Sleeper's Run

Sleeper's Run

by Henry Mosquera
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Sleeper's Run by Henry Mosquera

Winner of the 2015 Beach Book Festival in the Wild Card Category
Winner of the 2014 Los Angeles Book Festival for Best Genre-Based Fiction
Winner of the 2014 Beverly Hills Book Awards for Best Political Thriller
Winner of the 2012 IndieReader Discovery Awards for Best Mystery/Thriller
Winner of the 2011 Reader Views Reviewers Choice Awards for Best South American Novel
2015 Eric Hoffer Book Award - Finalist
2012 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards - Finalist
2013 Honorable Mentions: Reader's Favorite International Book Awards, Paris, London, San
Francisco, Hollywood & Southern California Book Festivals

War on Terror veteran, Eric Caine, is found wandering the streets of Miami with no memory of the car accident that left him there. Alone and suffering from PTSD, Eric is on a one-way road to self-destruction. Then a chance meeting at a bar begins a series of events that helps Eric start anew. When his new job relocates him to Venezuela-the land of his childhood-things, however, take an ominous turn as a catastrophic event threatens the stability of the country. Now Eric must escape an elite team of CIA assassins as he tries to uncover an international conspiracy in which nothing is what it seems.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149968978
Publisher: Oddity Media, LLC
Publication date: 07/17/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 358
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Henry Mosquera is a writer and artist born in Caracas, Venezuela. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed, award-winning political thriller, "Sleeper's Run," and the literary fiction novel "Status Quo."He attended the University of Miami, Florida, where he obtained a double major in Graphic Design and Film. Henry currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and dog.

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Bookworm_Babblings More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. Eric Caine was a war veteran trying to put his life back together. Battling PTSD has caused him to react in bizarre ways. One day he’s found walking the streets of Miami mumbling in Arabic. He’d wrecked his car with no memory of driving it or having an accident. Then an unexpected friendship with a man he meets at a bar gives his life the fresh star4 that he needed. He gets a job in the lucrative Cosgo Company as their IT specialist. He’s really good at his job which gets him sent to Venezuela. That’s where he meets the gorgeous Trishna and the action, adventure and suspense begins. Wow! This was a fantastic novel. It reminded me of a Robert Ludlum novel. There’s lots of action and intrigue. There were moments when I wanted Eric to realize the big picture. It was a great book through and through. I definitely don’t think anyone would want to miss out on this awesome read!
SaMiEDesigns More than 1 year ago
I was emailed with the opportunity to review "Sleeper's Run" and accepted the offer. If you enjoy action or spy books, this is definitely the book for you. It definitely has a good hook and keeps you wanting to figure out what happens. This book would be perfect for a young male, approximately 20 years of age. WARNING: I would not recommend for the military as there is very graphic imagery of very current war affairs in extensive detail as the main character does suffer from PTSD. Also, it is a wonder how the main character seems to know how to do anything in whatever situation he happens to be in at that moment. If this were made into a movie, think Harrison Ford. The only other set-back for women readers is the way in which the book is written. It is very factual, and there are not many attempts to make it more emotional, or to relate to the story. Don't get me wrong, it has a very interesting storyline and keeps you turning pages. Once you get the hang of the author's writing style it becomes much easier.
