Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Review forTalisman: A Shadow Warriors Short Story by Stephen England


By Stephan England

5 stars
Reviewed by : Tonya

Format : Kindle Edition

Published by :Stephen England

Source: Purchased Copy

Gene: Mystery Thriller  


From best-selling author Stephen England

 comes TALISMAN, a new stand-alone short 


 in the Shadow Warriors series.

"We are going to find the people who did this


our country. And we are going to see them


With America still reeling from the largest

 terrorist attacks to strike the homeland since

 9/11, a Clandestine Service strike team is

 dispatched to the Mediterranean to target the

 man responsible for financing the plot--Saudi

 Prince Yusuf ibn Talib al-Harbi. Codename:


For CIA paramilitary operations officer Jack

 "Tex" Richards, his orders couldn't have been

 more straightforward: by the time the sun

 rises once more over Monaco, TALISMAN will

 be dead. The plan is simple enough.

But as darkness falls, as the mission starts to

 fall apart, as the life of an American college

 student becomes inextricably linked with that

 of the prince, one truth is self-evident: there is

 no such thing as a clean kill. . 

Our Review

This is a Shadow Warriors short. Follows right

 on the heels of Day of Reckoning. But it 

doesn't have my favorite CIA op Harry

 Nichols. This one is all Tex and his mission is 

revenge for his country, and his target is


This is a super fast read. Like 30 minutes tops

 and takes place in Monaco. Carter is in here


well. You get to see Tex in action. Show no

 mercy, take no prisoners. He is on a mission to

 take out a target but things don't go as 

planned. And one plan is changed to another

 plan when an innocent is unexpectedly in

 harms way. 

I really enjoyed getting to see Tex in action, a

 character throughout the Shadow Warrior

 series that I have always been intrigued by, this

 book allows his character to come out and you

 get to see him in action. And the outcome when

 things don't go as planned. 

Enjoyed reading this one - Now it's off to the

 newest book just released. Embracing the Fire.

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 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.