Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Author has new fan . . .

 . . . A few months ago I made a decision not to post reviews of Non-Christian books here.  If your interested you can go to my book blog (there are some great books there that just don't fit here)

But . . .one of my favorite authors has a new fan and a new book.  You see . . . this fan is very, very,  very discriminating.  I should know it is my very own Cowboy.  But he read this one . . .

  
The Covert Element by John L. Betcher is the third in the series.  My Cowboy is asking to read the first two.  And, I would suspect your husband would like (I say like because I don't think Cowboy would use the term love)  it too!  The amazing thing is I love them.   Amazing because usually we don't like the same kind of books.   

The Covert Element will have you on the edge of  your seat from the beginning.    Betcher does a great job of weaving an intriqueing and thrilling story about current events or issues and making the story seem believeable without being 'Hollywood'.   The Covert Element is about Mexican drug cartels setting up drug operations in small town America.

Both Cowboy and I are waiting for the movie!   We just finished Knight and Day with Tom Cruise . . . if you've seen it the Becker series remind me of the movie.  Fast past and edge of your seat.   

I found the summary of the story over at the authors site . . .
Former military intelligence operative, James "Beck" Becker and his CIA code-cracking wife, Beth, have retired to Beck's hometown of Red Wing, Minnesota. Their retirement has already proven more exhilarating than they'd expected.


But they could never have anticipated the new source of crime and intrigue in their small community. A Mexican drug cartel has set up shop a few miles down the road. And they're not just selling. The new meth production facility is the largest north of the Rio Grande.


To complicate matters further, Terry "Bull" Red Feather's former comrade-in-arms has come to visit. And he's on a mission. His decades-long assault on the cartels is coming to a head with a plan to blow up the Minnesota meth plant ... if he can find it. He wants Bull to help.


The Beckers' challenge? To dismantle cartel operations before a full-blown drug war breaks out in Red Wing.


There are a few other reviews already posted you can go to . . .  and 

http://gabina49.wordpress.com/2011/06/04/the-covert-element-by-john-betcher/


http://dollycas.blogspot.com/2011/06/covert-element-by-john-l-betcher.html

 to check out what a few other readers think.   And, you can go  to the authors site to read the first chapter.
 
http://www.johnbetcher.com/the_covert_element.html

So, how do I rate The Cover Element?   As many stars as allowed.   I really enjoyed it and all the "Beck" stories.  And, I am waiting for the next one.   And, well I just can't wait for a 'Beck' movie.

Would I recommend this book?  Absolutely.  I would recommend it actually for any age group.  With parental guidiance I think even a young adult would enjoy any of Betcher's work.  (see disclaimer below) 

The Covert Element is available at Amazon. . .
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=The+Covert+Element+John+Betcher&x=17&y=14

Disclaimer . . . 
Because of the purpose of this blog and the content of My Journey Back I feel like I need to  let my regular readers know about the language in The Covert Element.  There is one word used one time that would be offensive to some readers.  It is a word that I know that the author would not use himself.   And is a word that I would not use.  It is a word that would in some cases cause my 'discriminating' Cowboy to put the book down and not finish.   And, frankly I wish that Mr. Betcher had used a different word.  I also wonder why he chose that particular word.   I sincerely hope that my friend Mr. Betcher will understand why I feel it is important to let my readers know.
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