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Every member of the Special Ops US Air Force pararescue jumpers, the PJs, swears by the motto “That Others May Live.” A top-secret mission to save a kidnapped Saudi princess will put that oath to the ultimate test.

With a force of armed men, a former mujahideen chases across the desert of Yemen to recover his Saudi wife, kidnapped by her powerful father, a prince of the Kingdom. The kidnapping turns violent, she is badly wounded, and the PJs are dropped into the vast sere badlands to rescue the princess and a young American diplomat swept up in the plot. The mission becomes a minute-by-minute race between the pursuing husband’s band of tribal allies and the PJs rushing to the rescue, as the princess’s life seeps away.

The Empty Quarter is a pulse-quickening tour de force featuring the tactics and men of modern combat search-and-rescue and the complex politics of today’s Arabian peninsula. It’s a moving tale of desperate love and sacrifice set in the wastes of the Rub’ al Khali, the world’s largest and harshest sand desert.

Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende

David L. Robbins currently teaches advanced creative writing at VCU Honors College. He is the author of eleven action-packed novels, including War of the Rats, Broken Jewel, The Betrayal Game, The Assassins Gallery, and Scorched Earth. An award-winning essayist, playwright, and screenwriter, Robbins founded the James River Writers, an organization dedicated to supporting professional and aspiring writers. He also co-founded the Podium Foundation, which encourages artistic expression in Richmond’s high schools. Robbins extends his creative scope beyond fiction as an accomplished guitarist and student of jazz, pop, and Latin classical music. When he’s not writing, he’s often sailing, shooting, weightlifting, and traveling the world. He lives in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 3311 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 386 Seiten
  • Verlag: Thomas & Mercer (1. August 2014)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B00I8YB71G
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Von Te am 7. August 2014
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I like stories with a depth, an insight into the complex world we live in, especially the different cultures we know little but that are having an ever increasing impact in our rapidly globalizing world, where war, terror and crime are almost becoming inescapable. David Robbins did a wonderful job taking the reader into the epicenter of it all, which is the Middle East or the convergence of Europe, Asia and Africa. Through "The Empty Quarter" we are supplied with a rich array of characters, a plot to die for and a setting that is rich and colorful. It is a package I really enjoy, which reminds me of "Triple Agent Double Cross". Thank you David Robbins for this masterpiece.
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HASH(0x9e6608d0) von 5 Sternen This former PJ enjoyed this. 18. Juli 2014
Von Matty Mo - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I feel with Mr. Robbins second book he understands better than most "subject matter experts" what our mission truly is and about. This is about as big of a compliment as I can give an author. I was very impressed with his descriptions of the practicing of medicine by the PJs, the use of proper medical terms and TTPs. Most of the injuries sustained by characters in this book received the appropriate treatment by the PJs and used with correct terminology ect.
On a side note: My favorite part of the book was the beginning describing the PJs coming to the aid of some Royal Marines. My hands trembled slightly as I read this because it mirrored a mission I was on while assisting the Royal Marines going after a couple of gravely injured Australian commandos. I have the deepest respect for our allies and stay in touch with many including some Royal Marines. It may not seem like a big deal to a civilian, but it made me happy and grateful to see our allies get some attention if only in a small way.
In my review of Mr. Robbins first I book I asked him to show in this second book not only a PJs fighting skills but his medical skills and the unique way in which they are deployed. Mr. Robbins succeeded in this so Sir I congratulate you, Thank You and salute you!
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HASH(0x9e663330) von 5 Sternen Great summer read 17. Juli 2014
Von Cat Herine - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I just finished The Empty Quarter. And oh my god, I really liked it.

I don’t normally read military fiction. I tend to gravitate more towards ya, fantasy, and the like. This was a nice, refreshing break from that.

