The Hydra Protocol

The Hydra Protocol To prevent nuclear annihilation Special Forces operative Jim Chapel must infiltrate a top secret Russian military base and disable an unstable supercomputer in this high adrenaline action packed adv

  • Title: The Hydra Protocol
  • Author: David Wellington
  • ISBN: 9780062248800
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Hardcover
  • To prevent nuclear annihilation, Special Forces operative Jim Chapel must infiltrate a top secret Russian military base and disable an unstable supercomputer in this high adrenaline, action packed adventure thriller from David Wellington, the acclaimed author of Chimera an exciting, science based thriller reminiscent of the works of Lee Child and James RollinsOn a routineTo prevent nuclear annihilation, Special Forces operative Jim Chapel must infiltrate a top secret Russian military base and disable an unstable supercomputer in this high adrenaline, action packed adventure thriller from David Wellington, the acclaimed author of Chimera an exciting, science based thriller reminiscent of the works of Lee Child and James RollinsOn a routine mission involving a sunken Soviet submarine in Cuban waters, wounded Special Forces veteran Jim Chapel, back in action thanks to medical technology, unexpectedly meets Nadia, a beautiful Russian agent.Nadia shares shocking intel about HYDRA, a forgotten Cold War supercomputer that controls hundreds of nuclear missiles aimed at the U.S Just one failsafe error, and America will be obliterated And there have been glitches in its programming .To disarm HYDRA before it plunges the U.S into nuclear winter, Nadia and Chapel must travel across Eastern Europe and infiltrate a secret base hidden deep in the steppes of Central Asia But as these uneasy allies discover, not everyone wants the weapon out of commission.

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    1. Damn. I can't remember the last time I read a book that frustrated me to extent that The Hydra Protocol did. There were aspects of it that were amazing, and others that made me want to bang my head in frustration. I'm tempted to say I forced only myself to finish it so I could sit back and say "Ha! I told you so!" but, as much truth as there is to that statement, it was an enjoyable enough ride that I didn't want to get off before the end.The GoodThe latest Jim Chapel mission from David Wellingt [...]

    2. Hardback/Thriller: I liked, but I knew what was going to happen. I knew who was going to betray who and who was lying. Usually I'm pretty dense when it comes to red herrings and I'm like a sponge and believe everything, so I'm pretty proud of myself in figuring out stuff. Yes, there were things I didn't see coming. This book is pretty good and I do recommend it. It is fast-paced and keeps you guessing. I want to spill the beans, but this book just came out, so no spoiler here. I didn't like the [...]

    3. This is a fast paced, exciting action book. David Wellington weaves a great plot (disarming a very dangerous cold war era soviet nuclear system). The characters are multi-faceted (Jim Chapel - the one arm hero) and Nadia, the sexy foreign agent. My favorite character is Angel, the handler who whispers electronically in Jim Chapels ear. She finds answers, supports field operations and flirts! Jim and Angel never meet face-to-face,but you will enjoy their relationship.If you are looking for a book [...]

    4. ***Won in a GoodReads First Reads giveaway***On this ARC, Wellington is compared to James Rollins. Having read Rollins, and ranking him as a #2 overall favorite author and #1 in non sci-fi/fantasy, I can honestly say, Wellington goes about his stories differently, but at times the pacing and adventure match up fairly closely. To sum up, this story takes a man who is a former special ops soldier now working for the US Government as a sort of spy, and puts him on a mission across the globe to save [...]

    5. This is my first David Wellington book and I’m very impressed with his writing. The storyline had many twist and turns that kept me wanting to turn the page. I will put David on my list of authors to keep reading. I would put David’s creativity & skills up on the same level as Flynn, Thor, Baldacci, Berry & Cussler. The Hydra Project pulled you in on the first chapter and didn’t let you go till the end. The ending even adds a twist of pulling in the ex-girlfriend to launch the next [...]

    6. I won this book in a first reads giveaway. I had high hopes for it and looked forward to reading it, and most of those high hopes were fulfilled when I did read it. There were some things that I found disappointing, however.First of all, this is a first-rate action thriller. That's what I was expecting going in, and Wellington delivered. The plot builds on the tension of the cold war between the U.S. and Soviet Union and brings it into a modern climate in a way that appears both plausible and en [...]

    7. I won this book in a Giveaway and was looking forward to reading it. I wasn't disappointed. This was a very action-packed story that kept moving and definitely kept the page turning. At times, the action was a little over-the-top, but over-all I expected an action thriller and it delivered. I did find the plot-line predictable, but there were enough twists in it to keep me interested. The major twist, I'm sorry to say, I guessed at the beginning. However, I did enjoy seeing how my guess unfolde [...]

    8. David Wellington's super secret agent is back, and he's got missions! Once upon a time, the Soviet Union was terrified the United States would launch a nuclear first strike. And so they built a dead man's switch operating on a hair-trigger. Its goal: retaliate even if all of Mother Russia's children were already dead. The system was called Perimeter. And although the Soviet Union is dead and gone, Perimeter is still watching, still waiting.Wellington's written about zombies, werewolves, vampires [...]

