Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Hide and Seek

Title:  Hide and Seek

Author:  Jeff Struecker and Alton Gansky

Pages:  400
Year:  2012
Publisher:  B & H Publishers
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                A couple of years ago my sons were watching a movie called Blackhawk Down.  Military movies and novels are one of the genres of literature I enjoy, so when I was given an opportunity to read this work of fiction, I answered the call.  What I didn’t know then was that the author of this novel and the movie mentioned above have something in common; I’ll let you read the back of the novel to find out.
                The movie has foul language, but this book is about a character whose faith is shown for what it really is on the battlefield.  J. J. becomes team leader after the boss of the team has to step down because of injuries sustained on a mission.  Now two of the team members have to be replaced and are experienced, but not familiar with how J.J.’s team works as unit.  Due to the crisis of the country, they are in.  Their unit is about to be tested under fire so there’s no time for practice.
                Amelia works in the embassy of a foreign country and meeting with the President’s daughter for lunch.  The American base is going to be evacuated because other countries are offering this country more money for rent.  The economy in which the base is located needs the rent money to jump start its country life.  What happens after Amelia meets with the President’s daughter is an attempted abduction in which Amelia intervenes to save the President’s daughter’s life.  In the course of events that follow, there is a much greater evil lurking in the shadows.  Who is behind the abduction attempt and setting off riots to usurp the elected power?
                Tess has just learned she is going to have twins.  She is married to J.J. and works as a military professor.  Her work allows her to be in the loop of information, but there are times she doesn’t want to be.  J.J.’s brother is a chaplain in the army, who now believes he has to help the family with what is believed to be the loss of the entire team.  The general’s aide feels there is more going on than what is being aired on TV.  The U. S. President can’t risk sending in another team to recover the downed team, but what does the FBI find when they review the video of where the team was supposed to go down?
                In this short review, I have barely scratched the surface of the action that takes place.  It is a high energy, mind-reeling adventure that is written in such a way that you might forget you are reading it and not living it.  You’ll keep turning the pages in order to uncover the deeper plot that begins to surface as the special team goes into an area where it isn’t supposed to go.  You can learn more about the author of this novel, and his other writings at http://www.jeffstruecker.com/.  Grab a copy and enjoy the fast-paced, high octane adventure!
My rating is 5 stars.

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