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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite
Will to Survive: Stop the Jihadists by Coleman Paul is a hard-hitting short story. Four veterans returned from a tour of Afghanistan. All they have in mind is revenge. They want the jihadists quivering in their boots. They meet to plot, believing that the government is underestimating just how serious the domestic jihadist threat is. They don’t believe the government knows how to deal with the situation but they do. They don’t want radicalization in the US and the only way they can stop it is to fight back, fight fire with fire. Soon, a billionaire learns of their activities and recruits the vets, providing them with more resources but, although they are successful, the FBI labels them as vigilantes, people that must be punished. Can the vets wreak their revenge on the jihadists while evading the FBI?
Will to Survive: Stop The Jihadists by Coleman Paul started out a little disjointed, not seeming to make much sense. However, sticking with it, the plot started to come together nicely, with all the characters falling into place. Those characters are very well developed for such a short story, each having their own backstory and their own reasons for turning “vigilante”. There is plenty of action in this narrative, almost non-stop and with a few heart-stopping moments too. This is a quick read but it will hold you if you can get past the start – it may be a little confusing at first but, trust me, it soon picks up and it very quickly becomes a book you can't put down.