I am hooked on Marcus Diablo cannot wait for the next one!!!!
Another GREAT book from up and coming new author Mark Shaff. I am hooked, I can not wait for another Marcus Diablo Book. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good thriller. Wonderful story line and way to close to something that could really happen. Beware you will not be able to put it down once you start!!
Redemption Road is a powerful read with a strong lead character and a solid plot.Action packed and full of twists this moves at a fast pace, with some heart-breaking moments and some uncomfortable scenes.
What was meant to be a peaceful camping trip, only slightly overshadowed by a foreboding by one of the sons, turns into a nightmare when the mother disappears, or rather is taken by jihadists. The family have stumbled over a terrorist plot and get drawn into it fast and quick.
From here on the story moves with a tense dynamic and never lets up/
Our protagonist is a classic hero who works with military thinking and precision, a real alpha male who then turns to furious revenge. I guess he is too far removed from me as a person to fully identify with him but I know many other readers will easily identify. This is a solid effort that should go down a treat with fans of the genre.
Could not put it down and read in 2 days….left copies at a couple backcountry cabins. Great follow up to Redemption Road.
You won’t want to stop reading…
From the first page, you are drawn into a gripping story, I couldn’t put it down. As in his first novel, the author shines a light on our worst nightmares. This time out you are faced with the fragility of the internet and the awful possibility of a pandemic. But, true to form, the bad guys are dealt with and Marcus Diablo and Force Ten all live to fight another day. I highly recommend this book. Just make sure you don’t have anything else important planned, because once you start, you won’t want stop reading.
Watch out Clive Cussler!
Mark Shaff writes a novel with more detail than a Clive Cussler book with a great cast of characters. The author provides you with a believable story line for our day and age. I am ready to read his next book!
Every page has you gasping!
Author Mark Shaff has done it again. Doubling the Penny is every bit as good as its prequel – his spectacular debut novel, Road to Redemption. Every page leaves you gasping; you can’t wait to find out what happens next in this chilling Age of Terrorism thriller. It’s as modern as the latest high tech science. In Force Ten: Doubling the Penny there’s something for everyone: action and intrigue; daring heroism and depraved villainy; stirring romance; even a touch of the paranormal.
Shaff, a master storyteller, builds a story in such a way as to grip your emotions from the get-go, then keeps drawing you in until you feel part of it. He creates characters who are larger-than-life, yet relatable. His hero, Marcus Diablo risks his life in one agonizing, catastrophic incident after another, yet his family is always foremost in his heart.
There’s no way you won’t enjoy Doubling the Penny.
Warning! If you normally watch TV ( as I do) learn how to program your favorite shows as they will pale to the thrill ride you are about to experience on Redemption Road. I simply could not put the book down as the characters, plot, and descriptive scenes kept me yearning for more. Amazingly written by a first time author. A great summer read. Plug in the coffee pot and enjoy!
Author, Mark Shaff has done it again. Force Ten: Doubling the Penny is every bit as good as its prequel – his spectacular debut novel, Redemption Road. Every page leaves you gasping; you can’t wait to find out what happens next in this chilling Age of Terrorism thriller.
It’s as modern as the latest high tech science. In Force Ten: Doubling the Penny there’s something for everyone: action and intrigue; daring heroism and depraved villainy; stirring romance; even a touch of the paranormal.
Shaff, a master storyteller, builds a story in such a way as to grip your emotions from the get‐go, then keeps drawing you in untill you feel part of the story. He creates characters who are larger‐than‐life, yet relatable. His hero, Marcus Diablo risks his life in one agonizing, catastrophic incident after another, yet his family is always foremost in his heart. There’s no way you won’t enjoy Doubling the Penny.
A terror plot so ingenious and plausible, it will keep you up at night.
A great novel as well as a superb thriller, Force Ten: Doubling the Penny serves up a smooth blend of
personal angst mixed with a potentially devastating attack on the U.S.. 24 meets Homeland in Mark Shaff’s relentless and riveting take on the mindset of a hero as well as an equally tortured nation. A splendid addition to the triumvirate of Brad Taylor, Brad Thor and the late great Vince Flynn.
This fast-moving thriller proves that revenge is a dish best served red hot!
… a riveting page turner chock full of thrilling twists & colorful detail. A wonderful accomplishment for a debut novelist, looking forward to more.
Shaff delivers a high-speed thriller that was nearly impossible for me to put down.
The action never lets up in this absorbing thriller that makes us wonder what we would be capable of under similar circumstances.
Zip & Turn…Pages turned SO FAST…Reads Like a Movie!
When I picked up the book I thought I’d just glance through the first chapter and see what it might be about (this book belonged to someone else)…but it caught me from the start and I did not want to put it down. I got hooked and I bought the book right away.
The main character, Marcus Diablo, comes to life immediately and shares that life, takes you in, allows you to feel his loves, devotions, passions…and then his frustrations and pain. He convinces you he is “on a mission” that won’t stop till he gets his revenge…his, perhaps a bit too brutal, sweet revenge. You can’t help but root for him…and even though he seems a little superhuman at times…you believe in him. I can hardly wait for the next book. This would make a real sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat type movie. Amazing achievement for first time author. Great job Mark Shaff.
A thoroughly enjoyable page-turner. Plenty of twists and turns to keep you engaged to the end. The unimaginable is rendered believable in the author’s hands. Kind of reminds me of David Baldacci’s style. Characters are well-developed and situations credible; nicely crafted writing. I’m wondering if there’s a sequel in here somewhere as I’d like to get my hands on it.
I am hooked on Marcus Diablo can wait for the next one!!!!
Wow! This is indeed a powerful thriller. From a simple family camping trip to horror involving terrorists and so much more. I neglected jobs in the house, dinner was late and I was sleep deprived while desperately turning the pages.
We are taken on a breath taking ride from the moment Anne went missing. Once Mark Diablo went searching there was no stopping him. There is so much I could say about this book but I probably wouldn’t do it justice.
Will Mark find Anne? What happens next? You really must read it for yourself. Absolutely a book to be strongly recommend. Story telling at it’s best. Can’t wait to read more by this author.
Brilliant from page 1 til the end!
This book had me at page one. If you are a fan of Tom Clancy, you will love this book! It has action, romance, intrigue and more action. Marcus Diablo is a force unto himself. I also enjoyed the moments of comic relief in the story as well as the touching moments with his wife. If you haven’t picked this book up yet I highly recommend it! 5 stars for exemplary writing.