Review: Yeager’s Mission by Scott Bell

Raise your hand if you remember my blog post from June 16, 2015. Anyone? Here’s a hint: Scott Bell’s new novel Yeager’s Law. Does that ring a bell? I hope so, because it’s a year later, and look who’s back!! Abel Yeager in a new adventure with his love Charlie and best friend Victor [Por Que]!!

 

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After a number of earthquakes hammer the Sierra Madre region of Mexico, Grupo Verdugo, a splinter group of cartel enforcers, takes control of the drug shipping routes through that territory. Caught in the middle, a small orphanage high in the mountains, desperate for supplies to care for the children and the battered earthquake victims, reaches out to Abel Yeager for help.

Yeager and his friend Victor agree to deliver the needed food and medicine. But Grupo Verdugo seems to have a special interest in starving out the clergy and forcing them to bend to their will. They send a man known as the Executioner to stop anyone daring to assist the people.

Yeager and Victor are in for the biggest fight of their lives as they are forced to move forty children, a dozen sick and injured patients, and one feisty doctor out of the mission and through mountains infested with vicious killers.

 

Scott Bell’s criminal justice background and ability to twist and pull the best from the English language results in another can’t-put-it-down thriller sprinkled with outstanding action scenes and plenty of humor. The combination is irresistible. I absolutely love Abel’s scenes with Charlie:

Charlie laughed, a low, throaty sound that sent another tingle down to his belly.

“Oh, and I think Por Que’s in love.”


“What? For real?”


“Could be. There’s this woman doctor here, even shorter than he is. About as big as a Barbie doll and about as cute. Anyway, our man Victor gets all goofy when she’s around. This could be the highlight of the trip—just watching him follow her like a lost puppy.”

Charlie laughed again, and they talked some more until Yeager yawned for the third time.

“Go to bed, big guy,” she said. “You’re going to need your rest when you get back.”

“You say the sweetest things.”

“Don’t be a smart-ass. Just get yourself back here with all your parts attached.”

“Especially that one.”


“Well, sure,” she told him. “Why else would I want you?”

 

What’s that you say? You want an action scene? Glad to oblige, partner!

“Hola, amigo.” Yeager stepped out of the truck, keeping the M4 hidden behind the door panel. The lead man hesitated, and Yeager shot him with a single three-round burst. The Roman candle of flame from the muzzle of Yeager’s weapon almost touched the man’s denim shirt.

Pivoting his weapon slightly, he took out the man on the far left. Spent brass spiraled and bounced off the pickup’s doorframe. The kick of the M4 pounded his shoulder like an old friend.

The first man he’d shot fell away, dropping in a dead heap. Yeager twisted right and squeezed off two quick bursts. Of the men on that side, one died instantly, blood spraying the car next to him in a fan. The other stumbled and tried to bring his weapon to bear. Yeager shot him with another controlled squeeze of the trigger. He searched for more targets with the M4’s holographic sight.

Nothing else moved. Elapsed time, from the first Hola to the last man down, was under three seconds.

 

If you like these tidbits, you definitely should look up this book to add to your library. Both books would be better. And the best scenario? If you contact Scott and send him your purchased books, he’ll autograph them and send them back to you. That signature is going to be worth a lot of money someday. I can feel it in my bones!

Congratulations, Scott, on another winner! I’m anxiously awaiting Book 3!

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