Saturday, August 20, 2011

Book Review of 'Fallen Angel' by Major Jeff Struecker and Alton Gansky





Fallen Angel was written by Major Jeff Struecker and Alton Gansky and was published by B&H Books in May, 2011. Fallen Angel can be purchased at www.amazon.com. You can learn more about these authors by visiting their web sites at http://www.jeffstrucker.com/ and http://www.altongansky.com/
Angel-12 is a state-of-the-art American satellite. It has been ambushed by China and falls from space, landing in Siberia. Angel-12 contains an advanced nuclear fuel and cannot be allowed to fall into enemy hands. Major Eric Moyer and his elite Special-Ops unit have been brought in to retrieve the satellite. Three countries are on the hunt for Angel-12, but only one will find it in time.
Fallen Angel is an action-packed, pulse-pounding, thrill ride that starts on page one and never lets go until the very end. From the opening lines of the book, I was completely emerged in the story and hurled along with the characters on their difficult journey.
This is not a tale for the weak at heat, but it is, sadly, a glimpse at what could and often does happen to our service men and women when captured behind enemy lines. The military jargon used in the book tossed me right back into my Navy days, but is used in a way that laymen will totally understand.
The characters are deeply layered and you quickly find yourself rooting for them and willing them through to the end. There are some emotionally disturbing issues that are dealt with in the book, but they are necessary to give the plot its realism. I am in love with the depth of the writing style and the authors’ ability to transition from one scene to another with such ease. Brilliantly crafted…I am officially a fan of these two writers. Suspense, world super-powers and even some humor tossed in along the way, Fallen Angel is one book I will definitely read again.
A 5 spider rating doesn’t do justice to this book. Pick this one up today…you will NOT be disappointed.
CK Webb

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