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Ghost (Paladin of Shadows, Bk 1)
Ghost - Paladin of Shadows, Bk 1
Author: John Ringo
Former SEAL Michael Harmon, Team Name ''Ghost'', retired for service injuries, is not enjoying college life. But things are about to change, if not for the better. — When he sees a kidnapping a series of, at the time logical, decisions leave him shot to ribbons and battling a battalion of Syrian commandos with only the help of thr...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9781416520870
ISBN-10: 1416520872
Publication Date: 10/31/2006
Pages: 528
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 64 ratings
Publisher: Baen
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Ghost (Paladin of Shadows, Bk 1) on + 101 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
For "no excuses" bone snapping, bloody brain-spattering, joyous mayhem, John Ringo's ex-SEAL hero known as "Ghost" is a killing machine. Lots and lots of almost believable action. (For the real thing read anything by Navy SEAL Captain Richard Marchinco- a true American Hero VERY badly treated by limp dicked bureaucrats- but that's another story.) About a third of the way into a great read, Ringo loses it and starts a totally unbelievable descent into BDSM porn. I couldn't believe it- I know some of the real people he models his "Ghost" character after, and believe me, THIS AIN'T THEM! He got his fingers burnt as his follow-up Ghost book "Kildar", (A much more professional job, and a really tough one to put down.), almost completely avoided the crudities in the "Ghost" book.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a techno-thriller not his usual (or at least to me usual) sci-fi. Definitely written on the dark side full of violence. Part of series.
vavoice avatar reviewed Ghost (Paladin of Shadows, Bk 1) on + 158 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
If you are a liberal, do not read this book!

If you are a feminist, do not read this book!

If you are a Baptist, do not read this book!

If it weren't for the great action sequences, in this offering, I would think you could only find GHOST in an ADULT book store. The book tells three stories revolving around a former SEAL who doesn't candy-coat the fact that he is a bad man. He has two ways of venting his frustration and relieving tension--he has to kill someone...or he has to rape someone. Fortunately, he only kills bad guys...and he only rapes by contract. He is heavy into S&M, bondage, Goth, and patriotism.

GHOST is full of all of the above. The body count is high, the sex is plentiful and extremely graphic, and the action is nonstop.

And there's a sequel!!!???!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Somewhat different military fiction. Ringo has added some S & M interludes which are a little disturbing and the frequent pro-Republican stuff is also off putting.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great first book in an action filled series. The military action descriptions are what you would expect from a Ringo book and are much enjoyed. This first book in the series is actually two different adventures of the main character. There are very graphic BDSM descriptions in this series so it might not be something you would want a young teenager to read.
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reviewed Ghost (Paladin of Shadows, Bk 1) on + 4 more book reviews
For fans of John Ringo science fiction this book will be a change. It still contains Ringo's military detail but in a much more raw context. The book also contains some explicit sex scenes which may offend some readers. It's the first book in a different series genre for Ringo.
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I enjoyed parts of this book but had to stop reading about half way through. There is too much violence against women and misogyny.
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Well...this first part of this book was quite good from a Military run and gun action stand point. The second half just about made me throw it out. It's basically a introductions to BDSM... why this had to be included in such depth I have no idea. Way more information than needed to be told for character development and waaay too graphic. (the guy has rage issue, we get it) Cut out all that and there really wasn't much left for the second portion. The third part again got out of control, but cut out the garbage and there was at least a story line. Not sure where the story line will go with the other books, but if they are anything like this one I'll have to be giving them a thumbs down. And that's coming from a former Marine.