- Paperback: 358 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 30, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1481099795
- ISBN-13: 978-1481099790
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 103 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,930,879 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Imperial Connection Paperback – November 30, 2012
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About the Author
About the authors. Edward and Anne Charles are a husband-wife team who love writing novels together. They live in Imperial, California, a small desert community close to the Mexican border. Edward and Anne were high school sweethearts who lost track of each other for over forty years and through Facebook re-connected. Today they are newlyweds loving life together and writing creepy novels where bad guys are real bad guys and the good guys always win out!
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Then, the "intelligent female protagonist" must turn into an eight year old girl.
The 20+ year Army veteran turns into a puddle.
This part is difficult for me to buy into, but if you can get through this part of the book, it's pretty fast paced.
I can tell, almost without effort, who wrote what part of the book. Personally, I'm not fond of co-authors; books usually take unwanted/unwelcome journey.
Not many authors can successfully blend their styles and make it work. I would like to read more by this author team. I believe they show great potential.
Mike came home because his Mom passed away and he needs to be there for his Dad. Mike loves his Father, a retired Chicago cop. His wifes death hit him hard and Mike worries about him big time..
Mike put 20 years in the Air Force as an intelligence officer. He served in the Second Gulf war and was down and dirty, right in the fighting in his quest for intelligence. Mike is no stranger to killing and trying to not get killed. He has an analytical mind thats a magnet for intelligence. He was very, very good at his job. The CIA has been recruiting him since he retired. Foley isn't ready to go down that road yet.
Mike had just come home from a night out with Dad when he got an e-mail from his pal Vince. Vince is also an intelligence officer and a very good friend and he's still in the AF.
What he sends Mike is a newpaper article on Homeless Rick. After reading the article and looking at the picture Mike is reminded of Sgt. Ricci. A guy who saved his life. A guy who took a serious head injury while saving Mike's life.
Sgt. Ricci was never the same. He had severe head trauma and was sent home to his parents. He's was there for a while and just disappeared.
Ricci's parents are very worried and glad when Mike calls with a line on their son. Mike lets them know he will call them when he meets with Homeless Rick.
So begins one pretty good read.
Foley is headed for Cali to see if this is indeed Sgt. Ricci. He runs into a stunning woman, murder, an international conspiracy, old friends and some very heavy enemies.
Great read. Five stars.
Only down side is the email address provide in the book's forward bounced back, failing to produce the full, adult-experience version offered by the authors. Their description leads me to think it would have been an even more tantalizing read than the tamed-down version I got through Amazon.
The authors developed two story lines and both storylines keep you waiting for what was going to develop on the next page. I also was pleased to see how they snuck in the plight of our homeless veterans in a touching character Homeless Rick. The main storyline is truly a mysteries and addresses how and who were smuggling Blood Diamonds into the USA market.
The identified characters all were fully developed and without those characters, you would not find the story complete.
I would strongly recommend the book to anyone who might like a “Romantic-Mystery.” If you are not sure you would like this type of book, only I and others that have enjoyed the author’s story telling will understand what you have missed.
Most recent customer reviews
Would like to read the 2nd and 3rd installments too. Iike Mike and Andy.