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An American soldier, traveling alone in rural Mexico, is arrested and, without a hearing or trial, thrown into one of the country's most notorious maximum-security prisons. If the American's true identity and mission are revealed, he will never leave Mexico alive.Michael Quinn, ex-Navy SEAL turned CIA special operative, is given the assignment: rescue the imprisoned AmericAn American soldier, traveling alone in rural Mexico, is arrested and, without a hearing or trial, thrown into one of the country's most notorious maximum-security prisons. If the American's true identity and mission are revealed, he will never leave Mexico alive.Michael Quinn, ex-Navy SEAL turned CIA special operative, is given the assignment: rescue the imprisoned American before the soldier receives a life sentence from the Mexican government...or a death sentence from the Mexican drug cartels....

Title : Breakout
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ISBN : 9780692395189
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 38 Pages
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Breakout Reviews

  • M.K. Aneal
    2019-04-16 20:02

    ** I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway. **This book bothered me in a number of ways, and I am sad to say I read it. I should've investigated the content of this book before my entering the giveaway, but sadly I didn't think much of it. The story line is great; the writing, intriguing! But, content wise, this book was one of the lowest I have ever seen. The worst thing was the use of God's name in vain, about midways through the book. Several sexual innuendoes, including unnecessary thought and detail. The use of the D' word, many times, along with the H' word a couple times. This book's suspense was dramatic, and entertaining, but the content soured the whole experience. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone, sadly so. I regret reading this book, as this has brought to my attention the need for me to check into a book's content before my reading. God bless,~M.K.†

  • Jay G
    2019-04-17 15:11

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer...*I received this book as part of a first-reads give away in exchange for my honest review*An American soldier is captured by the Mexican Police. Special agent Michael Quinn must break the soldier out of prision before the Mexican government realizes how valuable this man actually is. I read one other Michael Quinn short story before and enjoyed that one a lot more than this one. I felt this was not as good as the first I read. I didn't care for Gabriella and felt that she was more of a filler character than anything else. The story was fast-paced and thrilling for such a short story so I believe the author did a great job on that aspect. Overall, I think it was well-written and fun to read, it just didn't satisfy me enough.

  • Jennifer Disario
    2019-04-05 21:11

    *I received Breakout from Goodreads First Reads program.First off, this is a short story as it says so no one can complain after that they didn't know! This is a thrilling adventure of high stakes! An American Soldier is arrested in Mexico and thrown in a maximum security prison run by gangs. If the Mexican government finds out who he really is he won't make it home alive. It's up to Michael Quinn to pull off the impossible and break the soldier out of prison before his cover is broken. Fast paced, enjoyable read!

  • Jessica
    2019-04-14 18:05

    This is just a short story but it feels like a really cool sequence from a good action movie. I can easily see this in front of me. The only sad part is that it is way to short!Now I just want to know where the author is hiding the rest of the book because I feel a need to read it!?!I had the honour of receiving a signed copy of this one from the author after a competition on his webpage and I will for sure look after more to read about Michael Quinn and check out the other books he'd written!

  • Julia
    2019-04-11 14:23

    This is one of those books that when looking at it you don't know if it is going to do justice with so few of pages to tell the story of an action adventure. And normally it is with similar type of books that you approach them with wariness but I must say this book has surpassed my high expectations for it. First of all the one thing that slightly confused me and that was the format of the story itself. It started off pretty strong then seemed to jump back into the past before leaping forth again into the future. Whether I interpreted this correctly or not I cannot say since in many books that do this a date is presented or a bit of a timeline description. Otherwise the characters that were presented in this book were beautifully done whether they were secondary or primary. You had a real touch for them and could see them quite vividly with strong personalities. I love well made-out characters like this - ones that are almost flesh and bone. And the best part of this book that won't let you put it down was the fact this wasn't another "big shot" hero who was going to take down the enemy singlehandedly with only his mighty strength to destroy all who stand in his way. Instead Quinn proves to be a very intelligent hero who knows when he needs help in situations but when the backup is lacking he knows how to use his wits to get him through with a bit of luck. This is one character I wouldn't mind reading about again and I can't wait to see what the first book would hold in store. Is Gabriella going to show up again? What will Quinn be facing? So much anticipation.... **Received this book as part of the Giveaway at Goodreads.com for free in exchange for a review**

