Hard Target - Alan Jacobson
Released May 2012
Premier Digital Publishing
Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth
Hard Target all starts with the downed helicopter the vice president and president-elect is riding in. For a helicopter that's supposed to stand up to most any attack, to have it crash land and leave the VP seriously injured and many dead is something the government cannot stand for. They want to know who caused the explosion that brought it down. FBI Agent Aaron Uziel, Uzi for short, and DOD covert operative Hector DeSantos are brought in to unravel the truth.
What they find is that this terrorist plot goes much more deeply than anyone could imagine. Staying one step ahead of a ruthless killer is never easy, but Uzi's past has proven that he's tough and not going to stand for the deaths of innocent people.
One thing that author Alan Jacobson does well is keep you on the edge of your seat. Ever since we brought a new puppy into our home, I've been doing 10 p.m. bedtimes and 4 a.m. rises to keep with the potty needs of a little one. It's exhausting. Meanwhile, my intentions on going to bed early to catch up on some sleep were waylaid by this book. I admit that terrorism and government-based suspense books aren't always my cup of tea, but Hard Target kept me involved. Bottom line, I really liked Uzi's character and wanted to get to know more of what makes him tick.
I certainly hope that this isn't the last readers will hear of Uzi. I want him to appear in future novels and hope the author turns his character's cases into a series. I'd be first in line.