Editorial Reviews for Execution of Justice
If you want a fast paced, covert ops espionage thriller with strong characters, this hits the target!
Western Sun Newspaper
This is a gritty, fast paced, heart-pulsing action adventure espionage book, gripping from page one.
Tony Thorne MBE, Author
The author has a clear knowledge of covert ops tactics and an instinctive knack for gripping, action plots. I could barely put it down. Execution of Justice is a creative and realistic espionage thriller.
Major Jeffery Benedict, US Army Ranger, Combat Veteran
Execution of Justice is an action-packed tale of intrigue, filled with characters that jump directly off the page into the reader’s imagination. Dent weaves a story of intrigue and violence. His fast-paced style is the perfect expression of the hard-charging John Drake’s impatience with the corruption and immorality of his world.
Lorraine P. Winfield
Coordinator of Creative Writing
Newport News Institute for the Arts
Amazon Reviews for Execution of Justice
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South Carolina native author Patrick Dent earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and his Masters in Chemistry. He went on to receive Advanced Infantry Training while stationed at Fort Benning. With detailed experience such as this it is no wonder this debut novel is such a fine thriller – opting to include the inside knowledge of political activity with military experience and a depth of knowledge about chemistry…
Strong self assigned challenges for a debut novel, but Patrick meets his goals. The tone of the book is apparent from the first paragraphs…
Exceptionally well paced, compelling prose, and a keen sense of immediacy pour out of every page of this impressive debut novel. Patrick Dent will likely become on of the more important authors of this genre. Grady Harp, November 17
A thrilling action story. I really enjoyed the way this story remained intense, while still filling me in on details about what was going on in situations that were foreign to me. Even though I am not well versed in military things, or weapons, or anything of that nature, I felt totally immersed and never confused.
There wasn’t a moment of pause as the story moved forward. There were a few things I didn’t see coming at all. Drake is a broken, reluctant hero, which added to the genuine tension. There was a real sense of uncertainty that kept me flipping pages fast and furious. His motivations were real, powerful, and so heartbreaking. There is a part with his wife that just gutted me. So powerful. The end was perfect, totally satisfying.
If you are a fan of action or military stories this is a must read.
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book.
Are you sitting comfortably?? Then I’ll begin.
Once upon a time, there was a reviewer, who read a lot, LOT of books. Before she started reviewing for the blogs, she read mostly horror and crime. But now, it’s mostly romance of some description or other.
So when the reviewer had a chance to read something a little out of her comfort zone, she jumped at the chance.
AND WAS BLOWN AWAY!!
Usually there is sex in her books: not so here. There is usually romance: not so here. There are usually nekkid muscly men involved: bar two young recruits to the Army, not so here. She can often see where things are going: not so here.
AGAIN, she was blown away.
The reader found the book took a while to set the scene, it kept her fully engaged, because she got to hear from ALL the major players, and a minor one or two. It took time to present the full picture, and she didn’t know which way things would go til they did. She connected with each and every person, loved some guys, and a certain gal, hated some other guys.
The reader did get a little confused at the beginning with the time line involved, because it talks a bit about the oil embargo and the President of the US at the time (but already, the reader has forgotten which one t was!) However, once the reader had late 60’s early 70’s stuck in her head, things were much better, but the reader is still not entirely clear on that one!
The reader enjoyed this book so much, she read it on one sitting, and its not an EASY read, not at all, but what it is, is a BRILLIANT read. The reader looked to see if she could find any other books by this author, but THIS book appears to be the FIRST book written by this author.
The reader found it carried some difficult story lines, kidnapping and people trafficking mostly but some rape, and drug abuse too. She found it very violent in places but thought it right and proper for this book to have such graphic violence. It NEEDED that in places, to get the point across.
All in all, the reader was so very impressed with this book, she hopes to get a chance to read more by this author.
So the reader could only give this. . . .
5 stars. Because nothing else would do.
This is a good read for anyone who likes military action stories.
EXECUTION OF JUSTICE is a gritty, fast paced, all-action story that is difficult to put down. John Drake, the young and resourceful, but lethal, super hero endures a tough boyhood, dominated by a cruel and ruthless father, until a lethal teenage encounter leads him into an army combat training establishment. His exceptional talents together with those of his buddy eventually bring him to form a two man commando team equipped to overcome any terrorist obstacle placed in its way…
All in all the book is well written, and is an excitingly good blood and thunder experience.
Tony Thorne MBE – Author, UK & Austria