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Measure of Danger This was a well written espionage book I m guessing in the style of Jack Reacher series I don t read much govt espionage This book had a lot of action going on and some amazing situations, so for those reasons I recommend it Personally there were many many characters to try to figure out, all of them were last name only Plus there were so many agencies involved evil corporation, FBI, DEA, cartels, Government officials congress and above So you decide if this book is for you.I love a g This was a well written espionage book I m guessing in the style of Jack Reacher series I don t read much govt espionage This book had a lot of action going on and some amazing situations, so for those reasons I recommend it Personally there were many many characters to try to figure out, all of them were last name only Plus there were so many agencies involved evil corporation, FBI, DEA, cartels, Government officials congress and above So you decide if this book is for you.I love a good suspense thriller, but this one was a lot of work to get through Although I did finish it, had to find out it all ended Success in a secret operation could be his redemptionBut to get inside the mysterious group known as The Chapter, he ll have to become one of themKade Sims is a young former intelligence officer, recruited by the FBI to secretly collect evidence of organized crime at an agricultural biotech company in rural Oregon But when he uncovers the activities of a high tech militia and an imminent threat to the nation, he realizes he s the only one who has a chance to stop a savage terror attack already in progressAnd when he s made an associate of The Chapter, Kade will learn there s no escaping their network Donnie Brasco meets a quirky Jack Ryan Jr in Measure of Danger, the page turning, riveting debut technothriller by Jay Klages Just finished Measure of Danger and a pretty intense read it was and brilliant In Kade Sims, Jay Kages has created a convincing, realistic hero with a strong ethical streak and real self doubts and fears He s educated, smart and a good guy, but his life is not looking good after an honorable discharge from the army where he worked as in intelligence analyst, respected and successful but having problems and getting into trouble off duty due to his hypermania disorder The latter brings him to Just finished Measure of Danger and a pretty intense read it was and brilliant In Kade Sims, Jay Kages has created a convincing, realistic hero with a strong ethical streak and real self doubts and fears He s educated, smart and a good guy, but his life is not looking good after an honorable discharge from the army where he worked as in intelligence analyst, respected and successful but having problems and getting into trouble off duty due to his hypermania disorder The latter brings him to the attention of the FBI looking for an someone to take part in an operation concerning national security he needs to infiltrate The Chapter an evolving militia movement and perceived potential threat and find out what s being planned The story unravels, fast paced, but detailed, so there s no skimming or you miss something important New developments unfold, unexpected and rich in detail which kept me glued The Chapter, it s set up and it s leadership, in particular Marshall Owens are also fully developed, so the novel isn t only Kade s story, but we learn about Owens and his background too impressively done and again the familiar level of detail works for me.When I read that this book was a techno thriller I wasn t clear what that meant it could have meant lots of technology, computer speak, gadgets and the like which doesn t really do it for me I want to understand the characters and what makes them tick But it s not about gadgets and the technology is scarily relevant to the plot and characters themselves and how Owens controls those under his command Excellent and original.Jay Klages has a great future as an author if this is what he s capable of and we ll be seeing Kade Sims again very soon I hope I enjoyed reading this well paced book The author, Jay Klages, has a flair for drama He cleverly weaves tidbits of science, technology, engineering, and math in creating an intriguing story about the human spirit He shows that aspect in its many varied forms, as he takes readers into the dangerous world of intelligence gathering Klages skillfully takes us into the shadows, where good and bad coexist in suspenseful tension sometimes in the same person Kade Sims, the book s main character, I enjoyed reading this well paced book The author, Jay Klages, has a flair for drama He cleverly weaves tidbits of science, technology, engineering, and math in creating an intriguing story about the human spirit He shows that aspect in its many varied forms, as he takes readers into the dangerous world of intelligence gathering Klages skillfully takes us into the shadows, where good and bad coexist in suspenseful tension sometimes in the same person Kade Sims, the book s main character, is an example Sims and his many flaws make him the perfect person for a challenging national security assignment Though Measure