Trista More than 1 year ago
Eric Cane is like a book version of Burn Notice! At first he is portrayed as a drunk who knows nothing. After getting into a fight at a bar, another guy bails him out. The unbeknownst friend Antonio ultimately had plans for Eric. Eric was sent to Venezuela with a mission - kill the president. After setting down and doing a few things he realized he was being tracked by officials and maybe tricked. The black-out he dealt with reminded me of Borne Identity, except Eric was a bit more trusting of people than Jason Borne was. The author, Mosquera, used many descriptive details and painted the action scenes for the readers. Using magnificent details like this allows us to fall into the story and see the 'movie' in our minds. A great writer can always turn a book into a movie within the readers mind!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jean Brickell for Readers Favorite Eric Caine is a paramedic in Special Operations and is an expert in martial arts. He is also fluent in several languages. He has had some flashbacks and the doctor thinks he has PTSD. Eric has just taken a job in Venezuela when he attends a speech by the Venezuelan President. Eric shoots the Venezuelan President and has no idea why. He must escape and try out why he has done this. He travels to several countries in his attempt to escape and to satisfy his quest for knowledge. The CIA as well as Venezuelan authorities are after him. There are few he can trust. Even his girl friend has turned against him. Henry Mosquera has written one of the most fast-paced books I have ever read. You will be enthralled with the action and adventure. Eric Caine has just shot the President of Venezuela and has no idea why. This starts the long journey to just stay alive and then find out why he committed murder when he had no reason to. His career as a Special Operations medic and the training he had in martial arts help. His computer expertise also helps but who can he trust? In this book, "Sleeper's Run", you will feel as if you were part of his flight just to survive. It is quite a thriller. Time after time he manages to escape but how long can he hold out before he is captured and killed?
lavioleteyes More than 1 year ago
"Intense, suspenseful. Better than watching a movie, Kept me wanting more. Action packed in every page!"
marinellarose More than 1 year ago
I was really interested why the title was Sleeper’s Run when I got my copy of this novel. Sure was, there’s a deeper meaning to it. It’s really good, Sleeper’s Run being Mosquera’s first novel. Fast-paced action was present and the details were comprehensive. I love how meticulous the assassination thing occurred and it awed me how complicated the whole set-up happened. Mosquera did well on researching his topics. Although I’m an alien to political terms and military stuffs, and I admit having some trouble on it while reading, I am still grateful to have the opportunity to comprehend on it in the end. The twists kept me entertained (and made me lost some nights of sleep). But it’s worth it. I learned a lot of new stuffs and things about the how the government and other organization thinks. What I personally like about this was the whole hacking fad. It was really interesting on my part, and it’s one of the reasons I was glued on reading this. Over-all, great job! Definitely recommending this to military and political thriller readers. But if you’re not one, you’ll definitely become.
MrsKandCaptainJ More than 1 year ago
Everyone likes the book they can’t put down, right? Either it’s frustrating yet compelling or interesting and exciting and you just can’t seem to get anything else done because you keep returning to it. This was one of those books for me. I’ll admit, I read the first chapter or two and put it down for awhile, but when I picked it back up, it was a quick read for me. There were scenarios I could relate to such as the military references, but there was also a story line that wasn’t so relateable and kept me on my toes. It was exciting- full of action. It was fun to read. The main character, Eric begins working for the CIA after a strange sequence of events occurs and eventually leads him to Venezuela. There, he meets a woman he believes to be working with and finds himself wanting to get to know her more. Later, Eric is asked to do something that will have him running from the local government there and in the United States, too. The author researched and carefully developed the characters, cultures, and settings involved in the novel very well. Sometimes it felt like overkill, though. Eric was a larger than life kind of person, but things like that have never bothered me in works of fiction. I liked the book.
Danielle_Sauers More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed "Sleeper's Run." For the most part it was very exciting and action-packed. There were a few points that moved a bit slowly for me, but overall I found it to be really enthralling. The protagonist is quite multifaceted, which made the story so much more enticing as well. Action lovers will really like this!
GypsyMamaLogs More than 1 year ago
This book had me hooked from the very beginning!! It is non-stop action from one cover to the other, and is written in the style of a big summer blockbuster action movie. In fact, the story came alive in my mind just like it was playing on a big screen. I really liked Eric’s character!! He is plagued with very fragile and human emotions, and at the same time he is hard edged, and all about business… the perfect wounded warrior leading man! If you are looking for an action packed read, with an ending that does not disappoint, check out Sleeper’s Run!!!
