Review by Rox Burkey
Author Alvarez uses his knowledge and experience with US Army Criminal Investigations Division (CID) to craft this Criminal Thriller that will chill your very soul. The opening of this thriller recounts an event that ended the life of the son of a US General.
For three years General Scott seeks support from the White House to gain the release of his son. The North Koreans were trying to verify that Jason Randolph Scott was in reality a CIA operative instead of a US reportor through every means at their disposal. Jason finally secumbs to the beatings, torture, and horrific cruelty. His body is returned during an exchange with the US. The lack of support by the President to gain the release of the General’s son for the three years he was in captivity, results in the General devising a plan to extract revenge after his retirement using his former special forces operatives to launch a North Korean strike without standard permission.
In Germany, when Bill Ackers is discovered dead and his girlfriend, Helen Chapman, kidnapped at one scene, and then Dennis Jackson found dead at the kidnapping scene of Lisa Shaffer, the German police and US military want answers. The common thread between these four, and others discovered during the investigation, are their high-ranking military parents. Finding the reasons behind all the crimes was going to take some talented resources.
No Nonsense CID, Special Agent Jacqueline Sinclair, ‘Belle’ as called by her father, Colonel Sinclair the Provost Marshal (PM), comes from a family of military leaders going back to the 1300s. Her background and expertise make her the lead investigator with support from Agent Tom Price. Their partnership for solving this case is not one Belle would have selected if she had been given the choice. This is eloquently clarified early on when he comes to her office, even with the underlying attraction and fear of trust between them.
“…His mind wandered for a second as he spied food on her desk. His eyes shifted to the half-eaten quiche. “Are you going to eat the rest of that?” he asked.
“No, but I guess you can,” she said with a grin.
“You bet I would. Thanks, I haven’t eaten a bite in several hours.”
“So, help me out here,” she asked. “How long you’ve been with Military Intelligence?”
In between bites, he said, “I’m not with MI.”
She pondered this for only a moment. “Oh, so, who are you associated with?”
“The Defense Intelligence Agency?”
He nodded. “Guilty as charged.”
She paused and groaned. “Shit, a civilian?”
Agent Tom Price snapping the fingers of this left hand grinned and said, “Right again.”
She took this information with her usual equanimity…”
Together, each with their own reason, they are committed to uncovering the truth behind this evil terrorist plot before global war erupts. Your reading frenzy begins on page 1 and continues to the end. Don’t miss the chance to get this in March of 2020. Victor M Alvarez brings a similar passion to his thoroughly researched story as authors like Vince Flynn, Lee Child or Brad Thor bring to their readers.
Victor Manuel Alvarez was born in Puerto Rico and moved with his older brother and his mother to New York City when he was nine years old. While living in the Big Apple he decided to join the New York City Police Department, but as fortune would have it, he was ultimately drafted into the US Army.
He completed his boot camp training at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Then it was airborne training, ranger, military police schools and later jungle warfare school in the Republic of Panama. His military awards range from Jump Wings, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, awards of the Purple Heart, Air Medal, and Army Commendation Medal, among other numerous awards.
Alvarez attended the University of Maryland while on active duty studying criminal justice, with a minor in law enforcement. He served as an army criminal investigator (CID agent). While serving two tours in Vietnam he saw combat, sustaining wounds to his right hand and right knee. Serving in Japan, he studied Shotokan Karate obtaining the coveted rank of Godan or fifth- degree black belt.
He is classified as an expert in small arms and combat knife fighting, and he obtained the classification as sharpshooter with army assault weapons, and holds a Japanese Renshi (instructor) license, under the (Dai Nippon Butoku Kai), in classical Japanese weapons.
After retiring from the US Army, with twenty-one years of service, he applied for and received his private investigator’s credentials in the state of Arizona and became an Arizona bounty hunter. You can each out to Victor at firstname.lastname@example.org.