The Lone Wolf Agenda by Joseph Badal
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Kindle Edition, 386 pages
Published April 22nd 2013 by Suspense Publishing
'With "The Lone Wolf Agenda," Joseph Badal returns to the world of international espionage and military action thrillers and crafts a story that is as close to the real world of spies and soldiers as a reader can find. This fourth book in the Danforth Saga brings Bob Danforth out of retirement to hunt down lone wolf terrorists hell bent on destroying America's oil infrastructure. Badal weaves just enough technology into his story to wow even the most a-technical reader. "The Lone Wolf Agenda" pairs Danforth with his son Michael, a senior DELTA Force officer, as they combat an OPEC-supported terrorist group allied with a Mexican drug cartel. This story is an epic adventure that will chill readers as they discover that nothing, no matter how diabolical, is impossible.'
The Lone Wolf Agenda packs a punch from the moment you start reading. This is the first time I have read anything from Joseph Badal and I found that this novel started out at a very fast pace which didn't end until I got to the very last chapter.
This novel is packed full of political and military issues and contains very real and believable characters. It focuses on a topic that could easily be a current event happening in the world right now which is a little bit scary if you actually stop and think about it.
I did find that a lot of characters were introduced during the story which did make it a bit hard for me to keep up with at times. I found I had to go back now and then just to remind myself where certain characters were introduced and how they fitted into the overall story.
Also, it is very heavily laiden with political and military acronyms which made some sections feel a little bit disjointed, especially when I had to remind myself what certain acronyms actually stood for before I could continue reading.
Overall though, The Lone Wolf Agenda is a definite page turner from the start and will appeal to anyone who has a passion for political or military stories that could almost be true-to-life in today's society.
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Author Bio:Joseph Badal worked for thirty-eight years in the banking and financial services industries, most recently serving as a senior executive and board member of a NYSE-listed mortgage REIT. He is currently President of Joseph Badal & Associates, Inc., a management consulting firm. Prior to his finance career, Joe served for six years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army in critical, highly classified positions in the U.S. and overseas, including tours of duty in Greece and Vietnam. He earned numerous military decorations. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in International Finance (Temple University) and Business Administration (University of New Mexico). He graduated from the Defense Language Institute, West Coast, and from Stanford University Law School’s Director College. Joe serves on the boards of Sacred Wind Communications and New Mexico Mutual Insurance, and is Chairman and President of The New Mexico Small Business Investment Corporation. Joe has had five suspense novels published, including Shell Game, which was released in 2012. His next novel, The Lone Wolf Agenda, will be released in June. He writes a blog titled Everyday Heroes. His first short story, Fire & Ice, was included in an anthology titled Uncommon Assassins, in 2012. Joe has written dozens of articles that have been published in various business and trade journals, and is a frequent speaker at national business and writers’ events.
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