24 Declassified: Head Shot

Declassified Head Shot In less than twenty four hours in a palatial hideaway in the mountains of Colorado a group of America s most powerful industrialists will be gathering for their annual summit The bizarre disappearan

  • Title: 24 Declassified: Head Shot
  • Author: David Jacobs
  • ISBN: 9780061771521
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Paperback
  • In less than twenty four hours, in a palatial hideaway in the mountains of Colorado, a group of America s most powerful industrialists will be gathering for their annual summit The bizarre disappearance of all the members of a local crackpot cult and of two ATF agents assigned to keep an eye on them may have no connection whatsoever to the impending high powered conferencIn less than twenty four hours, in a palatial hideaway in the mountains of Colorado, a group of America s most powerful industrialists will be gathering for their annual summit The bizarre disappearance of all the members of a local crackpot cult and of two ATF agents assigned to keep an eye on them may have no connection whatsoever to the impending high powered conference But with so many corporate titans grouped together in one location, CTU can t afford to take chances.Sent to investigate, Jack Bauer is immediately plunged into a maelstrom of treachery, terror, and slaughter as he uncovers clues to a devastating conspiracy that could leave America s most essential institutions in ruins And now the rogue CTU operative has only hours to prevent the unthinkable before the relentlessly approaching storm of blood and fire rocks his nation to its foundations.

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    1. This was my first Ever Action/suspense fiction book read, or at least the first since grade school/junior high(details of which are a little fuzzy, in my recollection). It starts off a bit slow, meandering along at a slow pace and stopping along the way to go through mundane detail after detail after detail after detail I suppose this is common in suspense novels, it's just something I'm a bit new to.(I don't mean it to sound like I'm complaining, I really liked the book.)Jack Bauer is CTU speci [...]

    2. Meh. While the writing and plot weren't bad, the main character just didn't ring true to the Jack Bauer I've come to love and support in his quest to save the world again and again and again. Now, admittedly, the timeframe (after 9/11, but before the events of the first TV season of 24) and the location (in Colorado, on special assignment from CTU/LA) limited the possibilities for involvement by the whole cast of LA characters, but to include only Chapelle in the action (and him via a flashback [...]

    3. I have watched every episode of 24 and read 5 of the books in the series. This book simply did not feel like 24 to me. There wasn't enough action and suspense to fit the 24 mantra. The story itself really wasn't all that bad, but when you are expecting high-octane action, it certainly falls short. The writing focused on Jack Bauer's perspective almost exclusively, and that is another thing I didn't really quite fit either. The threat to the United States didn't feel that pressing also, which add [...]

    4. Absolutely dreadful, knew i was taking a chance after this author's last attempt at Jack, not even in the same league as the other two authors who write these. I put it down after reading about halfway through. The best way to describe this authors take on this series is to imagine watching an episode of the show, and for some reason the Powers That Be have decided to let someone else other than Kiefer Sutherland play Jack Bauer for a few episodes. If you'd never seen the show and caught one of [...]

    5. While Marc Cerasini and John Whitman nicely transferred the show's fast pace and suspense to their 'Declassified' contributions (albeit leaving out character depth, politics and the highly controversial ethics of '24' on TV), David Jacobs, IMO, ruined the Declassified series. Ever since he took over, the books have turned into boring, drawn-out, spineless pulp fiction that has nothing to do with the show or the first books of the series. Not only does Jacobs drop the essential real-time format, [...]

    6. Jack is dispatched to the Denver office to assist in finding a possible terrorist plot against a summit of all of the rich company owners in the US being held in a fortress in the Colorado mountains. The suspects, a commune of Zealots, seems to have disappeared. On several occasions, Jack is almost killed, including by a mysterious green fog. A couple of witnesses tell Jack that time is running out.

    7. Much, much better than the author's first 24 entry. Plenty of action and a decent plot. Still, only three stars because:a.) Jacobs' writing is overly descriptive and impercise, which at times slows the story's pacing to a crawl.b.) The Jack Bauer of this novel speaks absolutely nothing like the Jack Bauer of the show. He says goofy things like "Do tell!", and at the end delivers a long Sherlock Holmes-esque monologue.c.) The Jack of this novel is more bloodthirsty.

    8. Bauer is on loan to the CTU in Denver as some of the most powerful and influential industrialists are gathering for a summit. Jack has 24 hours to stop a conspiracy group that wants to see the US economy fail. This novel isn't as good as some of the previous ones in the series but I still found it to be an interesting look into the past of Jack Bauer.

    9. By far the worst one of the series so far. There's really no forward momentum and thus quite boring and makes it a slog to get through. Again, there's not other CTU characters besides brief asides to Ryan Chappelle, so it even further seems like plugging Jack Bauer into some random cult investigation thing in Colorado that seems so unlike '24' that makes it seem so unbelievable within its world.

    10. Jacobs' first "24" book was a disaster (hardly any Jack Bauer). This one improves upon that criticism, but now the lack of balance affects getting to know the bad guys. Plus, some of the stuff uttered by the Jack Bauer character are just not believable!

    11. I thought the book was pretty good. It was not the best. Jack caughtb the terroist and he killed him. And Ryan Chappelle helped jack out get the bad guys. Anybody who likes action should read it.

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