Critical Error

Critical Error When top CIA operative Sam Baker rescues a kidnapped CNN reporter and her cameraman from the hands of Palestinian terrorists he uncovers a plan to devastate Israel Unable to stop the attack in time

  • Title: Critical Error
  • Author: Murray McDonald
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • When top CIA operative Sam Baker rescues a kidnapped CNN reporter and her cameraman from the hands of Palestinian terrorists, he uncovers a plan to devastate Israel Unable to stop the attack in time, Israel is rocked to the core as over 4,000 of its youngest and most vulnerable citizens are slaughtered.Four years later, retired and enjoying a new life, his own family is sWhen top CIA operative Sam Baker rescues a kidnapped CNN reporter and her cameraman from the hands of Palestinian terrorists, he uncovers a plan to devastate Israel Unable to stop the attack in time, Israel is rocked to the core as over 4,000 of its youngest and most vulnerable citizens are slaughtered.Four years later, retired and enjoying a new life, his own family is slaughtered in a bungled attempt on his life Dealing with his would be killers, Sam sends a warning to his brother, Senator Charles Baker, a presidential front runner, that he too is about to be assassinated Sam s hunch is right and thanks to the quick actions of a Secret Service agent, the Senator is saved Sam is left with no choice but to leave his new life and revisit a life he had left far behind After the devastating attack on its children, Israel s leaders unleash an old and top secret plan in retaliation Project Ararat Rebecca Cohen, mother of one of the slaughtered six year olds and ex Mossad assassin begs to be allowed to help in whatever way she can With vengeance driving her on, Rebecca uncovers an even greater risk to her country and to America The terrorists have managed to secure five nuclear weapons and plan to strike Israel and AmericaAs Sam and Rebecca unravel the truth, their paths weave perilously together and they become unwitting pawns as their governments are deeply embroiled in events than anyone would have thought possible.As the nuclear deadline looms, we find out just what happens when you push a country too far Best clear your diary you won t want to put this one down once you ve started

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    1. This is the first book I have read by this author. I picked up on him via 's "If you liked xxxx, then take a look at these authors." THE POSITIVE: It's a very fast paced thriller. The author integrates the character back stories in a fashion that doesn't bog down or detract from the story he's tellingE NEGATIVE: The plot is totally unbelievable. Ex CIA agent targeted for assassination because his brother has become a threat to the sitting U.S. vice president. The head of the CIA, and several oth [...]

    2. At the moment probably in my top 5 books for 2015.Another one I could not put down.Bet you didn't see that ending coming.Conspiracy from the US government (what's new)rces an ex Agent back into the fold.Follow him and his merry band as they try to eliminate the corruption and deal with the upcoming world crisis.You like thrillers with twist and turns, and a little love interest thrown in, then you need to read this book.

    3. My only issue with this book is there were a lot of typos. Other than that it was a good mystery with a lot of twists. I would definitely recommend it.

    4. This book was incredible. Fast-paced with and unknown bad guys, fantastic twists. Just when you think you have it figured out, you find you didn't have it figured out at all. The conspiracies go right to the top of the US government. And who's who in terms of bad guys and good will keep you guessing. The only thing I didn't like was one aspect of the ending. I found it unrealistic. Still it was the end shocker and I didn't see it coming, though there were so darn many clues in the story. five ou [...]

    5. This book was really good. It was loaded with action that was non stop through the entire book. The characters were well developed and interesting. The story line kept me guessing the entire time. Also another thing I liked was how this book played out. This book has great premise to become a series because Sam could unretire he could have many more missions. The only thing I disliked was that if Sam is the MC then he wasn't a big part of this book. All in all great book.

    6. This was a good story, with a great plot, twists and lots of political intrigue. I would like to give it a full five stars, but settled on 4 as there are a number of grammar errors and a few spelling errors that actually made me pause while reading the story. I ended up having to go back and re-read the last sentence to understand what I had just read. Other then the errors and the fact that the story does need to be proof read more closely, the story is worth a read.

    7. No. Just no. I could not suspend disbelief for even a nanosecond while I read the book.The plot was so implausible so out of touch with what's really going on in the Middle East that I tossed the book away in disgust.

    8. I liked this book. It has a lot of plot twists and turns and you are always reminded that you are reading a fiction. The story could have been a bit more realistic and the author has left a few plot holes open.

    9. Just finished this and still thinking about the ending! Great read that grips you from page one and doesn't let go until the shocking ending.

    10. The only people who think the law doesn't apply to them are the criminals and the privileged. The mixture of business influence on politics doesn't seem so far fetched since January. I like Sam but he is a Mary Sue (but so was James Bond). A lot of action takes place spread across a wide ranging story. I see no condition under which Israel would give up its lands. Otherwise, a somewhat entertaining read.Kindle e-book. Old purchase, getting it off my TBR pile.=======================When top CIA o [...]

    11. There several ways a book can be terrible. The least worst way is when it is so poorly written that it is not actually readable. The reason this is the least worst is because if you can't get past the 2nd page you have not wasted much time on it. Far worse is when a book is written well enough to keep you engaged through to the bitter end only to discover that the entire premise was farcical and the outcome beyond preposterous. Which brings us to Critical Error. It reads like an average thriller [...]

    12. I gave up on this one about 20% of the way through. The story line isn't terrible but there are too many grammatical errors for me to enjoy this book.

