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Ontrol minds and she’s no longer interested in “protecting” She wants world domination Scott’s mission is simple Find Lyla and stop her The messy little details are up to him It’s the last thing Scott needs after five years spent trying to forget the Protectors and to get over Lyla but the alternative is worse As he closes in on his target Scott is forced to confront his past and face a chilling reality Can he save the world and the woman he once loved? Or will he have to choos An amazing debutFi Essential Juices and Smoothies interested Buttermilk Graffiti in “protecting” She wants world domination Scott’s mission Vengeance Road (Torpedo Ink is simple Find Lyla and stop her The messy little details are up to him It’s the last thing Scott needs after five years spent trying to forget the Protectors and to get over Lyla but the alternative Pantaleon y Las Visitadoras is worse As he closes Ni Un Jefe Más. Quiero tener mi negocio y ser mi propio jefe. Secretos para independizarse: Cómo un Emprendedor Exitoso. Cómo crear una empresa exitosa. Cómo emprender e iniciar un negocio rentable in on his target Scott No Limits (No existen Límites cuando se cree en uno mismo) is forced to confront his past and face a chilling reality Can he save the world and the woman he once loved? Or will he have to choos An amazing debutFi

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An enthralling debut The Protectors offers a dark twist on the classic superhero story as fallen hero Scott McAlister embarks on a globe hopping chase to stop his former teammate and ex lover gone rogueDon’t call him a superhero Heroes change the world Scott McAlister? On a good day he manages to change out of sweatpants It wasn’t always like this Scott used to be leader of the Protectors the world’s one and only suad of superheroes It was a decent gig but far from the shiny force Ok I love Superher

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For good the UN advertised He could abide the publicity stunts the lies the ham fisted government handlers but when one of the Protectors died under his command it was too much Wracked with guilt Scott stepped down and into an early retirement Now five years later a desperate CIA chief shows up on Scott’s doorstep with a polite reuest and a cadre of shock troops to ensure that Scott accepts His ex teammate and ex lover Lyla Ravzi has gone rogue The former Protector has the ability to c I received a free


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  1. says:

    Ok I love Superhero type characters as the next guyI loved Superman Comicsand Batman when I was a kidI even read the Archies Garfieldand we didn't get the Sunday St Louis Post Dispatch but my Aunt didand when we went to visit I'd always run out to the frontyard to get the paperand spread it open on the floor to read the funniesand always had my egg of silly putty ready tooSo it is about somE superheroes THE PROTECTORS obviously The storyline was very engrossing hard to put down and the action was brisk for sure I cared about the characters I cared about what was going to happen to them Trey threw in some current issues of our dealings with the Middle Eastand some environmental issues that we are still facing It's a love story it's a story about feelingsand longings about betrayal about conspiracythe list goes onShould you read it? YES I gave it such a high rating because I did enjoy it very much I did want to keep readingand the best part is I found myself laughing outloud pretty often I think Trey must be a funny guyand it comes across in his writingWas it the best novel I've ever read? NO but it was uite a bit of fun Some may say part of the formula is the same as other Superhero storiessomewhat that is true But hey it's about some superheroesthat's to be expected I don't know if this book is available in paper yet but it's certainly worth the downloadhowever you may have to do it If you don't have such a machine? Borrow one I hope it goes to print in paper soon I think it would do well I am intriued to hear if there's gonna be a movie dealI think it would be a goI have a one word uestion for anyone that's read itand I already put it to the author Yes I do know him somewhat Nice guy He deserves his success just don't get the big head buddy not yetlolThat one word uestion??? Are you ready for it? I bet you can guess what it is? Wait for itwait for itstill waitingyou know what it's gonna beyou're like get on with itthe suspense is killing youit's just like the bookI wanted to keep going to find out how it was gonna end upno spoilersexcept this Seuel?Have fun reading this one


  2. says:

