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Summary

He thought he'd left the fighting behind him in Afghanistan. He never, in a million years thought it would find him in his own back yard. What is a warrior to do when the law can't protect them?

The first book in this new action-packed thriller series introduces us to Sergeant Roger O'Neil, former U.S. army ranger and decorated combat veteran of the global war on terror. After years of fighting al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan, he returns home to Montana just to find that home is no longer the safe haven he once thought it was. On a winter trip to his late grandfather's cabin in the Montana Mountains, Roger must save his family from a gang of ruthless killers by reuniting with his combat-hardened buddies for one final fight.

Former Special Ops Sergeant Roger O'Neil thought it would be a simple winter retreat with loved ones in the vast Montana wilderness.

He thought wrong.

He had no idea there was something much more sinister in store for them when he stumbles on a lone drifter hiding in the forest behind his mountain cabin.

What is he doing there?

What are his true intentions?

Meeting the strange man sends Roger's life into a tailspin and puts a target directly on his family's back when they become hunted by the Aryan Brotherhood. With their lives threatened by an unforeseen criminal conspiracy and the law unable to protect them, Roger calls on the only ones he knows can help him; a group of gun-toting former special operators with itchy trigger fingers who'd love nothing more than an excuse to wage war.

Their mission - deliver their own unique brand of violent justice.

It's a race for time to defend the defenseless and save his family from the clutches of a gang of sadistic killers.

Will they succeed?

Or will they simply fall victim to an extensive criminal underworld?

©2019 John Etterlee (P)2019 John Etterlee

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Enjoyable, if a little basic

I enjoyed the story as a whole but did feel that the action scenes were very short and sharp and no time was really given to the build up or the pre-action build up of tension or dialogue amongst the characters. There was also not much time given to character development other than a couple of the main characters and even then it was sporadic and took away from the scenes it was supposed to be enhancing

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  • Jennifer Anderson
  • 07-11-19

I agree - great story and well read!

Loved it! Although i'm in the Corps - I love a good tale of any Spec Ops group. This one was fun - and I'm a bit of a sap and loved the Family aspect of it too. I agree with another listener - that someone who leaves a 1 star review because of the narrator after listening for 20 minutes is not a real review. There's something else going on there... This is a good book and Archer did a great job. Loved the book and will purchase the next in series when it comes out. Rock On Rangers!!

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  • Sarah Hutchins
  • 08-11-19

Wow -Rangers in their Element - Loved it!

Man - Great Debut from John Etterlee - and BC Archer did a superb job narrating this. It's not a super complicated read / listen but it's really engaging and you gotta love the Characters. This new series ... I'm IN! Great Audiobook!

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  • Anonymous
  • 28-10-19

Loved the story, great thriller.

Roger and his Army Ranger brothers remind us of why Rangers are such a special breed of men. The story is filled with love of family, discovery of what’s truly important in life, true bravery, and strength in the face of death, and a thrilling roller coaster of action and adventure. I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait for number 2.

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  • Big Jake
  • 28-10-19

Love, Honor, Bravery, Brotherhood - Loved it!!

As a US Army airborne combat unit Veteran, I love Military Fiction. Some can be very heavily one-sided on combat and not much to the story. Not the Case with this Story though. This has action for sure - but this book is also something special though - with a deep story of Love, Honor, Family, and Brotherhood. I especially liked that it begins with a scene from the main character's childhood - in the Mountains with his Grandpa - in a snowy cabin. I loved every minute of it and thought it was very well performed by B.C. Archer. I will be onboard for this entire series!

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  • ND Roughrider
  • 05-11-20

John Etterlee has written a fantastic novel!

The author has written a brilliant novel, full of intrigue and suspense! The narration is superb, bringing the characters to life!

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  • 27-08-20

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Montana allowed me to be curious, I lost interest. Story was not interesting to me. Activity of characters were boring. I do believe a book #1 is leading to a better action, so I would like to read it to see if I'm right. Take a chance and start at the book #1

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  • jones
  • 18-01-20

Great story for military geeks!

I loved the story! I was not impressed with the narrator. I look forward to reading the next book in the stories.

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