Serpents Underfoot, D.C. Gilbert

Espionage & Conspiracy, Literature & Fiction, Military Fiction, Mystery & Suspense, Thriller & Psychological Thriller

At least one member of JD Cordell’s family has fought in every conflict that the United States has been involved in as far back as the French and Indian War. This included his father, Curtis Cordell, who married the beautiful South Vietnamese woman who saved his life deep in the jungles of Vietnam.

JD grew up to believe that honor, loyalty and a devotion to duty went hand in hand with the skills and compassion he learned from his years of martial arts training. These things molded JD into the man he is and the accomplished Navy SEAL he has become. 

While on a dangerous mission, JD’s SEAL team unexpectedly discover a plot being orchestrated by a terrorist mastermind living in Iran, which if successful, could spell disaster for the United States. Receiving a message from an old school friend who now works for the CIA, JD finds himself suddenly catapulted into the center of this sinister plot. When his friend is killed, assassinated by the terrorists, JD finds himself drawn still deeper into the sinister conspiracy. Working to avenge his friend’s death, JD uncovers a trail of treachery and betrayal that reaches from the mountains of Iran to the highest levels of the U.S. Government. Can he prevent a major terrorist strike which has the potential to destroy an entire way of life? JD’s honor will not allow him to simply walk away.

Serpents Underfoot is a thrilling, compelling, exciting mystery that will keep its readers hooked from the very beginning. The numerous themes combined in this brilliant novel, paired with the authors (D.C. Gilbert) incredible literature make Serpents Underfoot a standout novel in the thriller/military fiction genre and so, I would already implore all of you lovely readers to read this excellent book because it is quite simply sensational!

Serpents Underfoot follows the incredible protagonist of the novel, JD Cordell. JD is a Navy SEAL and a very good one, but this comes as no surprise when the reader learns that the military is virtually in his DNA as at least one member of the Cordell family has served in every conflict the U.S.A. has been involved in. However, this novel is not a story of the Cordell family but rather the story of JD and his plot to uncover a terrifying conspiracy. JD, with his unit, discover a terrorist who is plotting something terrible which could mean disaster for America, so JD makes it his mission to uncover this sinister plot and he will stop at nothing to do so. The premise of Serpents Underfoot is just this but please know book lovers that this story is so much more than this. It is an intricate mystery that will keep its readers entertained and enthralled from the first page and certainly a book that is not to be missed!

The story of Serpents Underfoot floored me, for those readers that adore military fiction as well as thrillers then this book will surely captivate you from beginning to end. The exciting plot, combined with the proud military themes and the sinister conspiracy make Serpents Underfoot one of the best military fiction books out there. It is rare for me to write such a statement because I read a lot of military fiction books, but for me, Serpents Underfoot is different because at the heart of its story is genuine proudness and respect for the military. As well as this, the book manages to effortlessly take its reader on a compelling journey that will surely get the readers heart pumping.

The plot of Serpents Underfoot is thrilling and incredibly clever. I am beyond impressed by D.C. Gilbert’s raw talent and how he managed to flawlessly incredible so much depth into his novel; no stone was left unturned, not even once. The pacing of his story too was immaculate, and so I applaud him for his incredible talent!

D.C. Gilbert can only be described as a talented wordsmith; I adored his writing which felt as if it was spiked with adrenaline and I adored the multi-layers of this story. This thriller/mystery was packed full of great and informative depth which is rare for this genre in my opinion. His characters, especially the protagonist of the novel, JD, was simply electric. His narrative jumped off the page and made me want to read until I could not no more. He was such a great protagonist that he compelled me to read and propelled the novel forward; I really am in admiration of him and being a Marine wife meant that I felt for him so thank you Gilbert for writing such an accurate portrayal!

To summarise my thoughts on the sensational novel that is Serpents Underfoot; I would say if you are a reader who is looking for a brilliant, action-packed book with a fast-paced, intriguing plot and flawlessly executed characters then this wonderful book is for you! Serpents Underfoot gets Five Stars from me!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers, I deeply appreciate it and love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please, comment below and let me know your thoughts on Serpents Underfoot; do you see yourself reading this book? Is it not your usual cup of tea? Let me know all of those brilliant thoughts of yours below! Thank you so much again for reading!  

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon USA! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for the Amazon U.K. website. I have also attached some links about the author and this wonderful book! Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this book!   

Thank you so much again for reading!

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