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From former Delta Force commander and New York Times bestselling author of Kill Bin Laden comes the first novel in an explosive new series. After September 11, 2001, Delta Force troop commander Dalton Fury was given the secret mission to hunt down and kill the most wanted man in the world, the details of which were recounted in his extraordinary New York Times bestsellerFrom former Delta Force commander and New York Times bestselling author of Kill Bin Laden comes the first novel in an explosive new series.After September 11, 2001, Delta Force troop commander Dalton Fury was given the secret mission to hunt down and kill the most wanted man in the world, the details of which were recounted in his extraordinary New York Times bestseller Kill Bin Laden. Now, Fury draws upon his hard-won combat experience ”and his gift for true-to-life storytelling” to offer a brand-new series of thrillers that are as close to reality as readers can get.Meet Kolt Raynor. A Delta Force operator and one-time American hero, he is still trying to make sense of his life ”and duty” after a secret mission gone bad. Three years ago, in the mountains of Pakistan, Raynor made a split-second decision to disobey orders ”one that got some of his teammates killed and the rest captured. Now he's been given a second chance to do right by his country, his men, and himself. But Raynor's shot at redemption comes at a price.A shadowy group of former colleagues has asked Raynor to return, alone, to Pakistan's badlands. His assignment seems clear: find his missing men and bring them home. What Raynor never expected was to uncover a sinister al Qaeda plot to capture a Black Site--a secret U.S. prison--and destabilize the region. Meanwhile, a ruthless, unknown enemy is on his trail…and he will stop at nothing to make sure that Raynor's mission is not accomplished.An intense, gritty work of edge-of-your-seat suspense, Black Site is the first of what promises to be one of the most exciting fiction series of the new millennium....

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Black Site Reviews

  • Freda Malone
    2019-06-30 11:51

    The introduction to this novel and washed out Delta Force Operator, Kolt Raynor (Racer) needs no further intel for the reader, or else it would ruin the intrigue. What I can say is that I enjoyed the almost minute-by-minute play of the suicide mission Racer is inserted into, to rescue his Delta Elite pals who were captured, three years prior, while trying to rescue Racer and his unit on a different mission. The red herrings and strategic plans of the mission goes beyond a rescue. It was brilliant and fun to watch it all unfold. The writer, Dalton Fury, would be what I would call an 'easy' writer, not a pro. Keeping it simple, the story and dialogue was slow going throughout and then picked up speed as the ending drew near, only to make me feel like I had dropped off a cliff and nothing happened. I'm not sure I liked the cliffhanger the author left for us. It seemed like an awful place to mark it with a 'to be continued', though it does feel interesting enough to wonder about the second novel in this series and I'll be picking that up sometime soon. It is unfortunate that the writer is dead now and I'm hoping he was able to close up the Delta Force series with a great ending. Thank you for your service and thank you for your stories.

  • Mike (the Paladin)
    2019-07-13 14:38

    Okay....good book if you like military action. There are some flaws, there are some cliches but over all a good read, as you can probably tell from the "4 star" rating.Kolt is the quintessential "think for yourself" leader in Delta. Sadly he makes a decision that leads to a disaster (not really his fault, but definitely his responsibility) and it gets him cashiered from "the unit".He then basically destructs, he crawls into a bottle. He can't hold a job, he stays in the trailer he and his best friend (who was part of the disaster) used to share.Then he's contacted by a former commander who's now in the private sector and needs someone...for what's probably a suicide mission.This book had many, many opportunities to bog down, but it never did. There isn't any touchy feely story line. There isn't a love story. There isn't a look at the deep inner motivations of each participant to find their "reality". There is a story, a plot with actual characters. You will get to know the participants you will be able to care and you will get least if you like action novels.This book steps into the role of good action/techno-thriller type reads and I've already sent for the next in the writer's series.Recommended.

