Roy A. Teel Jr.

Rise of The Iron Eagle: The Iron Eagle Series Book One

5.0 out of 5 stars A book for lovers of crime writing; gritty, hard-hitting, pulls no punches. Teel knows his crime!, September 16, 2014
By Michelle S. Willms "Michelle S. Willms"
This review is from: Rise of The Iron Eagle (The Iron Eagle Series Book 1) (Kindle Edition)

Rise of the Iron Eagle by Dr. Roy A. Teel, Jr.
Roy A. Teel, Jr. writes for those of us who love well-written crime fiction. If you are like me, and have longed dreamed of finding an author who could write crime fiction as gritty and realistic as true crime, but that also included the detail and information known to true crime, including the knowledge and insight of crime, the research necessary to understand the type of criminal, the ability to understand the technical aspects of the scene, and so forth, then search no more. Roy A. Teel, Jr. is your man. His writing is gritty, hard-hitting and pulls no punches.
Now, I’m going to be brutally honest here. If you prefer cozy mysteries, romances with long-lusty sighs, and heart-felt pleas of ever-lasting love, Teel is NOT for you. If you want clean, tidy, and prudish, Teel is none of those things, and you will probably not like his work. His writing smacks of the real world. It is violent and hard-hitting. When he writes of death, the pages bleed, the book screams in agony, and less hardened readers may want to flinch in horror.
His protagonist, the Iron Eagle, is a killer of serial killers. This guy isn’t “Dexter” of TV fame. The Iron Eagle is a man who believes in an “eye for an eye” in the most vivid and delicious interpretation of the phrase. The serial killers he pursues are despicable; Teel describes how they kill, bit by bit. If you don’t want details, real crime writing probably isn’t your genre. It isn’t pretty. Crime never is.
Teel is a man who knows his crime. He comes from a life molded by murder, so he understands the long-term effects of the violent death of a loved one. He also believes in exhaustive research. He understands serial killers and what they really do to their victims. So when it comes to writing about the commission of a violent crime, Teel tells it like it is. Death by dismemberment? Teel is going to discuss the commission of the crime in great detail. This is NOT gratuitous detail, the detail is extremely important to the plot of the book.
Teel writes with purpose and clarity, leading the reader on an exciting journey that begins with the first page and continues until the exciting, highly unexpected conclusion.
Teel’s characters are true-to-life, with flaws, deficiencies, and sometimes morally questionable decision-making processes. He has created an original team of characters to hunt the Iron Eagle, a team made of great men, supported by strong women, who (if hints are any indication) may be taking even greater roles in books to come. These characters are unlike any others readers are likely to meet.
The heroes aren’t the stereotypical tall, dark, buff, exceedingly handsome knights in shining armor found in so much of today’s fashionable literature. These characters seem to be based more on humanity: one chubby, one tall, one well-built, all perhaps a bit depraved in one way or another.
Teel is an outstanding author who is added to my slim rank of favorites. If you like realistic crime fiction, believe in writing that mirrors reality – at least where your crime fiction is concerned – and are ready and able to read about vicious killers and their very violent crimes (in detail), the far more vicious hunter known as the Iron Eagle searching for and ruthlessly killing them, and the cadre of law enforcement officers tracking both killers and Iron Eagle, grab a copy of The Rise of the Iron Eagle. You will NOT be sorry.
I was provided a copy of this book by the author for purposes of review. All opinions are my own.

5.0 out of 5 stars Is He a Vigilante or a Hero?, September 24, 2014
By Michael A. Newman (New York)
This review is from: Rise of the Iron Eagle (Hardcover)
This review is based on a free copy obtained from the author but reflects my own opinion.

When I first read the book summary, I was thinking of Dexter but I can't imagine Dexter being this good. Steve Hoffman is an FBI profiler working with Jim O'Brien, a detective trying to get a handle on someone who hunts serial killers. Nicknamed the Iron Eagle, the killer extacts complete confessions from his victims before killing them in the way that they killed their own victims.

At the start of the story Hoffman and O'Brien are called to the murder of a retired detective nicknamed "The Old Man," who has apparently been killed by the Eagle but not does not appear to be a serial killer at all. This confuses the two and they start to worry that the Eagle is getting more dangerous as he has gone outside his usual pattern. To make matters worse a prior victim of the Eagle was the granddaughter of the Old Man and also a cop. O"Brien and Hoffman surmise that one or both of the victims were getting close his his identity and he needed to silence them. They soon realize that the Eagle must be some sort of cop himself and that makes it more daunting as he would be familiar with all police procedures and be more difficult to catch.

Later those they love seem to be in danger from the Eagle and every confrontation they have with him (note: he wears a mask) seems to show how futile their resistance is as he seemingly overpowers them with ease.

Later we will learn the identity of the Eagle and it made me feel he was a lot like Batman of the Dark Knight stories. We also will learn what motivates him and really want to root for him. There will be times when he must pull out all stops to ensure those close to him are safe.

The writing in this book is very crisp and the story moves very quickly. I could not put this book down and will go so far to say that this is the best thriller I have read this year and probably in the last two years! I got the hardcover edition and the last few pages are a preview of the next book. I will definately be looking the next book!

5.0 out of 5 stars amazing read! Riveting!, May 28, 2014
By Jessica Auclair
This review is from: Rise of The Iron Eagle (The Iron Eagle Series Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
If you love crime novels, this is the book for you! I didn't want to put it down! A whole new spin on crime and justice. I highly recommend this book, the author elicited so many emotions from me reading this book. I look forward to the next book in this amazing series!

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