Meltdown is a dynamic military themed adventure that takes the special task force across the globe on a highly classified  search for the source of a liquid weapon that could have devastating effects in the hands of terrorists.While in the Ukraine, they become inadvertently involved in an unrelated terrorist attack and barely manage to escape with their lives. Meanwhile back in the United States, destructive explosions have crippled key communication, streets, bridges, and power supplies. Their pursuit for an answer ends in Panama where the mastermind of the sinister plot is a surprise to everyone.

At times I had problems keeping  all the secondary characters straight but as the story drew to a close, their connections began to make sense. I would have liked to see a better culmination to Sweeney’s unresolved questions about faith but maybe that was left for another story. Meltdown raises some frightening scenarios that our citizens would do well to think about. Not my usual choice for reading but I would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good adventure story but my guess is that most men would enjoy Meltdown.


MeltdownTASK FORCE VALOR Explosive Ordnance Disposal — The Bomb Squad

The global war on terror has reached catastrophic proportions, leading the U.S. Special Operations EOD team—Task Force Valor—to Chernobyl, where ghosts of past disasters are nothing compared to the nuclear nightmare about to unfold. With CIA Agent Mary “Phoenix” Walker heading her first Special Ops mission and Master Sergeant Bobby Sweeney fighting demons on and off the battlefield, Task Force Valor races to stop a terrorist threat in the Ukraine before Europe is turned into a radioactive wasteland. But when the terror reaches American shores, the team is powerless to help until they can save themselves. And when they finally track down the source of the chaos, what they find is worse than anything they could have imagined.


ChuckHoltonChuck Holton has traveled the world, experienced combat, served in the Elite 75th Ranger Regiment, and is the author of six books, including Allah’s Fire, Island Inferno, Bulletproof, Stories From a Soldier’s Heart, and A More Elite Soldier. His journeys have taken him from the depths of the Atlantic, to the mountains of Burma, from the dogsleds of Alaska, to skies of Iraq. Chuck lives in Appalachia with his wife, Connie, and their five children.

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