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Certain Jeopardy [Kindle Edition]

Jeff Struecker , Alton Gansky
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Six American men live behind a protective façade, their real work hidden from neighbors and friends. Different in countless ways, they are intimately the same in one: at any moment their lives can be altered with a phone call, and their actions may change the world.

They are Special Ops. And one team’s mission is about to hit certain jeopardy status when the discovery of an Al Qaeda base in Venezuela becomes secondary to thwarting the transport of a nuclear weapons expert from that training camp to Iran.

Informed by the true combat experience of Captain Jeff Struecker and finessed by award-winning novelist Alton Gansky, Certain Jeopardy is an immersing and pulsating fictional account of what really happens at every level of a stealth engagement: the physical enemy encounter, the spiritual war fought within a soldier, and the emotional battles in families back at home.

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A team of Special Ops forces is charged with stopping a nuclear weapons expert from reaching Iran. Struecker is a former U.S. Army officer whose real-life experiences lend credibility to this title. Gansky is a Christy-nominated author.
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About the Author

Chaplain (Captain) Jeff Struecker is a decorated member of the United States Army’s most elite fighting corps whose personal experiences in Mogadishu, Somalia, were written about in the New York Times bestseller and major motion picture Black Hawk Down. In thirteen years of active duty, he also fought in Operation Just Cause in Panama and Operation Iris Gold in Kuwait. As a chaplain Jeff has done multiple tours in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He uses his personal story of survival on the battlefield to tell others how they, too, can be prepared for any circumstances life may bring. Struecker and his wife, Dawn, have five children, and live in Georgia.

Alton Gansky is a Christy Award-nominated and Angel Award-winning author who writes to stimulate thinking about spiritual matters. He served as a pulpit minister for twenty years and has published nearly thirty books.Alton and his wife, Becky, have three children and five


Product Details

  • File Size: 588 KB
  • Print Length: 403 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0805448535
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group (December 2, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004HKIGWS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #244,730 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting, suspenseful novel April 28, 2009
Format:Paperback
This book is a military thriller. The story was written in short, quick chapters from rotating point of views--and there were a fairly large number of point of view characters. At the beginning, I sometimes got confused as to how everyone was related to each other, but that didn't last long.

The prose felt a little unrefined, but that fit the character of the story.

The book was fast-paced. The author clearly explained the equipment and jargon used in the story without bogging down the pace with too many details. Every moment was full of tension and conflict, both at home with the team's families and on mission with the team. The conflict and reactions all felt realistic and plausible.

Characters were varied and engaging. Several of the characters were Christian. Their faith mattered to them and made a difference in how they reacted in difficulties, but the Christian content was never preachy.

There is no sex in this book and all the swearing is of the "he swore" variety rather than actual printed cuss words. Overall, I'd highly recommend this book as a "good, clean fun" novel.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast Paced May 14, 2009
Format:Paperback
I was a little hesitant about this book after reading other reviews and noting the religious overtones that were called out. After reading it however, I can say that the religious aspects were well presented and fit nicely into the story line.
The book starts off quickly and keeps going. Jeff Struecker and Alton Gansky do a wonderful job of developing the characters in the story.The inclusion of the character's families make them feel real.
While the characters are well developed, I feel the authors fell short in the descriptions of the world around them. I did not feel immersed in their surroundings as with other authors of this genre.
Overall, I feel this was a great book and look forward to reading other books by this author.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Star Read!! June 22, 2009
Format:Paperback
The writing team of Captain Jeff Struecker and Alton Gansky should be congratulated for their outstanding Christian novel. The story line follows an Army Ranger Team who finds themselves in "Certain Jeopardy" on one of their missions. From the first page until the very last page, this book is riveting. I certainly hope this writing team is working on a sequel. This book is truly a 5 Star Read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Military Thriller with Christian Overtones - Well Done! November 19, 2010
Format:Paperback
I am normally not a reader of military-themed books. However, the latest book in my `to read' list is `Certain Jeopardy' by Captain Jeff Struecker and Alton Gansky.

