The Thin Black Line

The Thin Black Line

Simon Gervais / Oct 14, 2019

The Thin Black Line Mike Walton had experienced terrorism from every angle As a covert field operations officer he thought he d seen it all But that was before terrorism struck him directly at home Suffering devastating

  • Title: The Thin Black Line
  • Author: Simon Gervais
  • ISBN: 1611882052
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mike Walton had experienced terrorism from every angle As a covert field operations officer, he thought he d seen it all But that was before terrorism struck him directly at home Suffering devastating physical injury and unthinkable personal loss, Mike had one of two choices give up or fight back And giving up wasn t in his makeup.Mike and his wife Lisa a medical do Mike Walton had experienced terrorism from every angle As a covert field operations officer, he thought he d seen it all But that was before terrorism struck him directly at home Suffering devastating physical injury and unthinkable personal loss, Mike had one of two choices give up or fight back And giving up wasn t in his makeup.Mike and his wife Lisa a medical doctor and fellow counter terrorism expert are recruited by the International Market Stabilization Institute, a privately funded organization operating outside official channels to protect North America s financial interests The strikes that destroyed Mike and Lisa s household the work of Sheik Al Assad are bringing the Western economy to its knees And they are only the beginning If the Sheik succeeds, the world will change forever, and the next attack is just around the corner Mike and Lisa must lead a hastily assembled team to Europe to stop the madness before time runs out.Rippling with tension, raging with action, and replete with the kinds of details only a true counter terrorism insider can provide, The Thin Black Line is a nonstop thriller of the first order It announces an unforgettable new team of characters and a distinctive new voice to the thriller world Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 400 pages Published March 31st 2015 by Story Plant, The More Details ISBN 1611882052 ISBN13 9781611882056 Series Mike Walton Thriller 1 Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Thin Black Line, please sign up

