After 14 months of riding riverboats in Viet Nam, TJ Hamlin receives orders to Naval Air Station backyard duty in his hometown of Corpus Christi. It had been three years since he had seen his brothers from the club, and he was looking forward to long rides in the South Texas sun on his old '59 custom Harley. Little did he know he would end up working undercover for the Navy as a bouncer in a local bar, running for his life, and becoming involved in taking down a drug ring within his own motorcycle club.
In TJ Rides, the first book in a planned series, TJ is torn between his dedication to the brothers in the club and his desire to stop drugs from tearing down the only real family he has known. When he discovers who is involved in the operation, he is torn even more, but when a friend is murdered, TJ is focused on one thing: revenging his friend at all costs.
In the style of Robert Parker's Spencer and James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux, J.R. Hamilton has created in TJ a character to capture the imagination and propel the desire to keep reading more adventures.
|Publisher:||Dead Key Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)|
About the Author
He started working on motorcycles when he was 13, an old Triumph 650. He got his hands on a 1959 Panhead and began rebuilding his second motorcycle; this one became the love of his life.
J.R. He has ridden with clubs in Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio, Maryland, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and South Dakota, and rode in Daytona's Run for the Sun and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
TJ’s Ride is book one of ‘The TJ Series.’ This action adventure novel is about Petty Officer Thomas Hamlin (TJ). He works for the Navy and is brought back to Corpus Christi after being away for almost two years, in Vietnam. TJ is then blackmailed by Captain Joseph. He sends TJ to fight against some drug traffickers forcing TJ to go undercover as a bouncer, just to get down with the drug rings and to expose them. I found the story to be full of action and to possess an intense amount of substance. The most enjoyable part of the work was the main character and how humanized he has been described. The story resembled strong and smart Hollywood movie characters such as James Bourne or James Bond. However, he had a realistic form to it, and that is what made this book special. The literature was superbly blended with content, that was required for such a storyline, and the ending left enough desire to satisfy the reader yet, leaving them to want more. I believe the author had done a decent amount of research into making sure the storyline had no loopholes, and I enjoyed the steady flow of pace, throughout the story. The work is suitable for adult action readers and police related novels. I recommend this book to anyone that enjoys this genre.
Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite TJ's Ride by J.R. Hamilton is the first book in the action adventure series known as The TJ Series. This is a book that would appeal most to a mixed audience of mature young adults and adults who enjoy undercover stories filled with betrayal and revenge. Petty Officer Thomas Jefferson Hamlin, better known as TJ, is an officer in the United States Navy. He spent fourteen months on boats in Viet Nam, before being ordered back to his home town of Corpus Christi. It is there that he is brought to Captain Joseph, who uses his transportation of Dexedrine to blackmail him in going undercover with his old friends to help the Navy in the war against drugs. Will TJ get the Navy the evidence they need to halt drug trafficking in the Navy or will he end up dead along the way? TJ's Ride by J.R. Hamilton reminded me of a cross between the James Bond movies and the NCIS TV show. TJ was an easy character to like because, even though he had made the bad decision to transport Dexedrine, he stayed away from the harder drugs and he tried to do good in his job in the Navy - yet his position in the Navy put him in a dilemma of choosing between his job and his friends. Unlike many crime fiction novels, this one did not make it seem like TJ was some sort of superhero. Instead, he felt like a real person in a tough spot who had to decide which loyalty he should honor. The story line always moved at a fast pace, yet there was never a time where I felt like the author was skipping over important information. Overall, I have to say that I really enjoyed reading this book and I am very excited at the idea of future books with TJ!