- Send Off Planned for Huntington Highlanders to State Championship
- Day One: NASCAR Champion’s Week In Las Vegas Officially Begins
- UPDATED LINKS: Dangerous Hydrogen Fluoride Among Water Emissions Sent to Huntington Waste Treatment Plant According to EPA
- MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: Defense Dept. Contracts for Dec. 4, 2013
- BREAKING... Condolences to Huntington Mayor Steve Williams & Family on the Passing of his Dad.
- Scheme involving thousands of prescription pain pills ends in jail time for Logan brothers
- CIVIL WAR OP-ED: 74th Anniversary of ‘Gone with the Wind’ Premiere
- BOOK NOTES: 'Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle: Transform Your Body Forever Using the Secrets of the Leanest People in the World' Revised Edition
- Chants of 'We Are ... Marshall' planned nationwide as Herd battles Rice in Conference USA title game
- Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Discusses Mortgage Rules at Consumer Federation of America Meeting
BOOK REVIEW: 'Into the Crossfire': Jack Haliday Returns in Debut Entry in 'First Force', Cindy McDonald's New Series
Four years have passed and Jack discovers that the escape of Gunner is very bad news in Cindy McDonald's first entry in a new series, "First Force" titled "Into the Crossfire" (Acorn Book Services, 364 pages, paperback, available on Amazon.com, $13.99, also available in Kindle at $2.99)
Jack is married to the lovely Laura and they have an irrepressible four year old daughter, Lillian, called "Lil" by one and all. They have a nice home in a good section of Rosemount.
Everything is perfect, including their relationship with their mysterious next-door neighbor Walt Wabash, called "Unca Walt" by Lil.
Since just about everything is a spoiler in this gut-wrenching book, I'll avoid giving away plot points. Everything is not as it seems, including Jack's fellow officer on the Rosemount force, Alicia, who's assigned to desk duty after injuring her back in a motorcycle accident. Walt is a friendly but mysterious man, marvelously fit for a man of fifty. Nobody knows what he does.
When Gunner rebuilds the Nomads and moves back to the area, everything turns upside down for Jack's family -- and for Walt Wabash and his equally mysterious associates.
This is a very explicit novel with graphic scenes of sex and violence, unfortunately the norm for many small cities like the fictional Rosemount. Drugs, violence and sex trafficking are dealt with frankly by McDonald, so if you're overly sensitive, consider this a warning!