Book Review: Meltdown by Chuck Holton


If you love techie, adventure, military, guy movies or books, Meltdown is for you. From the very beginning, this book is full of adventure. With adrenaline pouring out of the pages, Meltdown seeks to take the reader on an adventure from one end of the world to the other.

The story follows an elite group of Special Ops guys (and girls) as they track down a serious, very deadly threat to the world. With traces back to Chernobyl in the Ukraine, this weapon has the potential to bring the U.S. to its knees.

I admired the writing style because the author, Chuck Holton, was able to bring adventure and excitement to the reader without becoming provocative or disgusting. In many books and movies, writers use every chance they get to include either a sex scene or a decapitation, in order to shock the readers or viewers. Chuck Holton keeps us on the edge of our seats with plenty of action to go around, and doesn’t stoop to that level.

The book is fairly short but you really have to pay attention to keep up with all that is going on. The only concern I had were the amount of characters and how often it jumped back and forth from scene to another. But, if you can keep up with it, it is well worth it.

I would suggest reading the first two books of this series, but this book does stand on its own and can be enjoyed anyway. Mr. Holton does elude back to things that happened in those books, but if you haven’t read them, like I haven’t, it won’t deter you from keeping up with this one.



Explosive Ordnance Disposal — The Bomb Squad

The global war on terror has reached catastrophic proportions, leading the U.S. Special Operations EOD team—Task Force Valor—to Chernobyl, where ghosts of past disasters are nothing compared to the nuclear nightmare about to unfold.

With CIA Agent Mary “Phoenix” Walker heading her first Special Ops mission and Master Sergeant Bobby Sweeney fighting demons on and off the battlefield, Task Force Valor races to stop a terrorist threat in the Ukraine before Europe is turned into a radioactive wasteland.

But when the terror reaches American shores, the team is powerless to help until they can save themselves. And when they finally track down the source of the chaos, what they find is worse than anything they could have imagined.

Chuck Holton has traveled the world, experienced combat, served in the Elite 75th Ranger Regiment, and is the author of six books, including Allah’s Fire, Island Inferno, Bulletproof, Stories From a Soldier’s Heart, and A More Elite Soldier. His journeys have taken him from the depths of the Atlantic, to the mountains of Burma, from the dogsleds of Alaska, to skies of Iraq. Chuck lives in Appalachia with his wife, Connie, and their five children.

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