Parker McLeod Thrillers
Author: A. Hardy Roper
"As the book unfolds McLeod, a former Army Intelligence Officer, is right in the middle of illegal drugs, kidnapping and murder. A gripping plot, great character development and fast action results in a true "page turner". As with his first two books, the action in "Saving Jake" takes place in and around Galveston. It's a tough call, but I rate "Saving Jake" the best of Roper's three books."
Assassination in Galveston
"This is another of the Parker McLeod thriller series I couldn't put down until finished. The author's descriptive writing style puts you right in the Texas Gulf Coast area. The beaches, seasonal storms, old restored homes, and other sites bring Galveston alive, right at the seaside. The protagonist, Parker McLeod, is an ex-army Intel officer who inadvertently gets involved in a plot to murder a South American presidential candidate. When a good friend of Parker's is murdered, he begins his own investigation and meets a cast of nefarious characters and a beautiful Cuban ex-patriot who he teams with to attempt to solve the mystery."
The Garhole Bar
"How long has it been since you've stayed up into the wee hours of night so engrossed in book that you could read just one more page. It happened to me last night or rather early this morning. The scene is a small bar owned by Parker McLeod named after the skeleton jaw of an alligator gar he had found and pried open, displayed prominently, hanging from the ceiling. The story's plot is complex; depth of character development, covering a sixty-year time frame. It is well executed. The scenes initially shift from Germany and Galveston, eventually covering three continents. Parker McLeod, a 19 year army veteran, is struggling to get his life back together. While attempting to help an old friend and his granddaughter, Parker discovers skills learned during his military service come in handy."