    This Review and Many More Originally Posted at Happy Cloud ReviewsARC provided via NetGalley by publisher in exchange for a completely honest reviewWhen I saw this up on NetGalley I jumped on it I have a very known love for superheroes and this sounded so good I couldn't help myself but start it immediately I wasn't disappointedKnock Out Aphrodite Blaster these are all amazing names for superheroes and they were such diverse and interesting characters You never truly know how they all got together in the first place but the story of why they are all in different places and not working as a team any is wonderfulWonderfully written and action packed there wasn't a slow part in this book Plus the plot evolved which I really enjoyed overall Because the story is told exclusively from Scott's point of view Lyla is a mystery most of the book and you never truly know what her motive for anything is I honestly think that was my favorite part She added this level of mystery and what is she going to do next that really kept the plot flowing To sum things up I loved this Superheroes action government conspiracy wonderfully brilliant story that makes you wish there were actually Protectors in the real world


  3. says:

    This Review Originally Posted on Happy Cloud ReviewsARC provided via NetGalley by publisher in exchange for a completely honest reviewWhen I saw this up on NetGalley I jumped on it I have a very known love for superheroes and this sounded so good I couldn't help myself but start it immediately I wasn't disappointedKnock Out Aphrodite Blaster these are all amazing names for superheroes and they were such diverse and interesting characters You never truly know how they all got together in the first place but the story of why they are all in different places and not working as a team any is wonderfulWonderfully written and action packed there wasn't a slow part in this book Plus the plot evolved which I really enjoyed overall Because the story is told exclusively from Scott's point of view Lyla is a mystery most of the book and you never truly know what her motive for anything is I honestly think that was my favorite part She added this level of mystery and what is she going to do next that really kept the plot flowing To sum things up I loved this Superheroes action government conspiracy wonderfully brilliant story that makes you wish there were actually Protectors in the real world


  4. says:

    You only get everything you want right before it gets taken awaySuper heroes but with a twistScott McAlister is a pretty average guy He drinks beer lives in a cabin and since it doesn't mention him doing 500 push ups every morning I assume he looks pretty average looking also except for one tiny thing he's one of only four super heroes on the earth The CIA forces him out of forced retirement to track down and stop the girl he may or may not love who has been using her super powers to recklessly try and save the worldDowell takes many super hero tropes and refreshingly turns them on their sides His voice in writing Scott McAlister is amazing with just the right amount of pithy sarcasm and introspection The high action fast moving plot keeps the reader turning the pages Highly recommend


  5. says:

    This book kept me on the edge of my seat from the beginning to the end The story moves very fast and balances lots of high tension action with laugh out loud humor


  6. says:

    I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review Don’t call him a superheroHeroes change the world Scott McAlister? On a good day he manages to change out of sweatpantsIt wasn’t always like this Scott used to be leader of the Protectors the world’s one and only suad of superheroes It was a decent gig but far from the shiny force for good the UN advertised He could abide the publicity stunts the lies the ham fisted government handlers—but when one of the Protectors died under his command it was too much Wracked with guilt Scott stepped down and into an early retirementNow five years later a desperate CIA chief shows up on Scott’s doorstep with a polite reuest and a cadre of shock troops to ensure that Scott accepts His ex teammate and ex lover Lyla Ravzi has gone rogue The former Protector has the ability to control minds and she’s no longer interested in “protecting” She wants world dominationScott’s mission is simple Find Lyla and stop her The messy little details are up to him It’s the last thing Scott needs after five years spent trying to forget the Protectors and to get over Lyla but the alternative is worseAs he closes in on his target Scott is forced to confront his past and face a chilling reality Can he save the world and the woman he once loved? Or will he have to choose?This was great fun A story that was packed with superheroes that I could truly cheer for a plot that felt like it came from one of the very best comic book archives and a style of story telling that kept me turning the pagesIt is very hard to do any kind of a review of the story without giving too much away I think so the best I can do is this if you love superheroes stories of government conspiracies; and main characters that you can connect with immediately then this is the book for youHighly recommendedPaulARH


  7. says:

