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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Broken Allegiance Review


Police gang detective Tom Kagan has been seeking justice for more than ten years, leaving him a broken man. His only reason for living—the woman he loves and the badge he swore to uphold. When a man is brutally killed in a vineyard on the outskirts of Santa Rosa, California, it sparks a series of events that test what’s left of Kagan’s resolve to protect and serve.

Secrets from the past thwart Kagan’s efforts to unravel a series of killings sanctioned from within the walls of California’s highest security prison. From the lush vineyards of Sonoma County to the shores of beautiful Lake Tahoe, the detective must outsmart a killer who is moving in for one epic killing spree.

Leaders of the notorious Nuestra Family prison gang are fighting for power, a struggle that spills out onto the streets of California. Kagan joins forces with Special Agent Hector Garcia, a feisty supervisor of the Special Services Unit for the California Department of Corrections; Diane Phillips, a beautiful and hard-charging prosecutor; and Mikio Sanchez, a former gang member marked for death. Through the eyes of cops and gangsters, readers are able to glimpse the seldom seen workings of the gangster underworld.

Broken Allegiance is about treacherous lies, broken promises, and shattered lives—about life, death and a man’s honor.

I received a paperback copy of this book for free in exchange for my honest review

My Review

This is the first book by Mark Young that I've read. I'm so glad he decided to approach me for a review. I tend to get wrapped up in the dystopian and fantasy books I read a lot of, so it's nice to come back to a real world thriller like this. I enjoyed reading this book. I was so engrossed in the story. The authors real world experience as a police officer shows through in his writing. This is an action packed story about gangs and their inner workings, and the struggles that law enforcement faces when trying to deal with the crimes they commit.

This is a truly scary, realistic and captivating story. The characters and settings are so realistic you will feel like you are in the action yourself. Tom Kagan is a great detective with some wounds of his own to deal with. I was up reading Broken Allegiance late into the night some nights because I just couldn't put it down until I knew what happened next.

This is a must have if you are a fan of crime drama! 

About the Author

Mark Young is the bestselling author of three previous novels, Revenge (A Travis Mays Novel)and two Gerrit O’Rourke novels, Off the Grid and Fatal eMpulse. Prior to his full-time writing career, Young served as a police officer with the Santa Rosa Police Department in California for twenty-six years. Additionally, he was an award-winning journalist and a Vietnam combat veteran. He served with several law enforcement task force operations, including the presidential Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force targeting major drug traffickers, and the federal Organized Crime Task Force charged with identifying and prosecuting prison gang leaders. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his family. Visit www.MarkYoungBooks.com to find out more about Young and his writing.

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