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Field of Fire

Field of Fire

“One of the hottest new authors in the thriller genre.”—Brad ThorATTACK ON AMERICAThe first target is Dallas, Texas. A deadly nerve gas called New Archangel is unleashed upon the City of Angels, claiming innocent lives, spreading nationwide panic, and fueling global fears of another attack. In the icy reaches of rural Alaska, special agent Jericho Quinn is enlisted to hunt…

Title : Field of Fire
Author : Marc Cameron
Rating :
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 448 pages

Field of Fire Reviews

  • Matt
    Nov 23, 2016

    First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Marc Cameron, Kensington Books, and Pinnacle for providing me with a copy of this book, which allows me to provide you with this review.

    In his latest Jericho Quinn novel, Cameron takes readers back to the frozen tundra of Alaska for an explosive thriller. When a deadly nerve agent is released at a high school football game in Dallas, all fingers point to a branch of ISIS, especially with the perpetrators dressing the part. The President’s Natio

    First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Marc Cameron, Kensington Books, and Pinnacle for providing me with a copy of this book, which allows me to provide you with this review.

    In his latest Jericho Quinn novel, Cameron takes readers back to the frozen tundra of Alaska for an explosive thriller. When a deadly nerve agent is released at a high school football game in Dallas, all fingers point to a branch of ISIS, especially with the perpetrators dressing the part. The President’s National Security Advisor calls on Jericho Quinn and others within the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI) to stop the threat before it blossoms. Chatter links the gas, called New Archangel, to a Russian chemist, Kostya Volodin. During a trip from his homeland to Alaska, Volodin and his daughter, Kaija, have apparently sought to defect. Before everyone can be properly sorted, Volodin and Kaija disappear and are hiding. Russian officials are seeking to find their rogue scientist before he can release any more news about the gas. The narrative exposes that it is the Russians who are responsible for the gas and its attacks, with primary blame falling at the feet of the Black Hundreds, a terror organization seeking the purity of Russia. Quinn is tasked with finding Volodin within Alaska while Jacques Thibodaux and Ronnie Garcia, two others from the OSI, are sent to New York, where the scientist’s son has apparently been sent some of the New Archangel by accident. An attack in Los Angeles makes the mission even more important and shows that the next attack could happen at anytime, anywhere. While Thibodaux and Garcia team up with an old friend in NYC, Quinn is set to work with Thibedaux’s cousin, Specal Agent Khaki Beaudine of the FBI as they travel through Alaska seeking out the senior Volodin. Quinn’s mission takes them into the tundra, involved in a winner-takes-all game with a Russian sniper, known locally as Worst of the Moon. Needing to secure Volodin as soon as possible, Quinn and Beaudine soon discover that some will stop at nothing to keep them from completing their mission. They traverse cold and open tracts of land to find Volodin, only to discover that Anchorage might be the location chosen for the next attack and that someone close to Volodin could be masterminding the entire Black Hundreds. While Thibodaux and Garcia seek to infiltrate the underworld to keep the gas out of the hands of anyone in the Big Apple, Quinn will use all his strength and determination not to fail, though every man has their physical limits. A wonderfully fast-paced story that turns the cat and mouse game into one of bear and seal. Series fans will surely enjoy this story while newcomers will likely become hooked and clammer for the rest of Cameron’s work.

    The story is by no means unique, but Jericho Quinn does not seek to be completely one of a kind. However, it is not only the handful of strong characters that keep the novel pushing forward so effectively, but the attention to detail and drawing the reader in from the get-go that strengthens the narrative. While Cameron places his protagonist in a situation that might breed something repetitive, the use of Alaska and its barren hinterland served as a unique approach, especially when venturing into field traumatic medicine and tactical sniper calculations, allowing the reader something new to digest. Add to that, Cameron has seen that the ISIS and Islamic terror cell is becoming overdone in thrillers and shifts his villain base over to the emerging (and re-discovered?) Russian criminal, who drives home ruthless hatred for capitalist America and new-found money to fund such act of significant damage. Surely there is something beneficial in that as the majority of writers continue to flog an idea developed fifteen years ago. Keeping some of the wonderful dialogue and unique settings for his novels, Cameron delivers another decent piece that should appease readers without lulling them into any form of repetitive normalcy.

    Kudos, Mr. Cameron on another successful novel. Jericho Quinn has a lot to offer and you’ve left much to be discovered or expanded upon, when time permits.

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  • Todd Simpson
    Nov 07, 2016

    Marc Cameron certainly knows how to write highly memorable Action Thrillers. It really sends a chill down your spine how real this scenario could be, with deadly gas killing hundreds of people. I really enjoy his writing style, and I found it hard to pull myself away from such a great plot. Jericho Quinn is a tough guy character you really can’t help but like, and he’s definitely the sort of man you want on your side. Many Russians thought the old MIG17 base near Providenya Bay was closed, and w

