Two ill-equipped individuals are thrown into separate terrorist worlds and forced to fight and endure. Their struggles to stop the onslaught of terrorism hurdle them forward while challenging them to the core. At times, their efforts even turn humorous. Their paths, linked together from the start, eventually merge for a potentially devastating climax....
|Title||:||Heart of Terror|
|Format Type||:||Mass Market Paperback|
|Number of Pages||:||130 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Heart of Terror Reviews
"Heart of Terror" by Craig W. Dressler is a very good read of Christian oriented espionage. It follows the path of two "good guys" who both find themselves deeply imbedded in Iranian terrorist cells. They meet early in the story, part ways for a number of years, and then are reunited by circumstances. What I liked most about this book is that it just 130 pages long. Its a quick read. But, even given its relative shortness, is a tale with rich character development and obvious exhaustive research by the author. Never once did I doubt that this entire story could actually be taking place in today's world of religious separation. The reader is in for a treat in getting to know the two main characters as they question their lives, motives, and participation in the story. Even within 130 pages, the author craftily weaves a tale that slowly builds its crescendo to the final climax.I know I've already mentioned the book's length two times. However, I was pleasantly surprised how Mr. Dressler was able to weave this believable piece of fiction with such efficient use of words.I highly recommend this book, as it will provide you a few hours of entertaining reading, as well as some new insights into Middle Eastern and Islamic culture. Mr. Dressler has authored a handful of other books, and I definitely look forward to reading more of his work. Get this one!!This book was provided to me as an ARC directly from the author. I was gifted the book in exchange for a fair and timely review. I have no personal or professional ties to the author or the publisher. And there was no financial incentive for either the author or this reviewer.This review may be found on goodreads.com, amazon.com, and on my blog: JonReviewsBooks.wordpress.com.
Heart of Terror by author Craig W. Dressler is a small book filled with action.Chase Harte enjoys teaching English in other countries. While he is in Japan he meets Daoud, an Iranian national, who works in construction. One day, Daoud has a fall and badly injures his leg. Chase visits him in the hospital, but soon has to return home and they lose touch with one another.Upon Chase's return home he is pulled out of the line at the airport by the CIA. They claim he has met with terrorists while away and they want him to become an operative for them. Daoud in the meantime has involved himself, unknowingly, in working for terrorists. Both men eventually come to the Lord and their paths cross again where they work together to prevent a disaster.As I said, this tiny book, certainly had a lot of action in it. While some of the story-line and the dialogue seemed far-fetched, it was still entertaining and gave interesting insights into the Middle East and the minds of Muslims. I was somewhat disappointed with the explanation of how each man came to Christ. It felt like that was an after thought, however that did not detract from the story.If you enjoy fast-paced books with lots of action, you will enjoy Heart of Terror.
Heart of Terror paints a vivid picture of the life of a terrorist and does an excellent job of showing the dilemma of a terrorist recruit whose heart is not in the battle. The fears that keep these people working with terrorist cells, even when they do not want to be there, are very real. That aspect of the book was both realistic and provocative.Overall, I thought that the story line was a good one, but I was disappointed by the way it was told. Transformations of characters happened in a matter of a few sentences when they could have been developed so that the reader could feel what the characters were feeling. Instead of allowing the reader to experience the story, the author rushes through it, coming to conclusions too quickly and resolving issues without spending much time allowing them to develop.The story itself was interesting enough to keep me reading until the end, but I wish the author would have allowed for more character development.
One reviewer called Heart of Terror "a well-written, engaging novel". He went on to say: "The story is a low-key, solidly written account that reveals some of the inner-workings of the Muslim world in Iran and Saudi Arabia... The story is engaging and flows smoothly in a steady rhythm... It is an entertaining and thought-provoking story."Another reviewer wrote: "If you enjoy fast-paced books with lots of action, you will enjoy Heart of Terror."Lastly, The Midwest Book Review said: "Heart of Terror is an exciting twist of thriller and faith, very much recommended reading."