  • Tom Tischler
    2019-07-18 10:02

    Kolt Raynor a Delta Force Major is still trying to recover from asecret mission gone bad. Three years before Raynor made a split second decision in Pakistan that got some of his teammates killed and the restcaptured. Now he has been given a second chance at redemption but at aprice. He must return to Pakistan to find his captured men and bring them home. He is heading for a black site a secret US prison but whathe does'nt know is that al Queda is headed in the same direction. This is the first in a series by a former Delta Force member and it's a page turner with a lot of action. I hope he can continue along this line.

  • Steven Jr.
    2019-06-23 17:41

    More accurately, I would give it a 3.5. Three is too low and four is too high. It had an amazingly compelling plot, but the characters left much to be desired in terms of personality. The action scenes bore the mark of an expert of violence.Admittedly, this is Fury's second foray into writing and his first into fiction, and by his own admission, he is not a writer by trade. But he has potential, and if he continues to practice the tips of the trade, I can easily see him ranking with Flynn and Thor in the modern action thriller genre.

  • Dan Smith
    2019-06-30 10:58

    Move over Brad Taylor, Brad Thor and others.. Dalton Fury has move into the area and he is taking over.. What an outstanding book and story. Fury is former Delta himself and was involved in the operation to stop Osama Bin Laden. He wrote a book about that, which was his first published piece. In it he gives the details of the operation. Black Site is his first foray into the fiction side of publishing and has done an outstanding job. Cannot wait for the next episode.

  • Scott
    2019-07-11 10:39

    3.5 stars really....why isnt there an option for half stars? Good action and good pacing in thus book. The plot was good as well. I loved the epilog.

  • Miles
    2019-06-28 09:55

    I checked this book out for my 15 year old son who is into nonfiction stories of modern soldiering. I wanted to get him to read some fiction, and thought to stick with the things he's interested in - mostly shooting and fighting. Black Site is a solid action story, and induced compulsive reading behavior in me, which is a certain kind of measure of literary worth. It's just about right for everyone's inner 15 year old boy. Dalton Fury peppers his tale with believable details about weapons, tactics, attitudes, Pashtun culture, the look and smell of Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the camaraderie between brothers in arms. You sense that he's lived soldiering, and recently. Unfortunately, when the story steps into the world of CIA operations, super-spy heroics, evil bad-guy al-Qaeda masterminds, one man take downs of eight team terror squads and the like, the world he imagines begins to seem more like a comic book. In other words, it's just too difficult to believe that events would ever go down the way he describes. I read through it quickly and enjoyed the adventure, but the verisimilitude promised by the early soldiering details and narratives is ultimately replaced by a wham bam thank you ma'am comic book adventure that's lots of fun, but just couldn't ever have happened quite like this. If you were watching the made-for-TV movie that this seems designed to become, you'd probably just wander off for potato chips at some point and forget to come back, or find yourself muttering "oh, like that would ever happen!" But books have a way of being more compelling than video and all and all, I say, this one was not a bad way to while away a day. If my 15 year old ends up reading it, I'll rate it as brilliant, because it helped a boy on his reading journey. If he doesn't, well then, there's really not much here to talk about.Post Script: My 15 year old son read it, beginning to end, and more than once. I therefore rate this novel as "brilliant" and "a tour de force."

  • Sherri Vigil
    2019-07-03 15:39

    This was my first Dalton Fury book. As I scanned through previews prior to reading it, I noticed that a female reader of this type of genre was almost nil. That being said, I was kept intrigued with this one. Fury acknowledges that he wasn't interested in learning anything in his English classes in school, which I found amusing because I truly enjoyed his writing. As far as the subject, in this time of the world, it is realistic no matter what political or ethical or religious views a reader has. I will be reading the next in this series.

  • Larry
    2019-07-07 10:52

    What happens when a washed-up (due to bad judgment and lack of discipline) former Delta operator gets a second chance on what looks like a suicide mission? A lot of technically-informed action happens. Of its kind, the book is top shelf.