Pinkim_TrulySimplyPink More than 1 year ago
Synopsis: (from the authors website) War on terror veteran, Eric Caine is found wondering the streets of Miami with no memory of the car accident that left him there. Alone and suffering from PTSD, Eric is on a one way road to self destruction. Then a chance meeting at a bar begins a series of events that helps Eric start anew. When a new job relocates him to Venezuela-the land of his childhood-things, however, take an ominous turn as a catastrophic event threatens the stability of the country. Now Eric must escape an elite team of CIA assassins as he tries to uncover an international conspiracy in which nothing is what it seems. The review: Let me just say that the synopsis above is a very tame version of what really happens in this fast paced, hair raising story of intrigue. I could not put the book, or Kindle actually, down... Wow, what an exciting read! For those of you out there that are addicted to the black ops kind of thing, this one will definitely appeal. Unfortunately, it is hard to review this one without saying too much that will give away and ruin the plot twists...and there are plenty of them! So let me just say that Sleepers Run is a well written novel full of intrigue, adventure, and action...There's even a little bit of romance thrown in for good measure...My recommendation? Pick this one up! You won't be sorry! 5 hearts for this one
s_gallegos More than 1 year ago
Henry Mosquera does a GREAT job at really making you feel like you are on the motorcyle with Eric as he is being chased trying to escape his assailants. This is something you can only get from watching a movie and as an added bonus, you also get the thoughts and feelings of the person being pursued which is not something you get from a movie. Henry uses this same method in describing the fighting scenes where Eric uses JuiJitsu to fight off and outsmart his assailants. Having a husband who is active in this sport, I was familiar with the moves and was able to visualize the moves with clarity. My only drawback was the "political" aspect of the book. We differ in our beliefs in that aspect. Other than that, I really liked how we were able to get inside the head of a Veteren returning from battle. I had no idea how difficult it is for them to return to civilization and return to normal life. Greatly written.
TheSpringMount6pack More than 1 year ago
This book grabbed me right from the get go. It is a great book. It surprised me that I enjoyed it as much as I have since it is not my usual style of book. It was so captivating I was constantly looking over my shoulder as if I was in the book. The book is filled with so many twists and turns that is was a constant page turner.
kim0712 More than 1 year ago
Let me just start with this – I am NOT your usual chick – I LOVE action packed, suspense filled books and movies that are usually geared toward men. Sleepers Run has all of this and reminds me very much of the Bourne series – so if you like them, you will like this! I love any book that includes government agencies like the CIA – they have always appealed to me, so this book is right up my alley. Eric Caine is a War on Terror veteran and wakes up in a hospital with a gap of eight days in his memory. Since being a vetern of the war, he has had post traumatic stress disorder and it isn’t unusual for him to wake up with nightmares and cold sweats. When he wakes up in the hospital, he finds out that his car was found wrapped around a tree, yet he has no idea how this happened. While he is out one night, he happens upon a young man at a bar whom eventually offers him a job. When he arrives in Venezuela, he begins to start feeling like he is being watched and is being used by the CIA, FBI and Venezuelan police to be a “killing machine”. He has no idea how his psyche is allowing him to perform such unspeakable acts and tries to find the answers. You will have to read it to find out what happens next…. I found this book to be a real page turner as it was fast paced and full of action. Loved it! **I will caution you – the language can be a bit harsh, so if this offends you, you might want to steer clear of this book.
jj8098 More than 1 year ago
This book had me right from the start. I love books that capture my attention right from the first page, and this one did not let me down. There is so much depth to this book, and it is written so well, that I couldn't help but fall in love with it even though it was a very action packed shoot em up kinda thing that you would think normally would be more a "guys" type of book. There is a ton of action, and even some killing, but this book overcomes some of the more gruesome scenes with it's compelling plot. It has such a great storyline that you were kept guessing at every turn what the main character, Eric Caine, was going to do next. As a main character, Eric Caine was a very likeable guy, and he had you on his side from the start, even when things started getting a little shady you still were cheering for him. Honestly it reminded me of the "Bourne" type of plot, where there are spies, CIA, foreign governments, etc. It really is a page turner! As Henry Mosquera's first book, I think he hit a home run! This is one of those books that you can't wait to actually see in action on the big screen. The only negative thing I can think of for this book is that the main character, Eric Caine, seems to be able to get out of just about every hairy situation he is in so easily it is almost unbelievable. But that is the point right, a super intelligent former military man who is trying to save himself by figuring out the big conspiracy and who is all involved in the cover up. This one is definitely a winner in my eyes! Rating: 4 out of 5 hearts!
