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- Publisher: Narroway Press (May 28, 2014)
- Publication Date: May 28, 2014
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- Language: English
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Life as a Survivor
Roy is a proud cancer survivor and has refused to let MS define his life. His dedication to his work and to human subject research both inspired his writing as well as showed the real human condition when laid bare. As an author, Roy A. Teel Jr. is very diverse, and his works include both fiction and nonfiction. He earned his bachelor's degree in Ministerial Studies through Berean University of the Assemblies of God then went on to earn doctorates of Divinity and Biblical Studies through ULC Ministries.
Roy's first nonfiction book, The Way, The Truth, and The Lies: How the Gospels Mislead Christians about Jesus' True Message, was published in 2005 and is taught in both religious and secular universities in the U.S. and abroad. Against The Grain: The American Mega-Church and its Culture of Control was published in 2008. This second book reveals the unflattering true faces of the "Goliaths of God" and shows religion and churches for what they really are - businesses - very, very lucrative and influential businesses involved in many facets of American society.
In 2008, Roy published a collection of short stories titled, Light of Darkness: Dialogues in Death. These collected stories were inspired by both his difficult and troubled childhood as well as his years in clinical trials. He met and knew many people, many whom lost the battle due to natural causes, or in some cases, by their own hand, that he felt compelled to fictionalize and share their stories.
In 2013, Roy released his first novel, And God Laughed, a neoplatonic dialogue between one man and God. Although now a secular humanist, Roy believes in God but rejects all religions as man's folly and wrote a fictional narrative about a relationship with God outside of religion.
In 2014, Roy began publishing his latest and largest project - a 30-book geographically-centered hard boiled, mystery, suspense, thriller crime series: "The Iron Eagle Series." The main character, a former Marine Corps Black Operative turned rogue FBI agent, hunts serial killers in Los Angeles. Each novel addresses different subjects, and while fiction, all titles deal with real world subject matter. "The Iron Eagle Series" is not about things that can't hurt you. What happens in these novels can happen to any one of us if we let our guard down and/or are in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Life as an Author
After battling Multiple Sclerosis for nearly 16 years, Roy began devoting his energies and passions to the full-time art of storytelling. Although he is no longer able to work in a high stress executive environment, his life has taken on a new mission: to inform and entertain. His disability has brought with it an unforeseen blessing. He can finally take medications to alleviate some of the pain from his MS and focus on the pleasures of character creation and the joys of putting words to paper.
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
Make no mistake, Roy A.Teel, Jr. knows how to write a novel that is gripping and will keep the reader glued to the pages.
The violence is graphic so not advised for under eighteen. It was actually more graphic than I care to read. I also felt that a number of circumstances were just too coincidental. One villain kidnaps the best friend of another person he's kidnapped and this new person happens to be a person of interest to another key character.
The killings take place around the city of L.A. and the three main characters are well drawn and their motivation properly described and understandable.
There were two early killings in which the main killer diverted from his or her subject of killings. One person is said to have been getting too close to the killer and another older man associated with someone who was evil but I didn't understand how. It may be me but I usually follow the trend of stories.
I also felt that some paragraphs were overly long and when two people were speaking to each other, paragraph breaks would make it easier for a reader to follow who the speaker is.
I enjoyed the pace of the story and killers being caught and made to pay for their crimes. It was also a change of pace when one of the protagonists gets involved in a menage a trois.
Overall, an excellent story but more brutal and graphic than my usual choice in suspense and mysteries.
I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I decided to read this novel. I wasn’t bored, I wasn’t left unaffected and I sure as heck am glad I’m reading about the stuff that went on instead of seeing it for real. I think Mr. Teel, Jr.’s writing about criminals is like what Stephen King does for horror – leaves a lasting impression and horrifies while weaving a tale that one can’t step away from.
I ended up classifying this book as an erotic based on the three way relationship between one of the characters and two women. Also, the fact that a few of the deviants in the story got off on voyeurism while they did what they did was another reason I labeled it thus. However, this is first and foremost a mystery, and a murder mystery at that. And, this is a novel about one man on a crusade against the vilest of the vile, the most heinous and inhumane of human beings, and reading about them kept me on the edge of my seat.
The one thing that the author wanted to make crystal clear, and was abundantly successful, is making a reader believe that the method of death meted out by the Iron Eagle was warranted. Sure, Steve, the FBI guy, wanted the investigations of the crimes done by the book but, there’s a gray area that he sort of teeters on. Then there’s Jim, who actually is more open about accepting that what the Iron Eagle is doing isn’t such a bad thing, even when he duplicates the horrors done to victims onto the perpetrators themselves.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Mr. Teel gave us a character that I both admire and condemn. This illustrates the author's ability to sculpt characters with dimensions. Read morePublished 3 hours ago by Amazon Customer
pros-nice twist on the "silence of the lambs" genre, with the predator being a cop who puts a cruel but understandable spin on vigilante justice. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
It's been a long time since I picked up a book that I couldn't put down, until now. Rise of the Iron Eagle is filled with so many twists and turns, plots inside of plots. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Shauna
This review is based on a free copy obtained from the author but reflects my own opinion. If you are faint of heart, this is not the book for you. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Deneve F. Bunde
A strongly written book with great character development. It's a page turner. Highly believable.Published 1 month ago by RaNels59@aol.com
RATJ has written a novel of a serial killer elite. He is being chased by everyone. The storyline follows police procedure and their ability to line up the information. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
'Rise of the Iron Eagle' is a phenomenal suspense crime story with spectacular characters and detailed murders. This is the first of what it looks like an excellent series. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ruty@ReadingDreaming