The Athena Project

The Athena Project

A Thriller

Book - 2010
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The world's most elite counterterrorism unit has just taken its game to an entirely new level. And not a moment too soon . . .

From behind the rows of razor wire, a new breed of counterterrorism operator has emerged.

Just as skilled, just as fearsome, and just as deadly as their colleagues, Delta Force's newest members have only one thing setting them apart--their gender. Part of a top-secret, all-female program codenamed The Athena Project, four of Delta's best and brightest women are about to undertake one of the nation's deadliest assignments.

When a terrorist attack in Rome kills more than twenty Americans, Athena Team members Gretchen Casey, Julie Ericsson, Megan Rhodes, and Alex Cooper are tasked with hunting down the Venetian arms dealer responsible for providing the explosives. But there is more to the story than anyone knows.

In the jungles of South America, a young U.S. intelligence officer has made a grisly discovery. Surrounded by monoliths covered with Runic symbols, one of America's greatest fears appears to have come true. Simultaneously in Colorado, a foreign spy is close to penetrating the mysterious secret the U.S. government has hidden beneath Denver International Airport.

As Casey, Ericsson, Rhodes, and Cooper close in on their target, they will soon learn that another attack--one of unimaginable proportions--has already been set in motion, and the greatest threat they face may be the secrets kept by their own government.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2010
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781439192955
Branch Call Number: FIC Thor
Characteristics: 324 p

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Scootrkitz
Mar 21, 2013

Too many heroines without any distinct personalities....jump around plot made it difficult to focus....not as well written or told as Coes or Flynn.....

Alex876 Aug 02, 2012

Smart, Sexy and kicking butt. Brad Thor shows that girls can save the world and look hot doing it.

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Carmine1
Jun 12, 2012

A quick read and very fast paced. Not a bad concept but the story is a little far fetched.

lgrespan Nov 21, 2011

I clicked the renew twice thinking I could get the due date ezxtended beyond Dec 12th. All I got was notice I had renewed twice but no change in date. how do I remove the second renewal date?

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crystal_pun
Mar 19, 2011

This book reads more like a movie than a book, and in this case, I think I'd rather watch the movie.
It's not like the book itself is not appealing, the underlying idea of a all female team is good, don't get me wrong. It feels sort of like Sex and the City secret agent styled, and it has high potential as the first in a series revolving around the four lovable protagonists.
The bantering is fun and witty, even overshadowing the actual actions a little, and I for one would not mind reading more books involving this team of 4 young women.

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