    Marc Cameron certainly knows how to write highly memorable Action Thrillers. It really sends a chill down your spine how real this scenario could be, with deadly gas killing hundreds of people. I really enjoy his writing style, and I found it hard to pull myself away from such a great plot. Jericho Quinn is a tough guy character you really can’t help but like, and he’s definitely the sort of man you want on your side. Many Russians thought the old MIG17 base near Providenya Bay was closed, and was no longer used. They probably didn’t realise that the base was used for storing chemical weapons, and was still in use today. One of Russia’s top scientist Dr Kostya Volodin was working with a very dangerous chemical weapon called the Novo Archangelsk. When an operator at another Russian station notices that there are a lot of dead fish floating in the water at Providenya, and unfortunately that’s just the beginning. Reports come in that there are at least 27 dead people in the area, and it doesn’t take them long to realise that there is probably a chemical leak. They find that Dr Volodin is missing, along with a supply of the Novo Archangelsk. The big question is, has he sold it onto others for a profit, and who to. They track him down to an airport in Alaska, and they now know he’s definitely going to defect. The only lead the Russians have is Dr Volodin’s son Petyr that lives in New York. When people start to suddenly die in Texas from what appears to be a chemical attack of a suspected nerve agent that the Russians begin to worry. Early on reports are that the attacks have been carried out by Islamist Terrorist’s. Another chemical gas attack is carried out shortly after in Los Angeles killing a lot of innocent people, and this is when the National Security Advisor gets in contact with Jericho Quinn. Quinn was currently at home in Alaska with his girlfriend Veronica “Ronnie” Garcia, where they were both recovering from their run in with the Chinese Terrorist. However the National Security Advisor needs them to get back in the game and hunt down who is responsible for these gas attacks. Especially since the Novo Archangelsk is over 10 times stronger than the deadly Sarin gas. This is an exciting adrenaline filled Action Thriller, and it is definitely worth a read.

  • Melody
    Dec 29, 2016

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. My opinion is just that…mine, and completely unbiased.

    In todays world the premise of this novel will get your blood pumping. Filled with scary terrorists, an “element” that would make us all cringe, cry or die, and scenery that will chill you to the bone. Mr. Cameron’s novel packs a solid punch that will knock you out cold.

  • Jim
    Dec 26, 2016

    Received this book as a giveaway. It was my first time reading this author. Enjoyed this book and it characters. Jericho Quinn and helpers are trying to track down a scientist that created a nerve gas that has been released on America. Nice fast paced book with a good plot. One of the plot points even made me think that I need to add TP to my go-bag. I will definitely check out the previous 6 Quinn books. Thumbs Up!

  • Richard
    Jan 01, 2017

    Field of Fire, a Jericho Quinn thriller is enthralling and pulse pounding. The only problem I have with Marc Cameron books are, what do I do when I finish? It’s like being with a best friend and wham, it’s over! All I can do is wait 6 months for the next one! Hurry up Marc! We’re burnin daylight!

  • Andrew
    Jan 04, 2017

    Jericho Quinn is back, this time trying to survive in the brutal Alaskan wilderness whilst tracking a Russian doctor and his daughter who are transporting a very dangerous nerve gas, some of which has already been unleashed in Dallas and Los Angeles, resulting in many civilian deaths.

    Field of Fire isn’t as good as the previous few Quinn installments, which featured the ascension of Hartman Drake to the White House. I thought this recent outing suffered because Quinn wasn’t working alongside Gunn

    Jericho Quinn is back, this time trying to survive in the brutal Alaskan wilderness whilst tracking a Russian doctor and his daughter who are transporting a very dangerous nerve gas, some of which has already been unleashed in Dallas and Los Angeles, resulting in many civilian deaths.

    Field of Fire isn’t as good as the previous few Quinn installments, which featured the ascension of Hartman Drake to the White House. I thought this recent outing suffered because Quinn wasn’t working alongside Gunnery Sergeant Jacques Thibodaux (instead partnering up with his cousin, a brash FBI agent). The Quinn/Thibodaux back-and-forth was consistently brilliant, and a big part of what made me enjoy the previous Jericho Quinn adventures so much. Both Thibodaux and Quinn’s girlfriend, Ronnie Garcia, take a back seat on this occasion, and it makes for a less memorable story.

    Still, an above-average thriller, and Quinn is definitely put through the ringer.

  • Hilary
    Jan 09, 2017

    I was surprised to realize an earlier book in this series was a DNF. I might have to revisit that, because this one was incredibly engaging. As one character put it, “Vanishing bodies, killer Russian mobsters and a blotchy spittin’ stripper” in a setting that moves from Russia to interior Alaska… yes, this was a thriller with a twist! Espionage, treason and betrayal make it almost like one of the earlier Bond movies, but with a little more grit.

    Disclaimer: I received a free copy from NetGalley

    I was surprised to realize an earlier book in this series was a DNF. I might have to revisit that, because this one was incredibly engaging. As one character put it, “Vanishing bodies, killer Russian mobsters and a blotchy spittin’ stripper” in a setting that moves from Russia to interior Alaska… yes, this was a thriller with a twist! Espionage, treason and betrayal make it almost like one of the earlier Bond movies, but with a little more grit.

    Disclaimer: I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Steven Dawson
    Jan 09, 2017

    While I am a huge fan of Cameron’s Jericho Quinn series, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed many of the previous books, this one was unfortunately lacking in many areas that Cameron usually thrives in. Character involvement was at the top of that list for me in this book in particular. Some of the best books in the series are where we get to see Jericho and Jacques fighting side by side, conquering the bad-guy of the day; and in this one, Jacques has a passive involvement in a seemingly unimportant sid

    While I am a huge fan of Cameron’s Jericho Quinn series, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed many of the previous books, this one was unfortunately lacking in many areas that Cameron usually thrives in. Character involvement was at the top of that list for me in this book in particular. Some of the best books in the series are where we get to see Jericho and Jacques fighting side by side, conquering the bad-guy of the day; and in this one, Jacques has a passive involvement in a seemingly unimportant side plot, which by the way is left lacking in really any apparent importance let alone any action packed scenes where Cameron let’s Jacques loose to deliver his famous one liners in some sort of head-bashing knock down, drag out. And as far as Jericho in this book, aside from a last min, short and to the point fight to the death, he’s really in-influential protagonist in that he doesn’t actually solve any real terroristic plot…it just seems to play out the way it does, and we’re lucky enough to have minimal civilian casualties. All in all, I’m feeling as though I’m left hanging, needing another 10-15 chapters to really round what could be another great Marc Cameron thriller.