Malina Arevalo-cruz @ amazon.com
"The Wave is a thrilling tale of several lives converging under a terrorist plot. I found the book to be highly entertaining, I could not put it down. The characters are relatable and complex and I found myself thinking of them even after I had finished the book. The plot drives the reader through the novel at a fast pace. There is tons of scientific detail woven into the plot which creates an eerie sense of reality. I often times found myself thinking, 'This sounds like what I just read in the paper.' It's a great read and I recommend it to those who enjoy thrillers."
"Having read other novels by Sandom, which I quite enjoyed, I was very eager to jump into The Wave. The Wave is an intense action adventure that keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Sandom creates a tale of intrigue on par with Bond. The adventure manages to include current topics of debate, such as eco-terrorism and the recent tsunami hits. If you are looking for a book to spend your day off with then look no further and catch The Wave."
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Nitequill @ amazon.com
"From the moment I joined this exciting adventure I was swept away by the fast moving power of the tsunami."
Complete.Diana @ amazon.com
"Wow! What an intense book...there is so much information and yet the characters are so developed they almost seem like real people. The author did a great job researching and incorporating events into the story while keeping it alive and fast paced. I especially liked the main characters. John Decker was exceptional (as a good lead character should be) and yet the author didn't shy away from showing his weaknesses and human nature which was what I found most refreshing. Ben Seiden was also a great character casting a real, human light on the kind of agent that tends to get an almost superhuman reputation. Overall, I absolutely enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it as a thrilling read."
Max G. Bernard @ amazon.com
"This fast-paced thriller is extremely topical, with its backdrop of eco-terrorism and tsunamis (potentially caused by a nuclear explosion). I agree with some of the other reviews saying that this story seems to be very cinematic, and would make one heck of a movie, a great adventure that would keep any audience poised on the edge of their seats, waiting to see what happens next. At the same time, the author does not make the mistake of neglecting character development for mere plot development. If you don't grow to love or at least care for some of the characters in a story, then who cares if they succeed in their quests or get blown to bits. The author takes some initially improbable premises and then makes them believable. I thoroughly enjoyed this one."
S. Bbo @ amazon.com
"Like another review the word for this book is WOW . . . With love, loss and of course impending doom this book makes a great and very realistic adventure/thriller. Great read!"
Jeff Block @ amazon.com
"I bought The Wave because I am a huge fan of action-packed spy thrillers. This is the first time that I have read Sandom's work, and I was impressed. The plot is exciting, intriguing, mysterious and dangerous. I loved this book, it is a real page turner."
S. Frazer "avid reader" @ amazon.com
"The Wave is an action-packed thriller that will have your attention from the first page. I typically wouldn't buy this type of book and I finished it in two days!! The plot is great. It it takes you on a journey of crime, romance and murder. It's an easy read that anyone will enjoy. Get it now!"
sandi @ amazon.com
"Worth reading. Once I started reading it, I could not put it down. It moves pretty fast. Now I'm reading other books by this Author. Enjoy!"
Squirrel @ amazon.com
"The Wave by J.G. Sandom is a relentless and breathless thriller about FBI code breaker John Decker trying to prevent a Jihadist eco-terrorist named El Aqrab from setting off a mega-tsunami aimed at destroying the Eastern Seaboard. Couldn't be more timely given what's been happening in Japan. Except this book deals with a mega-tsunami, more than ten times taller and more powerful than the tsunamis we've been watching on the news from T'hoku, Japan. Incredible. Great characters and relentless action. I don't understand some of these other reviewers. What's with the two stars? Maybe they just didn't get it. I loved this book."
DT @ amazon.com
"I loved this book! It had action and suspense and more action. I'll admit at first I didn't think I'd like it. What the heck is a cryptanalyst anyway! I was wrong. Decker's a great character and the environmental terrorism angle was exciting and right on the money given the news and current events. I loved Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Wave was a lot like that book. Fast read, great characters and really exciting. I can't wait for a sequel."
Melissa P. Gray @ amazon.com
"The Wave is fantastic; a roller coaster of a book. John Decker and emily Swensen deal with terrorists both religious and environmental and a slew of governmental obstacles trying to avert a major disaster. If you want a great thriller with well written characters and a disturbingly plausible plot, then this is the book for you. Move over Crichton, Sandom is here."
Michael Weis @ amazon.com
"You always learn a lot from Sandom's books. I had to do some fact checking on mega tsunamis before I bought the premise, but Sandom checks his facts and then "arranges" them to create a truly scary threat. And, he knows how to keep the action moving, and usually on several fronts. I also learned a fair amount about Islam which is in stark contrast to the mindless, oversimplified shouting going on in the media and much of the public. I'm looking forward to other John Decker thrillers."
John T. Richardson @ amazon.com
"I first read this book around the time it was originally published. I greatly enjoy fast-paced thrillers and The Wave certainly delivers for me. John Decker is a very strong, likeable character, more than capable of sustaining a detailed and suspenseful book like this. Decker and Emily Swenson bring to mind Dirk Pitt and Eva Rojas as well as Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu. But author JG Sandom is able to bring life to his characters with the added benefit of a current topic - terrorism (eco and/or otherwise) . . . After a recent re-read, I find that the book certainly still holds up! It is even more relevant today. The author's experiences gathered while living and traveling around the world, are quite apparent and beneficial to both the story line and color of The Wave. Weave in Mossad, Al'qaeda and . . . hell, I just love this book. It is a lot of fun. Do yourself a favor - read it."
Harvey @ amazon.com
"A riveting look at the shadowy war on terrorism . . . An action-packed, non-stop thriller. John Decker, a Cryptanalyst working with the FBI assigned to the Joint Terrorist Task Force in New York, finds himself working on a deadly plot of eco-terrorism. The plot is masterminded by Jihadist El Aqrab, who has recently been arrested for slaughtering a family in Tel Aviv. John Decker is determined to discover why. This gripping book takes you along on John Decker's assigment involving the theft of 8 kilos of Highly Enriched Uranium, murder and romance. This book would be an incredible movie!"
Jeffrey Einstein @ amazon.com
"J.G. Sandom breathes real heart and soul into this utterly plausible cast of flawed but irresistable characters. John Decker is a wonderfully reluctant hero, and even the villains in this story are unmistakably human in the depths of their pain, vengeance and sheer calculation. This book is the real McCoy, right up there with the best modern thrillers. Sandom's eye for intrigue, suspense and drama is apparent in his attention to detail and nuance. Can't wait to get my hands on 'Gospel Truths,' one of Sandom's earlier novels. It it's only half as good as 'The Wave,' I'll expect two or three sleepless nights - and chalk them up once again as time well spent."
Gracie412 @ amazon.com
"I LOVED this book . . . This is a great thrill ride of a read, and if you liked The Bourne Series or any of Tom Clancy's stuff, you'll love The Wave. I read on a blog that it's being optioned by Hollywould. Can't wait to see the movie."