In the Line of Ire

In the Line of Ire

by Ed Dasso

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In the Line of Ire by Ed Dasso, Leo Dasso

"In the Line of Ire" is the prequel to "Past Aghast." Dr. Jack Bass, US Army Medical Corps meets Major Lori Darden, RN during a tense battleground OR scene where they are forced to go above and beyond because their drunken commander, the surgeon on duty, is unable to perform his duty. The surgeon blames Jack and Lori for all of his subsequent career woes and is constantly seeking revenge...sometimes to a deadly end. Jack and Lori try to survive while they determine who is trying to kill them and why.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148229339
Publisher: Ed Dasso
Publication date: 02/05/2014
Series: Jack Bass Black Cloud Chronicles , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 435 KB

About the Author

Ed Dasso's works of fiction leverage many of his "stranger than fiction" experiences from years of practice at major medical centers and community hospitals.

"You might be surprised at some of the events in the books that are based on an actual experience."

Fiction writing is a revival of a lost love from earlier periods in his life where he enjoyed writing short stories. Look for additional books soon in the "Jack Bass Black Cloud Chronicles" series.

In addition to a number of years as a practicing anesthesiologist and critical care specialist, he has published articles in national healthcare journals, written many "Ask the Doctor" columns and has spoken frequently at national healthcare forums. He has also been instrumental in designing and deploying population health programs to help people deal with depression related to poor health.

