Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Book Review: THE FARM by Charles C. Anderson - #Secrets #Thriller #Navy Seal #Treasures

  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • ISBN: 1432788604
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc. (April 13, 2012)

About The Book:
Some of the Farm’s secrets have never been discussed in polite company. 

And some are simply unspeakable.

When Navy SEAL Andy Carlson uncovers evidence that the U.S. government is secretly buying old Soviet tactical nuclear weapons for purposes other than disarmament, he responds by throwing a monkey wrench into the deal and resigning from the Navy. Hoping to settle down on his family’s Virginia farm and resume his career as an emergency physician, Andy instead finds himself and those he loves the targets of his own government and a Russian arms dealer.

The Farm—Andy’s antebellum plantation—is a major player in the action, with its network of limestone caves, family treasures, historical surprises, and natural defenses, and Andy enlists three unlikely allies to help him defend it: a pregnant CIA agent, a male descendant of a slave who shares a common ancestor with Andy, and a teenage Saudi girl. Andy is a capable warrior and field surgeon, but he is also disillusioned and scarred by personal loss. And what he and his ragtag band are up against may be more than this former Navy SEAL can handle.

Lynda's Review:
Excerpt: Denial is the most basic form of emotional defense that a human being has. It's so easy to recognize in someone else. Page 230

Normally, if you want to lose my interest, tell me that the plot of your book revolves around government conspiracies and a military warrior. After all, how many of these books have been written? And before you yell at me, I do admit that I have read some very interesting ones in the past. Well, The Farm, is just such a plot... BUT, this one is very, very different. It actually has a compelling story, unique characters, and is very well written. There is so much action happening on the national, international, and personal level, that every page pushes the reader to the next. I will be reading and reviewing the next two in this series, Nuclear Farm and Blue Farm, so look for those reviews soon.

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