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readers that really like it, as seen by the number of 4 and 5 star ratings and the raving reviews, but I found too many things that I do not like in an action thriller or whatever this is supposed to be I realize that one is supposed to suspend one s disbelief when reading this type of escape literature but this story is just so preposterous, far fetched, over the top, improbable and just plain impossible that no amount of suspension of belief or disbelief would allow me to enjoy it Then when you add an ending with a major no no for a crime novel, the bad guy riding safely off into the sunset with no justice being served just an attempt to coerce the reader into buying the next instalment, I was really turned off An author should be honest and open with his her readers and if this is the first of a two part story or a trilogy or the start of a serial not a series the author should tell the readers so right at the start of the book I didn t find the writing all that mature, the dialogue was just so so and the character development slightly weak I ve given it 2 stars because I did finish it but I m pretty sure I won t be buying any books by this author flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 19, 2015 Beth Cutwright rated it it was amazing Yes, I lost a fair amount of sleep over The Thin Black Line as I couldn t put it down With the very first words, I was hooked and locked in for a hair raising ride with this book.Everything I imagine our scary world to be was emmulated in this story of terrorism and heroism Characters were well developed and fleshed out The plot flowed smoothly to a satisfying conclusion I desperately want to read about Mike and Lisa Walton s journey into saving our world.This is a very fast paced, brea Yes, I lost a fair amount of sleep over The Thin Black Line as I couldn t put it down With the very first words, I was hooked and locked in for a hair raising ride with this book.Everything I imagine our scary world to be was emmulated in this story of terrorism and heroism Characters were well developed and fleshed out The plot flowed smoothly to a satisfying conclusion I desperately want to read about Mike and Lisa Walton s journey into saving our world.This is a very fast paced, breath holding and hair raising thriller Words really don t convey the realism and believability of this work of art, rather Simon Gervais I found it to be intriguing and can t wait for from this exciting new author flag 2 likesLike see review Mar 27, 2015 Raymond Bertrand rated it it was amazing The Thin Black Line is Simon Gervais s debut It s a fast paced, intricate yet suspenseful spy thriller similar to the ones written by Daniel Silva Gervais managed to develop his characters in a way only a handful of authors can His action scenes are simply breathtaking and much realistic than in other books of the same genre At the end of the book, Gervais wrote a half a dozen pages that offer a glimpse about his life as a former federal agent specialized in counter terrorism and protec The Thin Black Line is Simon Gervais s debut It s a fast paced, intricate yet suspenseful spy thriller similar to the ones written by Daniel Silva Gervais managed to develop his characters in a way only a handful of authors can His action scenes are simply breathtaking and much realistic than in other books of the same genre At the end of the book, Gervais wrote a half a dozen pages that offer a glimpse about his life as a former federal agent specialized in counter terrorism and protective operations I thought it added a nice element to the book I m definitely hooked Looking forward to the next one flag 2 likesLike see review Mar 03, 2015 C line Bri re rated it it was amazing As a real life covert antiterrorism agent, Simon Gervais clearly knows what he s writing about His debut novel THE THIN BLACK LINE is a fantastic read Well developed characters, believable villains and non stop realistic action kept me turning the pages The husband and wife counterterrorism team really worked for me I love books with strong female protagonists and this one delivers I ve been reading for over 50 years, and it s the first time I felt compelled to write a review Well done flag 2 likesLike see review Sep 11, 2015 Derek McColl rated it liked it Entertaining read It has a very tragic beginning with an excess of death Although it is fun to read about a husband and wife special ops team, some of their dialogue seemed rough It was also interesting to read about a secret privately owned special ops force that were actually the good guys instead of the bad flag 2 likesLike see review Mar 04, 2015 John W rated it it was amazing The unveiling of Simon Gervais first book THE THIN BLACK LINE introduces his readers the main protagonists Mike Powell and his wife Lisa The pace of action in the plot begins immediately when Gervais describes the dramatic story Mike s father s disappearance Actions and turn of events have a life altering effect on Mike and Lisa Powell s lives and their future THE THIN BLACK LINE describes sacrifices Mike and Lisa will make to deal with events of their difficult past Before they can join a The unveiling of Simon Gervais first book THE THIN BLACK LINE introduces his readers the main protagonists Mike Powell and his wife Lisa The pace of action in the plot begins immediately when Gervais describes the dramatic story Mike s father s disappearance Actions and turn of events have a life altering effect on Mike and Lisa Powell s lives and their future THE THIN BLACK LINE describes sacrifices Mike and Lisa will make to deal with events of their difficult past Before they can join a privately funded team focusing on combating actions of terrorists all over the world, they both must to come to terms with demons neither understands Finally Mike tells Lisa how he feels about their loss and they learn to trust each other and work toward the common goal of eliminating the source of their personal terror Readers come to understand the IMSI team s goal is to eliminate terrorism regardless of the rules of engagement THE THIN BLACK LINE s non stop action storyline is important as Gervais educates what Mike and Lisa are experiencing at the turn of each page The author introduces support characters and their backstory and roles they play in his mystery spy thriller.Gervais story comes to life showing what dealing with the war on terrorism is like Readers become part of Mike and Lisa s assignments and the unthinkable results if they don t succeed THE THIN BLACK LINE has action on every page, the author skillfully keeps his readers in the dark regarding the unprecedented ending as well as the resolve of each of the subplots At the end of THE THIN BLACK LINE, Gervais readers will want verification that they have just read a fictional non stop spy thriller, or a true story dealing with the evils of terrorism Gervais provides a must read story earning a 5 star ranking flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 16, 2015 Steve Caldwell rated it it was amazing review of another edition I saw an add for this book and took a chance I ma glad I did, because it was a hell of a thrill ride Packed with action, it tells the story of a Canadian husband and wife who are dealt a horrible tragedy and are given the ability to get back at the people that visited it on them Mike is a former Canadian Spec ops officer who is working as an RCMP Air Marshal, and is caught in a terrorist attack, as is his wife in another area They suffer a huge tragedy, and are recruited into an organization I saw an add for this book and took a chance I ma glad I did, because it was a hell of a thrill ride Packed with action, it tells the story of a Canadian husband and wife who are dealt a horrible tragedy and are given the ability to get back at the people that visited it on them Mike is a former Canadian Spec ops officer who is working as an RCMP Air Marshal, and is caught in a terrorist attack, as is his wife in another area They suffer a huge tragedy, and are recruited into an organization that will allow them to go after the terrorists that played a part in it It is action packed, with likable characters who are also dealing with moving past a huge loss The bad guys are just that, BAD, and totally believable Set in multiple locations around the world, You feel like your a part of the action Any fan of Tom Clancy or Brad Thor s should definitely get this book flag 1 likeLike see