Mike Harmon's commando-quality retainers agree: their leader, code-named Ghost, is a peculiar one. An ex-Navy-SEAL, there is no stronghold he cannot penetrate, no target he can't take out. But Ghost is also a man struggling to keep the animal inside at bay and his twisted sexual desires satisfied with a rock-hard integrity and incredible force of will.
Now Harmon and his militia have been hired to rescue the daughter of a powerful political mover in America, kidnapped into the Eastern Europe sex trade.
Welcome to the Balkan Route: a notorious pathway for human trafficking carved with blood and brutality and passing through Serbia and Montenegro, Croatia, Albania, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Kosovo to the heart of darkness itself: sexual snuff houses where powerful politicians pay to rape and murder young women for kicks. Turns out some of those politicians hail from Washington, D.C.
But now the Route is about to be re-Routed, and the balance of power is about to shift dramatically — to the smoking muzzle of one very angry ex-SEAL's M-4.
Sometimes it takes a bad man to destroy an even more terrible evil. And the baddest of them all is Ghost. They'll be sorry they made his girls cry.
John Ringo, veteran of the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne and fivetimes New York Times best-seller with over a million books in print, delivers another blockbuster military technothriller with the latest entry in his ''Ghost'' saga.
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Choosers of the Slain by John Ringo
We first encounter the phrase “Choosers of the Slain” when Mike Harmon aka The Ghost aka Mike Jenkins aka numerous other names, speaks those words to a Keldaran hunter. Lasko has the kind of eyesight and coordination that allows him to hunt mountain goats in the Caucus mountains, high up where the air is thin and the zephyrs unpredictable. Jenkins, the Kildar, offers Lasko the chance to choose between the living and the dead. Lasko, a man of middle years not some enthusiastic teen recruit, needs no more cajoling than that simple offer. The Kelara to a man think of themselves first and foremost as warriors. Warriors kill. “Choosers of the Slain” takes the number three position among the five books in Ringo's Kildar series. The Kildar has a mission given him by a senior US senator to track a young girl forced into prostitution in the Balkans. He and his mountain warriors must hack a trail from the...
Ringo's Chooser of the Slain is another satisfying installment in the Ghost series. He continues to add to the history and culture of the Keldar and to add more events and action for the reader to explore.
The Keldar have been successful thus far as they are returned to their Warrior Heritage and Mike Jenkins, former SEAL, is growing in his role as Kildar. The pace of the story seems to follow a familiar pattern of status update, new threat, preparation for the new threat, initiation of movement, steps to conflict, conflict and subsequent danger... I feel like I am quoting the troop leading procedures.
My problem is that I feel like Jenkins is turning into James Bond who always gets the girl and comes out ahead in the end despite the losses and injuries he sustains. There are problems, true, friends get killed, true, but in the end it just seems like we know that he will be a hero and win. I guess that I want to see him break some new ground where his money...
To all who liked the 2 prior "Ghost" books, (Ghost and Kildar), John Ringo has done it again!!! This book is more action packed, just as techno, and kinky as the prior 2 books. While "Darker" than the other two books, this makes the book more realistic. Things happen, and bad things happen when your in the "Kildar's" world.
This is also a "Read in one sitting" type of book. You'll hate to put it down until your through!!! Since you will probably reread the book more than once, (I know I did and I noticed little things I missed the first reading), seriously consider buying the book in hardbound.
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