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In the Line of Ire 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
nastasiajn More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. I find that it is not the typical read. Even though it is a medical fictional story, it definitely isn't the regular old story we hear all the time. Well edited, flowing story line. Excellent   read in my opinion.
Joe_Diallo More than 1 year ago
The setting and the characters of “In the Line of Ire”, a fictional novel written by Dasso Edwin has definitely  intrigued me from the very beginning. The protagonist Dr. Jack Bass is a captain officer triage OD in an operating military base medical unit, he is under the command of a perverse Colonel Dr. Blackburn. Jack is a passionate and brave doctor, a hard worker who is always trying to save wounded soldiers by hook or  by crook. This situation is somehow bothering the Colonel as he sees Jack as a threat for his position.  He started to jealously mistreat Jack, negatively argue about anything he does. In such a strained situation,  the author depicts the daily life of jealousy colonel against a devoted captain who also feels in love with Lisa. I’m still reading and I highly recommend it as must read!
Mario212 More than 1 year ago
Set in a time of War and uprising, in the Line of Ire is a riveting novel filled with suspense and mystery. It explores being betrayed by the ones you trust or the ones that have authority over you. This novel explores fighting for ones right and ones freedom in a cruel world of jealousy and hatred. It also shows that even in an ugly world or in the hopelessness of any situation, Love can still be found as portrayed in the relationship between Jack and Lori. This is a must read. I suggest you get in your comfort spot, pull up some popcorn and start reading!
RHobson More than 1 year ago
The characters in this book are a bit shallow. The antagonist, Colonel Blackburn, reminds me of a mix between Dr. Horrible and a $.10 comic villain. How many times will he throw his head back and laugh maniacally? Very overdone. He's a joke, and you know his plans aren't going to work. It's like watching Wile E. Coyote try to catch The Roadrunner. The protagonist, Jack Bass, is a shy, quiet, rule-follower who ends up shooting a man in the leg as he runs away from him. The same man he jumped in an alley. It didn't fit his character. Then we have a starred general who makes the psycho villain APOLOGIZE to Dr. Bass after kidnapping him and his girlfriend and trying to murder them in the mountains. Really???? That might be the dumbest thing I've ever read. Dr. Bass also shares stories of his traumatic, abuse-filled childhood with a nurse he just worked with one time. People don't do that. characters who are said to be closed off and quiet don't spill their guts about their abusive fathers to people they hardly know. The author doesn't have a very broad vocabulary as evidenced by his over-use of the word "ire" which no one actually uses that much. Dasso also seems to get stuck on a word and use it several times in one dialogue exchange. Maybe he doesn't own a thesaurus. The use of italics is also confusing. Italicized words pepper the entire story, often several words in one paragraph. Why? It's simply not necessary. The story is an interesting one, though it seems to fall short of real suspense. You know that Jack is going to live through whatever Backburn throws at him, and you know Blackburn will try something else. The medical scenes were very interesting, and it's clear Dasso has real experience here. I really enjoyed reading Jack and Lori working together in the OR. Their dynamic made the book for me, though most of the time, they were only together for limited periods of time. This book isn't terrible, but it is a bit rough and obviously self-published. I enjoyed parts of it, but then other parts frustrated me to understand why a character would do or say a certain thing. And I'm still confused as to why the general wanted Blackburn to apologize for trying to kills Bass and Lori! Ugh!
Marked-Elliott More than 1 year ago
Great blend of both, Medical point of view and suspense. This book is very gripping and wants you to read it till the end. I don’t want to give out anything but you if you love a good read for your time, this is one of them. The Dr. Bass character written wonderfully, last book was good but this one takes it a notch above. The author does justice to the characters and gives a magnificent story. A must read for all the fans out there, I highly recommend this book. Good luck Edwin, waiting for your next one.
DebolinaC More than 1 year ago
A nerve racking medical thriller. I am a fan of the author. He had raised my expectations from his previous book 'Past Aghast'. This book is better than the previous one. A must read and recommended to all.
DonnaStone More than 1 year ago
The medical career of Dr. Jack Bass is full of hard work and hard decisions.  From the first page to the last page, Dr. Bass finds himself in situations where the lives of others are dependent on him.  Like most military heroes, Dr. Bass greets danger with humility and zero hesitation.  Even when he’s wrongfully persecuted, he responds with honor and a side order of spice.  In the Line of Ire combines the camaraderie of the cast of M*A*S*H with the deceit of Law and Order to form a compelling military drama.  
Geena_Green More than 1 year ago
As the author of “In the Line of Ire (Jack Bass Black Cloud Chronicles)”, Edwin Dasso skilfully utilizes his training and experience as a medical doctor to present his readers with an enthralling product.  The book has an artful title that is bound to arrest every potential reader’s attention.  The title reflects the author’s intellectual dexterity and appeals to that of the readers.  The book is set in Panama City, Panama, during the decade beginning in 1980 and treats with Captain Jack Bass’ suffering at the hands of his immediate supervisor who blatantly subjects him to a pernicious type of scapegoating.  Despite his suffering and other tragedies, Jack perseveres with his work and his love life.
AleahPhils More than 1 year ago
I wasn't mistaken that Mr. Dasso would exceed my expectations with his subsequent books. I liked the first Jack Bass novel, but this prequel is much better; it's more gripping and quite an attention grabber. It does help a lot that Mr. Dasso has a medical degree. He makes Jack Bass a believable character. I'm very much looking forward to the next Jack Bass novels in the future!
SnehaJ More than 1 year ago
Thrilling! In The Line of Ire by Edwin Dasso is quite remarkable! Jack Bass Black Cloud Chronicles has turned out to be a noteworthy novel in the thriller/medical mystery genre. I have read Past Aghast, which though written before this book, is supposed to be its sequel, and was honestly looking forward to know more about Captain Bass. This book succeeds in drawing your attention since the very first page and then keeps it engaged till the very end with the help of its gripping plot, wonderfully sketched out characters, and a strong attention to factual details. The love story between Jack and Lori adds another layer of depth to this enthralling read. I am really looking forward to reading many more of Jack Bass’s exploits!
PAT-240 More than 1 year ago
If you like medical thrillers with mile a minute action, suspense and thrills in the plot line and a mix of complex and fascinating characters, both good and evil, then Edwin Dasso’s prequel to Past Aghast, In the Line of Ire, is definitely for you. It is December 1989 in Panama City and at the temporary medical facility a badly wounded soldier with a live rocket round in his chest is brought in. Captain Jack Bass is an anaesthesiologist and the lead Triage OD of the hospital and Major Lori Darden is the head nurse of the surgical unit. As a surgeon is required immediately and no one else is available, Chief Surgeon, Colonel Robert Blackburn, is contacted and asked to assist. But, what happens next sets the whole scenario for Edwin Dasso’s taut and emotionally gripping thriller and it will keep you page turning from the very beginning to its nail biting climax. Once again the author’s background as a physician and his medical knowledge gives added authenticity to the storyline. In the Line of Ire comes highly recommended. Happy reading everyone