THE CROWS ARE GATHERING. WAR IS COMING.For years, every intelligence agency in the world has been chasing the elusive terrorist known only as The Moroccan. But when James Hicks and his clandestine group known as the University thwart a bio-terror attack against New York City and capture The Moroccan, they find themselves in the crosshairs of their own intelligence communitTHE CROWS ARE GATHERING. WAR IS COMING.For years, every intelligence agency in the world has been chasing the elusive terrorist known only as The Moroccan. But when James Hicks and his clandestine group known as the University thwart a bio-terror attack against New York City and capture The Moroccan, they find themselves in the crosshairs of their own intelligence community.The CIA, NSA, DIA and the Mossad are still hunting for for The Moroccan and will stop at nothing to get him. Hicks must find a way to keep the other agencies at bay while he tries to break The terrorist and uncover what else he is planning.When he ultimately surrenders information that leads to the most wanted terrorist in the world, Hicks and his team find themselves in a strange new world where allies become enemies, enemies become allies and the fate of the University - perhaps even the Western world - may hang in the balance.Can Hicks and the University survive an onslaught from A MURDER OF CROWS?...
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A Murder of Crows Reviews
Okay, first of all, the technology in this book is freaky! Especially since it is also clear that this isn't a science fiction novel. The techno-elements are wild, but also very believable. This type of novel really isn't my genre, but I was hooked from the first chapter and immediately found myself immersed in Hicks' story. I will definitely now be following this series and any readers searching for an intriguing thriller full of depth and suspense should as well!
This is a super suspenseful spy thriller that you won't want to miss. This will scare you silly and keep you glued to the pages until the bitter end. If you like thrillers and suspense, you'll adore this!
Top-Flight Techno-ThrillerThis is a well-written spy-thriller in the Bauer/Bond vein but more cerebral, with bleeding-edge technology that would make any Q green with envy. The adrenaline-fueled plot drives the story, plus the characters are interesting & very believable for this genre. To protect the US from terrorists’ deadly virus, the protagonist (James Hicks) and members of his ultra-clandestine agency must engage and overcome—not only Middle Eastern terrorists and foreign spies—but other covert US acronym-agencies in a well-woven spy-vs-spy-vs-spy storyline. Even as Hicks and his agents work to squeeze information out of a dangerous terrorist, the lethal virus has killed many first responders in New York City.
I liked the development of characters and it was fast paced.
InterestingGood story line but I don't like the foul language. Probably won't read another one by this author. Too bad as it was interesting.
Welcome to The University, a super-secret group created by a former President which serves the Intelligence community. Known to only a select few, The University has been integral in defending America against its enemies. James Hicks, hero of the successful effort to stop a devastating bio-weapon attack, is the newly appointed Dean of the University. His first task is to find and eliminate the person or people behind the attack. However, there are some in Washington who dislike The University and would see it destroyed. Hicks must find a way to watch his back while trying to juggle the multiplying demands of his new job if he and the organization he leads are to survive.A Murder of Crows by Terrence McCauley is the 2nd entry of the new James Hicks series. It picks up shortly after McCauley’s inaugural book of the series, Sympathy for the Devil, which I have not yet read. However, based on this book, McCauley is a rising star in the genre of thriller fiction. His characters are real, the plot engaging and fast moving. Admittedly, secret government groups are not a new plot element but McCauley successfully pulls it off in a fresh and interesting way. I look forward to the continuation of this series and rate it 4/5 stars.**A copy of the book is the only consideration I received in exchange for this review.**
So, even at the end of book #1 I wasn't sure whether or not I was liking the main character, James Hicks. In this book, #2, the author makes his more human and more likable. This story started out a bit slow, in my opinion, but then, once it started its trek it barely stopped. I just wonder how anyone person or group does things so fast, especially the plane to London thing. Great! When James regrouped so did I! LOL. The ending came too fast yet I know it was in an appropriate place. My only complaint is that the publisher needs to proofread; there were no less than a dozen grammatical errors.
I enjoyed #1 in this series (Sympathy for the Devil) and liked this one just as much...no sequel drop-off. Terrence McCauley strikes a nice balance between technology and character; you can't call this simply a techno-thriller. He avoids tedious detail and lets the problems that Hicks and his team face drive the story.McCauley also uses settings in New York City and the metro area to very good effect -- although the passage that really knocked me out, a chase set piece involving a drone, takes place elsewhere.I got interested in the Hicks series through one of the short stories that feature him. If you like espionage fiction with a bracing nasty edge, it's a lot of fun.
Every once in a while I just want to read a book that SCARES me! Why are those so hard to find?! I didn't finish this one. The mystery lacked mysterious-ness and I was bored. I don't have time to waste reading things that aren't enjoyable for me. Every time I branch out to mystery, it seems I end up disappointed. Boo! I wanted to like it.