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‘Rise Of The Iron Eagle’ by Roy A. Teel, Jr.

What’s the Iron Eagle?”

The old man looked at the bum asking the question with disdain. “The Iron Eagle isn’t a thing, it’s a person – if you can call him that. He’s one of the sickest serial killers I’ve ever come across in all my years in this business.” The bum was sitting next to the office building where the old man had his office. “You’s Barry Mullin, ain’t ya?” The old man didn’t answer. “Yea, I recognizes ya from the paper, though it’s been a few years. I heard you’s a drunk, only yous got a home.” The old man didn’t say anything; he just kept walking toward the entrance of the building. He was slow, but he was walking….

You can discover more about both book and author by clicking here and whilst you’re there, why not check out Roy’s excellent guest post..



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    • Hi Lauren,

      I agree. Those first few lines tell you quite a lot about the two individual characters, yet reveal very little about the story itself. I am definitely intrigued enough to make sure I keep reading!

      Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you have enjoyed your weekend so far 🙂

    • Hi Katherine,

      I too, am curious as to who this Barry Mullins is, as he is obviously well known enough to have featured in a newspaper article, albeit some time ago.

      Quite how he fits into the storyline in the search for ‘The Iron Eagle’ I can’t imagine, unless the two are completely unrelated storylines, which only merge together further down the line?

      Thanks for visiting today, I always appreciate your comments 🙂

  • Serial killer stories can be quite terrifying, yet exciting and interesting. I’ll be interested to know how this one pans out for you.

    I’m set to begin The Maestro, the Magistrate & the Mathematician by Tendai Huchu. I won’t share the first lines since you’ve already featured it here. 🙂

    • Hi Kelly,

      ‘The Iron Eagle’ is a seriel killer with a unique selling point, which makes this book unlike anything I have read before!

      ‘The Maestro …”, has another unique and highly entertaining storyline, although scratch the surface and the hidden messages are bared and open to scrutiny. I enjoyed this book, I hope you do too 🙂

  • Ack! The first sentences would make me stop reading because I don’t like reading any books about serial killers! It doesn’t matter how clever, well-written, etc. They are just too creepy for me.

    Thanks for always participating in BBOF!

    • Hi Gilion,

      It wouldn’t do if we all enjoyed the same genres of books, would it? It is the diversity of storylines which make blogs amd memes, such as BBOF, such fun and so interesting!

      I’m not saying that ‘Rise Of The Iron Eagle’ isn’t at all spooky and by its very nature, violent. However, ‘The Iron Eagle’ is a seriel killer with a difference and if you read the synopsis, you might even find yourself rooting for him … That’s all I’m saying 🙂

      Thanks for hosting and for taking the time out to visit and comment on the blog and for all the retweets etc. on social media platforms 🙂

    • Hi Maria,

      I am left wondering just what the old man’s business is and how he knows so much about ‘The Iron Eagle’.

      Even the bum has heard about ‘The Iron Eagle’, even though he didn’t realise the title referred to an individual, not an article.

      “Curiouser and Curiouser”, as Alice in Wonderland would say!

      Thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate your comments 🙂

    • Hi Naida,

      I do have to admit that there are advisory warnings at the end of the Amazon synopsis for this book, so it is definitely not one for the faint hearted.

      Also, ‘The Iron Eagle’ series is one which definitely needs to be read in sequence, according to author Roy Teel. So in all honesty, as this is the first book in the series, I still have the option to duck out when I have read it, if I find the content is going to be too much for me!

      I do have to say though, that I agree with ‘The Iron Eagle’s’ theory in taking the actions he is. The idea of a seriel killer, picking off other seriel killers, has a certain appeal to me and would certainly save some tax pounds (dollars).

      Thanks for visiting this week and I hope that you are enjoying your current choice of book 🙂

    • Hi Tracy,

      I was pretty much of the same opinion as yourself, however the clinchers for me, were these lines from the premise …

      “”The Iron Eagle,” a vigilante, extracts vengeance for the victims of Los Angeles’ serial killers……”

      “O’Brian and Hoffman create an elite task force with the sole purpose of catching “The Eagle” and bringing him to justice. But the deeper they delve, the more apparent it is that he may very well be one of their own.” …

      So now you can see why I am so intrigued about the storyline 🙂

    • Hi Vicki,

      I don’t know what your libraries are like Stateside, however it is a sad state of affairs, that here in the UK, there are virtually no new books being ordered and many libraries are becoming like charities and asking for donations of suitable books.

      However, they don’t really help themselves, as they set such stringent conditions about the age of a book, condition etc. that I am sure that they put off and discourage many potential donators.

      I hope that you get lucky 🙂

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