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Monday, July 4, 2016

BOOK SPOTLIGHT & REVIEW: A Wolf On The Loose By Daniel Straka

A Wolf On The Loose
By Daniel Straka
Genre: Thriller, Adventure, Military

A Wolf On The Loose is a weekly e-serial, containing 36 parts spread over 5 episodes. One part is released weekly, free, on Amazon for 5 days (Monday-Friday). Completed episodes are available for purchase. 

Amid struggling with his addictions, former Marine Andrew St George goes AWOL from his rich family and lavish lifestyle. He appears months later in Miami with one intent; convince his friend, Emilio Cortez, to start a Private Military Company with him. Having left the Corps after his brother was killed in a drive-by, Emilio’s been stuck working three jobs to support his extended family, all of whom he lives with in a small apartment.

While Andrew and Emilio enter into the security business looking for an escape from their civilian lives, both struggle with their demons. From the slums of Miami, the glitzy South Beach nightlife, to Cartel controlled Mexico, the boys will learn that despite their best intentions, no one job is the same and that there are battles to be fought outside of war zones. 

My Review: 

Dan Straka has dealt a winning hand!  A Wolf On The Loose is the 1st of five episodes in 36 parts centered on two friends and combat veterans from entirely different economic and racial backgrounds who extend an alliance into civilian life.  This powerful story unfolds from there! Superbly written, colorful and real character development, and just plain exciting past / present writing style and plot twists that pull you into the protagonists lives and keep you enthralled at every turn! As an ex-marine, very accurate in detail, as well. Honestly, I can't wait to read episode 2 in this series, and I love the way that Mr. Straka has structured this tale. Strong stuff, and beautifully told. Five Stars!

Author Bio

Dan achieved a BFA in photography and metal working and since graduating, has done neither. By day he works in manufacturing. By night, often very late into the night, he writes and stalks America's sub-cultures on the vast internets.


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