review May 25, 2015 Rena rated it it was amazing Shelves first reads I received this book in a GoodReads giveaway.The Thin Black Line is a good thriller about espionage and terrorism It is about terrorists and how the good guys use intelligence etc to catch them I learned a lot about terrorist cells and how they work and the jihad element Simon Gervais, the author, has first hand knowledge of terrorists and the way they operate, as he has worked for various governments His book is the first of a series, and it left me wanting to read the next book of the ser I received this book in a GoodReads giveaway.The Thin Black Line is a good thriller about espionage and terrorism It is about terrorists and how the good guys use intelligence etc to catch them I learned a lot about terrorist cells and how they work and the jihad element Simon Gervais, the author, has first hand knowledge of terrorists and the way they operate, as he has worked for various governments His book is the first of a series, and it left me wanting to read the next book of the series which has not been written yet I also liked the part at the end where he gave notes and as much explanation as he could describing specific intelligence techniques.I would recommend the book and will be reading the next book in the series flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 07, 2015 Gin Hunt rated it it was amazing review of another edition SURPRISED ME LOVED IT This book is not the usual kind of story line I prefer to read but the reviews were high and the little blurb outlined ofc the story intrigued me so I have it a try I really enjoyed it It wasn t constant shooting and fighting but rather had a great story line with interesting characters and lots happening that was really fun to read and learn about I didn t want to put it down I d recommend this book to anyone who wants to read an exciting captivating book Complete ent SURPRISED ME LOVED IT This book is not the usual kind of story line I prefer to read but the reviews were high and the little blurb outlined ofc the story intrigued me so I have it a try I really enjoyed it It wasn t constant shooting and fighting but rather had a great story line with interesting characters and lots happening that was really fun to read and learn about I didn t want to put it down I d recommend this book to anyone who wants to read an exciting captivating book Complete entertainment HIGHLY RECOMMEND flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 15, 2015 Mary Martinez rated it liked it I enjoyed the plot and the characters however, some of the errors in editing, or like lack of editing bugged me I would have thought editors would have caught some of the glaring mistakes in some of the sentences I know, petty to some but it kept stopping me, and sometimes confusing what he was trying to say, when past tense vs current, words repeated, etc on the good side, great edge of my seat tension, and scary how close it is to things we are hearing and seeing in the world today I enjoyed the plot and the characters however, some of the errors in editing, or like lack of editing bugged me I would have thought editors would have caught some of the glaring mistakes in some of the sentences I know, petty to some but it kept stopping me, and sometimes confusing what he was trying to say, when past tense vs current, words repeated, etc on the good side, great edge of my seat tension, and scary how close it is to things we are hearing and seeing in the world today I will read him again flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 07, 2015 Priya Narayan rated it really liked it review of another edition I met the author while in a taxi in Santorini Greece As a supporter of writers and the the level of great conversation I had with him I thought I would try the book I wish this movie turns into a movie Mr Gervais said if I liked the mainstream crime shows k would enjoy this book It s reminiscent of 24n It s was so good So realistic as he promised it would be I enjoyed the pace of the book I took my time reading this, only reading to put myself to sleep, totally did NOT work I loved the I met the author while in a taxi in Santorini Greece As a supporter of writers and the the level of great conversation I had with him I thought I would try the book I wish this movie turns into a movie Mr Gervais said if I liked the mainstream crime shows k would enjoy this book It s reminiscent of 24n It s was so good So realistic as he promised it would be I enjoyed the pace of the book I took my time reading this, only reading to put myself to sleep, totally did NOT work I loved the storyline of the novel Great work Simon Gervais Can t wait to see the next one flag 1 likeLike see review Jun 16, 2015 Ward Larsen rated it liked it review of another edition Couldn t make it beyond Chapter 6To his credit, the writer has a nice writing style Unfortunately, from a proclaimed security expert, I found the opening scenario wildly unrealistic A security threat against an airliner, so serious that an agent dons body armor and poses as a flight attendant, yet they miss a large band of terrorists who bribe their way past security with heavy weapons and grenades Then the airplane is loaded with unsuspecting passengers Maybe it got better, but the author l Couldn t make it beyond Chapter 6To his credit, the writer has a nice writing style Unfortunately, from a proclaimed security expert, I found the opening scenario wildly unrealistic A security threat against an airliner, so serious that an agent dons body armor and poses as a flight attendant, yet they miss a large band of terrorists who bribe their way past security with heavy weapons and grenades Then the airplane is loaded with unsuspecting passengers Maybe it got better, but the author lost me there flag 1 likeLike see review Mar 30, 2015 David rated it liked it Shelves first reads I received this book free through a first reads giveaway The books writing wasn t all that great, and the characters were somewhat stereotypical He d been in the game for years and always knew to go with his gut Other than that Gervais presents a pretty decent story If I were to see the next Mike Walton thriller at Barnes and Noble, I might pick it up to see where the story continues to go flag 1 likeLike see review Feb 21, 2018 E.R Yatscoff rated it it was ok Generally I liked it However a few areas irked me, like the ease of English speakers where ever the two agents travel Occasionally it can be difficult to find Also I spent a career as a firefighter ectricating people from car wrecks and only in the movies can people smash vehicle windows with elbows and fists And tthese windows are safety glass which crumbles no shards There is a part where someone says the FBI is concerned that the CIA might send someone to Europe I thought the CIA maint Generally I liked it However a few areas irked me, like the ease of English speakers where ever the two agents travel Occasionally it can be difficult to find Also I spent a career as a firefighter ectricating people from car wrecks and only in the movies can people smash vehicle windows with elbows and fists And tthese windows are safety glass which crumbles no shards There is a part where someone says the FBI is concerned that the CIA might send someone to Europe I thought the CIA maintained presence in several embassies there Also in the ecerpt of A Thin Gray Line at the end it s mentioned that an Environment Minister was murdered in the previous novel Nope, it was an energy minister flag Like see review Jan 27, 2019 Susan Fox rated it it was amazing Authors that have a background in the subject they write about write the best books, as is the case in The Thin Black Line The plot is so intricately woven with twists and turns that include believable highly developed characters that have enough authenticity to keep you on the edge of your seat Also in play is you wondering how the agencies charged with keeping the world safe from terror networks ever manage to do it I highly recommend this book if you like great spy thrillers flag Like see review May 28, 2018 John Crutchfield rated it it was amazing review of another edition A gritty yet entertainingI thoroughly enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the second book I was a little confused by how quickly Lisa was trained Counter terrorism is a deadly game and one that requires years of training flag Like see review Jul 19, 2015 Mark Easter rated it really liked it