  • Merenda
    2019-04-21 19:06

    Fast paced thriller in a small package! I really liked the book-shorty story. I didn't like- it ended! Many have pointed out what it's about, so I won't totally describe it. I will say an American with the not so average tourist background is in trouble, big trouble! He's of high value and it's up to Michael Quinn to get him back! Problems arise and the politics between the two Countries over "the American" is tense. I really enjoyed the banter between Jenkins and Hernandez. I even caught myself thinking just ahead of time, the response Jenkins ends up giving to "the Mexican official". I giggled at myself for having the same thought of response that Jenkins had. It was simply because Jenkins character was well developed in a short time as to the type of person he was.The one thing I did not care for was the story line with Gabriella. I felt she was just filler. What took place between Quinn and her seemed as though they took too long in such a short read. I wanted to get back to the meat and bones of the story. I see where Kevin was going with those two and had the end result figured out, easily. I would've preferred a little more dialogue between Quinn and the American, or even the two Government officials. Overall, this was a fast paced thrill ride that left me wanting more! I can't wait for the next Michael Quinn story!*Note: I received this copy from the author-Kevin Scott Olson, for an honest review.

  • Caron
    2019-03-27 21:04

    I received this book on Goodreads through First Reads.Breakout starts with an American who is in a Mexican prison. The main character, Michael Quinn's job is to get him back on American soil before the Mexicans find out that the prisoner is an American agent. This book, although a short story, reads almost like a full length novel. It was amazing how much the author could put in in such a short period of time. Quinn is reluctant at first about saving the man, not because he doesn't want to but because he knows how much trouble it will cause if the plan doesn't go accordingly. After trying everything else, he agrees to do what needs to be done. Quinn does get sidetracked a bit but not enough to steer him off course. I noticed that even though he is the main character he doesn't think about himself much. He think about others quite frequently and always puts them first.The writing style was good and this was a pretty quick read. I feel that this was a great introduction into the world of Michael Quinn and can't wait to see more.

  • Julie
    2019-04-15 16:20

    I was given a free copy of this book by the author – Thank you. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book. As the title does mention it is a ‘short story’ and it really is, but so much happens between those covers that it appears much longer. I particularly enjoyed the fact that Michael Quinn didn’t really want to save Devereaux and thought about the other possibilities but was thwarted as these had already been rejected as unworkable and he realised that D could die if he didn’t get him out of there. Gabriella was a pleasant distraction and I was glad that Michael was going to get some compensation at the end of the day. An enjoyable read.

  • Shaaer
    2019-04-25 15:13

    **I have received the book from the author in exchange of an honest review.**I took the book for reading just before hitting the bed, thinking I will read a couple of pages. After a few minutes, I just realized the book is over. A good short and brief read, indeed.Now there are 2 things I am anticipating.1. The BREAKOUT in a motion picture as a short film.2. The next book of Kevin.

  • Pam Mooney
    2019-04-13 21:24

    High impact short story! I am amazed that a short story can be fleshed out so well that I know the characters well and feel like I read a whole book. It does make you want more in a good way as you want to follow the author and hope at some point this will be one chapter in a book. Well written, thriller, and a good read.

  • Darren
    2019-04-14 15:29

    I received this short story book from the author. I enjoyed reading it. It had lots of action in it. I hope to read more books by this author.

  • Natalie Murnane
    2019-04-20 21:03

    I got this book through a goodreads giveaway. As much as I enjoyed reading it and did love the story line I found it basic and almost too easy. I think it would be suited to people who don't like to get drawn in or too involved. I did enjoy it and thought it was written well and the descriptions were good.

  • Deborah Gebhardt
    2019-04-05 15:30

    Received this from Goodreads. Too bad this is a short story! I am interested in finding out more about Michael Quinn and following his exploits, does Quinn follow through and see Devereaux again?

