Friday, January 8, 2010

Book Review: Blaze of Glory

Blaze of Glory
by Major Jeff Struecker with Alton Gansky
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Audience: Teens to Adult
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Release date: May 1, 2010

A short synopsis:

Sergent First Class Jerry Zinsser was a decorated hero, who after rehabilitation, was assigned to Sergent Major Eric Moyer's team as his new surveillance specialist. Moyer's Special Operations unit has been assigned to track down an Egyptian terrorist that uses women suicide bombers to fulfill his "contract" with a Mexican drug Lord. Zinsser, who struggles with hidden demons, tries his best to be an asset to the team, but instead, may put the whole team at risk.

My comments:

If you only read one book this year, Blaze of Glory should be the one. Written by Major Jeff Struecker, (one of the heroes featured in Black Hawk Down), this book kept me on pins and needles throughout the whole story. It was so realistic I had to keep telling myself it's fiction. The characters were amazing and have left such an impression that won't easily be forgotten. The situations the team dealt with were terrifying, and I had to remind myself to breathe at times. This military thriller is most definitely a real page-turner that held me spell-bound in its clutches from the first chapter. This is truly one of the best books I've ever read. Major Jeff Struecker is one author that should be noticed and put on everyone's to-watch list. His gripping realism has left me awestruck and I can't wait to read more of his work!

To read more about Major Struecker, you can visit his website at:
To read more about Alton Gansky, you can visit his website at:

This book was sent to me by B&H Books for review. Thank you so much, Julie!

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