A Cybertech Thriller
by John D Trudel
Pub Date 28 Feb 2016
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Raven’s ragtag team thwarted an EMP attack by terrorists with Iranian nukes, but paid a terrible price.
Everyone on his team was badly injured. A peaceful neighborhood was left in flames.
Raven doesn’t officially exist. People are demanding explanations, but what doesn’t exist can’t be explained or defended. Politically it is easier to deny covert agents than support them.
The few who know what happened dare not say how close America came to Armageddon. An EMP attack would have killed at least 70% in major cities. Publicizing the extent of our vulnerability would create panic.
Raven’s partner Josie, a gentle psychic with exceptional powers, is catatonic. Her mind shut down from the trauma of red, raw combat. She is gone along with their dreams of someday having normal lives.
Raven swore to protect her. She trusted him, but he failed. They were outnumbered and outgunned in their own Homeland.
From the White House to the UN, our enemies have friends in high places. Instead of targeting civilian populations, terrorists will now directly attack America’s leaders and the thin black line of agents that protect America. Remove the protectors and the sheep will be helpless.
Without Josie or government support, what can Raven do? Can he find redemption?
Military Writers Society of America
John Trudel's Raven is back, and this time it's not just terrorists in his sights!
Raven is every bit as engaging and likable as Cussler's Dirk Pitt or Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan; flawed, but driven to do the right thing even if he needs to break some eggs along the way.
Fans of Clancy, Cussler, Dale Brown, and those of that ilk will enjoy this...."
Review by Rob Ballister, MWSA Awards Director
Chanticleer Book Reviews
Raven's Redemption begins where Raven's Run left off: Josie is recovering in a hospital in Oregon, and Raven, recuperating at a coastal estate in rugged Northern California. He feels responsible for putting her life in jeopardy. Josie is a sensitive paranormal who can do 'remote viewings' - but viewings involving violence, remote or otherwise, weaken her to the point of death.
Raven is an undercover operative who tries to protect her. He receives his next mission from Goldfarb, his boss: Josie's untraceable extraction from the medical facility. What none of them know is that sinister forces are at work to make sure Josie never gets out alive....
By J. Parry
US REVIEW OF BOOKS
Raven's Redemption: A Cybertech Thriller
"The man scrambled frantically across the floor like a wounded crab, slipping on the tile, crawling, reaching for his gun."
Durham had been a disaster. Everyone on Raven's team had been seriously wounded, and now Josie, the woman he loves and a major American asset due to her paranormal abilities, is in a drug-induced stupor at a medical facility. Wracked with guilt over his inability to have adequately anticipated and prepared for the danger, Raven is recuperating at the remote private estate in California known by the resident staff as "the Ranch."
When his boss, Dr. Goldfarb, wants him to extract Josie quickly and quietly from her hospital, he doesn't have to be asked twice. Although he doesn't know it at the time, the mission will be the crucial first step Raven will need to take to redeem himself in his own eyes....
reviewed by John E. Roper
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