  • Guy Vestal- Counter Culture Critic
    2019-04-20 19:21

    Nothing pisses me off more than having to give someone 5 stars. I pride myself on being impossible to impress, but this SOB did it.The biggest chunk of my later life was spent in the Carlsbad/Encinitas area, (for the authors sake, it was an apartment complex right off of Coast Hwy, behind Dini's By The Sea, 2 blocks south of the Coaster station) So this whole story felt like home. it felt like just another day down by the San Diego border. The Pendelton reference made it hit home for those that would understand the heavy USMC presence in Oceanside and Fallbrook. Baja California was my second home, so the description of the prison made me think of the military complex at the Guerrero Negro Norte/Sur checkpoint. I have stayed at that motel there more than once!Most here look at the book as high power excitement, but I think even the author would agree that down at the border towns on both sides of the San Diego/Tijuana crossing, this crime and covert intrigue are an everyday occurrence that both sides are well aware is going on.The boredom of both government reps having to go through the typical bureaucracy two-step, as each countries military rushes to bring the incident to a benefit for their respective government is so real, and exactly what one who gets it likes to see.This short story is a one hour episode of your favorite action/adventure tv show. The world and character building are done in under 5 minutes, and it is raw content until the end of the show, and on the last page, it even gives you the "Stay tuned for scenes from next weeks..." feeling, with a simple text on the characters phone.This story is not grandiose. It is not something that requires too much focus. It reads simply and smoothly, just like your favorite tv show. You get the satisfaction of a 300+ page novel in a 38 page, iced tea cruise, with Pandora playing in the background.My only complaint? (view spoiler)[The guard would have never spit in the bowl of bean soup, those underpaid gun toting dust covered, lackeys with the ill fitting uniforms are too lazy to hold a bowl that long in a conversation, especially if having to bend over at the same time.(which was a poorly described soup to begin with, beans floating on the top? no bro, beans don't float, you know that, a slip, but not hate worthy) I loved the creosote shout out tho, damn the desert is full of that crappy ass bush. And for the record, the crow in the beginning? Sweet! You know the Mexicans would never had even figured that out, as par for the course those crows are in everyday TJ... (hide spoiler)]The cover and paper is great quality. The type is dark and clear, the physical product is premium. My other real problem is that not knowing the authors work? I sure as hell would never had paid $5.99 usd. Maybe $2.99 tops, but now that I know the authors work, I could see $4.99 as fair. Sorry, but a short story is never worth more that a five spot bro.Story and product combined, it actually got that 5th star. I think this is like the third time this year? Olson snuck in right under the wire at the last second. LOL http://www.guyvestal.com/home/2015/12...I got this book as a goodreads freebie, and this has been crossposted at Amazon and Goodreads as well.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Kevin
    2019-03-28 21:18

    This is the second short story featuring Michael Quinn I've read, the other being Roseblood. I'm glad I read them in the order I did since I feel that Roseblood is a better introduction to the character, whereas I think Breakout is more suited to readers who are familiar with the series. Not that you can't follow the story coming in cold, just that a couple of aspects of this book are less flattering than in Roseblood.Quinn is hero straight out of a summer blockbuster - you're never in any doubt that he'll save the day and get the girl, while throwing in an obligatory witty remark or two for luck too. He's likable in the sense that it's easy to follow his escapades but if he was real and you knew him you'd probably find his charisma wore off quickly. Luckily then he exists only in stories, and his adventures are enjoyable light reading.Again we are treated to a crazy gadget and a political backstory from the 80s/90s, and the latter shows it's era a little more than the one in Roseblood. Whilst I won't deny it will resonate with many it is going to date very quickly, and a lot of people will find it a bit outdated already. It's a shame as it does take the shine off of the adventure.Olson is able to paint a scene superbly, it's a delight being sucked into the story in that regard. His writing has a great flair in that regard. I find myself wanting a little more in the finale but isn't that what they always say? Leave them wanting more. It's not painfully abrupt or cut short, it just has room for more flavour.Overall it remains a fun romp. You're not going to be discussing it at a sophisticated dinner party with your book club but if you want to kick back with a drink and an easy read this certainly fits the part. If you're new to the adventures of Michael Quinn you may prefer starting with another story, but this still holds up and anyone who enjoys Quinn's other tales should find a familiar enjoyment here.I received a complimentary copy from the author as part of a First Reads promotion.

