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Rise of The Iron Eagle (The Iron Eagle Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Roy A. Teel Jr.
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Book Description

Is The Iron Eagle a psychotic serial killer?
Or a new breed of Justice?

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Detective Jim O’Brian and FBI Profiler Special Agent Steve Hoffman are hunting for a brutal serial killer; however, this case defies the profiling rules both men have been trained to detect. “The Iron Eagle” appears to only hunt and capture serial killers. Time is of the essence as with each passing day “The Eagle” gets more brazen. The deeper O’Brian and Hoffman dig into profiling the killer, the more they realize that this is more than a race against time – it’s a race laden with the realization that the killer may be one of their own.

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The city of Los Angeles is no stranger to violence. It has both a colorful and grotesque history with it. Sheriff’s Homicide Detective Jim O’Brian and FBI Profiler Special Agent Steve Hoffman are also no strangers to the violence of the sprawling metropolis, but in the past decade something has changed. There’s a serial killer preying on other serial killers – some known by law enforcement, others well off radar. “The Iron Eagle,” a vigilante, extracts vengeance for the victims of Los Angeles’ serial killers. His methods are meticulous and his killings brutal. With each passing day, “The Iron Eagle” moves with impunity through the streets of Los Angeles in search of his prey. O’Brian and Hoffman create an elite task force with the sole purpose of catching “The Eagle” and bringing him to justice. But the deeper they delve, the more apparent it is that he may very well be one of their own. As the two men stare into the abyss of their search, the eyes of “The Iron Eagle” stare back.


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  • File Size: 1091 KB
  • Print Length: 254 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Narroway Press (May 28, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KMHXWSI
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Rise of the Iron Eagle by Dr. Roy A. Teel, Jr.
Roy A. Teel, Jr. writes for those of us who love well-written crime fiction. If you are like me, and have longed dreamed of finding an author who could write crime fiction as gritty and realistic as true crime, but that also included the detail and information known to true crime, including the knowledge and insight of crime, the research necessary to understand the type of criminal, the ability to understand the technical aspects of the scene, and so forth, then search no more. Roy A. Teel, Jr. is your man. His writing is gritty, hard-hitting and pulls no punches.
Now, I’m going to be brutally honest here. If you prefer cozy mysteries, romances with long-lusty sighs, and heart-felt pleas of ever-lasting love, Teel is NOT for you. If you want clean, tidy, and prudish, Teel is none of those things, and you will probably not like his work. His writing smacks of the real world. It is violent and hard-hitting. When he writes of death, the pages bleed, the book screams in agony, and less hardened readers may want to flinch in horror.
His protagonist, the Iron Eagle, is a killer of serial killers. This guy isn’t “Dexter” of TV fame. The Iron Eagle is a man who believes in an “eye for an eye” in the most vivid and delicious interpretation of the phrase. The serial killers he pursues are despicable; Teel describes how they kill, bit by bit. If you don’t want details, real crime writing probably isn’t your genre. It isn’t pretty. Crime never is.
Teel is a man who knows his crime. He comes from a life molded by murder, so he understands the long-term effects of the violent death of a loved one. He also believes in exhaustive research. He understands serial killers and what they really do to their victims.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed, this one just did not work for me. November 25, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This is part of a new fifteen book crime series, after this one I doubt I will be going on to the next fourteen books. Crime is my most read genre so of course excited by the promise of this book, especially as featuring a serial killer. I eagerly grabbed it from NetGalley and started to read, thinking I was in for a winning book.

It did not quite go that way.

I had two main issues with this book, the first is that the torture and kill scenes were very graphic, hard to read and picture and gory, that in itself did not bother me as I read a lot of "darker" crime fiction and horror, I am not turned away by it. BUT it seemed the author was just making it so over the top, that it almost became unbelievable. It's hard to explain but it didn't seem to flow very well.

My second issue was that the scenes in between when we are with the killer and his victims was just quite boring in my opinion. And why so many male characters? All of them began to merge into the one character for me.

The Blurb..

The city of Los Angeles is no stranger to violence. It has both a colorful and grotesque history with it. Sheriff's Homicide Detective Jim O'Brian and FBI Profiler Special Agent Steve Hoffman are also no strangers to the violence of the sprawling metropolis, but in the past decade something has changed.