  • Toby Tate
    2019-07-13 12:50

    All I can say about Dalton Fury's BLACK SITE is - wow. I'm a huge fan of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor, and this absolutely blew me away. Gritty and realistic, written by a guy who has actually been there and done that, it's a ride to hell and back that I won't soon forget. Now to read TIER ONE WILD!

  • Alan
    2019-07-13 15:04

    I loved it! This is the first book by this author that I’ve read but I will read all his other books.

  • Ms.pegasus
    2019-07-07 09:54

    Kolt Raynor (“Racer”), a former Delta forces Major, now an alcoholic security guard assigned to a passive role sailing the shipping lanes off the Somalia coast, seizes upon an opportunity for redemption. Three years prior, he led a failed mission in Afghanistan which cost not only the lives of his entire team, but the apparent loss of a rescue team headed by his best friend, Lieutenant Col. Josh Timble (“T.J.”). Raynor is particularly suited to the netherworld of special operations where CIA operatives, special forces, military drones, and civilian quasi-military agencies overlap in the gathering of intelligence, planning operations, and executing defined strategic objectives. His strength is also his weakness – taking the initiative – seizing a chance opportunity, even if it means stretching or even contravening his original orders. The attraction of this action thriller, of course, is that it is authored by a former Delta Forces operator who participated in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden. It is impossible to read this book without recognizing that Kolt Raynor is the author's alter ego. When he chafes at his restrictive orders, the cautious actions of his superiors, or the ponderous movement across channels of red tape, we recognize that it is the author, inveighing against the U.S. conduct of real-world warfare in Afghanistan. Verisimilitude is maintained by the measured tone of the 3rd person narrative, a narrative permeated with acronyms (AQ-Al Qaeda, HVT-high value targets, HAHO-high altitude high-opening jump), and of course specific weaponry.The problem is the author's limitations in creating compelling characters. He makes a good start with Pamela Archer, an unmanned aerial vehicle operator, and Bob Kopelman, the shadowy ex-CIA officer. This in turn creates a problem in maintaining the momentum of the story. We know that “Racer” won't be killed, so the dramatic tension is dependent solely on such mainstays as chase scenes, and imminent danger. It is not until the final action sequence, that the story grips our interest. In all fairness, this is not my usual type of genre. The book was given to me as a Christmas present.It will be interesting to see if Fury is able to channel his experiences while growing as a writer. In particular, the contrast between the civilian and military environments and their effects on particular types of personalities would make an interesting exploration. We sense that even without the guilt and alcohol, Kolt Raynor would find adapting to a civilian life a total impossibility.

  • A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
    2019-07-16 15:58

    *Book source ~ Many thanks to Macmillan Audio for providing a review copy in exchange for an honest review.Kolt Raynor, code name Racer, was at the top of his game as a Delta Force Commander when one bad decision on a covert operation plunged him into the abyss. After being kicked out of Delta Force and the military completely, for three years he took odd jobs to get by and drank his life away. Then one day there was a knock at his crappy trailer door and he was offered the chance to get back into the game, but as a civilian. The job was very risky, as in not-come-back-alive risky, but it was worth it for Kolt to do it and do it well. He had three weeks to train and it wasn’t going to be a piece of cake. If he survived the training then he would be able to start the job. After that, he just needed to survive it. Is Kolt too broken to get his head and body together? Or will he do whatever it takes to complete the mission?I have a special thing for military thrillers probably because my husband and my son are both Marines. If the writing and the plot can keep me engaged then there isn’t much that will put me off the book. This story is not only one that kept me engaged from beginning to the end, but kept me on the edge of my seat. So many anxious moments when things could go wrong and at times did go wrong, but I was drawn right along and raring to keep going. Black Site is real enough to stave off disbelief of some of the situations and the descriptions and actions are just right, not too much and not too little. The varying POVs are something I particularly enjoy, so it was nice to get the story from the angle of other characters. Since I listened to the audio of this book I have to comment on the narrator, Ari Fliakos. What a sexy voice that man has! Nice inflection and a variety of tones means I wasn’t bored listening to him. In fact, I enjoyed his narration so much I’m going to pick up other books he’s done and hope he continues to narrate audiobooks for some time to come.All-in-all an awesome military/thriller/action book with lots of peril, weapons, bad guys, good guys and, for once, a woman riding to the rescue (at least in one instance). *wink*