  • Catherine
    2019-04-18 20:05

    Breakout by Kevin Scott Olson is a short story, part of the Michael Quinn series. We begin the story with an American prisoner in a Mexican prison. Thought to be a tourist with a bad sense of direction, it is critical that he escapes prison before the authorities find out who he truly is. That's where Michael Quinn comes in. He's a special operative with the task of saving the guy.Though it's a short story, I think that we get a good look into the operation. We don't get a full view obviously, but we get little bits of information, the planning, political aspects and waiting that go into such a rescue mission. I actually think that's one of the most valuable aspects of the book; that the characters are smart, patient and are not taking unnecessary risks. For that bit, I think it speaks highly towards Michael Quinn as a character; he's willing to go into a dangerous situation, but makes intelligent decisions to ensure that the plan is fulfilled. In the end, the plan went well and gave me a good impression of Michael Quinn.There are a reasonable range of characters that are provided. Michael is the primary character, an intelligent and cautious person. Gabriella is the beautiful waitress and dancer he meets at a bar. Jenkins takes the political approach to the situation. I do like that, even though we don't have a complete background on all of the characters, I think it was nice that the author gave little bits of information on them. Like Gabriella's potential dancing career, for example.Overall, the book was well written and I think that the book has been well planned; everyone has a part to play and they do it as well as possible. The book is predominantly in English, but with a few Spanish comments and phrases. I did three and a half years of Spanish in high school, so I understood those terms and the phrases/ words used are fairly common so I imagine that most people with a basic knowledge might understand. Otherwise, I look forward to the rest of the series, Michael Quinn and the rest of his exploits.I was lucky enough to receive a free hard copy in return for an honest review.

  • Alice
    2019-04-14 17:08

    A free copy of this short novel was given to me by the author in exchange of a honest review.It's a short story, but there's so much more in it that you can imagine. There's our protagonist - Micheal Quinn - who is not the classic "movie hero" that needs no help to get things done. This man is intelligent, methodical, cautious, he knows when a rescue is damn near impossible. That's why he asks if there really are no other options than trying to save an American soldier on his own. There's Will, his supervisor. There's Jenkins, the politic at the Department of State who's trying to get Deveraux home by negotiating with the Mexican authorities. There's Gabriella, a waitress and aspiring Broadway dancer and she is the almost honest contact Micheal establishes outside his job in this short novel. There are the cruelty of Mexican guards and the other prisoners trying to get free. There's so much in this short novel, so much more 35 pages can let on. I liked the back and forth between the negotiate and the decision to put Michael Quinn on the field as plan B. For my part, I got immediately that it was a flashback. There's action, there's thinking, there's suspense, there's almost everything you can find in a full novel. So, if only 35 pages look like this, I can really only imagine what an entire book on Michael Quinn would look like. It was my first story about Michael Quinn, but there's enough background that you don't ever feel lost - like you don't know who's in front of you. English is not my first language, so feel free to correct me if I made some mistake while writing this review.

  • Hope
    2019-04-06 17:14

    I received this book as a First Reads Giveaway and I'm grateful for the opportunity to read something different from the books I usually read. It was a nice change of pace for me and introduced me to another genre, which is always good!It was a fast read, and quickly finished as it's a short story. I quite enjoyed it.At one point, near the beginning, when Quinn was talking to Will, I had a hard time getting who was talking straight in my head, and it took 2 re-reads of the first half of the page before my brain finally got it... that was weird. I think what threw me off was the break in the middle of Quinn's lines. Like I said... Weird. My brain, I mean.But everything else went like a breeze! The descriptions were good and to the point and made it easy to picture the setting and what was going on. I also thought it was a clever way of staging a rescue. And there was just enough backdrop in D.C., with the short diplomatic meetings, to give scale without bogging the story down.I particularly enjoyed the one scene when the Mexican diplomat finds out about the explosion while in the office at the meeting. It was a nice way of explaining what was going on and moving the story forward. And I liked the way it ended.

  • Priscilla
    2019-04-20 16:10

    I picked up this book thinking how can a book of this size give me the experience I expect from a book which is to be fully immersed in the world of the characters. Well I can tell you … it’s easy when Kevin Scott Olson is the author!Breakout does just that! You are immediately dropped into the world of Michael Quinn whilst he is on a mission to rescue an American soldier from a top security prison in Mexico. It is a fast paced read that very quickly pulls you into their world. The author does this by clever vivid writing that makes you feel that you are there right next to Quinn step by step feeling the tense, hot, dusty atmosphere and the ever present sense of danger just waiting around the next corner as he goes about his rescue mission. It is a very enjoyable thriller /action adventure that leaves you feeling that you have read a full size novel. Also intrigued about Quinn as is a bit of an enigma, wanting to know more about his background, how he came to be on special assignments and eagerly wanting to read about his next mission.(I received this book for free through Goodreads in return for an honest review)