There's a serial killer preying on other serial killers - some known by law enforcement, others well off radar. "The Iron Eagle," a vigilante, extracts vengeance for the victims of Los Angeles' serial killers. His methods are meticulous and his killings brutal. With each passing day, "The Iron Eagle" moves with impunity through the streets of Los Angeles in search of his prey.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Is He a Vigilante or a Hero? September 24, 2014
Format:Hardcover
This review is based on a free copy obtained from the author but reflects my own opinion.

When I first read the book summary, I was thinking of Dexter but I can't imagine Dexter being this good. Steve Hoffman is an FBI profiler working with Jim O'Brien, a detective trying to get a handle on someone who hunts serial killers. Nicknamed the Iron Eagle, the killer extacts complete confessions from his victims before killing them in the way that they killed their own victims.

At the start of the story Hoffman and O'Brien are called to the murder of a retired detective nicknamed "The Old Man," who has apparently been killed by the Eagle but not does not appear to be a serial killer at all. This confuses the two and they start to worry that the Eagle is getting more dangerous as he has gone outside his usual pattern. To make matters worse a prior victim of the Eagle was the granddaughter of the Old Man and also a cop. O"Brien and Hoffman surmise that one or both of the victims were getting close his his identity and he needed to silence them. They soon realize that the Eagle must be some sort of cop himself and that makes it more daunting as he would be familiar with all police procedures and be more difficult to catch.

Later those they love seem to be in danger from the Eagle and every confrontation they have with him (note: he wears a mask) seems to show how futile their resistance is as he seemingly overpowers them with ease.

Later we will learn the identity of the Eagle and it made me feel he was a lot like Batman of the Dark Knight stories. We also will learn what motivates him and really want to root for him. There will be times when he must pull out all stops to ensure those close to him are safe.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Can a serial killer do justice?
I read the second installment of this series Evil and the Details first, so I already had some previous knowledge, but also a lot of questions. Read more
Published 1 month ago by misspider
4.0 out of 5 stars Suspenseful Thriller!
At first I wasn’t sure if I would like this book that much. It’s deep. And dark. The serial killers don’t just murder, they torture. Read more
Published 1 month ago by kristen
5.0 out of 5 stars is a book that if you love to read crime novels
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Rise of the Iron Eagle by Roy A. Teel Jr. is a book that if you love to read crime novels, this one is for you. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Marjorie
4.0 out of 5 stars I wish I could give a good background of The Eagle
I wish I could give a good background of The Eagle; a profile if you will, but to do so would be a grave mistake as it would completely deprive readers of the deliciously horrific... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Elle Ay Esse
5.0 out of 5 stars A fast read that doesn’t hold back
Let me start by saying that this book is not the kind I usually read. I enjoy all aspects of crime scene investigation and criminal profiling though, so once I got started I was... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Tracy Ann
5.0 out of 5 stars I have to say this book was very good to me
I have to say this book was very good to me. It is a crime story that keeps you captivated. When a serial killer starts taking out other serial killer brutally and harshly it... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Rebecca Bryant
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Good story an a good plot that keeps you entertained -- something every reader is looking for !!!
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolutey amazing crime thriller!
The Iron Eagle. Who is he? Well, he is a serial killer preying on other serial killers. His methods of killing are brutal and harsh. Read more
Published 3 months ago by The Avid Book Collector
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing read! Riveting!
If you love crime novels, this is the book for you! I didn't want to put it down! A whole new spin on crime and justice. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jessica Auclair
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Roy A. Teel Jr, Is the author of several scholarly biblical books as well as fiction works. He is an ordained minister through ULC Ministries; he earned his Ministerial Studies degree from Global University of the Assemblies of God in Springfield, Missouri. He holds PhD's in Divinity and Biblical Studies from ULC Ministries. He was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1995 at the age of 30. He became disabled in 2010 due to his MS becoming relapsing progressive. He lives with his wife Tracy and their Springer Spaniel Sandy, and their tabby cat Oscar in Lake Arrowhead, California,

I am proud to announce the release of book one in The Iron Eagle Series, "Rise of The Iron Eagle" this series is planned to span ten books over the next two years. This crime novel series is based in Los Angeles, California and Los Angeles County. This novel series is a great departure from my previous novels, they take the reader into the dark regions of the minds of serial killers.

The idea for this series has been on my mind for over 30 years and now it is a reality. What makes this novel series different from others is, what happens in these books to the victims can happen in real life to any one of us. The terror is in the reality of the cruelty of man. However, The Iron Eagle moves quickly to exact his own brand of justice on those who would do the people of Los Angeles harm, is the Iron Eagle a hero or brutal serial killer? That is up to the reader to decide.

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