“I really enjoyed how this book came together at the end, but I think it was a little anti-climatic. Very fast moving and entertaining. Scary to think about the events really happening.”see full review » see other reviews »
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“Started out good and mysterious, but then became garbled up with too many characters, scenes, and agendas. Lost interest and couldn't finish the book.”see full review » see other reviews »
“I really enjoyed how this book came together at the end, but I think it was a little anti-climatic. Very fast moving and entertaining. Scary to think about the events really happening.”kderoshia wrote this review Sunday, November 18, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“edge-of-your-seat thriller; journalist is determined to solve murders of fellow world news reporters in Rio.”Shana wrote this review Saturday, January 8, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In Wyoming a woman is involved in a car accident that claims the lives of her husband and infant, yet she distinctly remembers seeing someone rescue the baby from the car before she passed out. As police and medical personnel repeatedly assure her the baby died, she begins to question if she’s going mad… until she receives a mysterious phone call informing her, “Your baby is alive.”
A reporter in Brazil receives a phone call from an anonymous source claiming to have documentation on a shocking story with worldwide implications. The reporter agrees to meet the source at a restaurant, but before the information can be exchanged the restaurant is bombed and dozens of people are killed, including the reporter and her source.
An otherwise healthy man dies suddenly while on a cruise in the Caribbean, the manner of his horrific death exhibiting symptoms reminiscent of the ebola virus.
The Panic Zone, the second book from author Rick Mofina to feature investigative reporter Jack Gannon, finds Gannon summoned to Brazil by the World Press Alliance to investigate the bombing. Gannon uncovers a series of seemingly unrelated events that, upon piecing the puzzle together, he realizes are not only related but are part of a conspiracy that has potentially catastrophic consequences for the very existence of mankind.
Mofina has created likable, believable characters, thrown them into a conspiracy with life or death ramifications on a global scale, and lets the thrilling plot unfold over locales as far flung as Wyoming to Morocco to London to the Bahamas. The Panic Zone is rapid-fire, non-stop action that reads like an episode of 24, with Gannon playing the role of Jack Bauer and with stakes every bit as high.”
“Started out good and mysterious, but then became garbled up with too many characters, scenes, and agendas. Lost interest and couldn't finish the book.”Gregor wrote this review Monday, November 15, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Once again, another book that takes a little time to get hooked but once you get familiar with the characters, a real page turner. Enjoyed thouroughly.”Marilyn G wrote this review Tuesday, November 2, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A decent spy/tech thriller that reminds me of one of Michael Chricton's efforts. The Panic Zone combines a fairly large cast of characters into a slowly coalescing mystery that confounds you for a while.
The book is solid, although I wouldn't call it spectacular. I'd give it a 3.5/5. It is a fun read with some memorable parts.”
“Good mystery. Imagine if u can that you think you lost your son and your life's partner in a horrendous car crash, only find out that your son has been kidnapped by a mad scientist (of the lost Nazi Boys-type craziness). The book details this mother's quest through a myriad of situations to find her baby boy. A great read.”sheila b wrote this review Wednesday, August 18, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This follow up to Vengeance Road has journalist Jack Gannon trekking around the globe to report on a recent bombing in Rio. Now a member of the World Press Alliance, Jack is sent to Rio to help cover the bombing after two fellow WPA employees are killed. The cops believe the case is linked to drugs, but Jack is not so sure.
“Emma Lane, her husband Joe and their son Tyler are on vacation. Everything was going along just fine, when suddenly an oncoming truck has a head on collision with them. The last thing Emma remembers before waking up in the hospital is seeing someone take Tyler. Emma insists that Tyler is alive but everyone around her thinks she is crazy. Emma starts to doubt herself, when she receives a mysterious phone call where the caller tells her that Tyler is alive.
Meanwhile in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a bombing takes places, killing two reporters. World Press Alliance reporter Jack Gannon is sent to the scene to find out the truth about his fellow reporters. At first Jack believes the bombing is the job of drug gangs but quickly dismisses the idea, when he learns what his fellow reporters were working on. Jack’s investigation leads him down a path of no return.
The Salida del Sol cruise liner is heading towards the Florida coast. One of the passengers on the liner suddenly drops dead of a horrific death. The passenger was bleeding from every pore of his body. Before the doctor can figure out the cause of death, another passenger dies. What is happening to the passengers of Salida del Sol is beyond your worst nightmares.
The Panic Zone is the latest Jack Gannon thriller from Mr. Mofina. Mr. Mofina really knows how to crank up the intensity. I really like the Jack Gannon novels. Thus far, I have not been disappointed. Jack was the main focal point in this story. Jack is one tough cookie. No matter how many times you kick him, you can’t keep him down. The moments when Jack was involved was full of high octane. Emma was also strong in face of adversity. I felt for Emma and was rooting for her. The things that were happening to the passengers of Salida del Sol was like something from the X-Files. It was creepy and scary.
There were many other secondary and minor characters in this book. Each new character brings a new layer to the story. If you have never read a Rick Mofina novel then you are missing out on something spectacular. So do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of The Panic Zone today. You have nothing to lose but time getting lost in this book.