of Danger is a work of fiction, it informs and enlightens on a variety of important human interest matters The book engaged me from beginning to end I have never heard of this book or this author, so my expectations were not high However, in the forums that I participated in, they kept recommending this book over and over Finally, I decided to give this book a try I am very glad I did A powerful secret organization has subverted every level of the United States government No one knows who the enemy within the government is Kade Sims is living a meager live When the FBI comes around and asks him to go undercover to assist them in findi I have never heard of this book or this author, so my expectations were not high However, in the forums that I participated in, they kept recommending this book over and over Finally, I decided to give this book a try I am very glad I did A powerful secret organization has subverted every level of the United States government No one knows who the enemy within the government is Kade Sims is living a meager live When the FBI comes around and asks him to go undercover to assist them in finding the sources of the problems, Kade is eager to please The writing style of the author is great for telling this story What I mean is that he gives crumbs of bread just enough for the reader to get the idea but never spilling the beans I really enjoyed this great read Wow Thrilling from beginning to the end A army intelligence offer is sent undercover to infiltrate a group called Agrite X He is sent to get information and proof of their plans and get out But when he goes to join Everyone who joins gets implanted with a chip He is not only trying to survive the group but the cartel that is after Agrite X All hell is about to break loose and he must get a message to the outside to save the USA. Measure of Danger centers around one Kade Sims, who has been recruited by the FBI to gather evidence of organized crime involvement in an Oregon biotech company Seems like a straightforward assignment the only problem is, he uncovers muchthan expected in the evidence of not just crime but a large militia force set to unleash a terrorist attack of unparalleled proportions upon the nation.This is no ordinary discovery and it s no ordinary task for Kade, who now must make some dangerous dec Measure of Danger centers around one Kade Sims, who has been recruited by the FBI to gather evidence of organized crime involvement in an Oregon biotech company Seems like a straightforward assignment the only problem is, he uncovers muchthan expected in the evidence of not just crime but a large militia force set to unleash a terrorist attack of unparalleled proportions upon the nation.This is no ordinary discovery and it s no ordinary task for Kade, who now must make some dangerous decisions affecting not just a singular investigation, but the nation s fate under fire.And just why is the action and scenario so convincing That s because author Jay Klages is a former military intelligence officer and it translates well here, with chapters offering precise and realistic insights into intelligence operations and processes.Personally, this reviewer favors thrillers that revolve around technological threats There s something about the form, function and use of high tech possibilities for either good or evil purposes that is an intrinsic draw for any interested in the integration of technology and political or criminal objectives.It s all laid out well here, with Measure of Danger elevating a realistic threats and scenarios to new levels of believability all this bonded together by Kade s own motivations and the second chance he receives to serve his country by joining an FBI operation.It s not all nonstop action Klages does a good job of cementing character personalities and integrating a sense of place into his bigger picture The steaming mug warmed Owens thick hands while he gazed out the blurry window into darkness There was no stunning view of the river at this hour, but he still enjoyed looking out into the black void sprinkled with dockside lights and listening to the sounds of the storm With each wind gust, the century old Sitka spruce and cedar building whistled, swayed, and popped For Owens, it was like a favorite song reminding him of what his Chinook ancestors endured in this region hundreds of years ago They may seem like little details, or little breaks in the action packed story but these interludes lend the perfect feel of environment and motivation to the overall story and help make for a juicy plot where various protagonists interact, dialogue between them reveals motivations and personalities, and where readers come to appreciate a sense of place and purpose that makes them actually care about the drama unfolding.This caring factor can t be forced it can only be built with carefully constructed chapters hinging not just on nonstop action, but on building connections between reader and thriller.When faced with the specter of a battle, Kade realizes he s in the heart of a viper s nest with no way out and must call upon all his resources to save not only himself, but the world He thought about his escape plan again, went over the scenarios in