Pawns of the Pacific
Book 3, The War Planners - Book 3 of The War Planners Series
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A nation on the brink of war.
A conspiracy that threatens the globe.
And one military family, caught in the middle, fighting for freedom.
Pawns of the Pacific is the electrifying third book in The War Planners military technothriller series.
While the United States is preparing for war with Iran, Chinese billionaire Cheng Jinshan and his wicked spy, Lena Chou, are moving their pieces on the board. Deception and misinformation are everywhere.
Now, in order to save America, the leaders in the CIA and Pentagon have set up a secretive task force at the CIA headquarters. Their mission: to thwart Jinshan's plans, and reveal the truth to the world.
Each member of the Manning family has a critical role to play. David Manning is brought in to the CIA task force. Chase Manning is sent to team up with a US Marine Corps special operations unit. Admiral Manning leads the USS Ford Carrier Strike Group, filled with America's latest and greatest naval technology. And Lieutenant Commander Victoria Manning is the officer in charge of a helicopter detachment on the navy destroyer, the USS Farragut - the only ship that stands in the way of a Chinese onslaught.
Filled with pulse-pounding action, well-rounded characters, and unpredictable twists, Pawns of the Pacific delivers a satisfying third chapter to The War Planners series.
The War Planners series is best enjoyed when read in the correct order. Reading order:
Book 1: The War Planners (find out how to get it free at andrewwattsauthor.com)
Book 2: The War Stage
Book 3: Pawns of the Pacific
You can also get all three books for one low price. Search for "The War Planners Series: Books 1-3".
Great Book, Great Series
Notice: My comments are based upon an advance copy provided by the author.
Andew Watts first three books (War Planner Series) are a great read. Good plot, good characters, and some interesting surprises. The third book in the series is the best yet, and closes out this portion of the series is a satisfactory manner. While it would help to read the previous books in the series, it is not required to enjoy the book, however, all of the books were excellent. If you are a fan of Tom Clancy, Brad Thor, and others in the military thriller genre, you should really enjoy this author and the War Planner series.
An excellent series continuation
I was honored to be on Andrews pre-release group and Pawns of the Pacific did not disappoint. In this series Andrew has developed a story line of a family in service to the US, military, intelligence and otherwise. The plot arc is around a plausible move by Chinese interests to invade the US. As the plot develops this is not as wacky an idea that my review suggests.
Smooth writing with good military and intelligence details, but not enough to scare away generalist thriller readers. Good character development too, not something usually seen in this genre.
I recommend starting with the first 2 books in the series and move on to this book. All 3 would be good reads for a summer vacation.
Great wrap to a fine series.
Just finished the third novel in this series. Andrew Watts wrote a page turning thriller that picked up where the last book left off and tied all the loose ends together. He even left an opening for more books with the same characters (I hope there will be more).
His knowledge of Navy Helicopter operations was evident throughout the book and it was more believable than most books I have read on military operations. Made the book that much better to read. A new character was introduced in this book while I enjoyed the insight, I felt that the introduction chapter was a little too long and detailed compared to other parts of the book.
Overall, it is a great read and I highly recommend it. Read the other two books first though. The author (thankfully) doesn't waste time rehashing the previous books. He dumps you right in the middle of the action.