Certain Jeopardy is written by Captain Jeff Struecker with Alton Gansky. Gansky is an accomplished novelist while Struecker is a decorated member of the US Army’s most elite fighting corps. Struecker’s personal experiences and firsthand knowledge no doubt provide the framework for this tale of Special Ops, stealth engagement and survival.
At first, the novel moved somewhat slowly as I tried to remember who was who, whose wife and family story was whose, and what nickname belonged to what team member. However, I wasn’t far into the book before the pace quickened and I found myself unable to put it down. The story reads like a segment from last night’s news: Al Qaeda, Venezuela, nuclear arms and a dangerous mission…
Six American men live behind a protective façade, their real work hidden from neighbors and friends. Different in countless ways, they are intimately the same in one: at any moment their lives can be altered with a phone call, and their actions may change the world.They are Special Ops. And one team’s mission is about to hit certain jeopardy status when the discovery of an Al Qaeda base in Venezuela becomes secondary to thwarting the transport of a nuclear weapons expert from that training camp to Iran.Informed by the true combat experience of Captain Jeff Struecker and finessed by award-winning novelist Alton Gansky, Certain Jeopardy is an immersing and pulsating fictional account of what really happens at every level of a stealth engagement: the physical enemy encounter, the spiritual war fought within a soldier, and the emotional battles in families back at home.
I don’t know about you, but I am fascinated by the stories of real life men and women both highly trained and wholly committed to defending our country, often at great personal sacrifice. As I was in the midst of
devouring reading this novel, the story of Navy SEALS rescuing a kidnapped merchant ship captain dominated the news. Heroism, bravery, and sacrifice inspire us, rightly so, and all are present in Certain Jeopardy. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to anyone who loves a fast paced adrenaline ride that will keep you reading until the last page is turned.
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