    Mike Walton had experienced terrorism from every angle As a covert field operations officer, he thought he d seen it all But that was before terrorism struck him directly at home Suffering devastating physical injury and unthinkable personal loss, Mike had one of two choices give up or fight back And giving up wasn t in his constitution

    Mike and his wife Lisa a medical doctor and fellow counter terrorism expert are recruited by the International Market Stabilization Institute, a priv

    Mike Walton had experienced terrorism from every angle As a covert field operations officer, he thought he d seen it all But that was before terrorism struck him directly at home Suffering devastating physical injury and unthinkable personal loss, Mike had one of two choices give up or fight back And giving up wasn t in his constitution

    Mike and his wife Lisa a medical doctor and fellow counter terrorism expert are recruited by the International Market Stabilization Institute, a privately funded organization operating outside official channels to protect North America s financial interests The strikes that destroyed Mike and Lisa s household the work of Sheik Al Assad are bringing the Western economy to its knees And they are only the beginning If the Sheik succeeds, the world will change forever, and the next attack is just around the corner Mike and Lisa must lead a hastily assembled team to Europe to stop the madness before time runs out

    Rippling with tension, raging with action, and replete with the kinds of details only a true counter terrorism insider can provide, THE THIN BLACK LINE is a nonstop thriller of the first order It announces an unforgettable new team of characters and a distinctive new voice to the thriller world.

