Clear by Fire, A Search and Destroy Thriller by Joshua Hood; 2015; $26.00; 339 pages; Touchstone, New York, NY; 978-1-5011-0571-5; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Northwest; 7/29/17-8/2/17

Why did I read this?  I read somewhere that this was comparable to the Brad Thor and Vince Flynn books so I decided to try the series.  This is the first book and I am currently reading the second.

Some generals have decided that the U.S. is not doing enough to contain terrorist in the Middle East so they decide to strike out on their own to upset the apple cart enough that the U.S. will be pulled into full scale war.  They go against all the rules of engagement, the Geneva convention and all that is moral.  One soldier stands against them and he is put on a watchlist and a kill order is put out against him.  He forms a strange group of supporters who help him put down the current plan, but someone higher up is pulling strings and the commander on the ground is pulling strings.

Grade-B, there is something out about the main character.  I didn’t really find myself pulling for him or even completely liking him, like Mitch Rapp and Scott Horvath.  Rapp and Horvath have a clear motivation and mission but I didn’t feel that here.  Hoping the second book is better.  A couple of the secondary characters would have been a better choice for the main character.