MaBaMom More than 1 year ago
War on Terror veteran, Eric Caine, is found wandering the streets of Miami with no memory of the car accident that left him there. Alone and suffering from PTSD, Eric is on a one-way road to self-destruction. Then a chance meeting at a bar begins a series of events that helps Eric start anew. When his new job relocates him to Venezuela–the land of his childhood–things, however, take an ominous turn as a catastrophic event threatens the stability of the country. Now Eric must escape an elite team of CIA assassins as he tries to uncover an international conspiracy in which nothing is what it seems. This book started out at a fast-pace. I immediately started to like Eric Caine, and his flaws. I enjoyed the story-line and really liked all the twists and turns. It drives me crazy when I can figure out everything in just a few pages. This one kept me surprised for the most part. I enjoyed the ending that left me hoping to hear more about Eric Caine and of course, Trishna. What I didn't like was the language and the violence. I feel you can tell a story with out giving me all the gory details. The fight scenes were very detailed and sometimes a little too much for me. So I guess final opinion is, good job by first-time author Henry Mosque. Now, how about writing a sequel with a little less foul language. My poor eyes were burning!
KimberleyMeierMomof3CHAOS More than 1 year ago
This was a great first novel! Each page was action packed, I had a hard time putting it down. I will definitely read his next book.
spazombie More than 1 year ago
Reading a first novel by a first time author is a crap-shoot.  You get those that are real stinkers but you keep plowing through because hope springs eternal that something, anything will make the book more than just a sleep-aid.  Sleeper's Run by Henry Mosquera isn't one of those.  It will make you call in sick to work and keep you riveted well into the wee hours because you can't wait to see what is going to happen to the hero Eric Caine next! Eric is an Air Force Special Operations Command veteran, suffering from PTSD. He's brilliant, a trained killer, multilingual, a technical geek and handsome! When a casual meeting leads to international catastrophe, Eric is off on a whirlwind race from the United States to South America to Europe fraught with danger effort to clear his name. The author has filled this book with fascinating covert forces information as well as some truly intriguing computer hacker tricks. I don't normally read espionage novels but I think Sleeper's Run has changed that. I found Eric Caine to be a likeable and believable character. He's tormented by villains that are equally unlikeable yet equally believable. It seems to me that Mr. Mosquera has done extensive research to make his characters seem real. His authors note says that he also likes to get first-hand knowledge of some of his characters skills. If Henry Mosquera continues to write books as filled with computer geekery and martial arts, he'll be a force to be reckoned with at the keyboard and away from it!
Kinder More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love books that deal with the CIA or departments of international intelligence. So I was pretty excited when I was able to review ¿Sleeper¿s Run¿. It reminded me a lot of James Rollins, just without the weird primordial death chamber or something. It started off great and ended with a bang. Every page kept me glued to the book. I was even racing the pages to see what would happen next. The constant barrage of government abbreviations (like NOC) had me researching the names because I had no clue what they stood for. Eric somehow ends up in Venezuela, where he meets a young lady who works (supposedly) with the same company he is now a part of. He finds himself getting closer to her, until a weird turn of events have him assassinate an important figure. Now he finds himself running from not only the Venezuelan government, but the American government as well. No matter where he hides or which country he goes to, he is always found. He soon finds out a very important secret, one that causes him to make mistakes. But will his mistakes, along with the other officials, cause the whole operation (and possibly America) to end up in the hands of the Venezuelan government?