  • Shreya
    2019-04-03 18:09

    'Breakout' is a short story about an ex-Navy SEAL turned CIA special operative,part of the Michael Quinn series. First of all i love the name 'Michael Quinn'. it just sounds so much secret agent-ish and fits the role perfectly. Me being a huge fan of action filled, thriller book couldn't help but finish the book in one go and later obsess over it the whole day before writing this review; which is right now.The book starts with with an American prisoner- Bobby Devereaux stuck in a Mexican prison. Thought to be a tourist caught with weapons, it is critical that he escapes prison before the authorities find out who he truly is- an american assassin. That's where our hero Michael Quinn comes in. He's a special operative with the task of saving the guy.The book is fast paced as its a short story and it draws you in from the very first scene; as if you're there with Michael Quinn throughout his mission. How cool is that? This is the first time i read a short story and loved it this much! its just that well written. I cant wait to read more of Michael Quinn's adventures.Thank you very much Kevin Olson for the autographed copy of 'Breakout'.

  • Shawn
    2019-03-25 21:08

    A quick read, I think this would have been better to have been fleshed out a bit more, maybe not a full novel, but at least a longer novella. The scenes run a little flat and you never really get to know any of the characters leaving them caricatures, the secret ops hero, the politician in charge, the girl as prize/proof of manliness, etc. The actual breakout is a bit outlandish from the start. Reconnaissance is done with a drone made to look just like a crow when a military-grade satellite would have gotten them the same information with the benefit of them not having to have to be there risking getting caught. The actual time of the breakout, without giving away spoilers, is a covert op so over-the-top and overt that it's hard to believe it could succeed. That being said, it's a story told in a highly believable manner that you nod your head and think, "Yup, that's exactly how it would have happened."All in all, it's not a bad read, but it's not great either. I lean towards liking it, possibly because at 35 pages, it wasn't much of a time investment.

  • Michelle Arredondo
    2019-04-17 21:03

    First off, want to give a huge thanks to Mr. Kevin Scott Olson for my copy of his short story, Breakout.I received my copy in the mail today..I was standing over my mail table when I opened it..fully expecting to just read a few lines and then put it away for a later time...yadda yadda yadda...next thing I know I finished the entire thing as I stood there...it's that good...that suspenseful...that engrossing!! This is the first time I have ever read anything by Kevin Scott Olson...my first time reading a Michael Quinn short story but I am now officially hooked. Michael Quinn is the kind of guy that the government looks to when they need help...and that's all I am gonna say about that. At 35 pages, if I wrote more I'd be giving away the entire story...it's a quick, suspenseful read and I fully anticipate reading more. The only disappointment I feel is that it is not a 500+ page book. Breakout is not just a great short story it's also a promising thought that we can expect more great reads by this author.

  • Cezara Corbu
    2019-04-23 14:20

    What I love about Kevin Scott Olson's short stories is how he can always make everything so easy to visualize. The setting, the characters, it can all be easily imagined in all its complexity, even though it's only described in very few words.This is also the case for Breakout, a very intriguing short story about an American soldier who was thrown in a maximum security prison in Mexico. Michael Quinn's job is to break him out of the prison before he gets the life sentence from either the Mexican government or the drug dealers running the prison. While this seems to be an impossible task, Quinn's wisdom always pays off and he gets the job done.The book doesn't simply follow this storyline, but it also includes a romance with an open ending, which can only add to the enjoyment.I thought the story was very entertaining and I'm looking forward to reading more Michael Quinn short stories.

  • Lelouch
    2019-04-03 13:03

    I received a free copy of the book from the goodreads giveaway.While the story revolves around a prison breakout, i found the breakout itself to be less than satisfactory. Having been spoiled by season 1 of Prison Break, i expected a whimsically elaborate plan involving infiltrating the prison. However, it was a quick breakout. I felt the diplomats stole the show.I didn't care for the insertion of silly "romantic/sexual" encounter, especially for a short story.I had issues with the structure of some of the dialog. The author didn't always specify who is speaking, but you can figure it out from context. But when two characters are talking to each other, i'm used to seeing new paragraphs/indentations every time you switch speakers. The author would create a new paragraph even though the same person is speaking. He did use quotations properly (leaving it off the end of a paragraph and putting it back on the next paragraph), but i find it a little harder to follow.

