Psychiatrist Troy Stoker, MD, bursts onto the psychiatry thriller landscape. His high-profile patient, the lieutenant governor-elect's wife, makes a simple mistake that could cost her everything, including her life, and brings her face to face with an American jackal.
In this confrontation with corruption, Ann Higgins stumbles into the underworld life of a high-ranking South Dakota statesman, and she catapults her psychiatrist, Troy Stoker, MD, into the conflict. When her chilling discovery threatens to devastate a politician's secret dominion, Ann ends up dangling from a makeshift noose and fighting for her survival while plunging Dr. Stoker even deeper into the battle of minds, muscles, and new tech.
Dr. Stoker enlists Errol Rivera, a fellow physician and military attaché, to help unravel the mystery and take on the challenges set before them. Together Stoker and Rivera use their brilliant intuition, psychiatric savvy, and military skills to pursue the veiled, corrupt politician and hunt down his criminal pack.
Still, Stoker is unaware that his Cuban-born, patriot friend, Rivera, is much more than a doctor with a hero's past. At his command Rivera unleashes an elite band of warriors who engage their training, guts, technology, and weaponry to confront the corruption.
Hold on and jump into this gritty thrill ride as the new hero, Troy Stoker, MD, emerges in an explosive new political and psychiatry thriller, American Jackal.
©2014, 2015 Francis Bandettini and Matt Nilsen (P)2015 Francis Bandettini and Matt Nilsen
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Loved it! My ADHD mind stayed very attentive throughout the book! Waiting for second book
"Has its monents"
Overall enjoyable but story was very predictable and language seemed out of place for some of the characters.
"Troy Stoker is some one you don't mess with"
Yes it was seat of your pants ride you won't forget. All the twists and turns ups and downs you go through will make you want to finish it as soon as possible.
Troy Stoker, he's like a cross between Jack Reacher and Dr. Gregory House, he's a great character and amazingly written.
There are a few that stand out but the one i liked was when Berg was investigating the narcotics because I've worked at places with a pharmacy and have witnessed this more than a few times and the author captured the tense feeling my coworkers would describe after the men would leave.
I really like The fact that i knew a lot of the locations that were in the book from my hometown.
The fact that it was believable and used real technology unlike the stuff you find in books like the James Bond. I love the Bond series but the sci fi aspect gets a little out there sometimes, it's refreshing to find an author make a thrilling story and not stray to far from reality.
"The very best narrator & the very best story!"
It is extremely intriguing and the suspense keeps me excited! This book has it all.
There are several storylines that weave together seamlessly. Plus, there are very funny one liners! There are funny parts that really make me laugh. There are white knuckle parts. There are some sickly gruesome parts. And a real b!tch doctor.
If I tell you, it might spoil the book. But, it involves very ravenous cyotes (or "Yotes", as SDSU rivals like to call them).
Hang on, American Jackal is going to blow your mind!
The storylines are very addictive. Mr. Bob Dunsworth is the perfect narrator. He takes the words off of the page and really brings them to life. If I could only have one audio book for my entire life, hands down, this is the audio book for me. It keeps me glued and craving more.....can't and don't want to stop listening; just like when I was reading the book. It has everything you could ever want in an excellent book.
"Very enjoyable 25 hours +"
I very much enjoyed it. It is a first book for the authors so all of the repeat words such as majestic, furthermore, moreover, and phrases I will give you a break on. I did enjoy the story, characters, the time spent on the characters to let us learn about who they are, what they are all about, and why it's important to the reader. I look forward to the continued story and improvements in writing.
Loved Bob's voice, different characters and how they sounded, etc.
"Just say no."
It’s hard to figure out where to begin to describe how bad this book was. The writing was very amateurish with many grammatical errors and inconsistencies. The character development was very poor and superficial. The character’s world was a very simplistic, black and white one in which self-righteous, paranoid and yet hypocritical behavior is celebrated. And the plot was unbelievable.
