The Cry of Eagles thriller has the immediate feel of a pro-American novel, but the premise itself also shows the cracks in the system, thereby creating an honest and intriguing story for readers to enjoy. I don’t know how the inner workings of government operate, but I can appreciate the author putting a human face on decision-making and shedding some light on the extremely complex nature of foreign policy. I have been a liberal-leaning individual for most of my adult life, and I have my own opinions about Iran and the Middle Eastern mess that America has made.
However, I can always see things from other perspectives, and this book shared that flexibility. I enjoyed seeing an imperfect process revealed, without feeling that the world is a hopeless place that cannot ‘get it right’. There was suspense, intrigue, tragedies, reflection, insight, and just causes being fought for, and at the end of the day, those make for a pretty darn good book. I wasn’t as pleased with the ending as I was with the rest of the book, as it seemed to take a decidedly ‘Hoo Rah’ America tone, but generally, I think this was an interesting and unique piece of fiction that strikes close to home for most Americans and anyone else in the world who has experience the inexplicable actions and reactions of political leaders everywhere.
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