his head Making a move tonight was out of the question since there was now a planned after dinner activity He brainstormed if there was anything he could do to further support his plan and create a better chance for success Could he cause an additional disruption or distraction while he attempted to escape While he stared at the computer screen further, he thought, yes, maybe I can do something Maybe some simple cyber warfare is in order The result is nothing short of spellbinding well before the halfway point readers are immersed in Kade s discoveries, dilemmas, and uncertainties The surprise ending is a hammer just waiting to fall but not before Kade finds his options have changed.Strong characterization, a sense of place and purpose, and an evolving technological threat together make Measure of Danger a strong recommendation for any reader of high technology thrillers especially prior fans of Tom Clancy, Jack Higgins, Robin Cook and others writing in this vein Measure of Danger by Jay KlagesThis was a fun read A plot involving an extreme political organisation, drug cartels, the FBI, state of the art technology and a likable hero whatcould one want Reading the authors notes, it appears he did quite a lot of research and his description of the FBI operations seemed very authentic Implausible situations, lots of loose ends and the plight of some characters, including one of the main villains, plus the author s notes at the end, indicated a seq Measure of Danger by Jay KlagesThis was a fun read A plot involving an extreme political organisation, drug cartels, the FBI, state of the art technology and a likable hero whatcould one want Reading the authors notes, it appears he did quite a lot of research and his description of the FBI operations seemed very authentic Implausible situations, lots of loose ends and the plight of some characters, including one of the main villains, plus the author s notes at the end, indicated a sequel is on the way Not a bad thing, I ll read it Would I have this as part of our study curriculum No, but I would have it in our school library.I believe passionately in encouraging young people to read and this story is an easy fun read, as I said It has action and moves at a fast pace, which I think would appeal to my teenage boys in particular.I rate this story three and half starsRead on 6th June 2015 A very well written novel with believable characters and a storyline that goes slightly beyond the realm of everyday spy thrillers.Kade Sims is a former army intelligence officer currently living a civilian life who, due to certain disorders, is tasked by the FBI to assist them in penetrating the secrets of AgriteX, a company hiding behind legitimate environmental biotech walls He soon discovers that infiltrating the company may be harder than at first glance, and that all is not as it seems W A very well written novel with believable characters and a storyline that goes slightly beyond the realm of everyday spy thrillers.Kade Sims is a former army intelligence officer currently living a civilian life who, due to certain disorders, is tasked by the FBI to assist them in penetrating the secrets of AgriteX, a company hiding behind legitimate environmental biotech walls He soon discovers that infiltrating the company may be harder than at first glance, and that all is not as it seems What exactly is The Chapter and what is on their agenda A good mix of spy thriller with action, a dose of terrorism and cartel warfare and some futuristic cyber programming Thoroughly entertaining and keeps the momentum going throughout Ex army intelligence officer, Kade Sims, has a dead end job at Home Depot and he finds himself at a dead end in life when the FBI comes knocking on his door to go undercover to infiltrate a quasi militia group called The Chapter Sims finds himself in the middle of danger as he is captured by The Chapter and continues to get himself into trouble Instead of Kade getting in and out of this job he was trained to do he keeps getting further and further in The intensity I felt while reading about S Ex army intelligence officer, Kade Sims, has a dead end job at Home Depot and he finds himself at a dead end in life when the FBI comes knocking on his door to go undercover to infiltrate a quasi militia group called The Chapter Sims finds himself in the middle of danger as he is captured by The Chapter and continues to get himself into trouble Instead of Kade getting in and out of this job he was trained to do he keeps getting further and further in The intensity I felt while reading about Sims adventures was extraordinary The way Klages writes in promising of his career in suspense novels


About the Author: Jay Klages

Jay Klages is a former military intelligence officer and West Point graduate who lives in Phoenix, Arizona He attended the MBA program at Arizona State University, where he successfully deprogrammed himself for service in corporate America He enjoys desert trail running and is particularly good at falling down Jay would love to hear from readers at jayklages ymail.com, facebook.com jayklages, or Twitter JKlages His author website is at jklages.com.


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