The Fourteenth Protocol by Nathan Goodman

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    This book was written brilliantly! I loved the pace and the action. It is a clever blend of many of the suspense/action writers I love – Tom Clancy and Stephen Coonts. Plus, there is the well-written, could be true, has done his research feel of a lot of the Michael Crichton.

    What would it take to infiltrate a terror cell and eviscerate it?

    Waseem Jarrah is the new, ruthless face of terror in the United States, and the CIA will stop at nothing to break him. But how far is too far?

    As the lines blur between good and evil, fledgling FBI agent Jana Baker thrashes in the midst of an epic battle to prove her worth, not only to fellow agents, but to herself.

    In this spider’s web of conspiracy and intrigue, Agent Baker’s struggles against evil and her own fears take her to the edge of the abyss, and the clock is ticking.

    About Nathan Goodman:

    Nathan Goodman
    Nathan Goodman

    Nathan A. Goodman lives in the Atlanta, Georgia, area with his wife and two daughters.

    His belief is that stories are living, breathing beings that are not simply created, but are buried deep within, waiting only to be excavated from the depths.

    Review by Ricky: The Fourteenth Protocol is an excellent book which focuses on the FBI and Government corruption with some religious references thrown in for good measure. Thorough research ensures the technical details are totally authentic and the political undertones resonate with events in the world today.

    As such, I found this to be a compelling read. It centers around two lead characters: FBI agent Jana Baker and computer nerd Cade Williams, and the unfolding events twist and turn in a manner that means you’ll not know what’s coming next.

    The action sequences outdo the best Hollywood blockbusters and really get the adrenaline-pumping. At times tense, at times exciting, and always brilliant, this is a book that’s worth picking up.

    Review by Russ A.: Cade is the prototypical computer geek, shy and awkward around women, and obsessed with Jody Foster, especially in her role as Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs. Jana is a beautiful young FBI agent right out of Quantico – basically, she’s Clarice Starling. You just knew these two were going to be thrown together.

    This book is pure adrenaline-infused action. It’s the kind of story that would appeal to a hormone-laden teenage boy who loves first-person shooters, and my rating and this review are made with that demographic in mind. The plot is a mix of James Bond, 24, and Call of Duty. It owes more to the author’s vivid imagination than to reality, but for those who are more interested in carnage and car chases than realism, this book is for you.

    The book is the author’s first, and it shows. There are eye-rolling moments here and there. The scene where Cade and Jana first meet is particularly cringe-inducing, but it also has a certain charming innocence to it. The language is a bit strong for teens, but maybe I’m being naive about what they hear around school these days.

    Review by natural_bri:

    This book was written brilliantly! I loved the pace and the action. It is a clever blend of many of the suspense/action writers I love – Tom Clancy and Stephen Coonts. Plus, there is the well-written, could be true, has done his research feel of a lot of the Michael Crichton.

    The bit of this book that stood out the most for me was that fact that Goodman has placed a strong female lead in the midst of the book. It is great to have a smart, suspenseful read that actually has a female lead who is intellectual and strong, rather than dependent.

    I also love the character created for the main male, Cade, as he isn’t weak, just because we have a strong female. He is still very intellectual, good at his job and able to cope and work with a strong lead, of the opposite sex.

    The action-packed writing of this book kept me on the edge of my seat, ready to fly through the pages – curious about what was going to happen next. All of the details were in depth enough to make the events seem plausible and real, and seemed on par with what may happen in a really scenario, such as this. Even with all these details, it still was able to keep the pace moving as swiftly as needed to make it have a sense of urgency, to match the plot.

    I liked the choice in secondary characters as well. I found myself imagining the characters, personality, clothing and all, as I felt like I knew them well by the end of the story. I also felt that they matched the story completely. I would have expected characters like Rupert Johnston in a book of this nature, with his hard, military exterior.

    OVERALL: I highly recommend this book! It is a fab, suspenseful, military read. It is on par with similar style authors and really is addicting, you find yourself having to force the book closed at the end of the day, as you want to see what happens next. It is a book that is appropriate for 16+, in my opinion and would be enjoyed by all those who like action and suspense.