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  • 08/2021
  • 978-1-64952-186-6 B08X6ZNQD7
  • 543 pages
  • $10.00
Bruce Thomas
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Chaos Above the Sand
Bruce Thomas, author
Iran 2010. The Iranian High Council has decided that today is the day that their fighter pilots will attack. With a large group of fighter aircraft poised to cross the border into Iraq, the only thing standing in the Iranians' way is Wild Bill Eddy's four F-15C aircraft. With lighting speed, the battle rages in the sky above Iraq. Iran's desire to control the Middle East sets this fast-paced, multi-layer story in motion. Germany, May 1944. Field Marshal Erwin Rommel has sent his most trusted representatives to steal a vast treasure from Hitler's hidden storage location. They intend to use the horde to fund their escape from the war that has devastated Germany and made them lose faith in the Fϋhrer. A mix of attacks, setbacks, and terrible timing cause the treasure to be lost when the Allies attacked Normandy on June 6th, 1944. From the beginning, the Special Projects Unit is thrown into this thriller with traitors, spies, and patriotic soldiers. The SPU director, William "Wild Bill" Eddy, and his best friend, Assistant Director Mark "Vector" Jones, race to solve the clues to who is supplying Top Secret information to the Iranians. With Villains and traitors on every page, the SPU must decipher the clues and save the USA from a fast-approaching military defeat. Clues to the lost WW II treasure become mixed into the story of the Special Projects Unit's building and hiding. This yarn is the tale of the development and birth of the Special Projects Unit. As Air Force Academy graduates, Wild Bill and Vector have a bond that transcends work. But will they be able to solve all of the clues to stop the Iranians from taking over the Middle East? Chaos Above the Sand is a prequel to Bruce Thomas's first book, The Hope of the South.
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Amazon

Chaos Above the Sand was an exciting and entertaining book that kept me wanting to read more.
The book is a military/espionage thriller that also has World War II history masterfully woven into the story. Part of the plot takes place in the skies over modern day Iran and Iraq, and the author puts the reader into the cockpits of Iranian and American fighter jets and also into the minds of the generals and colonels.
The plot is much deeper than just Air Force combat, however, and involves incredibly suspenseful espionage scenes throughout the book. Assassins, car-bombs, terrorists on yachts, a middle-of-the-night break-in at a US military installation by foreign operatives... These scenes were as good as Tom Clancy or Vince Flynn.
As a subplot, the WWII scenes are amazing and take you along with General Rommel and his aide in their longterm plan to save Germany. That subplot even puts the reader into a German U-boat in the North Atlantic among American transport ships. These scenes are amazing! It isn’t until the later chapters that the author brings the reader back to General Rommel’s secret letters which bring the plots together in a page-turning underground Indiana Jones type of scene that will keep you reading to the end.
Well done Mr. Thomas! I highly recommend. 5 stars!!

Amazon

Bruce once again spins a novel with tales of treachery, heroism, and the evils of greed within men. Balanced between the modern story of warfare and espionage and a sad tale of WWII soldiers struggles to escape the horrors of war, this story paints a different picture of those caught up in a madman’s terror. I anxiously await the next SPU adventure.

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Chaos Above the Sand: A Special Projects Unit Adventure by Bruce Thomas is a war story with heroes who know exactly what is at stake if they fail. Special Projects Unit Director William Eddy, a.k.a. Wild Bill, and Assistant Director Mark Jones, a.k.a. Vector, have their work cut out for them. Iran is hell-bent on taking control of the Middle East, and there aren’t many enemies trying to stop them until the Special Projects Unit gets the wind of it. It is now up to Wild Bill and Vector to figure out how Iran is getting all the necessary information to formulate those attacks and make the job easy for the enemy. However, before the duo knows it, they are surrounded by liars and traitors. Things become even more complicated when secrets from a past deadly global war are exposed and may be used against the SPU by the enemy. Can Wild Bill and Vector stop Iran before it is too late?

Chaos and complications are the two “c’s” that explain Chaos Above the Sand very well. This brilliant novel is a true mystery, and that alone makes it a one-of-a-kind read. Readers hardly find a genuine mystery novel anymore, and that is sad. However, Chaos Above Sand is a fresh break from it all. The story is fantastic. Author Bruce Thomas handles two timelines expertly while also maintaining the integrity of the story. The story opens with action and with a bang, which instantly earns my approval. From there onward, the author maintains the momentum and gives the reader a complete cinematic experience. I didn’t like Wild Bill at first because I didn’t understand him. But as the story progressed, his character developed more, and I experienced his growth from my front-row seat. The secretive second timeline (I will not reveal what it is) was just the right touch to make the story even more interesting. I loved it and highly recommend this book to mystery enthusiasts.

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 08/2021
  • 978-1-64952-186-6 B08X6ZNQD7
  • 543 pages
  • $10.00

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