By: James Rollins
War Hawk: (n.) A thriller so packed full of action, adrenaline and danger that it feels as though the book itself might explode.
A warning to readers who pick up James Rollins new installment in the Tucker Wayne series: Handle with Care. This book is liable to burst due to its contents. At first I was nervous to read James Rollin’s War Hawk. I’m one of those “I don’t care who dies as long as the dog lives” kind of dog lovers. I love and want to save all dogs so much that I’ve started my own charitable project for Heaven’s sake. So I wasn’t sure that I would enjoy a book where a dog handler and his epically faithful Belgian Mallinois would be put in harms way…repeatedly.
Reading War Hawk, my heart raced, my stomach dropped…I gasped audibly and rapidly riffled through pages. James Rollins has created one hell of a story around Tucker Wayne, his dog Kane and those that they would risk it all to save. In between security jobs the two war veterans are on a journey through some of the country’s most beautiful wilderness when a Tucker gets a blast from his past. Jane Sabatello, a former colleague and then some shows up with a child in tow, asking for Tucker and Kane’s help. Jane is being tracked by a ruthless killer who took out her team and won’t stop until they find her. She requests his help to find out who is trying to kill her and stop them from hurting anyone else. The task is not accomplished without serious effort, brushes with death, trips all over the US and the world beyond.
Rollins’ novels are like reading a James Bond movie only they’re ten times better. Novels last so much longer than a movie, novels allow you to dive head first into the story rather than passively watch, and novels task your imagination with creating the visuals engaging your brain in ways that you never knew possible. Rollins’s latest novel War Hawk is 1,000 times better than any action movie I’ve watched of late and I highly recommend that you pick yourself up a copy of this and his previous novels. You surely will not be disappointed.