Overwatch

Overwatch

Book - 2016
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The Military Times 's Top Ten Books of 2016 Pick

"A former Marine himself, Betley proves himself an able heir to the throne currently held by the likes of Brad Thor and the late, great Vince Flynn. But Betley also incorporates a quest for a historical artifact reminiscent of James Rollins and Steve Berry, resulting in a structurally flawless read, unafraid to tackle difficult issues like PTSD as well. Not to be missed." -- The Providence Journal

"Matthew Betley has proven he's an accomplished writer. Overwatch is a brilliantly conceived thriller that surges from the first chapter through mounting deception to a powerful conclusion." --Clive Cussler, #1 New York Times bestselling author

" Overwatch is an exceptional read--a thoroughly engrossing thriller that reminds us of battles fought and threats we still face. We might have expected from Matthew Betley the gripping battlefield accounts that could only come from a seasoned warrior. But the humanity of its characters and the relentless drive of its narrative will make readers impatient for Betley's next book." --Stephen Hayes, The Weekly Standard

"As a former Marine, Betley really knows his stuff. Fans of nonstop, nail-biting action will love this one!" --Kyle Mills, #1 New York Times bestselling author

When Logan West impulsively answers a dead man's ringing phone, he triggers a global race against the clock to track down an unknown organization searching for an Iraqi artifact that is central to a planned attack in the Middle East--one that will draw the United States into a major conflict with Iran.

Logan, a former Marine officer, is quickly contracted as a "consultant" to assist the FBI as part of a special task force bent on stopping the shadowy operatives, whatever the cost. The battles are nonstop, from the plains of the Midwest, to mansions in northern Mexico, to the war-torn Al-Anbar province, pitting an international team against trained mercenaries employed by the world's largest private security contractor...whose owner has a personal vendetta against the US government. Meanwhile, Logan is battling his own demons, especially the trauma of the ambush that his Force Recon unit suffered at an insurgent torture compound in Fallujah in 2004, which threatens to destroy everything he holds dear.

With high-stakes and fully-realized characters, Overwatch is a thriller unlike any you've read before: deftly plotted, up-to-the-minute, and impossible to put down.
Publisher: New York : Emily Bestler Books / Atria, c2016
ISBN: 9781476799216
1476799210
Branch Call Number: FIC Betl
Characteristics: 391 pages ; 23 cm

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May 16, 2016

Evil men deserve no mercy.

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SEBoiko
May 16, 2016

I don't fight fair. I fight to win.

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SEBoiko
May 16, 2016

No mercy, no hesitation.

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SEBoiko
May 16, 2016

We have to stay alive to avenge them.

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SEBoiko
May 16, 2016

Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.

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SEBoiko
May 16, 2016

Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.

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SEBoiko
May 16, 2016

Sometimes you do have to make a deal with the devil.

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Keep moving or you're going to die.

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May 16, 2016

... complacency kills...

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kmre_37
Apr 29, 2017

Enjoyed the book, but could've been very good if he hadn't gotten hung up on the details like the big fight scene near the end. Wasted alot of paper detailing every kick & punch :/ (must be a guy thing )

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p_snoop
Jan 30, 2017

So far this fictional book has kept a fast pace, good character backgrounds and motive for crimes. It's up to a few military operatives, FBI and friendly governments to stop a new war in the middle east. Scary connection to Mexican cartel. The explosive ending opens the door for a second book in the series.

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p_snoop
Jan 30, 2017

Violence: Written descriptions gun inflicted wounds, gory.

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