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by Jack Murphy

eBook Reflexive Fire epub
  • ISBN: 1461099374
  • Author: Jack Murphy
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Action & Adventure
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 20, 2011)
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • ePUB size: 1717 kb
  • FB2 size 1583 kb
  • Formats lrf doc lrf mbr

Jack Murphy is an eight year Army Special Operations veteran who served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Free Fall team in 5th Special Forces Group.

Jack Murphy is an eight year Army Special Operations veteran who served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Free Fall team in 5th Special Forces Group. Growing up in New York, Jack Murphy enlisted in the US Army at age nineteen. Completing Infantry Basic Training, Airborne School, and the Ranger Indoctrination Program, he was assigned to 3rd Ranger Battalion.

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Jack Murphy’s book Reflexive Fire caught my attention immediately. Author with a SOF background, check. Rogue operatives with a solid set of morals, check.

As a freelance assassin, Deckard is no stranger to the shadow world. Jack Murphy’s book Reflexive Fire caught my attention immediately.

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Official fan page for NYT Bestselling writer, Jack Murphy. Author of military thrillers such as Reflexive Fire and Target Deck and the non-fiction work Benghazi: The Definitive Report. Learn more at Reflexivefire. A place to talk about Jack Murphy's books and related subjects. trination Program (RIP).

Reflexive Fire - 01. Jack Murphy. The President recently announced that we don't have a strategy for dealing with ISIS. It's too soon to say what steps the United States will take against ISIS. Target Deck - 02. I don't want to put the cart before the horse," Obama told reporters during a White House news briefing. We don't have a strategy ye. "-President Obama. If we have been at war with terror for over a decade and still don't.

Written by Jack Murphy, narrated by Don Hoeksema. From Afghanistan to Burma and beyond, the clock is ticking down to global extinction. Murphy's Law. The ISIS Solution.

Jack served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a. .

Jack served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Free Fall team in 5th Special Forces Group. Having left the military in 2010, he graduated from Columbia with a BA in political science. Murphy is the author of Reflexive Fire, Target Deck, Direct Action, and Gray Matter Splatter.

Jack Murphy is an eight year Army Special Operations veteran who served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger . Hi Jack, Just wanted to say again how much I enjoyed Reflexive Fire, and can’t wait til your new book comes out (HURRY HURRY!) Be well, Chris.

An assassin who is in over his head.A cabal that wants him to lead a secret army.A conspiracy decades in the making.A military thriller from New York Times best selling author and Special Operations veteran, Jack Murphy.As a freelance assassin, Deckard is no stranger to the shadow world of covert operations, but when he is summoned to Bohemian Grove and hired to train and lead a battalion of Kazakh mercenaries, he soon discovers his employer's real agenda: a doomsday plot decades in the making. Now, free humanity's only chance for survival rests with Deckard's renegade Private Military Company. From Afghanistan, to Burma, and beyond, the clock is ticking down to global extinction.I wrote this book for those of you who are ready for this genre to go to the next level, beyond superficial political messages and stereotypical terrorists wearing turbans on their heads, I hope this book connects with a different breed of reader and action-adventure fan. -Jack Murphy, author and Special Forces veteran.
Comments: (7)
There's a lot to like and a little to not be too jazzed over in Reflexive Fire. My main criticism would be that there is very little characterization. Mostly that consists of physical description and an ethnicity, and that's it. But, it should be pointed out, that this is largely true of the genre as a whole, so it's nothing to get bent out of shape over.
What's good about it is more important. First, I've read a ton of these men's adventure books, written seven, edited more than two hundred, and must have read about fifteen hundred of them over about sixty years. In all that time nobody, and I mean nobody, not Tom Clancy, nobody, has handled a big complicated battle scene like Jack Murphy does. You can tell exactly what's going on in several different locations very clearly and with high excitement. Real battle is not like this. In real battle you don't know squat; you're just trying to keep down and put out some fire. But in an adventure book this is a real plus.
Another thing I liked about it is that Jack Murphy really knows the weapons and how they're employed, and that goes for small arms and large. He puts you there, and you have confidence that this is pretty much the way it goes.
This book has villains of extravagant villainy. They don't just want to enslave the world; they want to kill off ninety percent of it, so the rest will ball theirs, just them and their flunkies.
If you find it hard to believe that anyone could be so cruel I invite you to realize that through the entire sixteen years of the Vietnam War (for my outfit) one, count 'em, one, congressman had a son who served. The guy went in as a private and left as a staff sergeant, and that impresses the hell out of me. But all the rest of them were only two happy to send the sons of their constituents to die in a war that their own children were too important to fight in. It's hard to imagine a greater betrayal than that, and it really happened. It's not that much of a stretch to imagine hereditary rich bastards with a sense of entitlement to huge that they would think nothing of killing off ninety percent of the human race to replace them with something in their own image.
It might also be hard to imagine that one battalion of mercenaries led by a really capable commander like Deckard could foil this plot. But consider, fifty-five SF guys accomplished in El Salvador what 500,000 could not in Vietnam, and a few hundred mercenaries accomplished in Africa what armies could not in other places. It all comes down to training, motivation and leadership. Oh, yeah, and gear. Anyway, if you like this kind of book you'll like this example of it.
Jack Murphy is my favorite action author of the modern age. He brings with his stories so much realism and authenticity that most, if not all, combat infantry veterans look for in stories. The plot was well paced throughout. The action sequences were intense and laid out like a real OPORDER, complete with phase lines and communications protocols. It's a very fun story overall and I recommend it to anybody looking for a visceral, unapologetic action story.
Since the early 1990s, men's fiction has dwindled to almost nothing. Critics of the genre will point to the abysmal writing in some of the titles during its heyday. I have reason to hope for a resurgence in men's fiction that the critics of the genre won't be able to dismiss easily. I say that because of well-written, hard-hitting novels like Reflexive Fire.