  • Ru
    2019-07-23 16:59

    "Black Site" is an action-packed debut novel from former Delta Force Commander, Dalton Fury. Fury introduces the character of Kolt Raynor (whom he has stated for the record is not based on himself), a former Delta Force team member who has fallen from grace, and is brought back into the fold when new intel discovers information on a situation very close to him. This is a very entertaining book from cover to cover that feels genuine and clearly based on Fury's experience, if not himself, directly.Raynor, as a character, is very quickly established as a likeable protagonist through his personal struggles. The book opens up with a tremendous crisis and Raynor is put to the test early. It gives the reader a chance to see him for his faults, but also for his merits, which are more instinctual than even he realizes. From there, once his backstory is revealed, he becomes even more of sympathetic figure to the reader. It's a great introduction that cements just who this man is and what his limits are, ahead of his next mission.Raynor's mission is torrid and full of apparent danger, essentially facing off against Al-Qaeda operatives abroad. The manner in which Fury sets up the briefing and mission goals is terrific, and some of the personality conflicts between officers keeps things feeling realistic. Another nice touch is the lightness of politics in this book; the goal is to complete the mission, not become embroiled in foreign policy. Even though the title reveals what it is Raynor discovers is going on, the focus is squarely on the objective.Elements of this book reminded me of Brad Thor's "The Apostle", which is only meant as complimentary. Fury clearly knows what his strengths are in writing his first military thriller and sticks to them. At no point does the dialogue in this book feel theatric or unnecessary, nor does Raynor become "Rambo" or a comic book superhero. As such, this is a very good debut from Fury, and I look forward to the next book in the series, "Tier One Wild".

  • Subnormal
    2019-06-25 17:41

    When your a chapter in and you find yourself puchasing the rest of an authors work you know your onto a winner.Black site had me hooked from page 1.

  • Shayla
    2019-07-13 12:57

    Took me a while to get back to this book but once I did I was very happy with it. The book follows the Ex-delta operator as he dives head first into a mess that wouldn't be sanctioned in time for any actual American team and gets the Intel needed to disrupt an upcoming attack. In the process he gets to redeem himself a little for things in the past. Unlike the stories from Brad Thor and Rollins this is about a team guy thrown out on his own to get a job done. He's not naturally a lone wolf but he is a hot head who takes risks...sometimes they work and some times they don't. I enjoyed that made him seem more realistic as a character though there wasn't much for character development after the first few chapters.Overall a great action read with some realistic ideas on current military units and how certain agencies interact with one another. I would certainly read other books by this author as it is a very action packed suspenseful ride.

  • Anirudh
    2019-06-23 13:40

    A fast paced action novel with a coherent plot and decent-ish characters. What's not to like? This genre is effectively my comfort food. Action/spy thrillers that dont require me to think too much in order to read it. The characters do need more work and the oversimplification of good guys vs bad was a tad annoying. Still, that seems to be the trade-off when you ask for a brutal fast-paced thriller.Looking forward to reading other books by this author.

  • Larry Lange
    2019-07-23 17:42

    Very well done. I enjoyed the perspective of this book as it was probably more realistic. Kolt Raynor is far from the super hero we see in a lot of these books. Also, the CIA is less than scrupulous in its actions. I look forward to the next book in this series.

  • Raul Gallego
    2019-07-21 18:03

    Awesome stuff! Very fast paced and kept you glued to the book! I recommend this to any fans of military action. Has even more weight since it is written by someone that has been there and done that. Love it!

  • Ben Hunsaker
    2019-07-23 11:02

    A little predictable and lots of exposition but entertaining

  • Garry Thompson
    2019-06-22 14:56

    Listened to this book as I exercised and it took longer than expected to finish. However, it keep my interest and I expect to read/listen to the other books in the series. Solid four star rating.

