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Ghost by John Ringo
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Trigger warning, I suppose.

This like a Tom Clancy book, but with weirder sex, much of it non-consensual. Also, not as well thought through or as well researched or as believable. I couldn't bring myself to finish it.

http://www.stillhq.com/book/John_Ringo/Ghost.html ( )
  mikal | Dec 14, 2014 |
Who is Mike Harmon you ask?

Navy Seal? Check
Bad Ass? Definitely
Killer? Only if you look at him wrong (or maybe he is having an off day)
Rapist Fantasies? Right there in the first chapter
Sexual Deviant? I wish I didn't know
More then you want to know? Same here...
Another Ghost novel? Not even if you paid me

This is a disturbing, unredeemable piece of trash that I wouldn't even wish on Mike Harmon (well maybe him)!!! ( )
  ConalO | Sep 21, 2014 |
Oh John Ringo No on Live journal is the best review for this book and the rest of the seres but I love them even as my brain melts with the improbablity of it :) ( )
  moglwi | Apr 22, 2009 |
Hmmm. Not real impressed. A large chunk of the section Book Two basically amounted to an intro to submission/domination sex play, and there is a blatant sexual undertone to the entire book. I've enjoyed the sci-fi materials that John Ringo has contributed to. This just falls flat. There are much better action/adventure stories out there. ( )
  ElementalDragon | Jan 25, 2009 |
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"Former SEAL Mike Harmon, team name "Ghost", was, apparently, an unassuming college student. Discharged with partial disabilities, he was having enough troubles passing classes and fitting in on a very liberal college campus; he didn't need any more. But when he observed the kidnapping of a coed, it was time for others to be troubled." "Because underneath his usually placid exterior, Mike Harmon, Ghost, was a bundle of barely controlled fury. Highly motivated, highly trained fury. And when terrorists gave him the opportunity, he became ... himself." "A series of at the time rational decisions led him, via a series of tortured terrorist bodies, to a facility in Syria, a "logistics warehouse" called Aleppo Four. And in the dank basements of that "warehouse" the true, horrible nature of the kidnappers plans were revealed: if the Great Satan would not withdraw over the deaths of aid workers and soldiers, then let them see what could happen to their lovely daughters.""The only fly in the ointment being one banged up former SEAL." "Now Ghost is as free to do his will as the wolf running beneath the moon. Freed of military regulations, freed of military justice. And morals and ethics were never his strong suit." "Sometimes it takes a very bad man to do a good job."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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