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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Global Predator by Jack MacLean

Book Description: High above the mountains of the North West Frontier, a Global Predator circles waiting to unleash its Hellfire missiles. The trail of Osama Bin Laden's deputy, the elusive Egyptian terror master, Ayman al-Zawahiri has gone cold until a chance recording identified by a translator at the National Security Agency offers new clues. A special intelligence team assembles and plots to catch at him at a meeting with other high ranking al Qaeda leaders. In Pakistan's beautiful Swat Valley, the local Taliban have been stepping up their attacks on anyone educating girls. English aid worker Sally is taken hostage while visiting one of her schools. When Wilkins, escaping his reckless trading mistakes at his London bank, is forced to rescue her, he finds himself trapped in a world of blind fear and terror. Only one person can now make sense of what is happening and stop a massacre of innocent schoolgirls.

Set in Pakistan and England, Global Predator tells the story of several people whose stories interweave at various points. Sally is an English woman who has made it her mission let girls have access to the resources, schools and education which they rightfully deserve in Pakistan. At the same time, the Taliban are intent on just the opposite, they’re bombing schools in order to prevent girls from becoming educated. With banking scandals, avoiding detection, American military and no safety makes Pakistan a scary place to be.

 I was interested in the story by the cover and the description. The narrative jumps to different locations and characters, which was a little disconcerting in the beginning and found it hard to get into the story, but eventually became clear once the relationship between the characters was established.  Though not enough to make you bond with the characters. The story at times didn’t make sense and I was relieved to get to the end.
I like reading about political intrigue especially by Joel Rosenberg, but Global Predator did not live up to my expectations. I received a copy of eBook from Net Galley and publisher for my review.

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