Reviews: Hunt the Scorpion

One hell of a story

by Dwight T., Fair Winds and Following Seas

It’s midnight, the [February] 13th [2013] and I just finished Hunt the Scorpion. Pre-ordered it from Barnes and Noble and read
half last night and couldn’t put it down until I finished it tonight.  You write one hell of a story CWO.

Looking forward to the next installment of Crocker and his merry band.

Exciting High-Octane Thriller

by Harriet Klausner

Thirty-five miles off the coast of East Africa in a busy sea lane frequented by foreign vessels, pirates hijack the MSC Contessa as the ship headed to the Island of Suqutra. Captain Jake McCullom feels guilt for bringing his wife Tanya on this voyage because he concealed the dangerous risk from her.

SEAL Team Six assault leader Warrant Officer Thomas Crocker and his unit who wait for the CIA sent drone in the middle of al-Qaeda held territory in South Yemen when the mission is abruptly aborted. They were contacted and flown to the USS Carl Vinson where he learns his new mission has higher need to know priority. Pirates captured the MSC Contessa, which contained yellowcake as part of the cargo. Securing this war grade uranium before terrorists obtain it has become their task; rescuing the hostages is acceptable as long as that does not impede their obtaining the radioactive material.

The latest Seal Team Six thriller (see Hunt The Wolf) is an exciting action-packed tale from the opening hijacking to the final confrontation. Though incredibly fast-paced, readers also obtain a deep look at how complex and convoluted (outside of Congressional sound bite hearings) foreign policy is even working with allies. Fans of high octane thrillers will enjoy this Seal team Six adventures as plausibility coming from political considerations interfering with mission accomplished and blood flowing from the heroes make for an enjoyable adrenaline ride.

A must read! Action-packed and fast-paced.

by April A. Renn

SEAL TEAM SIX: HUNT FOR SCORPION A THOMAS CROCKER THRILLER is an exciting thriller. #2 in the “Seal Team Six” series, but can be read as a stand-alone. I have not read either “Seal Team Six: Hunt the Wolf” or “Inside Seal Team Six” and I had no difficulties following the story. A high octane thriller from beginning to end. Follow Seal Team Six on a journey of danger, pirates, search and rescue, nuclear weaponry, terrorist, danger, and action. A pulse-pounding thrill ride with a team of Seals – you don’t want to miss any of the action as Thomas Crocker and his team fight terrorism and danger. Mr. Mann is a great storyteller, unfortunately, or fortunately for him you feel as if you are there with these extraordinary men. What a great thriller. Written by someone who knows the insight into this team. I would highly recommend this title to any mystery, suspense, thriller lover and anyone who enjoys Seals. Oh, did I mention fast paced and action packed. Received for an honest review from the publisher and Library Thing.

Action packed and fun

by Sleepless in Syracuse

After getting turned on to Tom Crocker and his team mates in Hunt the Wolf, I was eager for the next installment. This book did not disappoint! It’s a fast-paced thriller, with a story-line that could have been taken from headlines in current day news. This book could easily have been read without the background from the first book, but why not read them all! Looking forward to Hunt the Falcon next!

Better than the 1st round

by Wanna Be

Hunt the Scorpion was amazingly better than Hunt the Wolf. The action pops off the pages and brings drama to the pages better than a movie. I can’t wait to see what happens next. Hope the next edition comes out soon.

Needs a movie deal

by Gary W.

Just finished your latest book, Hunt the Scorpion.  You hit this one right out of the park. Very good. Excellent

reading.  Very good pacing, action scenes well described, good descriptions of the equipment

in use in different situations. Loved it. You have now hit the upper tier.  You need a movie deal.

Who should be cast as Crocker?  

Breakneck pace

Click here for the review by Steven Hildreth Jr. 

Hunt the Scorpion 

by Gary Wolf

Hunt the Scorpion is Don Mann’s best novel yet. Great action, vivid descriptions of equipment,

tactics, gun fights, characters and geography. This is movie material. Just need to find a good

actor for Crocker’s role.

Fast paced and interesting

by WMK

These men are true heroes; who put their life at risk everyday; but also have to put their personal lives aside for the sake of their jobs. When Crocker’s wife was kidnapped it created a conflict in Crocker’s life – how do you choose between a family member and the love and duty to your country? I enjoyed the book so much because it showed how loyal these men are to their job and country; at the same time facing personal challenges. I also really enjoyed reading about the trust and camaraderie between the men on the team; without it they would not be nearly as effective as they are. It was a good, fast read; I hope there are more to come.

