Saturday, January 9, 2016

Book Review for Lodestone By Stephen England


By Stephen England

5 stars
Reviewed by : Tonya
Format : Kindle Edition
Published by :Stephen England 
Source: Purchased Copy
Gene: Fiction


From best-selling author Stephen England comes LODESTONE, a new stand-alone novella in the Shadow Warriors series,

"Deceleration. The MT1-XX parachute billowed open in the night sky above him, snapping his shoulders back against the harness and pulling him out of freefall. Over six years at this game. . .and he still didn't like the idea of jumping out of a fully-functional aircraft."

The year is 2006.

As the Israeli Defense Force storms across the border into southern Lebanon, preparing to surround the stronghold of Bint Jbeil, three men wearing the yellow headbands of Hezbollah parachute off the ramp of a USAF C-130 Hercules, falling into the Lebanese night.

Their mission: rescue a compromised CIA asset from Bint Jbeil with only hours remaining before the IDF completes their envelopment of the town.

For Harry Nichols, it isn't his first time dropping into a combat zone. But getting to the ground is only the beginning. . .for the woman they have come to save is the wife of a Hezbollah commander.

Her husband has vowed to kill her. The CIA has promised to keep her alive.

But as the mission descends into chaos--as the night explodes in fire--some promises will prove impossible to keep.

Our Review

Lodestone is the first book in a series called "Shadow Warriors" the main character is special ops Harry Nichols and I just love this guy. This is a military spy thriller series and talk about taking you to the edge of your seat. Harry and a group of his guys are sent into a country in turmoil to get an asset out. But as you can imagine things don't go right and Harry and his guys have to fight to not only get the asset out alive but themselves.

The detail that author Stephen England puts into his story is phenomenal. As a Veteran and growing up in the military life I have read spy novels and been very disappointed by the lack of knowledge the author had in this life. But Stephen England has really put a lot of attention to detail into the story bringing to life the terminology, weaponry and detail of this life.

You can feel yourself right next to Harry as he is fighting to keep his asset alive and bring all his men home safely. You can feel the intensity when they are under fire and you think they aren't going to make it. Stephen England draws you into the story, into the moment and leaves you wanting to hurry to the next page to see what happens.

If you like military thriller movies such as Lone Survivor or Black Hawk Down then you are going to love this book and this series.

About the Author

December 08





Stephen England is the author of the bestselling Shadow Warriors thrillers, including Amazon's #1 Bestselling Political Thriller, Pandora's Grave, and its long-awaited sequel, Day of Reckoning--a novel hailed as "the perfect spy thriller for our time--chaotic, cynical, with only a few good men keeping the barbarians from the gate."

Drawing upon nearly a decade of research into the nature of Islam, the Middle East, espionage and counterterrorism operations, England's work has drawn praise for breathing new life into the genre with the hard-edged, unsparing realism of his portrayal of the war on terror, the people who wage it, and the moral and psychological costs exacted of those who take the war to the enemy where he lives. "Soldiers without uniforms. Fighting a war without end. Shadow warriors. . ."

The novella LODESTONE, and short stories NIGHTSHADE and TALISMAN round out the Shadow Warriors series, and England's work also includes the stand-alone historical adventure novel, Sword of Neamha.