Sunday, January 20, 2013

1st Review of “Operation: Avenging Dragon”

As I am sure you all know by now, I recently got my first attempt at writing a fiction novel (Operation: Avenging Dragon) published by Kindle Digital Publishing. As a first timer, one thing I was really looking forward too, and dreading at the same time, was the first review of my book by someone who bought it, read it and was someone I did not know, someone who did not feel a need to say nice things just because they were a friend.

Well, the first review appeared on Amazon over the weekend. It took me a couple of minutes to build up the courage to read it, but I when I did get the courage, I was very pleasantly surprised.  The review was really quite good. So, I decided to celebrate and brag a little and publish the entire review here in my blog today…


Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Operation Avenging Dragon - A Spy Book Review
January 20, 2013
By Marshall Estes
Format: Kindle Edition | Amazon Verified Purchase

Operation Avenging Dragon is an up to date story about Chinese cyberattacks on the US. Having been the target of such an attack several years ago, this story really resonated with me. The plot develops nicely. The main character will appeal to men over 40 as he is aging and feeling it. The main character may not appeal to those under 30 who are not feeling the effects of age on their bodies yet.

The supporting characters added to the team were enjoyable in their differences and yet similar in their military backgrounds. The plot is a delightful mix of naval action and computer action. The naval descriptions are very well done IMO. The description of the final cyberattack on one of the main backbones of the US computer network will hold the computer geeks for at least a couple of minutes. But the real hero of the story is a kick. Straight out of the midwest, he shows why you don't want to mess with an angry farmer.

The only thing I found annoying was a lack of a link back to the Table of Contents from within the book. But don't let that stop you from enjoying a good spy read.

Live Long and Prosper...


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