Crosswind 5: African Heat (Book 1)

Crosswind 5: African Heat (Book 1)

by J.W. Holden, Jana Bontrager

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This book is a high energy, action packed read based on a little known niche in the insurance industry. High profile travelers and those who do business in dangerous parts of the world often buy comprehensive medical and tactical extraction policies. These policies guarantee that if the policy holder should become injured, ill or abducted, the insurance company will provide assistance in the form of highly trained, experienced operator teams to perform global medical and tactical extraction services. These teams are almost always made up of ex-special forces personnel. These teams are made up of hand-selected men and women. They may be called on one day to rescue a mountain climber with a broken leg from the top of Mount Everest. The next day they can be sent to Angola to negotiate the release of a hostage held by rebels. If negotiations break down, they will be tasked with forming a direct action assault plan and executing it to liberate the hostage! These types of events go on every day. Rarely heard of and never reported on. Enter this secret and exciting world of global intrigue.

This series of books will feature story lines based on real events. The places and names have been changed and, where necessary, the author has fleshed out the accounts to help the reader experience the challenges and dangers of this unique field more personally. Some of it is true, some of it is fiction, but all of it is nonstop, heart pounding action.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016602103
Publisher: J.W. Holden
Publication date: 03/30/2013
Series: Crosswind 5 , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 53 KB

About the Author

James W. Holden is an accomplished author in many genres. His writings are private glimpses into his own real life experiences, as seen through the eyes of the literary characters in his books. As an avid adventurer and world traveler, Holden has worked both domestically and overseas as a security contractor, survival instructor and corporate security consultant. His writing has been a constant pursuit in companion with his other employments. As a ghost writer for both outdoor and gun magazines, he has also contributed much in print in the form of “survival how to” and security tactics. Using real and imagined historical events, Holden crafts stories that teach lessons in survival and self-sufficiency through fast-paced, entertaining story lines. He is often requested by special interest groups to lecture publically on a wide variety of topics including disaster preparedness. He currently serves as head medic for an elite SAR/SRT team.

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Crosswind 5: African Heat 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This  is  an  Action  Packed  Realistic  Portrayal  of  The  Soldier  of  Fortune  Operation  in  Africa  During  The  Late  1970's  !  James  did  his  Homework  on  This  One  !  From  The  Hygroscopic   Characteristic  of  Picric  Acid  A  High  Explosive  Developed  in  WW II   To  The  Trident  Switchblade  &  The  Spike  Switchblade  issued  To  Some  Special  Warfare  Operators  !It  is  Easy  To  Read  And Action  Packed
honeycreole More than 1 year ago
Cool short story.  Engaging and fun.  A little predictable with the romance angle.  But other wise a cool story.