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.