Halo

Halo

by D. J. Stephens

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ISBN-13: 9780741448460
Publisher: Infinity Publishing
Publication date: 06/13/2008
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

D. J. (Don) Stephens lives in a NW suburb of Chicago with his wife of nearly forty years. Don spent ten years serving in the U.S. Army, during which time he was a member of a Division Rifle Team and Parachuted for a Post Skydiving Team. He has been in the computer industry doing everything from programming to company President since leaving the service. Don writes as a hobby and for relaxation. DEATH RIDER is Don's third novel. He also has some short stories published on the Amazon Shorts Program.

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Halo 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it !
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Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars-- HALO by R.C. Stephens is a stand alone, adult contemporary, romantic storyline focusing on three people: Thomas Wells, Halo Pearson, and Ryder St. John. Told from three first person points of view (Thomas, Halo, and Ryder) using present day, and several times lines in the past HALO focuses on the relationship between Thomas Wells and his wife Halo Pearson; and Halo and her relationship with Ryder St. John. All of his life Thomas wanted to escape the h*ll in which he grew up, and enlisting in the U.S. Navy was his ticket to freedom and the Navy SEALs. Meeting and falling in love with Halo Pearson was never in the plans especially when she announced they were expecting a child. Fast forward several months and Halo is now a single parent whose husband filed for divorce, and Thomas Wells is never to be heard from again. Enter Ryder St. John, a wounded U.S. Navy SEAL, and the man who would change our heroine’s life for good. What ensues is the building relationship between Ryder and Halo, and the revelation of a love that has never died. HALO is a predictable story line with a bit of a twist that I deduced very early on. Ryder is a combat veteran whose life was destroyed along with his entire unit but our hero is unable to remember anything about that day, or his life prior to awakening in the hospital. HALO is a story about one man’s physical and emotional recovery from war, and his struggle to regain the memories of his past. HALO is also a story that I struggled with its believability and the overall twist to the story line premise. The build up to the truth is slow; how no one was able to decipher the truth is unimaginable. And our heroine’s response is rather staid and unemotional. HALO is an interesting story line of heartbreak, loss, recovery and second chances buy I had a difficult time accepting the circumstances; I wasn’t complete convinced to the possibility under conditions laid out in the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You step out into a night darker than the Devils hip pocket. Your breathing is assisted by the oxygen bottle attached to your chest as you plummet towards the earth. Everything you need to accomplish your mission is attached to your body because when you do land it will be in enemy territory, where even the smallest mistake could be your last. This is what the Army calls HALO, high altitude low opening, you call it all part of the job, because you are Jeff Barkil, one of the first Snipers to work in Southeast Asia. In the tradition of W.E.B. Griffin we get a look at the covert operations that may have been happening in the late 50¿s in Viet Nam through the eyes of Jeff Barkil an elite sniper working for the CIA during the time just before our involvement became public. Come free fall from 20,000 feet into the enemies¿ back yard. Move through the jungle with the stealth of a natural predator as you stalk your targets. Learn the risks and benefits of working with a team. This is every bit as good as Mr. Stephens first book ¿Bearkiller¿ if not better. A definite page turner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I set out to read this book, I knew it was totally out of the genre I usually read in. I absolutely loved it. The talent this author has is awesome. I found it difficult to put this book down because I just wanted to know what would happen next in this action packed story of courage. D.J. Stephens has opened up a whole new world for me in the book he has written. This book is a military action adventure set in the late fifties and early sixties. After being recruited to join the CIA, Jeffery Barkil goes from op to op with the intent to kill. He knows he may never get to come home with each mission he accepts. Jeff has to use everything he has ever been taught and more. He has to dig deep into his basic instincts in order to survive the jungles of Southeast Asia, out smarting the enemy who wouldn¿t hesitate to kill him. Jeff knows his accomplishments will never be made public, because where he goes is top secret and no one knows what he does, except him and the top brass that sends him. This is a must read for those who thrive on action and adventure. Jeff is one of our unsung hero¿s¿
Guest More than 1 year ago
You step out into a night darker than the Devils hip pocket. Your breathing is assisted by the oxygen bottle attached to your chest as you plummet towards the earth. Everything you need to accomplish your mission is attached to your body because when you do land it will be in enemy territory, where even the smallest mistake could be your last. This is what the Army calls HALO, high altitude low opening, you call it all part of the job, because you are Jeff Barkil, one of the first Snipers to work in Southeast Asia. In the tradition of W.E.B. Griffin we get a look at the covert operations that may have been happening in the late 50¿s in Viet Nam through the eyes of Jeff Barkil an elite sniper working for the CIA during the time just before our involvement became public. Come free fall from 20,000 feet into the enemies¿ back yard. Move through the jungle with the stealth of a natural predator as you stalk your targets. Learn the risks and benefits of working with a team. This is every bit as good as Mr. Stephens first book ¿Bearkiller¿ if not better. A definite page turner
Guest More than 1 year ago
Review of ¿HALO¿ By DJ Stephens You step out into a night darker than the Devils hip pocket. Your breathing is assisted by the oxygen bottle attached to your chest as you plummet towards the earth. Everything you need to accomplish your mission is attached to your body because when you do land it will be in enemy territory, where even the smallest mistake could be your last. This is what the Army calls HALO, high altitude low opening, you call it all part of the job, because you are Jeff Barkil, one of the first Snipers to work in Southeast Asia. In the tradition of W.E.B. Griffin we get a look at the covert operations that may have been happening in the late 50¿s in Viet Nam through the eyes of Jeff Barkil an elite sniper working for the CIA during the time just before our involvement became public. Come free fall from 20,000 feet into the enemies¿ back yard. Move through the jungle with the stealth of a natural predator as you stalk your targets. Learn the risks and benefits of working with a team. This is every bit as good as Mr. Stephens first book ¿Bearkiller¿ if not better. A definite page turner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You will become hooked after the first few pages of HALO! This being his second novel, I know now that I can count on D. J. Stephens wonderful writing style. A no nonsense, spell-binding and gripping story. You are with him page after page as he writes. That is the way a novel should be written. I look forward to his next novel with great anticipation.