Adrenaline pumping, heart thumping action and danger await the male characters entering a country to observe and identify a possible threat to the U.S. A special operations unit goes from a level of observation to nonstop battles, attempting to stay one step ahead of certain death where they are on their own to carry out orders. The wives at home are experiencing nightmares about their husbands and unable to communicate with them. When a mother and unborn child of one man in the unit are facing peril, a decision is made that may end up costing lives.
Written with insider experience of how the military operates, Jeff Struecker keeps readers absolutely unable to set the novel down until the conclusion! As I was reading, I kept thinking of how much our military families go through and made me appreciate even more the sacrifice they make for this nation. Even though the novel was written in 2009, dont let that deter you from reading it. The enemy in the story is seeking nuclear knowledge, abducting a scientist and his family in preparation to ship them to Iran. The scientist developed a way to reuse nuclear waste and extract plutonium that the enemy wants to use wreak death and destruction.
Though fictionalized it wasnt hard to imagine the trials families go through when apart plus how the various branches become a family to those waiting for their loved ones at home. The scenes of imminent danger and developing plans on the fly to keep the unit safe were amazing. One of the team members is a believer who shows his faith in various ways to the other men in the unit, though not all welcome his quiet and evident faith.
I continue to discover and thoroughly enjoy the writing of Jeff Struecker with Alton Gansky; they make a formidable writing duo! Order your copy of Certain Jeopardy then fasten your seat belt and enjoy the adventure!
Captain Jeff Struecker and Alton Gansky in their new book, Certain Jeopardy Book One in the Special Ops series published by B&H Publishing Group gives us another mission with Sergeant Eric Moyer and his Special Ops team.
From the back cover: Your safety rests in the hands of six men
they are Special Ops and their mission has just been upgraded from difficult to impossible. A detect-and-observe mission revealed the unexpected-and the terrifying. The discovery has forced a change in the mission-a change they call Certain Jeopardy. Failure to act endangers millions. To save the countless, Eric Moyers team may need to end the life of one innocent mana fact that haunts the lone Christian on the team.
Certain Jeopardy takes the reader on a secret military mission to foreign soil. Six men, different in many ways, leave family behind to do heroic acts no one will ever hear about. At home, family members face challenges, fears and a life-and-death decision-all without the strength and guidance of their husbands and fathers. Physical battles without, spiritual battles within. Failure means catastrophe
In this book we are introduced to the six men of Special Ops and their families. This is important as these six men form their own family to rely upon one another in order to survive the mission. They also have their own families which have to face their own problems without these men. Military procedural thriller doesnt really do this book justice. While it most certainly is let me assure you it is much much more. Let me put it this way, get ready for a nail-biting, page-turning thriller. Sergeant Moyer and the team are in deadly danger as they are racing around the globe trying to thwart the transport of a nuclear weapons expert from a Venezuela training camp to Iran.. Captain Jeff Struecker and Alton Gansky not only know how Special Ops forces work they know how to craft suspense. So much is going on within the pages of Certain Jeopardy and the characters are so real that you care for all of them and want them to succeed, well at least the good guys. There is more to the story that I didnt mention but you didnt really expect me to tell you everything did you? Otherwise you might not want to read the book and I wouldnt want you to pass up an opportunity for a terrific read. Captain Jeff Struecker and Alton Gansky have written a current spy story with an old-time flair. There are great themes in this book: family, duty, country and how God figures in everything. Certain Jeopardy is a book that you will want to start early otherwise you will be up very late as you will want to finish it. I highly recommend it and am looking forward to more from this talented duo.
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In Certain Jeopardy we meet a Spec Ops team of six men. Although I had some trouble getting to know the names and nicknames of the men and to whom they were in a relationship--I really think it was a great read!
When I had the relationships all figured out, I enjoyed to have a look in the family lifes of special ops.
The book is believably written. It's always great to read a book by an author who knows where he's talking about. Jeff Strueker has been there and done that.
I highly recommend this book for fans of military fiction.
I'm looking forward to reading the other books Al and Jeff have written together!
Jeff Struecker and Alton Gansky have penned a Special Ops story like no other. In the other military/special ops stories that I have read, the authors spend little time on the family lives of the characters. Struecker and Gansky have done a great job showing that these people really do have to live two separate lives. The story is fast-paced and action packed. There are times when the authors would repeat a portion of the story or use similar sentences back to back making the story difficult to read at times. However, they do not occur often and do not take away from the story as a whole.