book ☆ Clear by Fire ↠ Joshua Hood
book ☆ Clear by Fire ↠ Joshua Hood Inspired by the experiences of a decorated combat veteran and former member of the 82nd Airborne Division Clear by Fire is a blistering new military thriller about an American hero who in order to clear his name must take down a highly classified band of soldiers that has gone murderously rogueMason Kane was a loyal American soldier and a proud member of the elite off the books Anvil Program a group of black ops soldiers wh Mason Kane is an elite soldier that is part of the secretive Anvil Program a dedicated unit of operatives that specializes in black ops or missions done in the shadows Kane is a loyal patriot with a conscience which ends up costing himThe Anvil program was created with one objective train a team to fight like the enemy does tossing out the rules of engagement and anything that might get in the way of completing the objecting – which is to kill bad guysWhen given an order to kill innocent people as part of a corrupt agenda Kane refuses By doing so he draws attention from all the wrong people Ultimately he’s labeled a terrorist and worse – a traitor to the county that he loves and has served so faithfullyUp to his neck in a tangled web of lies and corruption Kane is forced to go on the run The very men that he bravely served with are now after him Armed with his training and experience Kane must stay one step ahead of those hunting him while also working to clear his name That’s considerably harder than it already sounds when you throw in that he’s also the first American to earn a “kill on sight” orderThe people after him want him dead immediatelyWhat I Love About the BookFirst and foremost the book is very authentic Author Joshua Hood is a decorated soldier who served as suad leader in the 1 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment and was deployed to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring FreedomHood is the real deal living a life that resembles one of the heroes that thriller fans love to read about in fictional novels In a lot of ways as great as Mason Kane is he’s still not on eual footing with the man who created himOne of the things that really surprised me is Hood’s ability to paint vivid locations so masterfully on the page As a combat veteran that now serves on a SWAT team in Memphis Tennessee I expected him to nail the action scenes Which he does by the wayA lot of new authors that have served in the military or on a police force can naturally write action scenes because they’ve lived itMy favorite authors Vince Flynn and Brad Thor weren’t in the military – yet both are known for their ability to write what they haven’t lived first hand top notch action and espionage thrillers Hood in many ways is the reversal of those iconic authors but with similar resultsWhat makes Hood’s writing so uniue for a guy with his resume is his ability to eually describe tactical situations and overseas locations such as Morocco and Afghanistan His concise vibrant descriptions make you feel like you’re actually there – which can be a little unnerving when the bullets start flying I felt my pulse uicken several times while reading this bookIn many ways the plot reminds me of a famous rollercoaster here in my home state of Michigan called Shivering Timbers which is the sixth largest wooden roller coaster in the worldWhile other rides captivate thrill seekers by spinning and flipping you around Timbers takes you slowly up 100 feet above the ground before dropping nearly straight down Traveling 65 miles per hour riders are rocketed up and down a series of hills dropping at a rate that causes each person to experience what’s known as “ejector air time” – which is a fancy way of saying you experience weightlessnessThat’s the best way to describe Clear by Fire a roller coaster of events moving at blazing speeds The pacing is brilliant which makes the book nearly impossible to put down All of that leads up to an ending that is both satisfying and leaves you wanting – in a good wayThe only drawback is that fans myself included will have to wait until next year to read Hood’s follow up novel It can’t come fast enoughWhy You Should Read ItHood’s debut novel Clear by Fire offers what I truly believe is the uniue opportunity to see a legend in the making burst onto the sceneMason Kane is a new type of hero Compared to other known protagonists Kane is darker and edgier and perhaps a bit caustic at times He’s also the perfect blend of someone that is outgoing and confident but also stoic which is fun to readHaving grown up as one of the only non Latino children in East Los Angeles Kane learned to blend in at a young age His childhood wasn’t easy His mom is a drunk and his father well let’s just say he’s not aroundMason had every reason to become hardened and do nothing with his life Instead he chose better for himselfKane’s past helped to mold him into an Apex predator where he sits