High-octane action, celebrity glamour, and endless possibilities for danger meet in this fast-paced debut for fans of John Sandford and Lee Child.Still reeling from a devastating personal tragedy, air marshal turned investigator Seth Walker embarks on his first case. All he has to do is accompany female pop star Max Magic to Los Angeles and deliver her to the FBI. But when their routine flight ends in a hail of gunfire at LAX, Walker has no choice but to take the frightened diva on the run.After a second attack leaves him battered and bloody, Walker realizes he cannot trust the FBI. To keep his client alive, he must use a patchwork of trusted aviation contacts to get her home to Austin, where the key suspects await.But as they race to stay one step ahead of their deadly pursuers, the biggest danger of all may be what theyre heading towardthe dark secrets that Max herself has been keeping...
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Takeoff (Seth Walker #1) Reviews
It's not the story I thought it might be. Interesting variation of old theme - movie star, body guard, good guys and bad guys. Yes it had all of that too but what goes on behind the scenes is surprising and terrible at the same time. Mr. Walker is awkward with Max. I like that and reading his thoughts when trying to know what to do. He wasn't Mr. No It All; he had a job to do and he did it. He did however care. And that sometimes is missing from some of the action packed characters. Good work Mr ...more
Takeoff - Seth Walker Bk 1 - Written by Joseph Reid
Don’t pick this up unless you're ready to read the night through, UNBELIEVABLE AND ADDICTING!!
High-octane action, celebrity glamour, and endless possibilities for danger meet in this fast-paced debut for fans of John Sandford and Lee Child. Still reeling from a devastating personal tragedy, air marshal turned investigator Seth Walker embarks on his first case. All he has to do is accompany female pop star Max Magic to Los Angeles and deliver her ...more
And so another hero lives...
Well written, good enough story to keep me engaged and an ending that didn't appear as though the author got bored and had mentally moved on to his next story by mailing it in. But, as what happens with every comic book hero and pap novel good guy there's a bit too much of the ridiculous or maybe just astonishing good fortune that he lives to eventually prevail in the end. Thus it tied up neatly and our hero, just like dodging all those machine gun bullets and a serio ...more
Very fast paced. Seemed to be somewhat realistic but obviously if you want a lot of action there will be times that aren’t necessarily. The Walker character was easy to like and he decomposed the other characters very well. I felt like the author tried to make twists a lot but I guessed the villain pretty early, but he still did a good job making it a jaw dropper with what that person actually did. Good book, easy read, will definitely try another of his books if one comes around.
Downloaded as a freebie from Amazon Prime on the strength of the blurb, which said it would appeal to Jack Reacher fans. Since my Jack Reacher gauge is getting close to E (I'm up to #21 now), I figured I'd better start branching out.
This was a disappointment, though. Although Jack Reacher is every bit the fantasy figure Seth Walker is, I believe in the one and not the other. "Takeoff" is too thin to be a real thriller. There's just not much here, and what there is is too far-fetched. The hero is ...more
I received this thru a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for a honest review. I would like to thank the author and the publishing company.
In this one, Seth is an air marshal. He is assigned to bodyguard a teen pop star who has received death threats. As you can probably guess, things go awry.
This is your basic action thriller novel and I also believe it is the author's debut novel. If you are looking for in depth characters with serious literature, this is not the book for you. This book does what ...more
This one had some suspension of belief moments that required a forgiving reader (Gang bangers flying helicopters, for instance.) but it kept me reading, which is the whole point, right? The hero was (somewhat) unbelievable--a tech whiz turned air marshal with an improbable backstory and a strange brain anomaly that required constant input to remain focused. (I may have gotten that last bit wrong as I didn't fully understand the condition.)
A good airplane (pun intended) or beach read.
(1 1/2). When I started this book I was amazed at how exciting and fast moving it was. By the time I finished the book, I was amazed at how sappy and stupid it was. It seems like halfway through (or a little earlier) Reid starting pulling out every cliche and tired plot line twist that ever existed. Family, drugs, abuse, gangs, you name it, all of a sudden all focus was lost. Seth Walker is a cool character and I am marking this up to 2 strictly because of his character and how much I enjoyed hi ...more