Kill DevilMike Dellosso
Jed Patrick is convinced he’s doing all it takes to keep his family safe—new names, new location, new identity. But just when he thinks he finally has his life back, trained men claiming to be CIA agents break in and threaten his wife and daughter, proving once and for a... Read More
Not knowing if Karen and Lilly are better off by his side or in hiding, Jed is determined to protect them while finding a way to use the classified information that he possesses to dismantle the Centralia Project. But he soon learns that eliminating Centralia may require compromising his own values. As danger escalates, Jed isn’t sure whether there’s anyone or anything he can trust—including his own senses.
- Store Only: Yes
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Jun 1, 2016
- UPC: 9781496408228
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 416
- Publish Date: Jun 1, 2016
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC030000"
- ISBN: 1496408225
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- Kill Devil - shouldn't we all by Carol on 8/24/2016
There is Jed who is hiding from Centralia - he is hiding his family to keep him safe - he is going to go after Centralia and close them down for good - for his families safety. They are after him because he has a thumb drive. Now there is a CIA Agent Andrew Murphy who says he wants to do the same. This novel takes you to many places like Denver, Outer Banks, Harrisburg etc. Delloso takes you in and out - up and down - twist and turns - you don't know what is up and what is down. The most creepy part of the book to me is when you are in Alcatraz and you are in a dark dungeon and you hear this deep voice from nowhere say ....nahuhhh you have to hear it in your head as you are reading it to get freaded out - and I believe this might be where he gets the name of his book- I dont want to ruin it for you. Believe you me - it is worth every single penny to buy this novel.
- Action packed by Nicole on 7/5/2016
If you have read Centralia and loved it as much as I have, than you will definatly enjoy Kill Devil. As the second book in the series I think it is necessary to read Centralia first.
Delloso delivers with his non stop action and kept me flipping pages. I picked it up and got so into it, 1 1/2 hours later I thought for sure I had only been reading for 15 min!
I personally don't think there were the unseen turns that were in Centralia, but it is still a keeper on my bookshelf. Definitely a 5 star.
- Captured my attention by Vera on 6/13/2016
A story with as much intrigue, danger, corruption, and violence as well as a high element of surreal scenes is usually thought to be the domain of the male reader. I had seen the first book in this series, Centralia, and for some reason - perhaps a bit of squeamishness - I didn't choose to read it (it now resides on my to-be-read shelf). With the opening of Kill Devil the reader is immediately immersed into scary drama as it unfolds for Karen, sweet Lilly, and Jed. They've been found and it is not good.
Mike Dellosso captured my attention right away and I read on. And on. And on. This is a read that will virtually have the reader - male and female alike, literally holding their breath. And it would have been better to have read Centralia first, but it is not a do-or-die miss.
The surreal scenes are caused by mind manipulation and this makes one wonder just how far today's scientists or those of the future will go to manipulate people and create super warriors.
You've gotta love sweet little Lilly as she voices her strong faith in God. She is a true inspiration to the reader just like she is to her Mom and Dad. This is a faith infused story but it is not overwhelmingly so. These are simply folks who love God and place their trust in Him even in the most trying situations.
I liked the book and wonder is Mike Dellosso is going to give us a sequel?
I received a complimentary copy from Tyndale House Publishers to facilitate this review of my honest opinions. I was not compensated.
- Unarming the Devil by Laura on 6/13/2016
What is the cost to save your family from a dangerous ghost government agency? Jed Patrick has just escaped Centralia (in the first book of the series with the same name) and now is being forced into finally destroying the rogue agency. Jed struggles with the secret mission in "Kill Devil," but cannot see another way around being involved, as the CIA is holding his 8 year-old daughter, Lilly, as leverage. Filled with twists and high action plot lines, the book follows Jed, his family, and a couple innocent government workers who become entwined in the dangerous Centralia cover-up. Read how Jed struggles to make it out alive, take down Centralia, and keep his family safe, all while thirstily seeking God's guidance. View the book trailer (https://youtu.be/eww6QUvHcns) and then pick up this thriller!
Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.
Excerpts from a Tyndale Q&A with Mike Dellosso
About the Author . . . Mike Dellosso is the author of several novels of suspense, an adjunct professor of creative writing and popular conference teacher, a husband, and a father. Born in Baltimore, Mike now resides in southern Pennsylvania with his wife and four daughters. Visit him at mikedellossobooks.com.
How did you come up with the concept for the Jed Patrick series?
It started with my obsession with the Jason Bourne series and character. I love the whole concept. I’ve also been interested in government conspiracy theories, cover-ups, black-ops, that whole sort of “underworld” that exists in the shadows. I’m also quite a family man. So that got me thinking about what it could look like if those two worlds collided. What if a family man discovers that he has a past he has no memory of and that the mysterious past involved conspiracy, cover-ups, black-ops and him being a super soldier? Then to top it off I wanted to put a unique spin on it and infuse elements of faith into the story. That alone set the concept apart and opened a whole new world of possibilities for the storyline.
You don’t shy away from violence in your novels. How do you handle writing those situations as a Christian author?
I handle them carefully. I know it may not seem like it to some readers but I do put a lot of thought into how I handle violence in my books. I want the reader to feel the gravity of the situation, the intensity of the moment, but I need to draw the line on how much I describe and finding where that line should be is a challenge at times. I’m sure I’ve crossed the line at times for some readers but for me, I’m careful to stay on the side that gives the reader the information he or she needs without glorifying the violence or glamorizing it.
What do you hope readers will take away from the story?
That though life may get crazy and reality may seem muddled, though varying versions of the truth may come your way and different voices will whisper messages, there is one thing that never changes: God’s truth. He is the only one truly worthy of our faith, our trust, our love. He is the one constant in life. He never changes and His will is always right.
What is next for you, writing-wise?
I have some ideas for a third Jed Patrick novel and am bouncing them around to see which one fits best. I also have an idea for a stand-alone thriller. Other than that I’ve written a couple short stories featuring Jed Patrick and a bunch of articles and guest posts to promote Kill Devil.
- awesome read! by Mark on 6/7/2016
Mike Dellosso is an author who very quickly rose to being one of my favorite authors. I can always depend on a read that is full of nail-biting suspense when I read one of his novels. And he is a great guy who I have gotten to know pretty well through Facebook and his author page.
This is the sequel to his novel Centralia. That book was a masterpiece of writing that kept the reader clueless as to what was really going on in the book until close to the end of the book. It explored mind control and government experiments on people who had no idea what was truly going on. This book takes up close to where that book ended, and again focuses on the great character Mike dreamed up, Jed Patrick.
In Kill Devil, though the main character doesn't know what is really going on for most of the book, I was able to get a good idea based on the events of the first book. This by no means made the book any less suspenseful or enjoyable than Centralia. In fact, I enjoyed this book even more than its predecessor. It had a lot of drama, action, government conspiracy, and more. Even though I had a idea of what was going on, there were still some surprises throughout the book, and I even muttered once to the author "how could you do that to him?!".... not that the author was present while I was reading it. :)
The reader gets to know Jed Patrick better, and the book had some new characters that added a lot to the book. It came to a dramatic and satisfying ending that still left me wanting more. A definite 5 stars for this novel.
And just a side note: I came through Devil Hills, NC with this book which is where part of the book takes place; and am vacationing in the Outer Banks as I type up this review.
Side note #2: Today is the author's birthday AND anniversary. Happy birthday and anniversary, Mike.
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.