at the top of the food chain in the world of black operations and dangerous missions He’s not someone you want to cross but he’s definitely the guy I would want on my side if any type of trouble were to go downAs much as I love Mitch Rapp and Scot Harvath I can’t say that I read their books when Vince Flynn and Brad Thor first introduced their characters in 1999 and 2002 respectfully However Mason Kane boasts many of the same ualities that have made those characters household namesI’m honored to have been given an advance copy of Clear by Fire and feel privileged to be a fan from the very beginningI’m confident that everyone else who reads this book will feel the same wayFinal ThoughtsWhile Kane is the star there are a plethora of other well developed characters around him Fans will also really like Renee Hart a female Special Operations operative who helps Mason out while he’s one the runSome people are comparing Hood to fellow author Brad Taylor who writes the New York Times Bestselling Pike Logan series I understand where the comparisons come from since both men served decorated careers in the military before writing their first novel However their writing styles are slightly differentFor starters Taylor has adopted a first person narrative for his thrillers Hood meanwhile writes in third person Both are terrific authors with compelling main characters and I highly recommend their workBecause he’s new I’ve been asked several times which famous protagonist Mason Kane most resembles It’s a uestion I’ve thought long and hard about so here’s my answerRather than choose an established character to compare Mason Kane to I’d be willing to wager that by this time next year people will be comparing other new characters to MasonAfter The Survivor by Kyle Mills and Code of Conduct by Brad Thor Clear by Fire is the next must read book of the yearBook DetailsClear by Fire is published by Touchstone Books an imprint of Simon Schuster It will be available on 8182015
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kindle ✓ Clear by Fire Audio CD ´ joshua hood ´ Inspired by the experiences of a decorated combat veteran and former member of the 82nd Airborne Division Clear by Fire is a blistering new military thriller about an American hero who in order to clear his name must take down a highly classified band of soldiers that has O wage war from the shadows But all that changed when his commander as a part of a twisted scheme to force America's continued involvement in the Middle East ordered an innocent Afghan family murderedRefusing the order Mason finds himself on the run hunted by his former comrades and labeled a terrorist by the country he served faithfully Relying only on his survival skills and the help of female Special Operations operative I was fortunate enough to get an Advance Reader Copy of this fantastic book As a fan of actionsthriller writers such as Brad Thor Vince Flynn Ben Coes David Baldacci and many others I heard a lot about Hood and his book by another fan and friend of Hood's I was skeptical for about five seconds because Hood is a fighter not a writer right? Wrong Apparently the two are not mutually exclusive So if you enjoy the authors I mentioned above you're going to love Joshua Hood Scot Harvath Mitch Rapp Dewey Andreas and Will Robie have a new contemporary in Mason Kane and Hood adds in a strong female character to boot War is a messy business but when Kane finds himself on the hit list for choosing to do what was morally right when those around him choose the opposite he must use his wits to stay alive figure out who he can trust and get to the bottom of what's really going on before he's silenced for good The characters are well formed and human thoroughly likable and the plot is thought provoking Where do you draw the line in war and at what cost? What happens when you stop at the line and others around you cross it? Read Clear by Fire and find out And rest assured Kane's not finished yet
Joshua Hood ↠ Clear by Fire book
Clear by FireRenee Hart Kane must embark on his gravest mission yet unraveling the conspiracy that reaches all way to the president's inner circle and stopping the world's most dangerous soldiers from completing their treacherous planSet in the shadows of the war on terror this realistic action packed adventure puts a twist on the traditional military thriller and starts a brand new series that fans of Brad Thor and Brad Taylor will lo Top notch military action book by Joshua Hood He understands weapons operating in dangerous borderless countries and writes a great action sceneHowever a la repeated reminders from tech expert Lee Lofland Hood and his editors missed one big red flag cordite again Cordite was last used about a hundred years ago No current day warrior would be smelling it because cordite is not usedEverything else is well done but the references to cordite are glaring Writers and readers should prefer 'gunpowder' or 'propellant'