I just finished Takedown by Brad Thor. I give it a solid ‘don’t bother’. It was your standard U.S. elite commando guy kills the bad guys. Honestly the sequence at the end where said good guy kills the top bad guy (boss level?) was particularly evil. Maybe I don’t have as much a taste for these types of things anymore but I thought it was too over the top – too black and white. It wasn’t enough for the bad guy to just be a terrorist, he had to be of middle eastern descent, had to be homosexual and the icing on the cake – a pedophile. How many ways can we hate him? Let us count! I recall liking most Vince Flynn books I’ve read so maybe just not a big Brad Thor fan.
My rating – 3/10.