The Ian Ridgefield Story
Fiction, Military / War, Thriller, Political thriller
March 31, 2021
Ian Ridgefield thought he was done with the military. He had completed more than he ever expected and did it at a level few will ever reach. Back home and taking care of his mother, even if she didn't ask for it, while quickly moving up the corporate ladder, his days of being a door kicker and dealing with sand rubbing his skin raw were further and further away.
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When Washington D.C. turns into a proverbial hellhole, the Pentagon razed to the ground, within a matter of seconds, he is presented with a request that he isn't sure he wants to accept. This decision is even more difficult to make when a woman he hadn't thought about for more than a decade has entered his life and keeping it more than a little interesting.
Ian's code of moral justice may land him into legal trouble and the stand he makes to save the life of one while taking others, is difficult to offset for the community he lives in but can they agree to overlook it? When two people with more money and legal power than any duo in the country are willing to help ensure he stays on the outside of the Tombs in New York City it is a reality he has a difficult time accepting.
Will Ian, finally, find peace in life and chemistry with the woman of his dreams, or will the skeletons come crashing out of his closet and destroy the foundation he has worked so hard to create? Travel through the journey of treacherous deceit, ecstatic highs, military men standing up to corrupt governments, and men being an impenetrable wall between pure evil and the women they have sworn to protect.
The first book in a wonderful series highlighting the men and women who have, or do, serve in the military. This is not a stand-alone book.
Reviews Of The Book On BooksShelf
Alpha by John Henley is a great start to what seems to be an exciting series. The beginning reels you in and you just can't stop reading. The author has created a good base for this series since the start of the very first novel. The plot is written in a moderate pace, well-thought-out and captivating. It reveals the life of a military man, it gives details that are truly fascinating, and shares the journey of Ian in a captivating and thrilling way. Well written, with suspense, action and romance mixed well. The characters are well-rounded, felt real, and are fully developed. They are likable and interesting. It would be a pleasure to read more about them in the continuation of the series. Ian, as the main hero of the book, feels like a real person - his mentality, his code of honor and justice, his faith, and his heart are all well presented. He is a memorable character. Overall, the book Alpha is recommended, especially for adults who enjoy military books with a dose of romance but others might also find it interesting.