This is the first in a series of novellas that explore the world of the mercenary and the challenges they face keeping evil from overrunning society.
Enough is a military thriller delving into the dark areas of the soldier's conscience. The action explodes as the characters smolder dealing with their understanding of revenge.
Mercy Strained is the mission of one dark soldier who entered the military to build the skills necessary to exact her revenge on the monsters that stole her childhood and her womanhood.
A Child's Cry introduces Sergeant James Terrance (JT) Welder, who forms a team of mercenaries to rescue a little girl and destroy the gang who took her from her family.
Who will stand the line and protect us from evil? Who will protect the ones who cannot defend themselves?
The Shadow Soldier holds back the darkness so that we may live in the light.
- sci teacher
At first, I wasn’t sure why this is voiced by a man. He has a really nice voice, but the perspective in the first story is that of a young woman.
The second story’s protagonist is a man. His family gets killed, so he recruits some army and marine acquaintances to help him exact revenge.
The third story is the most ambitious by far. A crime family ends up kidnapping the wrong kid and inadvertently sets a very dangerous team on the loose.
- I think the stories got better as they went on, but each had its own unique charm.
- These are all about vigilante justice centered around the theme of human trafficking or child sexual abuse and exploitation. (First story.)
- Not sure why the first story had 2 endings. It’s unique, but I’m not sure this style of book was meant to have a choose your own adventure flare to it.
- Narration was solid.
- Every story had a lot of violence.
- Despite being fiction, the problem of modern day slavery and human trafficking is a real deal thing society doesn’t always handle well. These stories about somebody getting ultimate justice are satisfying.
Given the crimes committed by the bad guys, they probably deserved what they got, but still, if vigilante philosophy isn’t your thing, you may not enjoy these.
*I received a free copy of the audiobook. I have freely chosen to leave this review.
- Carol Brandon
This was well done. There are three stories in this book, dealing with some of the scourges of our time - sexual predators of young girls, a drug cartel, and child trafficking. Sarge and his mercenaries set out to right the wrongs. The first story is a bit gritty and a little graphic. I really enjoyed the action, the camaraderie, and the attention to detail as the stings were set up. I received a free copy of the audiobook, with no obligation.