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Blaze of Glory
Eric Moyer Special Ops book 2

by Jeff Struecker and Alton Gansky


In this second book by Struecker and Gansky, most of the same characters from Certain Jeopardy (also reviewed at MyShelf) reappear in this race against time to catch new terror threats. There has been a marked increase in female suicide bombers, and Sergeant Major Eric Moyer and his Special Operations unit has been assigned the job of stopping wealthy Egyptian El Sayyed, who is believed to be financing this terrorist threat. A huge conference involving the heads of state from eight major countries is scheduled to take place in Europe, and there will certainly be an attempt made  to bomb the proceedings and kill the President of the United States and others.

The women taking part in this latest rash of bombings are not the usual burka covered extremists that have been used in the past.  These women have been brainwashed to believe that their families will be killed unless they cooperate.  None of them are ready to die, but if they don't do as they are instructed, their loved ones will suffer.

The men of the Special Ops unit also learn about a second plot to kill the presidents of both the United States and Mexico when they meet in Mexico shortly after the European meeting.  The race to stop El Sayyed and the Mexican drug lord behind the second plot is a hair raising adventure across two continents.  But one of the men is struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from his service in Afghanistan, and may be a danger to himself and the other men.

Jeff Struecker has lived the Special Operations life as one of the Rangers of the elite Delta Force, who were involved in the Black Hawk Down incident in Mogadishu, Somalia, and also fought in Operation Just Cause in Panama and Operation Iris Gold in Kuwait.  As a chaplain, Jeff did tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.  His fiction based on his experience is believable, and his characters are guys that you feel you know. The plot is fast moving and electrifying. Plan to start this book when you have time to finish it...I couldn't put it down, and eagerly await any new adventure of the Special Ops team.

The Book

B&H Books
May 1, 2010
Trade Paperback
0805448543 / 978-0805448542
Military Suspense
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The Reviewer

Beverly J. Rowe
Reviewed 2010
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