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Straight Up

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Who is trying to kill the members of an elite special ops team that worked off the radar in Iraq in the '90s? It's up to Dan Stagg to track down the survivors - the men with whom he stormed an undefended surveillance station, killing everyone inside. And now, many years later, the team is being targeted in what seems like a series of unrelated attacks. Dan teams up with his old comrade Al Benson, once a rising star of the USMC, now a respectable married civilian with a few secrets to hide. As they dig deeper into the secrets of the past, Dan discovers that Benson's looking for more than just answers. An explosive affair threatens everyone's future, and connects Dan to a past he thought he'd left behind.

©2016 James Lear (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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  • DanBudda
    Detroit, MI USA
    05/11/16
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    "Don't start here to appreciate Lear"

    I agree with many reviewers that Dan was a disappointment in this second book of this series. His self centeredness overwhelmed the story, which itself was too long. Too much time was spent in Dan's head what-ifing. There was a bitterness in Dan that made no sense and his decision at the end didn't ring true for his character, at least for me. The way that he dismisses his real affection towards loved ones was disappointing and felt false. I hope Lear continues this story, however. Dan has some growing up to do. I'm still rooting for him.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Trio
    25/02/18
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    "Just Spectacular!"

    So. Freakin'. GOOD!

    "Lust makes cowards of us all..."

    Damn I wish this wasn't the end of the series! Such great mysteries, but - wow - Dan Stagg is incredible. I just want to know what happens to him... I'm not going to spoil it for anyone by commenting here, but I'd give anything to find out what the next 6-18 months of his life bring him.

    And that ending gah, I'm going to go back and re-read the last two chapters because they were so heartbreaking and intense and wonderful and just so Dan.

    An amazing series, 5 stars aren't enough.

    Also - gotta say, both audio books were wonderful. I usually bear a grudge when they switch narrators during a series, but both Charles Carr who did The Hardest Thing and Todd Stevens who did this one were spectacular. They each brought something different to Dan's character and I loved them both.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jay
    18991899
    24/09/17
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    "Great Story. "

    I enjoyed my second adventure with Major Stagg. The hero remains the gruff outsider with a complicated sense of what is right. The author has had the courage to make him a man of principle, albeit without the sense os sexual decency that would render him too conventional. After all, living happily ever after has its limitations.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kevin A. Jackson
    Bowie, MD United States
    27/05/17
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    "Good story, but..."

    Sorry, Dan is an a**h***!!! Really!!! It's a good story, but definitely not what I expected.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mark Regiec
    07/12/16
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    "Guilty pleasure"
    Any additional comments?

    James Lear books are a guilty pleasure for me. So I new this book was not going to be a compelling book. The book is sixty percent sex and forty percent plot. The plot is good. The narrator did a great job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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