Deployed, Called to Serve Series #1
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Sergeant Lance Corporal Bekah Shaw joined the United States Marine reserves to help support herself and her son when her ex-husband, Billy Roy, decided they were no longer his responsibility. But when her team is activated and sent to Somalia on a peacekeeping mission, Bekah struggles with being separated from her son and vows to return safely.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 407
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1414349300
ISBN-13: 9781414349305
Series: Called to Serve

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Lance Corporal Bekah Shaw joined the United States Marine reserves to help support herself and her son when her ex-husband, Billy Roy, decided they were no longer his responsibility. But when her team is activated and sent to Somalia on a peacekeeping mission, Bekah struggles with being separated from her son and vows to return safely.

Once a successful Somalian businessman, Rageh Daud has lost everything. Determined to seek revenge on the terrorists who killed his wife and son, he teams up with a group of thieves, killers, and others displaced by war. Despite his better judgment, Daud becomes the protector of a young orphaned boy—who becomes a pawn between the warring factions.

To defeat the terrorists and bring peace to the region, Bekah and her team must convince Daud that they are on the same side.

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  1. Teri
    Neosho, MO
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Good story
    October 20, 2017
    Teri
    Neosho, MO
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I enjoyed this book. I thought it was well written and a good story. I recommend it!
  2. KimP
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Great Read
    February 15, 2017
    KimP
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    If you are a fan of military fiction, then youll enjoy Mel Odoms Called to Serve series. In book one, Deployed, Odom tells the story of Lance Corporal Bekah Shaw and her Marine Reserve Unit. He doesnt just give you the units story after deployment to Mogadishu; but he weaves in their civilian life as well. This is the explosive tell of Marines sent to protect the humanitarian efforts for the Somali nationals and the hunt for terrorists bent on destroying it all.
  3. USMCGirl
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    Deployed
    July 12, 2015
    USMCGirl
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    As a female Marine, I have so many issues with this book. The author didn't do the appropriate research on the Marine Corps or female Marines. Not only that, several scenes are so unrealistic, I found it hard to keep reading. The story didn't tie together very well either. There's no real closure @ the end either. I can't go into detail without giving it away, but take my word it's not at all what you would expect giving how the second half of the book plays out & again even after that, there's still no clear ending. The action scenes were good, but unbelievable because 2 people can't take on ALL the terrorists & not run out of ammo or get shot or hurt in some manner. It also showed the author's lack of research in Marine Corps manuevers & he was constantly mixing Army terms into Marine Corps lingo... & he even had Pike putting his cover in his pocket a big fat no-no in the Marines. It's that kind of lack of attention to detail that makes this book so crappy- that & no clear ending.
  4. Helen M
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Eye Opening
    January 12, 2015
    Helen M
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Becka Shaw enlisted as a Marine Reservist to try to make a good life for her and her son. She is deployed to Mogadishu to hunt a terrorist.

    Rageh Daud lives in Mogadishu, has lost his wife and son and is hunting for the same terrorist.

    Becka and Rageh are the main characters in the books, but the author does a good job of introducing others that are connected to them. The beginning of the book jumps between the US and Mogadishu but once Becka's unit is deployed the stories blend together and it becomes easier to read. The stories in the book are very violent and is hard to read at times. However, the stories give insite into the lives our military members and the dangers they are in when deployed to war zones. After reading this book I have a glimps of what a strong person it takes to be a military member and how hard it is for their families and that only through the Grace of God they survive the situations they are put in. I would recommend this book but would also caution about the violence.
  5. debwilson
    Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    December 21, 2013
    debwilson
    Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Deployed, Called to Serve Series #1, -eBook.
    Sergeant Lance Corporal Bekah Shaw is a dedicated mother and reservist Marine, trying to make a better life for herself and her son, Travis. When her team is activated to Somalia, she leaves her son behind to put everything she holds dear on the line for the sake of her country.

    Rageh Daud has lost everybody and everything that means anything to him. Seeking revenge for the deaths of his family, Daud sweeps the desert killing anyone who stands in his way. Against his instincts, he becomes attached to an orphan boy that reminds him of his son. And when the boy's safety crosses the American military's path, both sides come together to do the unthinkable to achieve their mission.

    Mel Odum takes us to the hot country of Somalia, where the day to day lives of our military becomes a reality. You can see the world through their eyes and feel everything they feel. You root for each one to succeed, even though they are constantly at odds. This book is full of action, a well written plot, with original, interesting characters that kept me turning pages. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and will recommend it to everyone I know.

    A copy of this book was provided by Tyndale House Publishers for free in exchange for an honest review.
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