Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Touch of Nerves by D.C. Hampton Giveaway & Review


--New novel explores America’s role in the Middle East

When Army Captain Ben Hawkins discovers chemical weapons missing from a military research facility, he begins an investigation into preventing a possible terrorist attack. The suspects? Two rogue Iranian agents who blame the deaths of their family members on the United States. What Hawkins doesn’t expect is to find himself forced to decide whether to risk his career—and possible arrest—to stop the attack, even if it means working with a foreign agent.

D.C. Hampton’s debut novel, A Touch of Nerves, may be set on the battlefield of America’s “War on Terror,” but the book is a far cry from your typical action narrative. Inspired by his two sons who served in Iraq and the Persian Gulf during the Iraq War and his own time serving in the U.S. Army, Hampton brings depth and humanity to characters that might otherwise be painted in the two-dimensional “hero” or “villain” archetypes. With Hampton’s passion for history and global affairs, A Touch of Nerves brings a fresh perspective to the long history of tension between the United States and Iran.

“I wanted to write a story that was worth telling, realistic and suspenseful,” says Hampton. “I believe the book is entertaining, but it also sheds light on the complex relationship between Iran and the United States and explores the complex emotions and issues that drive some individuals to commit terrible acts.”

“The story includes a wealth of details as Hampton weaves a complex plot,” writes Kirkus Reviews. “A conceivable threat and suspense-filled plot keep readers engaged until the end. Hampton eschews the genre’s typical plot holes and vague facts and his handle on international relations gives the terrorists credible motivations.”


D.C. Hampton holds an MA and PhD in Audiology from Columbia University and has been published extensively in the field. He has done graduate work in history and has always been interested in international relations. Though he has been extensively published in medical and trade publications, A Touch of Nerves is his first foray into fiction.

My Review:

This was a really interesting book about the people behind the scenes that risk their lives to stop terrorism. There were a lot of interesting characters that were intertwined with each other. I did not get all the connection until the end of the book. However I thought that there was too much war lingo, and I was easily lost. There were also a lot of abbreviations ( IFF, MAD, IAD, CID, etc) and I do not know what they mean. I would have liked a list at the end that described the terminology. I did find the book entertaining and I was worried about the missing weapons. I liked the ending and I would like to read more of these characters. I am giving this book a 3/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.

1 Winner will receive a Signed Copy of A Touch of Nerves by D.C. Hampton.
1 Winner will receive a $20.00 Amazon Gift Card.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent post! I really enjoyed reading the synopsis and your review. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read! Can't wait to read it!