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    Realistic, vivid, dramatic, this is a story told by someone who knows what he s talking about I offer a bow to this exciting debut and to the newest member of the thriller writing community Make a note in the years ahead Simon Gervais is a name you ll be seeing on many book covers Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author

    When Simon Gervais writes about the world of high stakes global security, he knows what he s talking about His world class security expertise shines through in The Thin Black Line, a high speed, break neck, turbo charged thriller that takes readers behind the scenes of the war on terrorism David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of The Protector

    The Thin Black Line is a refreshingly smart and blisteringly original tale that s equal parts financial thriller and cat and mouse game with the survival of the United States economy hanging in the balance Simon Gervais puts his own law enforcement background to solid use in hitting a home run his first time at the plate A major debut that places him on the level of Nelson DeMille and Brad Thor Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author of Strong Darkness

    Chilling, compelling, and cutting edge Global security expert Simon Gervais gives us a husband and wife counter terrorist team that must fight inner and outer demons and find a way to survive both Barry Lancet, author of Japantown

    Drawing from his military and tactical training, Gervais offers up a crisp, taut thriller that action fans can really sink their teeth into Steven James, national bestselling author of Checkmate

    The Thin Black Line is a heart pounding read Simon Gervais weaves bona fide tradecraft into a high octane story that never lets up This is one thriller you don t want to miss James R Hannibal, author of the Nick Baron black ops thrillers

    Review

    Realistic, vivid, dramatic, this is a story told by someone who knows what he s talking about I offer a bow to this exciting debut and to the newest member of the thriller writing community Make a note in the years ahead Simon Gervais is a name you ll be seeing on many book covers Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author

    When Simon Gervais writes about the world of high stakes global security, he knows what he s talking about His world class security expertise shines through in The Thin Black Line, a high speed, break neck, turbo charged thriller that takes readers behind the scenes of the war on terrorism David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of The Protector

    The Thin Black Line is a refreshingly smart and blisteringly original tale that s equal parts financial thriller and cat and mouse game with the survival of the United States economy hanging in the balance Simon Gervais puts his own law enforcement background to solid use in hitting a home run his first time at the plate A major debut that places him on the level of Nelson DeMille and Brad Thor Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author of Strong Darkness

    Chilling, compelling, and cutting edge Global security expert Simon Gervais gives us a husband and wife counter terrorist team that must fight inner and outer demons and find a way to survive both Barry Lancet, author of Japantown

    Drawing from his military and tactical training, Gervais offers up a crisp, taut thriller that action fans can really sink their teeth into Steven James, national bestselling author of Checkmate

    The Thin Black Line is a heart pounding read Simon Gervais weaves bona fide tradecraft into a high octane story that never lets up This is one thriller you don t want to miss James R Hannibal, author of the Nick Baron black ops thrillers

