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James Bultema
Attack from Within
FROM THREE-TIME AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR JAMES BULTEMA – The gripping follow-up to the best seller, Sea of Red As the US eliminates top-tier terrorists in the heart of the Middle East, Iran plots retaliation, leveraging American Hezbollah operatives to unleash an insidious Attack from Within. Collaborating with a ruthless, narcotics-fueled Lebanese gang from Dearborn, Michigan, they brew a recipe for catastrophe.
Plot/Idea: 7 out of 10
Originality: 7 out of 10
Prose: 6 out of 10
Character/Execution: 7 out of 10
Overall: 6.75 out of 10


Plot/Idea: In this well-plotted military thriller, Ali and Harley are charged with monitoring a potential terrorist in Dearborn, Michigan: Ahad Nabar. As Ahad enacts Hezbollah's plot against America, various other individuals are swept up in the chaos. 

Prose: Bultema's writing carries the action forward at an engaging pace; the writing relies too much on narrative 'telling,' however, and dialogue can be clunky.

Originality: Taking inspiration from America's previous encounter's with terrorism, there is a solid backbone of truth in Bultema's writing. Though the storytelling is not always dynamic, Bultema provides verisimilitude and brisk movement throughout.

Character/Execution: Bultema's characterizations are effective, many provided with distinctive traits and varied backgrounds, while the author's familiarity with the subject matter is apparent. 

Date Submitted: April 01, 2024