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Banshee Rising

Walter Ihlefield

Average Review Rating Average Rating 9/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Xlibris Corp.

Published : 2001

Copyright : Walter Ihlefield 2001

ISBN-10 : PB 1-4010-2132-8
ISBN-13 : PB 978-1-4010-2132-0

Publisher's Write-Up

Former Navy SEAL Mitchell Parks finds the ghost of sixteen-year-old Sara McCafferty in his attic. As a police officer in the small town of Bridgeway, VA, he makes a promise to Sara to find out what happened to her and her family over thirty years ago. Yet, there are people still in town who want the secret kept quiet. When Mitch gets pushed too far, the Warrior hidden deep inside takes charge and his enemies soon find out why he was called "The Banshee" in the Rung Sat Region of Vietnam.

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Review by Denise M. Clark (190203) Rating (9/10)

Review by Denise M. Clark
Rating 9/10
Banshee Rising is one of those books you start to read that dangles the bait, waits for you to bite, then reels you in. Despite the fact I had more pressing things to do besides read, I gallantly ignored them and finished this book in one sitting.

Mitchell Parks is a police officer in a small Virginia town. As a part Native American and former Navy SEAL who served in Viet Nam, Parks is already a formidable man. But wait until you meet his 'other half', Banshee - his codename while he was a SEAL.

After discovering a ghost in his attic, Mitch and his partner/lover Detective Dana Warren begin looking into a 30-year-old mystery of a family's disappearance. Joining the hunt for the truth is Mitch's former Navy SEAL buddy 'Hawk' Taggert. The trio discovers more than they bargained for as they uncover a trail of lies, drugs and murder that threatens not only to tear the small town apart, but one that leaves bodies and attempted murders in its wake.

This exciting, page-turning book has everything going for it - mystery, action, romance, even a bit of the paranormal. A strong plotline and likeable, if sometimes fearful characters, draws the reader into a world of revenge, regret and a single-minded pursuit for justice. Mr. Ihlefield has created not only compelling action, but characters struggling with a myriad of emotions, offering us a brief glimpse into the mindset of not only a fictional patriot, but one with the heart of a warrior and the honour and loyalty that defines today's veterans. My only complaint about this book? It ended.
Denise M. Clark (19th February 2003)

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