Roy A. Teel Jr.’s Rise of the Iron Eagle: The Iron Eagle 1

I received this book courtesy of Mr. Teel for the purpose of a fair and honest review.

Overview: Special Agent Steve Hoffman and Homicide Detective Jim O’Brian have an interesting problem. Their current task force case regards “The Iron Eagle” a serial killer with a different MO than expected. He kills other serials, be they killers or otherwise. The only question is: as good as the Eagle is at finding the killers, could he be a cop?

Story Telling: Mr. Teel wrote a terrific thriller here. The story was fluid. The characters were believable. And the Eagle is nicely ambiguous.

Likes: The speed of this story was a big plus. But it wasn’t all action, there were a few spots that just seemed to be rest stops, so to speak.

Dislikes: The story was gorier than it needed to be. And Steve Hoffman had a serious problem in the morality department. There’s just some things a man shouldn’t do, even if he has been given permission. Morals should come in to play at some point.

Favorite Scene: My favorite part of the novel was when John Swensen went to the gravesite of his wife. It explained a lot. (Meeting Valente in Santiago’s was great as well.)

Conclusions: Mr. Teel wrote a story where you are left wondering what will happen in the next books. It’s a pretty interesting read. I found myself–at first–thinking that vengeance killing is wrong, only to get to where I was wondering when the Eagle was going to get the sucker.


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