  • Joshua
    2019-06-24 16:01

    Where there's a will, there's a way. Thanks DF.

  • Jan Rutherford
    2019-07-11 09:48

    Great series. Love the action.

  • Jim
    2019-06-22 15:53

    Another good book in the series. Better to read series in order, though not mandatory. Sorry to hear of his passing.

  • Jared
    2019-07-11 14:41

    First off, let me say that I have a strong affinity for special operations (SpecOps) literature. I have read my fair share of books dealing with paratroopers, guerilla warfare, counterterrorism, mercenary activities, and spying. I tend to enjoy non-fiction (e.g., Inside Delta Force, The Commandos, Seal!, Bravo Two Zero) more than fiction--even if you don't always know what names have been changed and what facts have been glossed over. At least it doesn't come across as Hollywood.That being said, Black Site was pretty decent. I was skeptical at first, since the author's pen name is DALTON FURY. If I were a Delta operator (pretty much the king of all badasses) and I was choosing a pen name for myself, it wouldn't be Dalton Fury. But I should probably just let this one go, since the guy could kill me with his thumbs. Still...c'mon! (I guess it has that D.F.=Delta Force thing going for it...but c'mon!) The next thing that bugged me was having a protagonist named "Kolt Raynor." Once again, it seemed like the author was trying to force coolness on his character, which should be unnecessary (James Bond, Jack Ryan, and Jason Bourne weren't cool names. The characters MADE them cool.). But since they refer to him by his last name most of the book or by his codename ("Racer"), I eventually got over it.Ok, this is getting too long and I've probably been a bit too negative in my criticisms. So I'll finish by saying it's actually a pretty decent book. The author seems to know a lot about combat, U.S. agencies, and other cultures, and that comes across. The main character is three-dimensional, tough-but-fallable, and likeable. In fact, most of the characters are intriguing--as is the plot. Hollywood ending? Sure. Action sequences where the protagonist probably shouldn't have lived? Certainly. But a fun adventure read? Absolutely. Just think James Bond or Jason Bourne rather than Black Hawk Down.

  • Rob Smith
    2019-07-13 10:48

    'Black Site' strives to cover every aspect of the military mission(s) that the main character endeavors upon and does so impressively. Seems little there is left out, despite the knowledge that not all can be revealed without veering into the reality of American military operations that the author claims to know. Despite the complexity of all that happens int the book, it is written in a clear fashion making so much easier to digest.This is still another entry in the overflowing literary area of espionage by former military-turned authors. This one is much like the others, especially the recent variety that deal with middle east issues. In fact, the writing is much like many of them.Possible too many of them. Turns out Mark Greaney was involved with writing this. Greaney is also writing his own series along with continuing Clancy's Jack Ryan series. Is Greaney also writing this series? It's known that Dalton Fury is a pen name and this book reminds me of Greaney's The Gray Man.However, 'Black Site' reminds me of many of the other new espionage novels being spit out today. All written well and full of action. I'm not finding a real writing style in the majority of these books. So many read as if all were written by the same person. If not for different publishers, I'd wonder if this genre wasn't the opposite of the William Johnstone Clan set of books all being handled by ghost writers. In this case are many being handle by a few writers using different names and lots of assistants? I'll stop these ponderings.Despite all the above, this is a very good book, though it also lacks style. Very readable, exciting and well worth the expense.Bottom line: I recommend this book.