    flag Like see review Jan 17, 2019 Softbananas rated it liked it Shelves thriller, mil fiction spec ops Do you want to read a spy thriller or a touchy feely mush book Well this has both and for me it didn t work I also thought the writing style is amateurish at best flag Like see review Feb 01, 2019 barbara rated it it was amazing review of another edition Must say a very enjoyable book story and plot were good and very compulsive reading very good debut book just a shame got to wait soo long for the follow up sure it will be worth it flag Like see review Feb 25, 2018 Joanne Hurley rated it really liked it Glad I went back to the beginning Good story, thrills, shootings, explosions, espionage flag Like see review Jun 13, 2018 Todd Dashley rated it it was amazing review of another edition Great Beginning I like the way Gervais mingles multiple agencies throughout this novel I m anxious to read his next installment A must read flag Like see review Feb 25, 2015 Nick Brett rated it liked it First in a series and, although a little generic, it isn t bad.Husband and wife are victims of a terrorist incident so they join a shadowy organisation that fights terrorists on their own terms Our pair follow the trail of a particular bad guy The Sheik and his minions who are planning some major attacks.So we have seen much of this before the Clancy novels have The Campus doing this kind of role and the bad guys are a little caricature Muslim terrorist, but it has pace and reasonably eng First in a series and, although a little generic, it isn t bad.Husband and wife are victims of a terrorist incident so they join a shadowy organisation that fights terrorists on their own terms Our pair follow the trail of a particular bad guy The Sheik and his minions who are planning some major attacks.So we have seen much of this before the Clancy novels have The Campus doing this kind of role and the bad guys are a little caricature Muslim terrorist, but it has pace and reasonably engaging characters And the author knows his stuff in terms of the intelligence services and anti terrorist activity But it comes together quite well and is an easy read within the genre There is a graveyard scene that didn t work and a little too much is asked of our Mr and Mrs they have plenty of support but insufficient back up when they really need it.But it generally delivers what it says on the tin and is a pretty good first effort flag Like see review Jun 30, 2015 Herman Morgan III rated it really liked it review of another edition An International Espionage Thriller worth Your Time and Money.It was different, and pleasant, to read a Spy Thriller written by a Canadian, and told from that Northern perspective As someone who has worked in an Intelligence Agency, Mr Gervais brings knowledge and depth to his Story The characters are sympathetic and their actions keep us involved from page one Once again, I want to brag about my Unlimited Account That great value account has introduced me to so many excellent Writ An International Espionage Thriller worth Your Time and Money.It was different, and pleasant, to read a Spy Thriller written by a Canadian, and told from that Northern perspective As someone who has worked in an Intelligence Agency, Mr Gervais brings knowledge and depth to his Story The characters are sympathetic and their actions keep us involved from page one Once again, I want to brag about my Unlimited Account That great value account has introduced me to so many excellent Writers that I might never have read when buying Books from my old school Book Clubs, nor at a Bricks n Mortar retail store Now I m off to see what else is available from Simon Gervais flag Like see review May 24, 2016 Glen rated it liked it Shelves espionage, men s adventure A modern anti terrorist novel with two major differences First, the protagonists are Canadian second, the protagonists are a married couple This lends the novel a viewpoint not shared by the vast majority of novels in this particular sub genre.When a terrorist attack kills the rest of their family, Mike and Lisa Walton join a private sector anti terrorist organization.They go from Europe to Africa, and back to North America, finding a tactical nuke in France, and going up against The Sheik, a A modern anti terrorist novel with two major differences First, the protagonists are Canadian second, the protagonists are a married couple This lends the novel a viewpoint not shared by the vast majority of novels in this particular sub genre.When a terrorist attack kills the rest of their family, Mike and Lisa Walton join a private sector anti terrorist organization.They go from Europe to Africa, and back to North America, finding a tactical nuke in France, and going up against The Sheik, an arch terrorist.Not quite in the same class as, say, Brad Thor, but well worth reading flag Like see review Aug 05, 2016 Dan Barbier rated it really liked it A very realistic, hugely detailed spy thriller.It s nice also to see a Canadian hero that can stand tall amongst his American counterparts He s as though as Mitch Rapp or Jack Reacher and he s working with his wife who is also one determined kick ass heroine.The story is well plotted The characters well developed and the action vividly executed A well rounded thriller Looking forward for what comes next flag Like see review Aug 11, 2015 Dennis Willis rated it really liked it review of another edition Thrilling spy mystery goThis is an exciting novel that mixes terrorism, spying, counterintelligence and service to country into a good storyline The characters are well developed and believable for the most part The relationships and the story plot make the reading both tense and exciting It s a good read for those of you interested in the circumstances of today s international problems flag Like see review Jun 16, 2015 Stacey rated it liked it Story line was okay, albeit a little weird with the mom who just dives right in to being a governmental assassin I love a political thriller with international spy things going on, but there was too much italicized internal monologues for me I don t have to know what every character is thinking all the time The book would ve been 100 pages shorter if those were taken out I would give another book of his a chance, but I hope he gets rid of the monologues flag Like see review Sep 23, 2016 Linda added it review of another edition I really did like this bookt as cluttered as some books can be, locations and names didn t get jumbled where you have to go back and see what you missed The story line was solid and I felt told well I plan to read Simon Gervais because I think this author has much to give and will get better with every book, I thought this was fast passed, developed characters and a very nice read flag Like see review Apr 03, 2015 Sheila Beitler rated it it was amazing I really liked this fast paced debut novel from Simon Gervais I don t like the phrase Ripped from the headlines , but it certainly applies here This could very well be our future, if not happening now It was hard to put down I think if you give this new author a try, you ll become a faithful reader, just like me I am looking forward to the next Mike Walton thriller flag Like see review Jun 19, 2015 RON FENDER rated it really liked it review of another edition Trade craft4 stars on author and bookThis was a very interesting book story to read I enjoyed the pace, and was impressed with the inclusion of detail without having a sense of being overwhelmed with too much of it to the point of distraction I very much look forward to reading of Simon Mike Walton.P.S Notes section at end was informative, nice touch flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed His second novel A RED DOTTED LINE is a national 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      • Simon Gervais

