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The Rescue [PDF / EPUB] The Rescue Former CIA operative turned mercenary for hire Ryan Decker s specialty is rescuing kidnap victims Hired by an influential US senator to liberate his daughter from a human trafficking ring, Decker neve Former CIA operative turned mercenary for hire Ryan Decker s specialty is rescuing kidnap victims Hired by an influential US senator to liberate his daughter from a human trafficking ring, Decker never anticipated sabotage or that the assault could go so disastrously wrong The hostage is dead His team is wiped out, and so are their families, including Decker s own wife and son eliminated one by one by the Russian mafia And he s survived to take the fallWhen he s inexplicably freed soon into a ten year sentence in federal prison, Decker suspects another setup And private investigator Harlow Mackenzie knows he s right She has evidence that a power greater than the Russian mob was behind the raid that ruined Decker s lifeThe next move in a nationwide cat and mouse game of high level sedition is up to them Fueled by revenge and an obsession to clear his name, Decker has only one mission to destroy a growing conspiracy before it s too late.

10 thoughts on “The Rescue

  1. says:

    The hero, Decker is as much a pursued and not remindful of Mitch Rapp as some claim Always being the victim does not make for an interesting, exciting story 3 of 10 stars

  2. says:

    Exciting Hostage Rescue Gone Wrong Finds High Placed People At FaultI thoroughly enjoyed this first in a series by author Steven Konkoly I used to read his books several years ago, before his apoplectic period, and this story brings me right back into the fold Ryan Decker is an honest, work for the right reason ex CIA Operator , when trying to save a senator s daughter his whole team is killed Decker is blamed for this and is put in jail, with a stern outlook due to the Senator s belief that he is the reason her daughter is dead During a quick turn of events, someone gets Decker released from prison, many attempts are taken on his life immediately, and the mission to finally find out What happened at that blast years ago begins An awesome read for those who enjoy political conspiracies, betrayals by friends , and finally some comeuppance for those who Really deserve it.

  3. says:

    The Rescue has been getting a ton of early praise Unfortunately, I won t be joining that party train, so feel free to boo me if you must.This book and I were simply a bad match All the things I love in a book just aren t here.The biggest problem for me revolves around the absence of character development For me to invest in a story, I have to care about, or at least get to know, the characters That doesn t happen Instead, we have a ton of narrating characters, some who matter a lot than others, and we don t learn much about any of them, aside from how well they shoot.The entire book is plot driven, relying on a lot of action, all the time And this brings me back to the lack of character development I didn t feel any balance between the characters as people and the constant action propelling things forward.And, finally, the action was over the top superhero kind of stuff.This book is being compared to Lee Child s Jack Reacher Series It is absolutely not comparable Jack Reacher s character is, from the start, complex and well developed Readers fell in love with Jack Reacher first, and the plots second Those books have balance This one does not The Rescue relies on action only, which is fine if that s your thing It s just not mine.

  4. says:

    This is the first book by Steven Konkoly that I have read It is formulaic You have a hero and conspiracy that involves several groups David vs Goliath Good vs Evil Who will win You know who will win in the end It is just a matter of how we get there The story is not very realistic but it is entertaining It would make a good made for TV movie Think the A Team.Ryan Decker is a former CIA operative turned mercenary He is the head of World Rescue Group whose specialty is rescuing kidnapped victims He and his team have been hired by a US senator to rescue her daughter from a human trafficking ring The Russians of course The story opens with Decker and his team about to rescue Meghan Steele and the other victims when things go horribly wrong The hostages are killed, Decker s team is wiped out, the families of World Rescue Group including Decker s wife and son are killed.Fast forward Decker is now in prison He is the scapegoat serving a ten year sentence in a federal prison He believes he is about to testify but instead he finds himself mysteriously released from prison There have been several failed attempts to kill him in prison and he believes since they couldn t get to him behind prison walls this is another setup He is right Sort of There is an attempt to kill him but it isn t the Russians He is saved with the help of Harlow Mackenzie who heads up her own group that rescue women kidnapped for the sex trade Harlow and her team are something else They can outwit and make fools of everyone The FBI, mercenaries, and anyone else who tries to stop them.It took some time to get into this story At first it was just too much Too unbelievable I am glad I stayed with it It was an entertaining story Just don t take it seriously Sometimes it is just nice to read a story where good triumphs evil.Thanks to Thomas Mercer and Goodreads for this Giveaway book.

  5. says:

    The Rescue was an awesome read.

  6. says:

    I won this book in a goodreads drawing.A senator s daughter is kidnapped, and a rescue attempt goes wrong, landing the CEO of the hostage recovery company in jail Flash forward two years, and the CEO is released from jail The Russian mob is after him, a private contractor is after him, and the FBI and LAPD are after him He s on the run along the vengeance trail Luckily he s got a little help from his friends.One of the better recent books of this genre.

  7. says:

    This was a fast paced story with plenty of action and emotion I enjoy Jack Reacher movies, so I attempted to read a Lee Child Jack Reacher book once I put it down within the first chapter or so because it was laced with so much profanity This was a good, Reacher style story, and although it was not profanity free, it was very sparse I appreciated the fact that the author felt he could write this type of story without feeling compelled to fill it with profanity and sex It was very well done, not perfect, but a very good story I look forward to reading the next in the series.

  8. says:

    Charles van BurenTOP 1000 REVIEWER5.0 out of 5 starsA suspense filled rollercoaster of a bookMarch 3, 2019Format Kindle Edition Verified PurchaseReviewer Sam Vines, writing an review, has pointed out something which I had vaguely noticed but to which I hadn t given much thought The Rescue is the only First Read option out of six this month that is not either an introspective emotional journey of trauma and drama or the saga of an underdog s empowerment henceforth angst based drivel or ABD For that, it earns 5 stars from me, plus it s a decent story Many months, First Read doesn t even offer one non ABD option He hit that nail squarely on the head It has been about a year since I have read a Kindle First book I do not read romance OK, A.E.W Mason and similar authors can be considered romance self help except a very occasional book by a reliable, biblically based writer teen or any other kind of angst, books about or by people who don t believe in biology, saccharin sweet mush or Mr Vime s aptly labeled ABD.The Rescue is none of those things It may not be great literature but it is a heck of a thriller crime novel filled with unexpected twists and turns It features bad guys who are really bad Most readers won t waste time or sympathy worrying about their deserved fates The good guys and gals are bright, competent, tough and suitably heroic There is a satisfying ending which leaves room for a sequel For me, there were small questions and details which could have used a little explanation, but just a very few Grab this rollercoaster and hang on for the ride.

  9. says:

    Not the best I ve readThe characters were never fleshed out and the plot was confusing A couple of dialogue mistakes were encountered and the book did not flow The main character was a mystery and the book never covered his personal history An author like Grisham would be a good model for this author.

  10. says:

    3.5 4Engaging and fast paced Some formulaic stuff, but it didn t bother me A bit far fetched on some parts, but I still found it enjoyable and read the last 40% in a couple of hours March s selection of s First Reads.

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