    An amazing debutFirst time novelist Trey Dowell invites readers into a near future world much like ours but complicated by the existence of four superheroesScott McAlister the former leader of the Protectors doesn’t call himself a hero and is our first person view into Dowell’s world Scott is washed up jaded and doesn’t believe the world can be changed His voice is snarky and sarcastic throughout much of the novel lending a lot of humor to the narrative but not to the point where it’s overdone He’s a planner but makes plenty of mistakes along the way especially with people which is fitting given his superpower–putting people to sleep in an instant He works through problems in fun and clever ways often making unexpected and creative use of his powersWhen Scott’s former bosses at the CIA come to bring Scott out of retirement to track down his former teammate and lover Lyla Ravzi Scott is again forced to face the world as Knockout his superhero persona and choose between his country and his personal loyaltiesWhile the superhero coming out of retirement or having to choose between duty and a lover isn’t new ground Dowell crafts an entertaining narrative from page one using the Scott’s wit and charm to advance the plot until it spins in a new direction about halfway through The introduction of Lyla now a rogue mind controller provides a great counterpoint to Scott’s cynicism She doesn’t just want to survive and she isn’t satisfied with the choices offered her She wants to change the world for the better with her power specifically in her home country of IranWhile they make a great team their seemingly contradictory powers and personalities actually complementing each other uite nicely there is a the shadow of mistrust as Scott tries to figure out if she’s using her mind control power to manipulate him and keeps the reader guessing till the endThe pair faces threats from both their own government via the CIA and the Iranian Government and their struggles get and dangerous and appropriately flashy for superheroes as they go Agent Tucker their CIA boss and nemesis is a worthy antagonist Despite his lack of superpowers he than makes up for it employing vast CIA resources connections and money against the pair His interactions with Scott are some of the best scenes in the book as the snarky Scott runs up against the too smart Tucker and Dowell wisely opens on one of these scenes bringing the reader into the conflict without delayJust as with the introduction of Lyla the rest of the book gains strength as it moves forward Scott’s interactions with other characters really shined in this book As a first person narrative it is sometimes hard to get a sense of the other characters but that’s not a problem with Dowell’s writing When another teammate Diego finally joins up he and Scott have a completely different and uniue relationship than Scott and Lyla and it refreshes the book for the endingDowell brings together a few interesting threads that had dangled in the larger narrative for the ending As the title suggests the Protectors come together again and Dowell leaves us with new revelations on the last few pages giving the book strong seuel potentialComic fans superhero movie fans sci fi fans or plain old adventure fans will find a lot this is familiar here but in a good way Dowell plays with the familiar elements in ways that feels original Scott’s first person point of view plays to the strengths of the novel and is a offers a different look into the world of superheroes that readers don’t often get in other mediums


  8. says:

    I picked up Trey Dowell's The Protectors A Thriller for two reasons I'm a sucker for a good superheromutant story and Trey is a friend As much as I can I'll separate the latter from my reviewLet’s address this right off the bat This is a book about superheroes and so I'm going to take a moment to contextualize this piece It’s easy to place the spiritual setting of book in The Watchmen universe although it’s a much less dystopian Earth Despite a similar “Who Will Watch the Watchmen?” plot point the main characters inhabit a world like the one painted by Christopher Nolan in The Dark Knight Rises All of that is to say This story is set in a non fantastical world and all is not well on our fine planet The Protectors a group of four humans with extra sensory powers were a group of superheroes who worked for the world government to keep the peace They were both loved by the people of Earth and feared by those in power since they couldn't be controlled Adding to the team's complexity The Protectors were just people who happened to have special powers They weren't given a deeper emotional maturity or an understanding of what it means to be human They were just broken people like the rest of usAnd that’s where the book showed the most promise What if superheroes were actually a bad thing for humanity because they brought out the worst in us? Imagine if you lived in a world where four people could at any moment change everything? There's almost no chance that ends well Hang with me for a minute and I'll explainThe story opens with Knockout the first person narrator and leader of The Protectors forced to go on one last mission The group had long ago broken up and he was tasked with tracking down one of the former members who had taken it upon herself to make the world a better place As it turned out the CIA didn't much care for that kind of thinkingWhat followed was a series of Jason Bourne like adventures er MacGuffins that as an avid sci fi and comic book reader I found familiar I never felt as if The Protectors were in danger; I was interested to see how they might escape Along with that sense of superhero ness I couldn't help but see a little bit of Malcolm Reynolds and Hellboy in Knockout and a smidge of Storm and Jean Grey with a touch of Lara Croft for good measure in AphroditeBut that felt like the purpose of the book To take those much love anti hero tropes and turn them just a bitWhat kept me reading and I read the book in 2 sittings was that the “bad guys” continually had all of their fears about The Protectors realized Even as the antagonists double crossed battled and pushed against The Protectors who were doing good at least as told to the reader by the end I wasn't sure who I was rooting to winAnd that’s the real trick of the book In most anti hero stories you end up rooting for rogue You want Han Solo to come back to save Luke You need Mal Reynolds to broadcast that final message about the Reavers As The Protectors raced towards their final battle I wasn't sure for whom I was rooting And I didn't feel better after I read the Epilogue


