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Review of ‘Time on Target’

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Former 5th SF Group commando, now Homeland Security special agent Dan Brandt is living on borrowed time. Severely injured in Afghanistan, his body, as finely tuned as it is, is slowly shutting down, and he knows it. He tries to keep this from his fiancée Marina, but when he is sent on one last mission, his secret becomes hard to keep. Sent to locate and identify Diego Sandoval, a Mexican drug lord who is using Latino-American teens in his operation, Brandt encounters a face from his past, Carlos Gomez, Jr., the son of a former comrade, forcing both him and Carlos to have to fight for their lives.

Time on Target by Don Marnock is a taut thriller that will keep your adrenalin pumping and your pulse racing from page one. Gritty dialogue and authentic background puts Marnock’s work in a class by itself. The characters are fully-fleshed with warts and all, and the action is described in blunt, no-nonsense terms. It has everything, from the evil doings of vicious drug dealers to the behind the scenes maneuvering and betrayal of ambitious bureaucrats. Not a story for the faint of heart or sensitive soul, but I guarantee you that when you start reading, you will not be able to put it down until you’ve reached the final page.