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Kill Switch: A Joe Ledger Novel de Jonathan…
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Kill Switch: A Joe Ledger Novel (edició 2016)

de Jonathan Maberry (Autor)

Sèrie: Joe Ledger (8)

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"What do you do when the power goes off? A terrorist group has acquired one hundred E-bombs. Each bomb's electromagnetic pulse is powerful enough to blow out all power and all technology from a major city. The terrorists plan to hit one hundred American cities in a campaign of destruction. Word has gotten out about the coming blackout and gangs, criminals and terrorist strike teams are poised to attack when the lights go out. Joe Ledger knows how to stop them. He has the names, locations, abort codes. But a targeted EMP weapon kills the electronics aboard his plane. Joe crashes in the deepest and most remote part of the vast rainforests of the Pacific Northwest. Joe and his combat dog, Ghost, survive the crash -but they are lost in the wilderness with no weapons and no way to get the information to the authorities. Time is running out. And Joe is being hunted by a terrifying new kind of assassin. A team of remote viewers have the ability to take over any person and turn ordinary citizens into killers. Joe and Ghost may have to kill the innocent in order to save the entire country from falling during a night of darkness and mass murder"--… (més)
Membre:JaredMcLaine
Títol:Kill Switch: A Joe Ledger Novel
Autors:Jonathan Maberry (Autor)
Informació:St. Martin's Griffin (2016), 544 pages
Col·leccions:Audio Book
Valoració:****1/2
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I've said over and over again that the Joe Ledger series is one of those series that, no matter what I'm reading, I press pause and read the newest one.

I can't express how much fun these books are.

And then comes this one. And within pages--BAM--I'm hooked because Maberry does the damn near impossible and pulls in ISIL, bioweapons, hadron colliders, and the Cthulhu mythos. I had a geek boner through most of this book.

And then I began to get a niggling sense of where Maberry was taking it. I knew who the hidden villain of the piece was.

And it pissed me off. I'll have to explain behind the spoiler alert wall exactly why...

Why, oh why, oh why, does every goddamned writer, otherwise excellent, have to take their most heroic secondary character, the one that has served their country flawlessly for decades, who is revered as a hero, and turn them into the villain that wants to see the world burn?

Do we see this in real life? Yes. We have the Jared Fogles and the Lance Armstrongs of the world, but Maberry spent most of this novel setting up Harcourt Bolton as the Captain America of his fictional universe, the man who had a three-decade flawless career, saving the world on numerous occasions.

Then he expects me to believe that, due to some financial issues, he went completely traitorous?

Sorry, I call bullshit.


So, ultimately, what likely could have been the crowning achievement for the Ledger series ended up being a mostly amazing book that ultimately took a shit on the reader at the end.

I'm really disappointed with this. Maberry's a much better writer than this.

Here's hoping he gets the mojo back with the next one. ( )
  TobinElliott | Sep 3, 2021 |
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was very exciting the entire book. I never knew what was going to happen. ( )
  Ciscomatic | Sep 26, 2020 |
I know I’ve said this about previous books in this series, but this is my favorite entry as of now.

Having the advantage of starting a series once it’s already finished-I know Joe will make it through. Everyone else though? I genuinely was afraid for Top, Bunny, Church, and the gang.

I enjoyed the references to Lovecraft and other pulp fiction writers and combined with the real tension I felt for these characters-I feel like this volume surpassed the others.

Bring on the next book!

* I downloaded the audio of this book free from my local library. Libraries RULE! *
** Listening to these free library downloads has hooked me on this series. As such, I’ve rejoined Audible so I don’t have to wait for library holds to arrive. So, attention publishers! Free access to books and audiobooks at local libraries can and does lead to actual sales. ** ( )
  Charrlygirl | Mar 22, 2020 |
Wow I love the suspense of these books it's like a ride. Hate theending making you want more ( )
  itschrisonline | Apr 28, 2018 |
Maberry brings the weird and unbelievable to life again. Like all of his other Joe Ledger books, he makes the things of fantasy and nightmares into a twisted reality that gets you believing they could actually be true. Kill Switch just sucks you into its tentacles immediately and doesn't let you up for air until the very end.

The way things are described and the pace of the book are stunning and will evoke your imagination and bring every detail to life. It doesn't hurt either that the things Joe and his team say will have you laughing out loud and causing your family or co-workers to give you an odd look.

Joe is seriously hilarious with his quips. I have a serious man crush on Joe, he is my hero. Yes, I am fully aware that I sound like a moron. No, more like a Trekkie who suddenly found himself in an elevator with Captain Kirk. I don't actually have many hero's, but when I go bromance I go full bromance.... ;-)

This is a must read for any Sci-Fi fan and will have you rethinking what you think you know about science fiction. So with that, I will leave you with this…
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn ( )
  Porterhouse21 | May 10, 2017 |
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"What do you do when the power goes off? A terrorist group has acquired one hundred E-bombs. Each bomb's electromagnetic pulse is powerful enough to blow out all power and all technology from a major city. The terrorists plan to hit one hundred American cities in a campaign of destruction. Word has gotten out about the coming blackout and gangs, criminals and terrorist strike teams are poised to attack when the lights go out. Joe Ledger knows how to stop them. He has the names, locations, abort codes. But a targeted EMP weapon kills the electronics aboard his plane. Joe crashes in the deepest and most remote part of the vast rainforests of the Pacific Northwest. Joe and his combat dog, Ghost, survive the crash -but they are lost in the wilderness with no weapons and no way to get the information to the authorities. Time is running out. And Joe is being hunted by a terrifying new kind of assassin. A team of remote viewers have the ability to take over any person and turn ordinary citizens into killers. Joe and Ghost may have to kill the innocent in order to save the entire country from falling during a night of darkness and mass murder"--

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