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The Ragnarök Conspiracy by Erec Stebbins
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The Ragnarök Conspiracy

by Erec Stebbins

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In difficult times where the world has a very serious threat from terrorists the author has tackled this issue and written an excellent novel.

When an unknown cell starts targeting Muslims the FBI have an urgent task to find out the perpetrators and bring them to justice. The very strong message that I got from the storyline is no matter what your beliefs are, killing and revenge are not the answer, there is more strength in forgiveness. The novels title says it all, taken from Norse Mythology Ragnarok was the Armageddon of Norse legend a final battle between good and evil to settle the stewardship of the world.

I found this book very hard to put down and from page 1 to the end there was a lot of action, mystery and suspense to keep anyone interested. As already stated above this novel will make you think about your convictions and beliefs whilst portraying the message that there is good and evil on both sides of the coin,people from the different cultures are fighting for peace and harmony and not just looking to dominate the world through terror. The text language and short chapters make it a leisurely read and the only disappointment is when the story finishes.,,..more please!!! ( )
  beckvalleybooks | Sep 4, 2015 |
Having read a number of Erec Stebbins novels and having enjoyed them all, I decided to read his debut novel to see how good he was when he first burst on the scene as a published author. Overall, I was not disappointed but was not overwhelmed.

The story started out with high potential for an outstanding novel of intrigue and a great thriller. Halfway through I was thinking how great the book was and ready to rate 5 stars. The more I read I started to think that it was getting a bit wonky and far-fetched. I really have to wonder if the author was having a difficult time writing an ending that was worthy of the first half of the story.

The characters were well developed as expected from my previous readings by this author. I just wish the ending had been comparable to the beginning. Overall it is a decent read and does showcase the author's writing skills. ( )
  honoliipali | Dec 10, 2014 |
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"Stebbins has his finger on the pulse of greed, disillusionment and the search for redemption in this pulse-pounding debut. His protagonists aren’t black and white: They are gutsy, lost and, at times, fanatical about their need for revenge."
 
"The Ragnarök Conspiracy by Erec Stebbins is a particularly interesting anti-terrorist thriller, in which a highly professional group sets out to provoke war between the Christian and Islamic blocs."
 
"Stebbins explores the line between security and liberty while the bullets pierce skulls. The story line sometimes veers too much into a political diatribe, and some major clichés in the climax are a bit hard to swallow. That aside, it’s still a worthwhile read. Fans of the Vince Flynn books will enjoy Stebbins’ take on terrorism with a twist."
added by erecstebbins | editBookslist, Jeff Ayers (pay site) (Oct 1, 2012)
 
"Stebbins, by day a biomedical researcher at Rockefeller University, strides into fiction by invoking an ancient Norse legend of destruction. His arcane and complicated plot demonstrates Stebbins’s in- depth research, and the novel showcases the hallmarks of the traditional thriller with high marks for the well-rounded characters and for the relentless pace and gore of the action. Fortify your shelf of Armageddon thrillers with this promising newcomer."
added by erecstebbins | editLibrary Journal, Barbara Conaty (pay site) (Sep 1, 2012)
 
"Unlike most “war on terror” thrillers, Stebbins’s uneven debut inserts a plea for tolerance within the story of indomitable FBI agent John Savas’s struggle against a bizarre terror cell. Exciting action scenes highlight Intel 1’s pursuit of a mysterious cabal that encodes Norse runes in audio transmissions, but clunky prose and unconvincing descriptions leave his message looking laudable but fatally heavy-handed."
added by erecstebbins | editPublishers Weekly (Aug 13, 2012)
 
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"Outrageously entertaining: epic, explosive, subversive, engaged and compassionate, like a Michael Bay movie written by Aaron Sorkin." -Chris Brookmyre, author of Where The Bodies Are Buried. A Western terrorist organization targets Muslims around the world, and FBI agent John Savas must put aside the loss of his son and work with a man who symbolizes all he has come to hate. Both are drawn into a race against time to stop the plot of an American bin Laden and prevent a global catastrophe.

"Fortify your shelf of Armageddon thrillers with this promising newcomer." -Library Journal
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FBI agent John Savas must join forces with a leading American terrorist in order to stop a murderous plot that could shatter all civilization.

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