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This is one action packed novel about an agent who loves to get himself involved in many sticky situations Meet Troy Pearce, a Private American Citizen working out of his trailer This guy can do it all his way of words is like no other If you are into modern day weapons, along with just a great book in general this is for you Based in a futuristic time period after President Obama s term comes to a close, the first female president, President Myers becomes the new commander and chief Will she be able to handle the extreme difficulties of being criticized for each and every move she makes Will Troy try to help her cause in the United States Find out by reading Drone. If someone was to ask me to recommend an exciting action thriller with some depth I would steer them towards Drone This is an intense political thriller where potential war is looming between the US and Mexico due to the machinations of outside forces.The story is told from multiple points of view which initially is difficult to follow mainly due to the variable shifting times However, the shifting points of view get smoother and easier as the novel progresses.The narrative is a verbose and dry at times however, with politics being deeply involved throughout, that probably will happen The technological writings read accurately which allows for suspension of disbelief belief in the technology regardless of whether or not all currently exist.Characters are authentic and believable Details are extensive The plot has ample action.Overall, an intriguing read. Outstanding cutting edge geopolitical thriller featuring an original protagonist, former CIA Special Forces operative Troy Pearce, CEO for Pearce Systems, a leader in emerging Drone technology These are not your father s Predator drones equipped with Hellfire missiles by a long shot Confronting Mexican drug cartels at the Presidents request, Pearce Systems deploys a lethal, state of the art arsenal including underwater drones, drones the size of mosquitoes, mini helicopter as the crisis escalates in this fast paced thriller Think the late Tom Clancy with a good editor This is a very promising, exciting and well written book 1 in a Troy Pearce series that effectively deploys Drone technology in defending America in a dangerous world I highly recommend it. Abandoned at halfway point Too much politics for me. Wow, just wow Troy Pearce is a badass I wish I had a private contractor who uses drones and other unmanned devices to exact revenge for those who have been wronged and a few of those who pay him top dollar President Myers way of governing America are somewhat in line with what our current President Elect Trump has been saying so, it s been interesting get a glimpse into a very imaginative what if scenario Definite must read if you re even the slightest bit interested in politics, warfare and drones It read like 13 Hours with maybe a little less action and a little politics. Many threads weave together in Maden s contemporary look at the stalemate between America and Mexico regarding labor, illegal aliens, drug cartels, American drug consumption, and money Maden introduces us to what the publisher intimates is a coming series featuring Troy Pearce, an undercover fix it man.In a note preceding the story, Maden makes the point that all the technologies included are either currently in production or in development Indeed, the technology is amazing and horrifying by turns Amazing, in that one can see how present day applications can be combined to do previously unthought of tasks Horrifying, because of how invasive and dangerous are the acts that that technology makes possible all in a story where these weapons and surveillance tools are taken for granted.The initial insult in the book occurs when a student party in El Paso, Texas, is raided, seemingly by ICE officers Killed at the fatal party are many students and their teacher when the raiding officers discharge three hundred bullets in less than a minute and then disappear Upon further probing, American investigators discover the raid to be the result of a turf war between rival factions in the drug trade But worst of all, the teacher who died was the son of the American president An accident or a statement While compelling, for me there was a small stone in the shoe of my journey through the political perils of Drone There are authors who consistently give a description of each inclusion within a particular category in their work For some it is clothing or physical descriptions of characters, often even minor ones, occasionally for every change of clothing or product used For Maden, it was the exact name, in full, of every, gun, missile, rocket and piece of technology On page 12, I took out each of your men with a single.338 Lapua Magnum cartridge at a cost of just four dollars apiece On page 13, He stormed over to a nearby closet and pulled out his personal weapon, an Israeli built TAR 21 bullpup assault rifle Perhaps it is my ignorance of weaponry that makes this seem a story impediment Likely fans of that subject may find this aspect interesting And I do see a parallel in an interest of my own I enjoy reading about the highways or streets travelled in settings as diverse as Larsson s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Camillieri s The Voice of the Violin or Doctorow s YA novel, Little Brother Those stories allow me to track the action, either on the map in my head of familiar cities, as in Brother, or on a StreetWise map of international cities, for those I ve not visited.This makes me wonder if it is a way of giving a particular status regarding income or taste to a character to know that, say, the woman entering a scene is wearing Hermes scarf, the weapon tucked in a man s back pants belt is a Walther PPS 9mm, or the video screen is an eighty inch flat screen LCD Or perhaps again our culture has become so permeated with advertising that these delineations are salient to most readers and I m the odd one out to be distracted by it.In any case, a fast moving story despite its four hundred, thirteen pages. It was OK, as a diverting shoot em up, based on drone technology But it read like a lengthy, wordy translation of a comic book to prose, with cartoonish characters, one dimensional caricatures of everything that you might dislike about politicians, the mainstream media, etc The geopolitical and societal insights are sophomoric exaggerations of everything a poorly informed and uninsightful TeaParty fanatic on steroids might find to complain about.So why 2 stars Because it was a diverting cludge of action scenes, and I read through to the end to see how in the world this might be pulled together, some suspense in this, although the incredibly masterful bad guy succumbs to a transparent revenge mechanism, seems to have lost his mojo at the end. Complete with a fascinating international cast of characters and non stop action, Mike Maden s DRONE kicks off an explosive new thriller series by exploring the frightening legal and political dangers of drone warfare Usually blurbs tend to exaggerate how fine a book will be No so in the case of Drone A most engaging and addicting techno thriller I thoroughly enjoyed every character and subplot Razor sharp writing A keen sense of detail and location Perfect plotting This is a winner The the unspeakable tragedy of Vince Flynn s death begs for high quality thriller writers with superb main characters like Mitch Rapp Pierce seems to show great promise and I certainly look forward to the next book Mike Maden is a very good writer and one to keep an eye on Rick FriedmanFounderThe James Mason Community Book Club7,300 members `FREE BOOK ⇩ Drone ↞ Complete With A Fascinating International Cast Of Characters And Non Stop Action, Mike Maden S DRONE Kicks Off An Explosive New Thriller Series By Exploring The Frightening Legal And Political Dangers Of Drone WarfareTroy Pearce Is The CEO Of Pearce Systems, A Private Security Firm That Is The Best In The World At Drone Technologies A Former CIA SOG Operative, Pearce Used His Intelligence And Combat Skills To Hunt Down America S Sworn Enemies In The War On Terror But After A Decade Of Clandestine Special Ops, Pearce Opted Out Too Many Of His Friends Had Been Sacrificed On The Altar Of Political Expediency Now, Pearce And His Team Chose Which Battles He Will Take On By Deploying His Land, Sea And Air Drones With Surgical PrecisionNew US President Margaret Myers Won A Hotly Contested Election On A Platform Of No New Foreign Wars But When Her Only Child And A Dozen Other American Students Are Killed In A Cross Border Assault By Drug Cartel Hit Men, She Secretly Authorizes Pearce Systems To Locate And Destroy The Killers Sheltered In Mexico Pearce And His Team Of Scientists And On The Ground Task Force Go To Work, And They Are Soon Thrust Into A Showdown With The Hidden Powers Behind The El Paso Attack, And Risk Igniting A Full Blown Shooting War With America S Most Dangerous Enemies At Home And AbroadMaden S Intense, Page Turning Novel Is Action Packed And Frighteningly Real Blurring The Lines Between Fiction And The Reality Of A New Stage In Warfare