    13. Summary ()When top CIA operative Sam Baker rescues a kidnapped CNN reporter and her cameraman from the hands of Palestinian terrorists, he uncovers a plan to devastate Israel. Unable to stop the attack in time, Israel is rocked to the core as over 4,000 of its youngest and most vulnerable citizens are slaughtered.Four years later, retired and enjoying a new life, his own family is slaughtered in a bungled attempt on his life. Dealing with his would-be killers, Sam sends a warning to his brother, [...]

    14. I had read MacDonald’s two previous offerings back to back, thoroughly enjoying them, and have eagerly awaited the opportunity to direct my attention to his third, and apparently most critically acclaimed and controversial novel. The inexcusably long hiatus on my part was well rewarded. MacDonald is one of few authors in this genre that can write an internationally sweeping, plot driven technothriller, without burying the reader in details, while at the same time fully satisfying technical rea [...]

    15. I was given the opportunity to read and review this book. I've read another book by Murray McDonald and this one sounded interesting, so I decided to give it a shot. I'll start by saying that this genre of writing is not my normal reading, so I focused on enjoying the story rather than trying to get bogged down in the details. This said, I did enjoy the book very much. The plot was intersting and the storyline has plenty of action to keep the plot moving forward. The first 50 pages or so were fu [...]

    16. A plot that is not in any remote way believable, copious grammatical errors, and too many cliches to count.I don't know anything about this author, but by his use (and misuse) of cliche after cliche, I could only assume he is not a natural American English speaker. I won't even give you examples. Just take a look at the sample or use the peek inside feature on , and you'll see what I mean. The lack of editing was not quite enough to make me quit reading - I'm stubborn like that - but it did make [...]

    17. UNBELIEVABLEI have read other books by Murray McDonald with very believable plots. Thus I started this one with high hopes and as I read through the book, I wasn't disappointed. The characters are well defined. Sam and Rebecca are outstanding. Ben is a mystery. The story moves along at a fast pace which doesnt let the narrative get boring.Except when I reached the end. The (believed to be) main characters end up being sidelined. The ending was a let down and was too preposterous to believe. Read [...]

    18. The story is definitely action-packed. More so than most thrillers, however, it is a bit too far fetched and completely void of any connection to reality. Lots of twists and turns, but all basically coming out in favor of the protagonist. Every. Single. Time! That coupled with a fatal lack of understanding of politics in the Middle East, as well as the US turns a potentially good story into something just not worth reading. The flat characters also do not garner any sympathy. Terrible waste

    19. A political/suspense novel, the characters range from upper level politicians to spy masters all joined together in a major plot to change the way of the world.Lots of Arab/Jew conflict, good guys being targeted for murder because they are in the way of the plot, a very large surprise ending.I liked most of the book, the characters were real and the action not totally over the top. The surprise at the end was more than a bit unbelievable.

    20. Critical ErrorOkay, I did find some parts of the story far fetched but it really did keep me interested and entertained regardless. The important characters were well developed and the story was truly fast paced. . I believed the author did a good job going out of the norm with political thrillers so you must have a good imagination in order to get off 1st base with it. Looking forward to more.

    21. Critical Error (by Murray McDonald)Get ready for thrills and chills, before you get to Chapter 3, you'll have to be able to make sure you are following the action. Twists and turns that will leave you wondering if what you've read is "possible and probable." Thanks for letting me know how much the international world of politics can be convoluted. Great read.

    22. Another wonderful masterpiece written by this up and coming author. Just like his other books, Mcdonald writes them so they are quite hard to put down. I have recently breezed through two of his books, and now this one. Full of action, an incredible plot, and interesting characters, ths author leaves you desperate for more.

    23. It Is What It IsIt Is What It IsIt's not literature. It's not fact-based fiction. It's entertainment pure and simple. An interesting story . . . good guys and bad guys . . . some suspense and lots of action. It's just what the author promised . . . and exactly what he delivered.

    24. While the main characters were likable, there were too many sub characters to keep track of without a scorecard which made the story too long and drawn out. The same story could have been told without all the tedious detail. I had to keep on rereading sections to understand the plot. Not my favorite book

    25. Good read. I disagree with the author on political issues, which may bias my assessment. The author kindly contacted me and convinced me the political views were used for a literary purpose, which prompted me to change my assessment.

    26. This is a truly mesmerizing story line. The character viewpoints change from chapter to chapter which makes it more interesting and intriguing. There are definitely some very improbable scenarios included, but it is still an interesting read!

    27. DYN-O-MITE!!!loved the book! couldn't put it down. BUT just thinking about the scenario doesn't seem that unlikely with what's going on with our government. SCARY!!!! isn't it.

    28. Fast Paced ActionThis book is a fast paced action novel. The plot is a little far fetched but I found that I enjoyed it none the less. Sometimes it's fun to dispense with reality when you open the cover of a book and just enjoy the ride.

    29. International conspiracy.Interesting story, was confused in some parts. Keeping track of all the organization's was hard. Some innocent people and lots of children are death. US has new neighbors, that part I really like. Will be reading the next book.

    30. FantasyI vision where and what I read. When the main character defeats numerous, larger, trained, experienced special forces, phone calls bring information, people, materials time after time it goes beyond reasonable comprehension, then it went into fantasy

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