Caged Lightning by Brent Rock Russell
(Wyatt Stryker)

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This page-turner is a perfect read for armchair adrenaline junkies. While not thematically deep, this first installment in a series featuring Stryker delivers testosterone-driven escapist literature at its best: fast, furious, and fun.
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“Like an arrow in the hand of a warrior, so are the sons of those who have been shaken. Hurl lightning bolts and scatter them. Shoot your arrows and rout them.”

King David, circa 1000 BC

Wyatt Striker hated to admit that he was nervous. A senator he had treated in the ER after a mountain biking accident had invited Wyatt and his wife to a party at his vacation home near Tijuana. Unfortunately he did not mention that a dozen of California's most influential people would be there, too. He knew he had faced far worse situations during his glory days in special ops, but he hardly thought his training would help with this one.

When he arrived at the house early, however, he was caught off guard by what seemed to be a two-bit burglar. The thief's behavior, which included nearly putting a peephole in Wyatt's cranium, suggested something much more dangerous.

Shaken, he returned home to find his sister-in-law tied to a chair in the kitchen, his son gone, and a ransom note on the table. As he attempts to connect the dots, he discovers that the captor is less interested in the money than in Wyatt. Confused and determined, he sets off to unravel the web of leads and players. Will his calm and careful mind and the resources he can muster be enough to outsmart the captor? Will he discover the deadly identity of his adversary before it's too late?

In this fast-paced action adventure, Brent Russell weaves a tapestry of mystery, suspense, and good-old-fashioned fight scenes described in a uniquely thrilling voice.

 

About Brent Rock Russell

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Brent Russell is a medical doctor in Sun Valley, Idaho.
 
Published July 12, 2016 by Elevate Fiction. 464 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Above average
on May 25 2016

This page-turner is a perfect read for armchair adrenaline junkies. While not thematically deep, this first installment in a series featuring Stryker delivers testosterone-driven escapist literature at its best: fast, furious, and fun.

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