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Hard Case 1 (John Harding Series) by [DeLeo, Bernard Lee ]
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Book 1 of 9 in John Harding Series (9 Book Series)

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Editorial Reviews


"Harding loves to fight and he fights very well. He's unbeaten. He shows no mercy against his opponents in the cage or while on assignment. He's a stone cold killer. The author created an exceptional character in Harding that the reader just falls in love with. There's also a great deal of humor in this story and at times hilarious interaction between the characters".- ★★★★★ by Kim Cruz
"I loved this story! John Harding makes Jack Reacher look like a Sunday school teacher."
- ★★★★★ by Sharyn Cerniglia
"John Harding takes no prisoners. He's a cage fighter who plays by the rules unless it's necessary to break them along with a few other things. The fast-paced dialogue fits the no holds barred action that pits Harding against terrorists, the Russian Mafia, and guys who just don't like his attitude or his prowess in the ring. This cool story interweaves Harding's personal life with his kick-boxing life as well as a little CIA covert action thrown in. This one delivers a terrific knock-out punch and you'll love every minute of it."- ★★★★★ by Gayle Pool
"If you enjoy sitting down reading a action packed fiction book then this is it. This was my first time with this author and I will say buy it, read it, and the rest is history. I will read other books by this author."- ★★★★★ by Jeff Arms
"Bernard Lee DeLeo is one of the purest writing talents I have ever had the pleasure of reading - a brilliant writing talent that I can only envy."- ★★★★★ by James Byron Huggins - New York Times Bestselling Author

From the Author

"How I got to doing what I do is a long story. I spent time in uniform, and six years in special ops. In younger years growing up my old man and me had to travel a lot. He whipped me good and often. Only thing was... I got to liking it... not so much the beating as the pain. When I hit fourteen we lived in an old shack of a place near the Mahoning River in Leavittsburg, Ohio. My Pa came home drunk deciding it was time for another beat down. It was. I broke his jaw and then his arm. While he lay screaming in pain I kicked him right in the nuts as hard as I could. Pa quieted down then.
I took what money he had, some clothes, and his car. Heading South, I found a place down in Texas called Plano where I hired on at a fast food joint. I stayed in the back of an old man's junkyard. Pete, the junkyard owner took a liking to me. He helped me get a driver's license and birth certificate. That's when I became John Harding and a very young eighteen year old. Pete told me the service would be a good place to get my GED and some money saved. The Marines needed a few good men. They took me anyway. Nothing much was happening back in 1997; but I went Recon and saw some neat foreign places: Kenya, Kosovo, and the Philippines. It turned out I had a penchant for learning languages and the Marines began training me in a few helpful ones... helpful for them. Nine eleven hit about the time my four years were up. At nineteen I was in Afghanistan. Being a vet by the time they started doing special ops in Iraq I thought it best to hone the only damn skills I'd managed to attain.
Now I'm out, sort of, and free lancing with odd jobs. I tried getting into the extreme cage stuff but the referee was slow stopping my first fight and I killed a guy. It was bad publicity for the sport so they told me I needed a cooling off period. Tommy saw the fight. He recruited me. Tommy Sands grew up in East LA. He's the guy Barrack Obama said his grandma used to hide from on the street. Tommy and me hit it off right away. He's smooth with the side bets. We have an understanding. He knows the pain don't bother me much. I know he don't mind watching me take some. The impromptu money fights are more my style anyway. It allows me the leeway for my other enterprises."
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Product details

  • File Size: 893 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: RJ Parker Publishing; 522 Pages edition (May 16, 2013)
  • Publication Date: May 16, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0083NUPY2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,087 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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