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Sleeper¿s Run is a great read that never stops. From the prologue to the epilogue, this book has non-stop action. As our story opens, the main character, Eric Caine, is seen stumbling along the streets in Miami. He has just been in an automobile accident but has no memory of it. When someone offers to help him, he is quite disoriented and starts speaking in Arabic and so the police are called. The police find a military ID card among Eric¿s possessions and decide to take him to the local VA hospital. We soon learn that Eric had served in the Air Force and after his discharge found work as a paramedic in Miami. The doctor at the VA at first thinks Eric is just another homeless man but, when he learns about the military ID, keeps Eric at the hospital for treatment. The doctor suggests that he start treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but all Eric wants is to get away from the hospital, so he checks himself out. A few days later, Eric stumbles into a bar and soon finds himself involved in a bar brawl. After the fight, he meets Antonio Montenegro, a native of Venezuela who befriends Eric, who had lived in Venezuela as a child. Eric has lost his job with the city of Miami due to some violent behavior and Antonio recommends him for a job with Corso International ¿ a large company that is run by a friend of Antonio¿s. Eric is hired by Corso International to keep an eye on their computer systems and catch any hardware or software problems that may arise. The catch for Eric's new job is that he must relocate to Venezuela. Unfortunately, Venezuela is in the midst of some severe political problems because there are several rival factions that are opposing the current Venezuelan President. These factions will stop at nothing to remove him from office. As things around him become even stranger, Eric soon learns that he is being watched. He is unable to identify these 'watchers' but thinks that they are probably government employees, perhaps the FBI or CIA. Eric attends a speech given by the Venezuelan President and has a very harrowing experience. Eric shoots the President and, because of his medical issues, he doesn't remember why he did this horrible thing and runs. Eric has to leave the city immediately to stay alive and escape from the assassins who are sent out from both the Venezuelan government and the United States Embassy. He travels from place to place just one step ahead of these killers. At the same time, he is trying to figure out just who is involved in this plot to change the political climate of Venezuela. Readers will think they are right in the middle of The Manchurian Candidate. The author does a fantastic job of keeping this book very fast-paced. It is hard to put down as it contains everything, including how to run from the law and how to bring the law to you. The book will remind readers of early Clive Cussler novels when his hero, Dirk Pitt, got in and out of trouble in record time but kept the reader¿s attention at all times. Eric Caine is a real hero who isn't full of bluster - this is a man who doesn¿t know, or care, that he is a hero. There is a John Lennon quote in the beginning of the book that says it all: Life is what happens to you while you¿re busy making other plans. That really seems to say it all. Quill Says: For this reader, Sleeper's Run was a one-day read, and I finished wanting more.
Reader_Views More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake for Reader Views (8/11) "Sleeper's Run" is built on a plot in which the characters have inflated egos and are motivated by greed and the thirst for power. Author Henry Mosquera has created a non-stop action thriller exposing the protagonist Eric Caine to conflict, after conflict, after conflict with only brief respites of resolution. He includes action, romance, deception, and intrigue in this fast-paced international thriller. Special Forces veteran Eric Caine is found wandering the streets of Miami as a result of a car accident. He has no memory of the details of the accident. As a result of his service in the War on Terror, Eric is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), resulting in a way of life destined to end in self-destruction. An unexpected timely chance meeting at a bar and the events that follow provide Eric with an opportunity to start on new a new path of life fulfillment. The new job requires that he relocate to Venezuela, the land of his childhood. Eric pours himself into the job, impressing his employers; however, things take a turn for the worse as suspicious incidents signal the threat of something evil. Suddenly Eric finds himself involved in a catastrophic event that threatens the political and economic stability of the country. Eric is forced to clear his name by exposing an elite team of CIA assassins in an international conspiracy. Mosquera has a broad scope of understanding of international current events; the crime and corruption often found intermingled with political ideologies. He writes intelligently of subjects including: martial arts, self defense weaponry, security systems, internet hacking, and world travel. He introduces interesting aspects regarding paramedic techniques and provides insight into PTSD. All of these areas of expertise are interwoven into his writing. I was also impressed with Henry Mosquera's character development. He effectively uses a combination of back story, dialogue, inner dialogue, narrations, and flashback to introduce his main characters. Mosquera carefully combines a protagonist first person narration with sequences where his protagonist is not present. Occasional verb tense changes add interest to specific scenes but triggered insecurity into my own editorial instincts. "Sleeper's Run" may be a book that many will find so compelling that they will read it in one sitting. For me, the rapid pace of the action was so intense I had to take breathers, however, I found myself quickly drawn back into the mêlée. If you like super-heroes, non-stop action, and intrigue and suspense you are destined to become a fan of Henry Mosquera. I am looking forward to reading his next intrigue and adventure novel.