Reading Recommendations: Hunt the Wolf, a Seal Team Six Novel, Don Mann with Ralph Pezzullo
Navy Seal Thomas Crocker has devoted his life to protecting the United States from the wolves of extremism. But in Abu Rasul Zaman, a top level al-Qaeda operative, he's met his match.
In Morocco, the American Embassy goes up in flames. In Washington, Crocker is shown a video of an American reporter brutally murdered by Islamic militants. Across the world, a young Norwegian girl is kidnapped and sold into slavery, Zaman, the "Protector of Islam" is behind it all.
With monsters like Zaman using whatever means necessary to destroy the American way of life, the war between freedom and terror hardly seems like a fair fight. When Zaman's ring threatens to commit a major act of terrorism, Crocker finds himself up against two enemies at once, al-Qaeda and time.
In response, Crocker winds his way from the beaches of Marseille to the hills of Pakistan and the streets of Jordan. He and his team employ all the tools at their disposal to battle al-Qaeda, from electronic surveillance to hand-to-hand combat, to helicopters, ships, and most of all, their own ingenuity.
Full of the pure adrenaline of combat, Hunt the Wolf gives a rare look inside the elite team that defends our country, following its exploits to the ends of the earth.
And, Boleto, a novel, Alyson Hagy
Will Testerman is a young Wyoming horse trainer determined to make something of himself. Money is tight at the family ranch, where he's living again after a disastrous end to his job on the Texas show-horse circuit. He sees his chance with a beautiful quarter horse, a filly that might earn him a reputation, and he spends his savings to buy her.
Armed with stories and the confidence of youth, he devotes himself to her training. First, in the familiar barns and corrals of home, then on a guest ranch in the rugged Absaroka Mountains, and, in the final trial, on the glittering, treacherous polo fields of Southern California.
The most exquisitely told story about our intimate relationships with animals and money, against the backdrop of a new west that is changing forever.
The reader will never forget this beautifully written story. Alyson Hagy does have a way with words.
And, Orders from Berlin, A Double Agent of M16, A Plot to Assassinate Churchill, Only One Man Can Save Him, A Thriller, Simon Tolkien
In September of 1940, France had fallen and London is being bombed day and night. Almost single-handedly, Winston Churchill maintains the country's morale. Britain's fate hangs in the balance and the intelligence agencies on both sides of the Channel are desperate for anything that could give them an edge.
Albert Morrison, ex-chief of M16, is pushed over the banister outside his London apartment. He falls to his death at the feet of his daughter, Ava, but it is too dark for her to see the attacker before he escapes. Two Scotland yard detectives attend the crime scene: Inspector Quaid and his junior assistant, Detective Trave.
Quaid is convinced that this is a simple open and shut case involving a family dispute. But Trave is not so sure. Following up on a mysterious note in the dead man's pocket, Trave discovers that Morrison was visited by Alex Thorn, deputy head of M16, on the day of his death. Could Thorn, who is clearly carrying a flame for Morrison's daughter, be involved in a plot to betray his country that Morrison tried to halt, and if so, can Trave stop it in time?
A real spell binder!
You quilters, tea lovers, antiquers, I found a Tea in Texas, Unique Travel for Tea Lovers in the older magazine section (to take) in the back of the library. This one is not new, but, if the reader is interested, there must surely be an address somewhere!
See you at Rylander!