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Packed with high-powered action and stunning authenticity, the novels of Brigadier General A.J. Tata have won widespread acclaim from the bestselling masters of suspense. In Direct Fire, he brings the war on terror to America - with his hero, Jake Mahegan, caught in the crossfire...

A powerful banker, gunned down in cold blood. A military family, senselessly slaughtered as they sleep. A four-star general, hacked and framed by virtual assassins. Another key general, kidnapped from his farm near Fort Bragg. Atrocities like these are all too common in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. But this is the United States of America...

When Jake Mahegan receives a distress call from General Savage in North Carolina, he rushes to the commander's home - and walks right into an ambush. When the smoke clears, Mahegan is alive but the implications of the attack are as absolute as death: The terrorists are here...and no one is safe. Joining forces with Savage's combat JAG officer, Alexandra Russell, Mahegan follows the trail to a killer who goes by the name "Jackknife," a Syrian refugee-turned-terrorist who vows to avenge the bombing of a Syrian wedding - by killing as many Americans as possible.

But time is running out for Mahegan. Terrorist cells are gathering in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hackers are emptying the nation's banks of millions of dollars. And their final act of vengeance will bring the whole world to its knees. For Mahegan, it's time to kill. Now.

©2017 A. J. Tata (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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  • Empress Karen
  • 23-06-2019

Vengeance Is Mine

Book 4 in this series does not disappoint. Publishers summery is spot on so no need to add to it. I do use the 1.25x speed to match the adventure.
I am a devoted fan of narrator Jonathan Davis, all time best of his narrations for me, Sandra Browns Mean Streak, mystery romance. Since Mr. Davis does heaps of Sci Fi, I buy what I can of his mysteries hence this series.
I am not sure why some of the negative reviewers felt this adventure failed to hold their attention. This was a fast pace story with a good back story of vengeance, and patriotic focus. Our Lady ranger is tops and prepared for an assault even as she sleeps.
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  • Rock River
  • 10-10-2018

A.j. Delivers another one!

Jake Mahegan once again is shown to be a complete BA! Like the others, AJ’s extremely detailed description of the fight scenes Leeds the listener to believe that he himself trains in martial arts because you can easily visualize every move until the bad guys ass has been beat. Great book, great performance, and story. If your a Jake Mahegan fan, you won’t be disappointed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-04-2018

Interesting All The Way

I think this is my favorite book in the series. It delves into the complex side of good and bad in each of us, without preaching or losing sight of the action. The action is non-stop and adds to the storyline instead of filter for adrenalin junkies. Well worth a credit.

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  • mark
  • 24-02-2018

Awesome read.

A.J. Tata thank you for such an enjoyable read. Jonathan Davis you are one of my favorite narrator's, great job.

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  • Joe H
  • 23-02-2018

Great Thriller with excellent narration

What did you love best about Direct Fire?

A fast-paced, realistic and terrifying plot, rich details and engaging descriptions of the action kept me on the edge of my seat.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

This book could easily be made into a film.

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  • Sally E. Sasser
  • 25-01-2018

True Thriller

I have listened to all of the Jake Mohegan books to date and each one gets better. This one I did not want to put down. It keeps you guessing at every turn.

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  • buffcakes
  • 07-01-2018

AWESOME and Current!

Where does Direct Fire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Love this one! Includes many current issues and has an awesome plot line! Keep them coming AJ!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jake! - HE is a stud!

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  • Gary L. Richardson
  • 19-07-2020

Enjoy the series

This was an admirable installment to the series. Interesting story line and good character development. The author fell a little into the mode of tell a story rather than allowing the characters tell it...but not too bad. If you like the series, you will like this book.

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  • Honos1998
  • 16-05-2020

Great series one of the best. Mehegan is a beast.

Mehegan is a beast. Please keep them comin. This series rocks! Can't wait for the next one.

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  • Adam F. Shirley
  • 22-09-2019

Another great character franchise ruined ...

This series has been one of my personal favorites across the first three installments. This one ruins the franchise. The book is downright incoherent and silly. I get the impression the book was hastily written around a rough outline. Certainly didn’t feel like the same author as the other three. This genre often requires us to “suspend reality” ... but this book take that requirement too far. The last 1/3 of the book meanders along, trying to link sub-plots that were drawn out too far, and it comes across like a couple of middle schoolers making stuff up on the fly. And don’t even get me started on Patch’s character. Half the time he’s conveyed as if he’s from NC and the other half the time he sounds like he leapt off a box of Luck Charms. All that said, this book isn’t “Magically Delicious.”

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