Review: Deadly Weapon by Mark Nolan

Posted on October 23, 2020 by Nadene in Reviews / 10 Comments

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Review: Deadly Weapon by Mark NolanTitle: Deadly Weapon
Author: Mark Nolan
Series: Jake Wolfe #5
Published by Self-published on August 31, 2020
Pages: 308
Genres: Suspense, Thriller
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Format: eBook
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Rating: four-half-stars

n Alaska, a lethal threat is unearthed from the frozen ground. Near Maui, a shipwrecked submarine holds a frightening secret, and on the California coast, war veteran Jake Wolfe races against time to uncover a conspiracy.

When a master plan emerges that has the potential not only to threaten Jake's city, but to kill off targeted populations around the world, Jake embarks on a desperate search-and-destroy mission in order to protect the lives of everyone he knows and cares for. His target? A group of rogue operatives planning mass murder.

With assassins on his trail, and the clock ticking, Jake must trace the path that will finally bring him face-to-face with the psychopathic genius who wants to remake the world.

Deadly Weapon is part of a series, but may be read as a stand-alone novel.

 

I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into the latest installment of the Jake Wolfe series. At the beginning of the story Jake is on a fishing trip, taking a much-needed break. However, the criminals didn’t get the memo and once again Jake’s R&R will end before it even started. This latest mission would prove to be the deadliest of all as he faces down a group, called The Society, intent on world domination. To achieve their goal, they aim to weaponize the 1918 influenza virus, after which they plan to to release on world population starting with San Francisco. Jake’s mission is to seek and destroy the deadly virus and the person behind the threat.

Deadly Weapon, despite being fiction, was a scary reminder of what is taking place in our world today. It showed the depth of research Nolan undertook prior to writing this book. I loved how he combined actual events with fiction, which enhanced the reading experience.

Trouble follows Jake wherever he goes, and this time was no different. Non-stop action, suspense, thrills enough to keep me on the edge of my seat as I watch Jake and Cody race against the clock to stop the threat to humanity.

Amidst the seriousness of the mission, Nolan treated his readers to some light and romantic moments. Jake and Sara’s relationship has grown. She has come to terms with Jake’s classified assignments, and it pleased me to see how much they have grown as a couple. Then there were the scenes which had me laughing, especially the ones featuring Cody.

There is not much more I can say without risking spoilers; besides one needs to experience this story for oneself. So, in concluding if you are a fan of thrillers and suspense stories, then Deadly Weapon would make a great addition to your library. Now I will have to wait until March 2021 to learn what trouble Jake will find himself in once again.

 

Story Evaluation
Plot
four-half-stars
Characters
five-stars
World Building
four-half-stars
Writing Style
four-stars
Pacing
five-stars
Enjoyment
five-stars
Cover
four-stars
Ending
four-half-stars
Overall: four-half-stars

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A TOP 20 AMAZON BESTSELLER and a Kindle Unlimited All-Star. A mysterious killer who calls himself The Artist is assassinating wealthy lawyers in San Francisco. When war veteran Jake Wolfe accidentally takes his picture during a murder, The Artist adds Jake to his kill list and he becomes a target in a deadly game of cat and mouse that only one of them can survive. How far would you go to protect your loved ones from a killer? Jake wants to leave his top secret, violent past life behind him. But the reluctant, flawed hero can’t ignore his duty and his personal moral compass.

This gripping thriller is full of suspense, plot twists and surprises. It features a cast of interesting characters, including several strong-willed women, two wise-cracking San Francisco Police Homicide Inspectors, one highly intelligent dog, and a philosophical killer who shares Jake’s admiration for Van Gogh paintings but still plans to kill him anyway. As Jake gets closer to unraveling a merciless conspiracy, his life gets turned upside down and the danger level increases, adding to the growing suspense. This entertaining page-turner starts out as a murder mystery and then shifts gears into a high-speed action thriller that takes you on a roller-coaster ride to the riveting ending. A good read for those who enjoy mysteries, suspense, action and adventure, vigilante justice, unique characters, witty dialogue and a little romance too. An international bestseller and one of the most-read novels in kindle unlimited books. Get your copy now and start reading.