The hero is everything you could hope for in an action-adventure--intelligent, charismatic, honorable, a combat veteran from an elite unit, and just slopping over with badassity. We meet Deckard during a guns-blazing rescue of some POWs from a covert operation gone SNAFU. From there, a mysterious rogue on the ragged fringes of the intelligence community hands him a deep cover assignment as a mercenary commander for Soros and Kissinger-esque insiders from the shadow government. Pretty impressive that these Princes of Darkness can be duped, with the resources at their disposal. Still, Deckard's cover could be blown at any moment.

Deckard organizes and trains a private army on the steppes of Kazakhistan, and leads them on direct-action missions at the behest of his sinister bosses, while tapping into his own substantial resources to find out what these puppetmasters are really up to.

There is no shortage of action in Reflexive Fire. The main characters are warriors, and fighting is what they do. Having winced, groaned, rolled my eyes and gritted my teeth at many authors' attempts to depict military (or paramilitary) operations, it was really satisfying to read a military thriller written with this level of technical accuracy. Afterwards it made me want to have a cigarette and raid the fridge. And I don't even smoke.

I've learned to avoid political thrillers, and ordinarily wince, groan, roll my eyes and grit my teeth when the author of any novel starts to portray their naive concept of how back room politics play out. This was another pleasant surprise for me. The author bypasses the two-party good-cop-bad-cop charade to tickle the truth hidden behind it. A few years ago, to even mention the workings of the shadow government was to invite ridicule and worse. Maybe this has changed as certain evidence becomes more difficult to hide. Still, I admire the author's courage to reject the blue pill publicly.

I don't know if this should be considered authoral courage too, but Jack Murphy isn't afraid to let important characters get snuffed in all the spray of shrapnel and deluge of full-auto fire. The body count is high, but not gratuitous. The progression of the plot is both plausible and logical. It is hard to imagine, though, how the stakes could be raised much higher in a sequel. But you can bet I'll buy it.

It's not very common to discover an action-adventure author who is also a SpecOps veteran. When you do, unfortunately, the quality of the fiction usually leaves something to be desired. Richard Marcinko was a competent SEAL team commander, but his Rogue Warrior series is "un-sat" IMHO. Barry Saddler was respected in SF, had a decent singing voice, and I'll even admit his Casca series was a neat idea, but after struggling to plod all the way through a couple of those books, I found myself asking what the point was.

Jack Murphy has not only done some of the same types of things he writes about, but he has consolidated them into an intelligent, entertaining novel. And Deckard is a character with plenty of juice for more shootouts to come. I highly recommend this book

Henry Brown is the author of the military thriller Hell and Gone and its sequel, Tier Zero. He is also the Two-Fisted Blogger.
I started this book on Kindle, but it was one of my first books I attempted on the e-reader so it lost me. For Christmas I got the paper copy, and I loved it. Thus the five stars as Amazon suggests.
"Guns up!" Would be a way to describe Reflexive Fire in two words. Full of action, and Jack Murphy's military experience and knowledge is quite evident as the main character Sean Deckard fights his way from S. America to Afghanistan to the Far East. Action is detailed and is described in detail as it follows multiple characters yet still is able to give you a birds eye view of the battlefield.
I won't go into the details of the plot (I hate spoilers), but Deckard's small mercenary army he's charged with becomes a force to be reckoned with, that fights the battles that more conventional and civilized organizations can't or won't. However it's not just a bloodbath as Deckard learns about his nefarious employers and what a ruling has planned, all while keeping his true identity unknown.
Bottom Line: Great detailed non-stop action without the fluff, starring a man who's not afraid to get his hands dirty while taking down every kind of bad guy you can imagine.
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