  9. says:

    35 starsA superhero thriller featuring a rogue superhero a superhero forced out of retirement and government meddling was a good premise that dragged as the story went on and did not totally wow me in the end The premise was promising enough the writing is solidly decent and is fast paced the characters are delightfully flawed and there are comic book worthy one liners jokes and sarcasm but for a story that involved international politics and country hopping it felt like the scope was too narrow and the superheroes were never in danger of actually failing It takes skills to create a character driven story that also manages to capture the world without losing its sense of complexity and this title just did not have it It came down to being just a pissing match between ScottKnock out and Agent Tucker with a lot damage and explosions The superheroes have interesting enough abilities which saw some creative use but they were almost too powerful for any challenge There are only 4 superheroes one is dead but there is no sense of an origin story beyond abilities just appeared and they were recruited to present the facade of an international policing team There were only the 4 and haven't been any since them and their abilities have started evolvingchanging over the years so they were a random isolated incident There's mention of testing to try to understand them Otherwise there's not even a sense of some kind of development backstory underlying story to what could have caused superheroes to exist It's fine if the story was to take a post modern attitude of randomness and chaos but it just plopped superheroes into a thriller with some flashbacks There were some interesting ideas tossed around about the impact of superheroes' existence on the world but it came across a little superficial and naive There is a new development introduced in the end that leaves room for a seuel but I'm not sure with some of the ways the Protectors are planning to change the world how that fits in believably The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar has been my recent benchmark for superheroes in non comic book settings It had superheroes as government tools but there was define angle being explored with a sense of scope depth and introspection on what it was like to have abilities and what it does to them as a person The Protectors was a decent read but isn't one that is staying with me or will be one to re read


  10. says:

    The Protectors is a rewarding superhero story grounded in real world politics There are no supervillains trying to take over the world no giant monsters trying to stomp all over the world and certainly no alien hordes trying to demolish the world No the assumption here is that thanks to war mongering political subterfuge and class disparity the world is already pretty messed up as it is Enter stage left a trio of powered individuals who have the audacity to try and fix itThis angle sets this superhero story apart from many others allowing for a fresh take on what’s become a mainstream genre Usually it’s supervillains who decide to use their power to amass wealth accumulate power wreak havoc or exact revenge and it’s the superheroes’ role to stop them Supervillains are traditionally proactive while superheroes are traditionally reactive This novel flips that idea on its head allowing the heroes to decide after much philosophical wrangling to use their powers to balance the scales and the villains are none other than society’s already existent corrupt politicians and selfish billionairesThe novel also gives the reader cause to think about the potential repercussions of superbeings in a much realistic matter of fact way As a card carrying nerd who’s been reading comic books for decades I love traditional superhero stories But while I love watching Superman fight off a horde of alien invaders as much as the next person The Protectors resonated on a much believable scaleNot to mention it’s well written and a complete joy to read The characters are fully fleshed out each with ample backgrounds and dynamic complications The plot moves along nicely And it’s occasionally funny as hell There were a few speed bumps in the middle I think the novel could have benefited from one or two less “escape from one place to another” scenes and a few less “let's discuss the ethics of being the moral executives of the world” conversations but the overall theme kept me moving forward and its resolution was extraordinarily rewarding I laughed out loud a number of times I ended with a sense of closure and hope What can you really ask from a novel?You’ve written a good book Trey Dowell Thanks for taking me along for the ride


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