After the kidnapping of Pat's lady friend Jamie along with Sam's wife Helen, Vasili’s plans set-off a string of Terminator executions of anyone in his path. The Feds do finally arrive. It’s fun to read the commands of those in power bark orders to combat the threat as the story flies toward the surprising climax.
Despite these accolades, something's amiss. For a Tom Clancy-like thriller, Drone fell flat. The story holds tension within its pages because Kreucher made his main characters everyday people like you and me. I get that for this story, but the danger simmers rather than boils over considering the horrific plan of Vasili.
On a craft level, Drone needs a bit more editing with an emphasis on spelling and inserting a few missing words. Also, I’ve seen two versions of Drone’s cover and neither does the story or genre any justice. They both make the book look self-published. I’d suggest getting a cover re-do. It’s the only graphic books have that can make or break a sale before a person even reads the sample pages.
In the end, Drone didn’t thrill like I thought it would despite the inherent positives. It was more of a by-the-numbers thriller with a tepid feel. I award it two-and-a-half stars though I have to give it three stars for the online rating systems.