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Book 2: Vigilante Assassin
Vigilante Assassin: An Action Thriller (Jake Wolfe Book 2) by [Nolan, Mark]Lauren Stephens wakes up to find her husband, Gene, has vanished during the night. His phone is dead. Desperate, she hires Jake Wolfe and his war dog, Cody. They search the house and discover something so disturbing that Jake won’t allow Lauren near it. “No, if you see this, there is no unseeing it.”

Lauren thought she had it all: a loving partner, two great kids, a successful business, and a beautiful home in the San Francisco hills. But all of that is about to come crashing down, due to a missing husband, a hidden past, and a frightening secret that will shock a trusting wife to the core. Gene has enemies, and now they want something from Lauren.

Jake Wolfe is a flawed man who has a habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He wants to leave his secret, violent past behind him, but when Lauren and her children are threatened, his protective instinct takes command. Jake soon finds himself involved in a dangerous conspiracy, targeted for death, and engaged in battle with a gang of killers.

Jake is going to have to think fast and fight hard to protect Cody, Lauren and her kids.

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Book 3: Killer Lawyer

Attorney by day, assassin by night.  Jake Wolfe is a young lawyer who leads a secret life. Trained by the CIA, he now wants peace and quiet, practicing law and living on a boat with his war dog. But when his city is shocked by a serial killer and he’s framed for the murder of a friend, Jake must race against time to find the killer before he strikes again.

Drawn into a deadly game of life or death; at every step Jake and his loved ones are being hunted by the clever, twisted madman. As the city is gripped in fear of the seemingly random shootings that could strike anybody, Jake investigates and uncovers ominous clues until a shocking reversal of fortune changes everything.

With the clock ticking and lives at stake, will Jake be able to find and stop the killer in time, or will he become the next victim?

Buckle up for a wild ride as Jake Wolfe and his exceptionally intelligent dog, Cody, return to action in this page-turning thriller in Mark Nolan’s bestselling series that has earned thousands of 5-star ratings on Amazon and Goodreads.

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Book 4: San Diego Dead
Danger awaits Marine-turned-lawyer Jake Wolfe on his vacation to sunny San Diego and Cabo San Lucas. There he finds sugary white sand beaches, warm turquoise water, boat trips among gray whales, and … cold blooded murder.

It was meant to be a relaxing holiday for Jake and his adopted war dog, Cody, but violence erupts when he crosses paths with a criminal cartel urgently seeking to reclaim a deadly package.

Jake learns the missing item is a threat to US citizens and vows to stop the cartel from possessing it, no matter what vigilante justice actions he might have to take.

Time is running out and thousands of innocent lives are at risk. Will the two combat veterans be able to retrieve the dangerous item before the killers do? The clock is ticking, but Jake hopes that if anybody can help find the package, it has to be his highly-trained and ultra-intelligent dog, Cody.

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Book 6: Key West Dead – Releasing 31st March 2021!

A visit to the Florida Keys provides a tropical island paradise of boating, fishing and diving for war veteran Jake Wolfe. But when a mysterious killer begins targeting his friends, Jake vows to shut down the murderer’s crime spree, even if it means settling the score through illegal vigilante justice.Key West Dead can be read as a stand-alone novel, or you can start with book one, titled: Dead Lawyers Don’t Lie. All four Kindle Unlimited books in the Jake Wolfe vigilante justice thriller series are available to read free with your subscription.

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About Mark Nolan

Mark Nolan began his writing career as a successful entrepreneur who created news stories for businesses that were featured in The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Parade, Reader’s Digest and The Associated Press. Nolan was born in San Francisco, grew up in the Bay Area of California, and has also lived in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. He has raised two great kids and one very smart retriever dog. Right now he’s busy writing the next book about Jake Wolfe (Book 2), but he also tries to make time every day to answer emails from readers.

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