  • ElaineY
    2019-06-25 10:50

    Narrator: Ari Fliakos3 stars for the first half, 4 stars for the second. I liked it enough this second try to want to continue the series. Much of my enjoyment is bound up in the lead character though Ben Coes' Dewey Andreas is an exception - I love Coes' plots and am only so-so about Dewey. With Dalton, I need to get over his lead character's name: Kolt Raynor. A little too cheesy for me.Not much I can say about Black Site except that it's another action-packed covert ops story and I did end up enjoying it. Enough, if fact, to add it to my list of action-thriller series to follow.============================================================================REVIEW DECEMBER 1, 2015:One Star for aborting it; I dropped this early because right from the start, apart from letting me know Kolt Raynor isn't exactly at the high point of his life and career, the book was a series of descriptions of what the men were doing. I prefer stories that are plot-centric and not just giving a micro view of missions. It could be this segment was describing the mission that went wrong and got Kolt's men killed but I guess it wasn't written in an engaging-enough style for me. I prefer Vince Flynn and Ben Coe's story-telling style.This is my first Dalton Fury book but I haven't given up on him and will try another installment.

  • Sarah
    2019-06-27 11:54

    http://booksbooksmorebooks.blogspot.c...Fast paced, high intensity, heart pounding excitement! I love a good story about people in the military; stories of honor, courage and commitment. Dalton Fury’s Black Site definitely is that. The author is detailed in his descriptions of characters and situations. Dalton’s background in the military and Special Forces is evident as you read through his novel and can picture the decisions that are running through the mind of his leading man.The reader is a good one for this – he has the strong steady voice to carry both the intensity of this story and the strength of character of Kolt Rainer. The author Dalton Fury is former Delta Force troop commander who lead the search for Bin Laden and author of Kill Bin Laden. The characters and intensity of the volatile world of the Middle East keep your heart pounding as the minutes pass in this novel. Much like Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp series – the reader becomes invested in the hero, holding your breath until you discover how the story unfolds. I could easily imagine following Kolt for years as I have many other series based in the Special Forces, Black Ops, and CIA saving the world genre. I would recommend anyone who likes a strong military hero, flaws and all, to pick up this book and give it a read.

  • Eric
    2019-07-06 12:50

    Couldn't put it down. Rarely does that happen for me. I'm a fan of the genre and have immensely enjoyed some of higgins, clancey, s.hunter...and this ranks wayyy up at the top with rainbow six and my other favorites.Unlike some of the top sellers and their novels, this is realistic and doesn't leave you with that feeling of the plot being contrived over and over again. It flows, the characters are dynamic, and the action is not superficial as you are drawn in and become invested into the outcome.I've tried thor/flynn/childs...and like james patterson in another genre, they come off as superficial and contrived. I read Tier One Wild first...and immediately went back tot he library for Black Site. I'm not sure which one I favor as I read them both equally fast. As a rule I prefer rich characterization in novels and movies. Though these are mostly pure action novels, the author does an exceedingly fine job of subtly portraying the depths of some of the characters through thought process and brief verbal exchanges. If I don't get drawn into the character of a book or movie I'll put it down or leave it alone and find it unsatisfying. Needless to say that was not the case here. I did enjoy Marcinko's entrance into the field with rogue warrior way back when, but haven't been able to read him since...and this author's books are on another level.

  • Larry
    2019-07-10 16:39

    Well, Dalton Fury may be my new Vince Flynn! The author, Fury, is a former member of Delta Force and this book sure sounds real. (But what would I know…) To me, Fury’s main character, Kolt Raynor, is more believable than Mark Greaney’s larger-than-life Court Gentry (Gray Man) or even Brad Thor’s, Scott Harvath – both of which I also really enjoy reading.The story is one of redemption. Kolt Raynor, is a single, 30-something, military operator that had been tossed out of Delta. Personal initiative (too much) caused a mission failure – but now he has a chance to rescue his once thought lost comrades in the Khyber region of Afghanistan/Pakistan. In the process, he finds a larger, more sophisticated terrorist operation.I found Kolt Raynor to be an interesting character. While certainly flawed troubled with arrogance and alcohol – his motivation is the Delta “team”. This is in contrast to Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp whose motivation was his personal loss as a result of the 911 attacks. Also, while Rapp was typically a lone operative working “outside the government”, Raynor is (usually) with Delta – but no slouch when it comes to individual action!This is the author’s first work of fiction – and first in a series… I’ll be sure to read the next books!