    9. This was a fun book about a super secret government spy, who happens to have lost one of his arms while serving in the Army. Sounds like a good premise.But it wasn't until about mid-way through the book (I didn't read the first in the series) that it was clear that his prosthetic was actually a functioning arm. Even later in the book, we learn about the micro-connectors in the shoulder.Then some of the decisions the characters make were less than believable. To avoid spoilers, I won't share them [...]

    10. Winning a copy of The Hydra Protocol by David Wellington recently on was fortunate. I have read a few of his other stories before and I really enjoy his style of storytelling. This, however, is my first book featuring Jim Chapel, and it definitely won't be my last. I am a big fan of espionage and suspense, so I could not wait to begin reading a spy thriller with obvious Cold War references. I was not disappointed.Right from the beginning I was impressed by author's masterful descriptions of tec [...]

    11. Just finished up with David Wellington's Jim Chapel follow-up Hydra Protocol. After reading Chimera, I expected this book to continue with a more other worldly or supernatural theme. I was surprised when it didn't. Wellington choose to move away from the supernatural and science fictional aspects of Chimera to focus more on the espionage aspect of Jim Chapel's character and missions. If you've read Chimera and are expecting the same science fiction style of mission you'll be disappointed.Overall [...]

    12. David Wellington writes about a Jim Chapel, a U. S. Spy with an artificial arm. Apparently the Soviets built a fail-safe computer, Perimeter, before the fall of the USSR, using The Hydra Protocol (hard from William Morrow) designed to launch all of Russia’s missiles if a nuclear strike was detected. A beautiful Russian agent needs Jim’s help to disable the ancient computer hidden deep in Kazakhstan. Chased by Russian FSB agents, they have to survive the desert and reprogram Perimeter so it c [...]

    13. Pretty darn good book - first time reading a David Wellington book. Good plot build up - I was lead astray in my thinking how it might end - subtle but effective action. No fantasy world needed - this is one of those "it really could happen any day now" books. Plot covers from Cold war to current day. No need to stretch the imagination. All technology can happen today - or within next year or two. Very believable characters and interactions. Now I want to read the earlier novels in the series.

    14. I received this book as part of the First Reads program in exchange for an honest review.The Hydra Protocol is a spy novel that spans the Cold War and brings the drama into the modern day. This book has plenty of action, intrigue, and some steamy bits that make for a fast and fun read, despire the slight predictability. David Wellington takes the reader on a fun adventure and I appreciated the opportunity to read it.

    15. *** G/R First Reads ***Special Ops/Spy ThrillerI enjoyed this book, especially the detailed descriptions of various locations in Russia and Eastern Europe.David Wellington's zombie series are some of the most memorable books I've read -- terrific, fast moving & edge of your seat storytelling! I was so happy to see one of his books come up in the G/R First Reads Giveaway program, and was delighted to be one of the winners.Will check out more Jim Chapel spy thrillers.

    16. This book grabs you on the first page and takes you on quite a ride. Overall, it was a great action read, in the same vein as a Clive Cussler novel. I really liked the main character, Jim Chapel. The author's style is clean and crisp, making this book very easy to read. I did skip a few pages during the action scenes, just because some of them were long enough for me to lose interest. All in all, I enjoyed this book and will probably continue to read the Jim Chapel series.

    17. I won this book through a giveaway. This was my first Jim Chapel novel and it was not that bad. The book had a great Cold War theme and the action / twists & turns were pretty good. The locations and different characters in the novel were described with great detail which is nice, as you are able to get familiar with the story's environment. Chapel is a character I have grown to like and I look forward to following him on his next mission.

    18. Halfway through the book, I lost complete interest. It was boring at times and it had too many details. I did enjoy the plot twist though, I was not expecting that. The epilogue confused me, it was an overall okay book.

    19. Chimera was better, but this series is nowhere near the Monster series. I found the relationship to be unbelievable, and the sex unnecessary. Towards the end I found myself skipping pages just to finish.

    20. This is my first encounter with David Wellington, his zombie series did not appeal to me. Jim Chapel is an engaging character and the book reads very well. I am looking forward to reading the first book in this series when I get a chance

    21. Jim Chapel is at it again! Fast moving action with plot twists. I loved The character Nadia. Chapel is a cross between Clancy's " Agent Clark,' & Matt Reilly's "Scarecrow!" Keep the adventures coming!

    22. A good thriller with a different plot. Operative Jim Chapel must infiltrate a top secret Russian military base and disable an unstable supercomputer to prevent nuclear war.I received this book from a giveaway.

    23. A great thriller type novel. Nothing supernatural-like in this one, but it didn't need anything like it. I enjoyed it over all and look forward to another Jim Chapel novel.

    24. Cool plot, great pacing, and a few twists for good measure. I enjoyed Jim Chapel's sophomore adventure and I look forward to whatever he is thrown into next.

    25. I really enjoyed this bookl the way to the last two chaptersen it BOMBED with implausibility! But, a fascinating premise

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