Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Dead Can Talk, In the President's Service #6 by Ace Collins

I think this is the best episode yet in this series. It is jam packed with action and moves the story along well.

At the outset a American spy is killed without delivering the microfilm that cost him his life. We wonder if this means the Nazis will have a stable supply of power from a hydrogen based fuel.

Bauer knows that Meeker survived the plane crash but is hesitant to kill her. He desperately needs to know what her assignment is.

Meanwhile, Meeker convinces her superiors that she needs to go behind enemy lines. She actually ends up in the same room with Hitler and Himmler. But her plans go wrong and disaster strikes, leaving a death in its wake.

Bauer is intent on finding the Fountain of Youth and thinks he has a lead. His desire for the promised rejuvenation takes him to New Orleans. Meeker ends up there too and when disaster strikes again, we are left waiting for the next episode.

I love this series. The dialog is snappy and full of wit. The characters are well crafted and, in this episode, the action is intense and continuous. This episode clearly reflects the price special agents have to pay to keep our country safe. I look forward to the next one.

My rating: 5/5 stars.

Read my reviews of earlier episodes: A Date With Death, The Dark Pool, Blood Brother, Fatal Addiction, and The Devil's Eyes.

Ace Collins has written more than sixty books, including several best sellers. He lives in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

Elk Lake Publishing, 170 pages.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this episode through The Book Club Network for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
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