  • Christina
    2019-04-09 20:08

    I received this short story free in exchange for an honest review.I love finding new authors and diving into new genres that I wouldn't normally reach for and this short story satisfied both of those and actually left me wanting more! At 35 pages it was a nice, quick read but don't let the page count fool you, there is a nice, clean story with brief, but clear characters. I'm looking forward to reading more Michael Quinn adventures in the future -- I think this character holds a lot of potential. The writing is potent without being overly wordy or (the opposite problem with these types of stories) overly bland/boring. I'm dying of curiosity -- does Gabriella tag along?? ;)I'm also hoping we haven't seen the last of Devereaux! That's the downside of short stories I suppose -- such a tease! You get a wee taste of characters and story wrapped up in a nice, neat little package ... but then... if you want more?? Does Kevin Scott Olson have more for us?

  • Gamzegül
    2019-04-15 14:15

    This time story takes place at a ghetto area where theres a prison in Mexico.Im not quite sure Breakout is second story after Roseblood.It felt like suit better before it to me.In comparison,the setting is quite different but Mexican officers makes it more thrilling and exciting.Theres still not much details about Michael Quinns appearance ,we only get details about his personality by the decisons he makes.And I liked how his manager trusts him so that they believe he can accomplish anything which makes story more enjoyable.Also we get the idea that Quinn is quite womanizer guy,this time a waitress becomes his girl.Only thing is the girls are too perfect and have high standards.I expect him to be with more real-like women you know.Still the story continues to become one of my favourites and be curious.

  • Terry Pearson
    2019-04-03 20:15

    This is my first time reading one of Mr. Olson's books and I am glad my one hour wasn't wasted. I received a free copy of Breakout directly from the author. In return and without being required, I am leaving my review. Michael Quinn, the hero of the story is sent in to Mexico to rescue an American Seal sniper from a Maximum Federal Prison.Truthfully, how much action can one person pack into a short story comprised of 35 pages? Before starting the book I was certain that it would be a cliff hanger but this little book packed a punch in the short time it took to read. It's got action, thrills, and if course to be expected; a lovely young Mexican waitress. His choice of descriptive words made me feel like I was right there with him. This was a great little book to read and that's coming from someone who doesn't read this genre.Look forward to his next book.

  • Michael Steele
    2019-04-10 15:22

    *I received Breakout from Goodreads First Reads program. The book is a short story about one mission for Michael Quinn, ex-Navy SEAL turned CIA special operative. Quinn is tasked with rescuing an imprisoned American soldier(who is actually a government sanctioned assassin) in Mexico. The story is too short for to get a real sense of the author's style of writing (reason for only 4 stars). Olson tries to fit a lot into such a short read, including Quinn meeting a female character and developing an interest and completing his mission without too much trouble. I liked the 'to the point' details and descriptions, but I will have to read one of Olson's full length novels to form a true opinion of the writing style and Michael Quinn (which I definitely intend to do.) The short story left me wanting more!

  • Mike Siedschlag
    2019-04-21 20:30

    I received a copy of Breakout by Kevin Scott Olson because I asked for one!This book is great! I read it in one setting. Well, it's only 35 pages long, so...But I am already hooked. I can't wait to read more of the exploits of Michael Quinn.Basically it's military/espionage action story.I really wish this book had been longer, I can't say how long I will be willing to follow a series 35 pages at a time. But, for now, I'm in! Great action, violent to be sure, but not so graphic as to spoil the story. The focus is on story, not gratuitous graphic violence, glib (read: stupid) witticisms, puns or other crutches often used in the genre.My biggest complaint? The story's end. That was cold Mr. Olson. I don't do spoilers so you'll have to read the book to see what I mean.If you like military-type action reads Breakout, is definitely meant for you. Enjoy!Mike

  • Amy Farley
    2019-04-25 14:12

    I received my copy of the short story Breakout for free through a Goodreads Giveaway. I did not read the description closely prior to entering the drawing, so was dismayed to find it was a short story when it arrived. Had I noted that that was what I was trying to win (it was clearly stated, I just missed it), I would not have entered, allowing a short story enthusiast take my copy. Not a fan of the genre.That said, Breakout surprised me. I enjoyed it, felt the action was exciting, and the characters pretty developed for such a short fiction. It left me wanting to read more more more. Always a disappointment for me with short stories.Recommend the author. The not loving the story 5 stars was the fault of the reader, not the writer.