        A former federal agent specialized in protective operations and counterterrorism, Simon Gervais spent nearly twenty years in the military and in law enforcement His assignments took him all over Europe and the Middle East HUNT THEM DOWN, the first book in a new series featuring Pierce Hunt, a disavowed DEA special agent, comes out on January 1st, 2019, by Publishing imprint Thomas M A former federal agent specialized in protective operations and counterterrorism, Simon Gervais spent nearly twenty years in the military and in law enforcement His assignments took him all over Europe and the Middle East HUNT THEM DOWN, the first book in a new series featuring Pierce Hunt, a disavowed DEA special agent, comes out on January 1st, 2019, by Publishing imprint Thomas Mercer An action packed series launch by Simon Gervais Publishers Weekly One of the most anticipated action thrillers of the year The Real Book Spy Gervais is a thriller writer to watch Library Journal Gervais dishes out lavish suspense to keep a reader glued AuthorLink MagazineSimon s debut novel THE THIN BLACK LINE became an international bestseller and his writing received accolades from Publishers Weekly, The Library Journal, the Providence Journal and the Toronto Star His second novel A RED DOTTED LINE is a national bestseller and received praise from 1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille A RED DOTTED LINE reminds us of what thrillers are supposed to be thrilling Gervais, a former anti terrorist agent, knows the world that he writes about and illuminates the dark threats we all face on the global stage A RED DOTTED LINE will entertain, educate, and engage even the most jaded reader of international thrillers 1 NYT bestselling author Nelson DemilleA THICK CRIMSON LINE Simon s third novel in his Mike Walton series came out on April 24, 2018 Simon lives in Ottawa with his wife and two children He s an avid boater and skier


    159 Comments

    1. Yeah I m sorry I could not like this book especially as I thought I d discovered another Canadian crime novelist to add to my list of Canadian authors that I read Perhaps it s just me or this story is just not the type that I like and I m sure there will be many readers that really like it, as seen by the number of 4 and 5 star ratings and the raving reviews, but I found too many things that I do not like in an action thriller or whatever this is supposed to be I realize that one is supposed Yea [...]


    2. Yes, I lost a fair amount of sleep over The Thin Black Line as I couldn t put it down With the very first words, I was hooked and locked in for a hair raising ride with this book.Everything I imagine our scary world to be was emmulated in this story of terrorism and heroism Characters were well developed and fleshed out The plot flowed smoothly to a satisfying conclusion I desperately want to read about Mike and Lisa Walton s journey into saving our world.This is a very fast paced, brea Yes, I [...]


    3. The Thin Black Line is Simon Gervais s debut It s a fast paced, intricate yet suspenseful spy thriller similar to the ones written by Daniel Silva Gervais managed to develop his characters in a way only a handful of authors can His action scenes are simply breathtaking and much realistic than in other books of the same genre At the end of the book, Gervais wrote a half a dozen pages that offer a glimpse about his life as a former federal agent specialized in counter terrorism and protec The Thi [...]


    4. As a real life covert antiterrorism agent, Simon Gervais clearly knows what he s writing about His debut novel THE THIN BLACK LINE is a fantastic read Well developed characters, believable villains and non stop realistic action kept me turning the pages The husband and wife counterterrorism team really worked for me I love books with strong female protagonists and this one delivers I ve been reading for over 50 years, and it s the first time I felt compelled to write a review Well done


    5. Entertaining read It has a very tragic beginning with an excess of death Although it is fun to read about a husband and wife special ops team, some of their dialogue seemed rough It was also interesting to read about a secret privately owned special ops force that were actually the good guys instead of the bad.


    6. The unveiling of Simon Gervais first book THE THIN BLACK LINE introduces his readers the main protagonists Mike Powell and his wife Lisa The pace of action in the plot begins immediately when Gervais describes the dramatic story Mike s father s disappearance Actions and turn of events have a life altering effect on Mike and Lisa Powell s lives and their future THE THIN BLACK LINE describes sacrifices Mike and Lisa will make to deal with events of their difficult past Before they can join a The u [...]


    7. I saw an add for this book and took a chance I ma glad I did, because it was a hell of a thrill ride Packed with action, it tells the story of a Canadian husband and wife who are dealt a horrible tragedy and are given the ability to get back at the people that visited it on them Mike is a former Canadian Spec ops officer who is working as an RCMP Air Marshal, and is caught in a terrorist attack, as is his wife in another area They suffer a huge tragedy, and are recruited into an organization I s [...]


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