Book 2 of THE CONTRACT thriller series
Books, like children, are raised by a village, a community. All those who stand in the shadows and cheer us on with their insights and encouragement help make our dreams a reality. A loving partner, friends or family members, beta readers, and especially book clubs can assist us in reaching our goal.
I am very grateful to each of the villagers who reached out to help me as I wrote THE CHOICE. A simple “thank you” does not begin to express my sentiments. I can truthfully state that were it not for you, this book would not have been written. Woodrow T. Wilson wrote, “Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” I suspect this is true, but I know it to be so for writers.
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The Choice: unexpected heroes picks up where the first book ends, at an Air Force Base in northern California. The base commander invites Brad’s former Navy SEAL instructor to help him determine who is behind the murder of Brad and Sarah. It is evident that their deaths are part of a bigger plan, and the commander has an urgent need to thwart that plan.
A mystery unfolds which implicates key Washington D.C. officials. A confidential team studies the evidence and pursues leads. Eventually, they uncover a traitorous conspiracy that has as its goal: world domination. The pressing question is who can be trusted and who cannot.
Excerpts from reviews:
“This was a great read! Even though it was fraught of all kinds of danger, I felt energized and was ready to go into battle with the protagonists: General Taylor and Admiral Parker. Two men who with their very limited band of trusted associates foiled the plans of the one known as the Lion who planned to take over the world by creating a one world government. A world that he would rule with fear and subjugation.
The first target of this wide-reaching plan was to assassinate the President. I assume, the President of America as the scene was set in America. Brad Channing, a former Navy Seal and his wife Sara O’Brien, gave their lives to save the President. But that was the tip off the iceberg.
While the General and the Admiral and their team were trying to crack the case and expose the perpetrators, many more lives were to perish. This Lion, hiding in plain site continued to dispose of the life of anyone who suspect his activities, as well as his captured collaborators to stop them from giving him away.
The ending is a master stroke! Did I like how it ended? My answer will be yes and no! It is a worthy read!” 5 Stars
“This sequel jumps in where the first book ended. Someone attempted to assassinate the US President at an Air Force Base in northern California. The central characters, Brad Channing and Sarah O’Brien, from the first book died saving the President. The AF Base Commander, General Taylor, wants to know what happened and why former Navy Seal, Brad Channing, became involved and saved the President. He calls upon the Navy Seal Commander at Annapolis, Admiral Parker, to help solve the mystery. When Adm. Parker arrives at the AF Base, he meets Donna Tucker who had been Sarah O’Brien’s Best-Friend and asks for Parker’s help in finding out what happened to Sarah and Brad. Gen Taylor and Adm. Parker agree to let Donna help because Donna knows where Sarah kept all her journals about the assassination team.
Taylor and Parker are formulating their plan of action when nefarious forces begin killing senior Cabinet officials, starting with the Secretary of Defense who is killed shortly after returning to WASH DC after visiting Taylor and Parker.
Spooks and spies come out of the woodwork, literally bugs hid everywhere. Parker calls in a favor from Seal members across the country, who recover Sarah’s journals’ out from under the feet of the CIA. Her journals make it clear a shadowy character known as the Lion is trying to bring down the US government and other heads of state to reorganize the world in the Lion’s new order. People on and around the AF Base are being killed by remote controlled bombs but Taylor and Parker can’t find the connection that ties it all together.
This is a fast-paced story with adventure and intrigue in the middle of a love story. It’s an easy read, well-edited and no typos. I enjoyed this book enough to order the first book.” 5 Stars
“The Choice: the unexpected heroes” is Plano’s masterfully written second installment in a riveting trilogy. If you’ve not yet read the first book, you’ll be pleased to learn that she catches readers up in the Foreword. In addition to the timeless theme of good vs. evil, hope dominates this novel- amid fear and catastrophe. Who can be trusted and who is behind the assassinations? Body bags mount and trust plummets as the admiral, general, Jim and Donna race to prevent “The Lion” from taking over and forming a one-world government. Plano richly portrayed the characters- and I especially loved getting to know both Jim and Donna. Their romance was a bright spot amid the tense situations they found themselves in. While there was some romance interwoven into this thrilling story, the few sex scenes were relatively sedate. Also, readers will find the violence is not explicit. I highly recommend this masterpiece to readers fond of thrillers, suspense, romance, and the age-old battle of good vs. evil. And I’m looking forward to reading Plano’s final novel in this page-turning series!"
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