Here is the synopsis of this amazing novel:

Six American men live behind a protective façade; their real work hidden from neighbors and friends. Different in countless ways, they are intimately the same in one; at any moment their lives can be altered with a phone call, and their actions may change the world. They are Special Ops. And one team's mission is about to hit certain jeopardy status when the discovery of an Al Qaeda base in Venezuela becomes secondary to thwarting the transport of a nuclear weapons expert from that training camp to Iran. Informed by the true combat experience on Captain Jeff Struecker and finessed by award-winning novelist Alton Gansky, Certain Jeopardy is an immersing and pulsating fictional account of what really happens at every level of a stealth engagement; the physical enemy encounter, the spiritual war fought within a soldier, and the emotional battles in families back at home.

Here are the biographies of these two authors:

Chaplain (Captain) Jeff Struecker ([...]) is a decorated member of the United States Army's most elite fighting corps whose personal experiences in Mogadishu, Somalia, were written about in the New York Times bestseller and major motion picture Black Hawk Down. In thirteen years of active duty, he also fought in Operation Just Cause in Panama and Operation Iris Gold in Kuwait. As a chaplain Jeff has done multiple tours in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He uses his personal story of survival on the battlefield to tell others how they, too, can be prepared for any circumstance life may bring.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Certain Jeopardy February 3, 2013
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Certain Jeopardy is a real page turner and very suspenseful. I am a real fan of Alton Gansky and have read all of his books. Highly recommend this author to anyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great February 2, 2013
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Was pleased that Christianity was in this book. I will read more by this author.
Recommended. Ending was not as expected which makes for a good read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very good book; could not put it down January 27, 2013
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I downloaded Certain Jeopardy due to the price at the time and the reviews I read. LOVED it!!! I did have to turn back to the beginning a couple of times to refresh my memory as to which nickname went with which character. This was one book that I could not put down until I finished it. I then downloaded the next 3 books in this series and read all of them.

I would DEFINITELY recommend it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent January 17, 2013
By Mary
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Great read kept me on the edge till the end. Is tribute to all those who serve
A must read
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
this is one of the best military novels I have ever read. it reads fast and there is lots of action
Published 28 days ago by Todd Crane
4.0 out of 5 stars Takes on a Lot: Mission and Home
I have great respect for Struecker, who has written a nail-biting suspense about a Spec Ops (Army Ranger) team that also grapples with the issue of faith. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tracey Cramer-Kelly
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Reading!
I enjoy true stories. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading especially from our heroes!! I look forward to the sequel.
Published 2 months ago by Sher
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
Fast read good book ! This is the first time I have read this author and it turned out to be a great book.
Published 3 months ago by JsGramma
5.0 out of 5 stars kept me up tooooooo late!
Loved the fast pace and action in this book. I really felt the contrast of the way of the world and the Way of a follower of Christ was handled well. Read more
Published 6 months ago by karen j. cravy
4.0 out of 5 stars Certain jeopardy
Really enjoyed this book. Will definitely read more by this author. Kept my interest from beginning to end. Great book
Published 6 months ago by Marie
5.0 out of 5 stars Our heroes in action
I love Alton Gansky. It was awesome getting to know these heroes in action and feeling what they go through and seeing things through their eyes and in the eyes of those they... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Patricia A. Arteaga
5.0 out of 5 stars Certain Jeopardy
This would make a great movie, so long as writers do not change story line or redo characters. First time I've read anything by this author. Exciting to the end.
Published 8 months ago by leonpattrick
5.0 out of 5 stars Certain Jeopardy
This was a really good book. I could not put it down. There is a lot of military jargon in it.
Published 8 months ago by good game
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost . . . Certain Jeopardy
If you want authentic military thrills, Captain Jeff Struecker teams with author Alton Gansky to put together an intense story about a journey to Venezuela that morphs into... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Nicole Petrino-Salter
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