Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Battlefield actions rebound in the United States

Brigadier General A. J. Tata is a retired U.S. commander of combat units with duty in Afghanistan and writes with an intricate knowledge of his subject.

His novel, "Foreign and Domestic" is a complex story of Capt. Jake Mahegan's search for what really happened in a failed mission in Afghanistan.

There are so many stories to be told of brave Americans in battle and this is one of them.
Jake led a Delta Force team into Afghanistan to capture an American traitor working for the Taliban. Something happens and the mission ends in tragedy, taking the life of Jake's best friend Sgt. Colgate and the men with him. The bomb that killed Jake's friend was made in the U.S. and Jake wants to learn more. But before he can, he's accused of killing a prisoner and given a dishonorable discharge.

Jake returns to the U.S. and is in the process of getting information about the dealings of Copperhead, Inc. a private military contractor that had something do do with the bomb that killed his friend. He meets an attractive young woman, Lindy Locklear, who has been doing some historical research in the Roanoke Island area of North Carolina.

Not to reveal plot but an ambitious three star general orders Jake to the Pentagon for certain reasons and as the story continues, the reader watches the current terrorism activities of the American Taliban.

Jake is an intriguing character with Native American background that made me think of past heroes of Louis L'Amour. He's independent and when he sees a wrong, he wants to correct it. His character is well described and the reader will want him to succeed in his actions.

The complexity of the plot did confuse me at times but the action was smooth and suspenseful. There are a number of surprises that keep the plot interesting and spark the reader's interest.

I received a free book in return for my honest review.

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