Necessary Retribution by Mike McNeff

Necessary Retribution by Mike McNeff
Publisher: Booktrope
Genre: Action/Adventure, Suspense
Length: Full (316 Pgs)
Rated: 4 stars
Review by Poppy

“We don’t need you guys for easy missions.”

Those words set the stage for the entry of Robin Marlette and his team of ex-cops into the world of covert operations and counter-terrorism. After two years of intense training by the best special ops teams in the US military, The CIA and the world situation propel the team into dangerous and complex missions that threaten the world’s balance of power and tests the team to the ragged edge of their abilities.

Author Mike McNeff continues the saga of the Guardians, first introduced in his first novel GOTU and takes the reader on another action packed roller coaster of a story. You’ll find yourself on the edge of your seat as Robin leads his men while they capture international criminals, rescue hostages and fight terrorists all over the globe…with the help of unlikely partners. Mike’s research into the historical background is evident and adds frightening realism to the plot.

If you like to be swept away with tense and exciting action, this book is for you.

Get ready to be plunged into some serious action in Necessary Retribution. After a bit of a slow set up and “meet and greet” with our players (this is the second book in the series, and the author deftly handled helping newbies like me know who’s who here without boring folks who’ve read the first book), things speed right up.

We’re following a group of carefully assembled, highly-trained operatives who operate well under the radar. This book isn’t just about one mission, but covers several with barely a breath in between. I’m a big fan of Robert Ludlum, and this was much like one of his novels: intense, full of intrigue and action.

That said, although I really loved Robin and his family, and there were some interesting characters, the focus was very much on the story and not as much on the characters. It’s very much a plot-driven book. Understand, that doesn’t mean the characters were cardboard cut-outs, just that I didn’t get to know them as deeply as I’m used to when reading other genres.

Still, worry for our cast of operatives definitely kept me turning pages. If you’re a fan of books full of intrigue (frequently of the political/governmental type) and like heart-pounding action, I highly recommend this book. I’ve not heard of the author before, but I’ll remember him now!


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