Monday, July 2, 2012

Pete Klein book review

Genre: Espionage thriller
Title: The Exiled Element - A James Becker Thriller
Author: John L. Betcher
The Exiled Element is first and foremost a fun read. This is an espionage thriller you can easily imagine being made into a movie with some well known actors and some great special effects.
A husband, James "Beck" Becker who is a former special operative, and wife, Beth Becker, former CIA computer guru, team up in an espionage thriller that moves between Red Wing, Minn., Washington D.C. and Cairo, Egypt in this fast paced, well plotted espionage thriller.
At first the Becker’s don’t realize they are working the same case in different parts of the world. Things get dicey when Beth is captured as a spy in Egypt and Beck leads the rescue attempt after helping a friend in the local police track down a sniper.
When the action involves the wife, the story is told in the first person. When the action involves the husband, the story is told in the third person.
For the most part, the story takes place during current Egypt after the fall of Mubarak. But there are flashbacks scattered to show light on what led to the Becker’s becoming involved in an assassination plot to kill a U.S. Senator and the theft of Top Secret Air Force design plans.
The cast of characters are likeable and the story is as believable if not more so than movies and TV programs of this type.
To say much more would only take from your enjoyment but I will add this much. The story confirms what you suspect. Not all the smart people in government are all that smart and lives are put at risk because of it.
About the author
Author, John L. Betcher, holds a Bachelor's Degree, cum laude, in English from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and a Jurist Doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis. He has practiced law for more than twenty-five years in the Mississippi River community of Red Wing, Minnesota. Betcher has published an award-winning series of "Becker" suspense/thriller novels. The first four are The 19th Element, The Missing Element, The Covert Element, and The Exiled Element. He has also authored the award-winning spiritual phenomenon, A Higher Court.

Summary: Highly Recommended, especially for those who love espionage thrillers.
Reviewer: Peter Klein Allbooks Reviews.

Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Title: The Exiled Element - A James Becker Thriller
Author: John L. Betcher
Publisher: CreateSpace (May 6, 2012)
ISBN: 10: 1475180586
ISBN-13: 9781475180589
Price: $16.95 paperback
Price:$8.99 Kindle

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