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Reviewer: Peter M. Fitzpatrick, US Review "There's a fine line between the blood-heat of battle and the mating tango." Craige   Ingram   is   an   Ex-Seal   who   joins   with   two   of   his   former   anti-terrorist   unit   comrades   to   solve   an   enigmatic   murder.   The   situation   soon   escalates   into   an international   intrigue,   with   secret   spy   agencies   and   assassinations   popping   up   all   over   the   place.   Encrypted   codes   and   computer   files   uplink   with   satellites,   cell phones,   and   rockets   to   help   portray   how   today's   interconnected   society   can   be   hijacked   for   high   stakes   and   terrorist   manipulation.   It   takes   trained   soldiers   with   both bravery   and   brains   to   keep   one   step   ahead   of   them.   Ingram   and   his   pals,   Spinner   and   Gray,   have   both   in   spades   and   are   not   afraid   to   use   them.   They   follow   the leads to an unearthed tomb in the Middle East that dates from before the Kingdom of Sumeria. What   connections   this   ancient   tomb   has   with   modern   day   terrorism   unfolds   with   the   action-filled   plot. The   author's   use   of   language   carries   us   into   the   minds   of   these men   where   the   testosterone   flows   and   the   muscles   pump   hard. Their   characters   come   into   bold   relief   as   we   see   them   bypass   obstacle   after   obstacle,   so   often   in   the shape   of   another   law   enforcement   bureau.   The   essentially   libertarian   ethos   at   the   heart   of   their   motivations   is   the   perfect   foil   for   the   despotism   of   the   terrorists   and criminal   masterminds   they   face.   Neither   faction   is   concerned   with   bureaucratic   niceties   and   the   writer   explores   this   theme   with   a   deft   hand   and   persuasive argument.
Printed Version: 330 pages Kindle Version: Available Publisher: Wandering Sage, LLC (Aug 1, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 19-3330068X ISBN-13: 978-1933300689

THE CRAIGE INGRAM - Mystery Series


Considered for... The PEN/Faulkner Fiction Award Volume II of the Craige Ingram Mystery Series