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Certain Jeopardy Paperback – May 1, 2009
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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
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.Read more ›
When I had the relationships all figured out, I enjoyed to have a look in the family lifes of special ops.
The book is believably written. It's always great to read a book by an author who knows where he's talking about. Jeff Strueker has been there and done that.
I highly recommend this book for fans of military fiction.
I'm looking forward to reading the other books Al and Jeff have written together!
I would DEFINITELY recommend it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The story plot was believable. It was fast paced and exciting. It had a mission impossible feel with language that let the imagination see and run with the scenes!Published 1 month ago by Jerry
I thoroughly enjoyed another story by Mr. Struecker. Could not put it down.Published 3 months ago by Duane
i watched or read or used the item. You can look at my "star" review. I have nothing else to say about the product. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jo Ellen Morris
This is my 1st of Struecker's books but it won't be my last. I read this as a fan of Gansky's but now I'm a fan of both. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Stacy Wallace
I was pleasantly surprised to read this fictional plot line by Jeff. After completing this book, I was disappointed to find the rest of his fictional books are not yet available... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Former Soldier
This is a good book. I had a hard time putting it down.
I appreciate that there was no cursing. Read more
Adrenaline pumping, heart thumping action and danger await the male characters entering a country to observe and identify a possible threat to the U.S. Read morePublished 12 months ago by lighthouse88
Awesome book but then again I knew it would be with Alan Gansky's name on it and the man that wrote it with him wow going to read more of their booksPublished 13 months ago by Esther Yvonne Esch
Excellent writing and well paced. Truth told in appropriate fashion. Recommend for everyone who appreciates what our military and volunteers do to protect us.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer