Item description for Shaiton's Fire (Chapter 16: Waging War on Terror, Book 1) by Jake Thoene...
Shaiton's Fire, the first book in the techno-thriller series Chapter 16, propels you into the world of international terrorism. The bombing of a subway train is only the beginning of a master plan that Steve Alstead--tactical operations specialist--and the rest of the team have to stop . . . before it's too late.
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.22" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.96" Weight: 0.69 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2002
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN 0842353615 ISBN13 9780842353618
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Very well researched May 5, 2005
I have read the first two books of this series, Shaiton's Fire and Firefly Blue, and have begun the third one. Although there are a few aspects of the author's writing that annoy me, I am really enjoying the series. With terrorism so prevalent in the world today, I find the technical aspects presented in these books very timely and intriguing. Faith is very dear to many of the characters, and they wrestle with real-world issues with which I can identify.
Some books seem to target a specific gender, but both my husband and I love these books. I will definitely look for more titles by Jake Thoene, and I definitely recommend this series.
It only takes a spark! Mar 25, 2005
I guess this was one of those things where I saw the book, said that the book looked good, but merely considered reading it. Then, as book #3 (Fuel The Fire) was already on the shelves I finally picked up book #1. Go figure, right? But with a great, sometimes frantic pace, it was impossible to put down!
It ripped, it roared, and it never snored! We join what is called the Chapter 16 team. This is after the fact that a bomb has obliterated a transit subway station. But you might think, the ultimate team? Oh, you bet! We learn that this team is put together by a Senator James Morrison, and as my own dumb joke I was wondering this: If people ever call him Jim Morrison, does he sometimes sing to himself, "This is the end!"? But in this book, that would be a bad guy song, right? Leave it to a former die-hard DOORS fan to think up something weird like that! ANYWAY!
You have Special Agent Steve Alstead in charge of a team that isn't likely to lose. Hopefully not. In the midst of all the chaos, we learn what "Shaiton's Fire" is. Oh, do we ever!
With an idea like this, along with good plots, combined with a little humor along the way, Jake Thoene has created a spark. One that already has 3 books and hopefully doesn't fizzle out after that. All I can say is thank you!
4 1/2 Stars...No Regrets Sep 6, 2003
"Shaiton's Fire" starts with a literal bang and builds toward a cataclysmic threat. Although his plot and pace kept the pages turning, Thoene took a little longer to show me which characters to put my heart behind. Once the story's players were established, it was hard not to enjoy this novel.
Set in San Francisco and southern California, the story revolves around the threat of terrorist attacks. After a bombing on a subway, a unit called Chapter 16 steps in to track down the culprits. Despite the conflicts with his estranged wife, Steve Alstead helps his unit hone in on the suspects. He has tried to keep his work separate from his home life, but that is about to change--and not on his own terms. For the culprits are zeroing in as well. They have plans that will bring destruction on personal and public levels.
Thoene's story reads smoothly, bringing chuckles, thrills, and spiritual encouragement. Even with an abundance of needless adverbs, he makes the dialogue crisp and down-to-earth.
If you liked Oliver North's "Mission Accomplished," or Joel Rosenberg's "The Last Jihad," you'll find this book to be a treat. In fact, I set down Clancy's latest to speed through the pages of "Shaiton's Fire." And I don't regret it.
Exciting and well written - I give it a thumbs UP! Feb 27, 2003
From one writer to another, I have to say that Jake's book was exciting. Too often in the CBA world, we stay away from tough issues or write as if a real world doesn't exist. This is not only intriguing, but well-written. Thank you, Jake Thoene for an awesome book!
Shaiton?s Fire is a GREAT read. Sep 4, 2002
The book opens when a group of terrorists bomb a subway train in San Francisco. The plot thickens when another terrorist attack is connected to the first bombing. The group's primary target is Diablo, a nuclear power plant in California. If they pull it off, the entire central coast of California would be at risk.
Chapter 16, a unit created to create domestic security attempts to stop the attacks. Steve Alstead's hands on role in the organization places his family in jeopardy. Steve tries to balance his commitment to his family and his job. However, his son is kidnapped, and his wife, Cindy, struggles with Steve's absence and their fragile marriage.
Shaiton's Fire has a complicated, exciting plot that draws you in from the first page. Thoene absolutely pulls this off. The book is well worth your time!