It immediately jumps into action, and keeps the reader engaged throughout the book. The author did a lot of research on the country and people of Yemen and the Muslim faith. It really comes across in the book, and its interesting to see the point of view of these different people. In addition, getting a glimpse into the world of the PJs was fun. The camaraderie among the men was great and had me reading as fast as I could to learn what happened next.

Some political intrigue, a lot of action, and a great read throughout.
126 von 153 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
HASH(0x9e663210) von 5 Sternen Medical Drama Mixed with Military Thriller 2. Juli 2014
Von Tinfoot - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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If you are in the mood for a military adventure replete with acronyms and action, a surly hero, an unsuspecting diplomat, and a double crossed husband intent on the dead-end of revenge, punctuated with poignant moments of medical drama, then you will want to read THE EMPTY QUARTER, Robbins' jargon steeped thriller. And yes, the jargon, acronyms, implied backgrounds, technological settings have a heavy presence with some minor explanatory footnotes for perhaps the more obscure ones.

Having been a military linguist myself, I did catch the subtle reference to the service wide language proficiency test, known as the DLPT, when the score "3 out of 5" was obliquely mentioned, meaning the character had a basic native fluency as determined by the test (the benchmark score for all services). Other bits and unexplained hints I picked up from personal adjunct familiarity, yet there were still character interactions that required re-reads, which did nothing to illuminate the apparently assumed understanding. Some readers may well indeed have some difficulty getting past the interlaced specialized references; the fact that our surly hero's moniker is an acronym as well does not help much in a paragraph already filled with two or three others. Then, of course, there is the medical related scenes although I found these to be more elucidating than the solely military or cultural dedicated ones.

The pacing is on spot throughout with the last portion of the book given over to the "wind down" with a fairly satisfying conclusion. Robbins plays out well the various plot lines into a single, climatic whole, each character true to the end without any sudden personality shifts. In terms of action and plot devices, the medical aspect notwithstanding, THE EMPTY QUARTER could be considered a typical genre offering. It is indeed this emergency triage element that proffers the reading "hook".

The loss of the star is based singly on the sheer inundation of military technicalities and cultural terms with an enormous amount left unsaid. I have read too many Military Thrillers myself to shrug it off, knowing many authors of the same genre have managed the same depth of atmosphere without sacrificing civilian clarity.

Nevertheless, if you enjoyed TV Medical Dramas such as GREY'S ANATOMY and movies like BLACK HAWK DOWN, then THE EMPTY QUARTER will most definitely satisfy. I certainly had a few genuine moments of rooting out loud, and that sums it up in terms of a good reading experience.
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Von David C. Knieriem - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I have a minor complaint and a major complaint. The minor complaint is an author who is too immersed in a world to explain to us just what the heck is going on. Though some terms and acronyms are explained, others are not, so at times it is a struggle -- and an unnecessary one -- to figure out just what is going on. Contrast directly with Tom Clancy who, while writing in the same genre, never cast you adrift in the world. Here, the author does.

The major complaint is the plot itself. There are no spoilers here, but the climax will definitely leave you with a wtf feeling, and not in a good way like a Pierce Brosnan James Bond movie, but in a way where the major plot device just makes no sense from a human nature standpoint. Obviously, the author would defend it a natural consequence of events; to me, I'm just reading it incredulously as a contrivance to finish the novel. Ultimately, it just left me feeling like I read a creative writing assignment, not a novel.
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HASH(0x9e662228) von 5 Sternen A masterpiece 20. Juli 2014
Von Te - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I like stories with a depth, an insight into the complex world we live in, especially the different cultures we know little but that are having an ever increasing impact in our rapidly globalizing world, where war, terror and crime are almost becoming inescapable. David Robbins did a wonderful job taking the reader into the epicenter of it all, which is the Middle East or the convergence of Europe, Asia and Africa. Through "The Empty Quarter" we are supplied with a rich array of characters, a plot to die for and a setting that is rich and colorful. It is a package I really enjoy, which reminds me of "Triple Agent Double Cross". Thank you David Robbins for this masterpiece.
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