Gripping and Insightful

by JP

Sadly, 99.9% of us will never know what it is like to be a member of the world’s most elite fighting force. Hell, chances are we won’t ever encounter a member of Seal Team Six, current or former, in our entire lives. But thanks to Don Mann and Ralph Pezzullo, we can truly know what the inside of Seal Team Six looks like.

In “Hunt the Scorpion” we are re-united with Thomas Crocker and his squad as they chase down villains in hot spots all around the globe. This time for Crocker the mission becomes personal and he is forced to come to grips with his own anger and rage or risk making some of the costliest mistakes of his career. Sure to deeply engage and satisfy lovers of action and suspense, “Hunt the Scorpion” also forces the reader to confont the geopolitical context in which Crocker and the U.S. counterterrorism forces must operate.

In this very timely and rousing sequel, Mann and Pezzullo have set the tone for future additions to this hair-raising book series that, by popular demand, is certain to endure.

Gripping, non-stop action

by John Ashley

Set in the war-torn land of a post- Gaddafi Libya, SEAL Team Six, Hunt the Scorpion chronicles the struggles of the Navy SEAL Tom Crocker in his attempt to not only prevent stolen materials used to make nuclear weapons from falling into the wrong hands, but also save his kidnapped wife at the same time. While technically a sequel to SEAL Team Six, Hunt the Wolf, this novel could just as easily been a standalone, and I had no difficulty picking up right away. It’s fast pace and non-stop excitement certainly made it a quick and enjoyable read, and while some of parts of the book may have been a little too far-fetched in terms of plausibility, the rest was highly well though out and put together. The level of knowledge the author conveys about military strategy and foreign policies is incredible, making SEAL Team Six just as informative as it is entertaining.

Excellent book

by clayton

Excellent book – a real page-turner! I couldn’t put it down – love the action and weapon descriptions… Worth your time…

“Hunt the Scorpion”

by Jeananne deLoye-Long

Wow! Once again Don Mann has delivered a riveting,exciting and adrenaline-pumping book in “Hunt the Scorpion.” Like the first book, I couldn’t put it down! My heart was pounding, especially toward the end. I can’t wait to see the movies, these books deliver everything a movie-goer will want . . . they’re action packed, the threats very plausible and it’s all set in the Seal Team Six backdrop. An adrenaline rush. Mr. Mann writes with great humor; he writes very real, likable (also hot from a woman’s perspective) characters, real relationships and real threats. In this installment, the love-interest between Tom and his kidnapped wife is both compelling and drives the story. His dialogue between the guys on the team and their references to their wives and girlfriends back home make them human with an “every-day person’s” problems. Well done, Mr. Mann. Hurry up with the movies! 

SEAL Team 6!!!

by Juan Jimenez

Another great book by CWO3 Don Mann. I loved reading Hunt the Wolf and thought it could not get any better but hunt the scorpion was 10x better. Can’t wait to see what Crocker has in store for us next. Excellent book!!

SEAL Team Six Hunt for the Scorpion

by False Echoes

I have read three of Don Mann’s book. They have been all great books and I can’t wait to start the next one! While reading the book Don makes you feel that your there with the team and you find yourself lost in the adventure of the story. Being a son of a SEAL I would hear stories like this and take them with a grain of salt but this book makes me look at my father in a new light. I’m hooked on this author for life!

Felt the Adrenaline

by  Stew Smith, Former Navy SEAL, Fitness author

Former ST-6 Frogman Don Mann is not only a career accomplished Navy SEAL operator but he has turned into a prolific writer and motivational speaker comparable to no other.  His series of new Navy SEAL thriller novels are etched with his personal experiences combined with an exciting fictional tale (that could actually happen!).  I felt the adrenaline just reading the first few pages of Hunt the Wolf, Hunt the Scorpion and Hunt the Jackal.  Very exciting reads.

Real Deal Elite Special Ops Thrillers

by Commander Mark Divine, author, The Way of the SEALUnbeatable Mind and 8 Weeks to SEALFIT.

SEAL Team Six: Hunt series of new books by my teammate Don Mann are a must read by anyone who enjoys real deal elite special ops thrillers. Don’s insights, tactical know-how and technical expertise, drawn from his many years as a SEAL 6 and “OGA” operator in murky corners of the globe, are unparalleled. His rough and ready SEAL edge is only smoothed by co-writer Ralph Pezzullo to allow for mass-market appeal! 

Another great book

by Bob Barton of Beach Ford

Hunt the Scorpion is another great book!! Tom Crocker makes Jack Bower and Jason Borne look like wimps…


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