As a physician I was very disturbed with much of the medical information presented. Much was inaccurate as to diagnostic reasoning, treatment and scientific facts. The subplot about the medical board is laughable. Anyone who has any knowledge in this area, and as a physician I do, will recognize the ridiculousness here. The medical board in my state does not function in such a capricious and unsubstantiated manner. If the medical board in SD functions as described in this book, I feel sorry for all the physicians there but I think this is just another example of the authors’ paranoid delusions raring their ugly heads.
Also, the 2 physician protagonists are described with syrupy sweetness as to their noble intentions in treating their patients but abuse—both physically and mentally those they believe are their enemies. A true physician has compassion for all and would not denigrate or purposely mistreat anyone.
In addition, the crazy right wing propaganda throughout was very hard to swallow. And while on the one hand, the authors continually quote the 1st, 2nd and 4th amendments of the US constitution, bash Obamacare, and tree hugging liberals, the fact that a clandestine military group operating outside the law saves the day is hilarious.
But maybe the worst part of this whole debacle was the stupid and again unbelievable way in which the bad guy’s 2 dogs were killed and their deaths celebrated in the end. After all the other indignities, I think this one sickened me the most.
He did pretty well considering how bad the material was.
"I have miles to go before I sleep"
Enjoyable book that contains many sub plots
The author sat down and planned out the story so it isn't just thrown together. It is enjoyable light reading. Everything works out in the end and everybody goes home happy...if you could keep a young reader interested for the amount of time it takes to get through this book, it will require some dividing up ... Maybe make it into a 3 part series
"WHO ISTHE REAL JACKAL? WHO TAKES IT OVER THE TOP?"
ACTION, BRAINY, "PAGE TURNER", WOW! (SORRY THATS FOUR)
THE LAST 5 HOURS WERE HARD TO STOP-BUT I HAD TO SLEEP.
WE GET A REAL GOOD GLIMPSE INTO THE WORLD OF PSYCHIATRY AND ALSO ESPIONAGE! THERE IS SOME MEDICINE INVOLVED, BUT THE AUTHORS WROTE IT IN A WAY THAT IS EASILY UNDERSTANDABLE.
I THINK HE IS GETTING BETTER-THE COMMANDER'S VOICE IS WELL--COMMANDING!! BOB DUNSWORTH IS THE CREAM OF THE CROP WITH MANY TOP NOTCH CREDITS AND AWESOME VOICE FOR THIS FUN AND ENJOYABLE ENJOYABLE LISTEN.YES, THERE IS SOME MEDICINE INVOLVED, BUT THE AUTHORS WRITE IT IN A WAY THAT IS EASILY UNDERSTANDABLE.
WHEN TROY STOKER ACTUALLY CRAWLED INTO THE FMRI MACHINE--THAT WAS GUTSY! THE BANTER BUT SECRETIVE NATURE OF THE SOMETIMES FLAMBOYANT (SP?) ERROL RIVERA! THOSE ARE SOME KICK ASS SCENES! THIS BOOK IS A BIT COMPLEX, INTENSE BUT CHARACTERS FLESHED OUT GOOD AND MAY SURPRISE YOU.
DO YOU LIKE THRILLERS? THIS TEAM HAS THE GUTS AND THE GOODS TO GET THINGS DONE! WHO IS THE REAL JACKAL? HE'S GOT FRIENDS, HE'S GOT RULES. HE'S GOT TOYS--AND THEY WILL ROCK YOU HARD!!!! THIS BOOK IS EPIC AND AS THE AMAZON REVIEWS SAY, IT'S HARD TO STOP AND AT 34 HOURS LONG THIS IS A GREAT DEAL FOR 1 CREDIT?! WOW! i THINK THE TRUE HEROES EMERGE AS VERY STEELY, RULE BREAKERS, TOUGH, BUT VERY HUMAN WHO WILL USE THEIR UNIQUE SKILLS TO DO WHAT THEY NEED TO DO. WILD!
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