagonist. Other fabulously talented fighters join the fray as Caitlin strives to avenge her husband and redeem herself. It's the first of a series so it's not a spoiler to say that she doesn't get killed. The book was interesting enough to send me back for the n [...]


    20. Agghhh I just wrote a very long review. Explaining why it had taken me so long to start the Caitlin Strong series by one of my all time favourite authors The reasons I dithered, and how wrong I was to do so, as this first book was fantastic. What happened to the review??? The screen glitched and I lost it all before I could save it!I'm too impatient to attempt to re-write it, as book 2 is sitting here staring at me, and I can't wait any longer to begin it!My recommendation? Read Strong Enough t [...]


    21. I'm not sure if mystery is the right category for this book. The main character, Caitlin Strong, is a Texas Ranger, so it's a bit of a police procedural. I fell in love with the characters, which is always key for me to get involved in a book. The plot was chillingly believable. My only very small gripe is that in a few places the speakers were not identified enough and I would have to look back to see who was speaking. Sometimes that didn't do the trick. Like I said, a minor grip. Overall, it w [...]


    22. I got about half way through this book and am now setting it aside. It's not a bad book by any definition, just not to my taste. The constant shifts in narrative and timeline kept me from getting engrossed in the story. And I failed to develop any empathy for any of the characters. The plot was fairly interesting and the writing was good, however. But to me, characters that I care about are everything in a story, and you didn't really learn enough about the people in this book to care about them [...]


    23. I finally decided to give this series a try. In this first book the author does a good job of introducing setting and the characters. There was enough action to keep the story flowing and most of the characters were interesting and had some depth to them. I admittedly know nothing about Texas or its history but some parts of the book seem to paint the definite clichéd version of the wild, gun crazy, tobacco spittin' state where shootouts aren't out of the ordinary. Not sure how true this is but [...]


    24. Terrific action/adventure story. Read some nits about stilted dialogue, but if you really look at the two main characters, they are both clearly people of few words trying to figure a lot of things out. I liked Caitlyn Strong as the strong heroine mostly on the right side of the law and Cort Wesley Masters as the anti-hero a little bit on the side of the law. Very interesting pairing. Look forward to the rest of the series.


    25. The main character is a 5th generation Texas Ranger, and the plot centers around a deadly shoot-out at the Mexican border which results in the death of a fellow Ranger and close friend. Her investigation into the events of that night reveal that her deceased husband is actually alive and is suffering from acute side effects of torture (in Iraq)e he holds the key to some information that could assure America's security and prominence in the world.


    26. I really rate this book as a 2 1/2. The plot is not bad if you overlook the all powerful government conspiracy, actually government contractor conspiracy. The dialogue needs help though. Masters spoke only in cliches and Caitlin needs to start her sentences with nouns or pronouns instead of verbs. The dialogue gave the the story a kind of teenage tough guy feeling. Minot looking for the next one.


    27. For a relatively randomly selected library book, this was scarily on point in these days of NSA revelations. Female Texas Ranger goes head to head with high-level Haliburton scum and forms some surprising alliances along the way. A little heavy with the gun porn for my taste, but the plot and characters were solid.


    28. This was my first time reading Jon Land, but I'm pretty sure it won't be the last. A book with a tough, flawed, and complicated female lead is always a plus. Once I started reading, I did not want to put this one down. It was a crazy whirlwind of a story that never let up. I'll want to see what Caitlin Strong is up to next. Sooner, rather than later.


    29. Excellent start to what author Jon Land promises will be a series, starring the book's main character, Caitlin Strong. Kinda reminds one of a couple of recent TV crime shows about the US Marshal Service, with a little bit of "El Mariachi" thrown in. It is a very good light read, for those interested in action rather than intricate plot twists.


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