Ninth Time Ashore

by Russ Hensel



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/13/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 382
ISBN : 9781412092050

About the Book

Ex-marine Jake Crawford believes he has paid his dues to his country as a forward observer behind enemy lines during the Korean War.

Jake, now settled into civilian life, is the owner of a Flying Service and planning a life with his beautiful copilot Megan. His stable conventional life ends when he is asked by his old combat buddy Sloan, now a CID agent, to go on one more mission.

His task is simple. Go to Canada, and identify the American Officer, Cogswell, who led Jake's last Korean War mission and was reported to be MIA. The CIA has information that Cogswell remained in North Korea after the war to help deliver biological weapons into American cities. Cogswell is to arrive at a fishing resort in Canada to behavior condition terrorists for this suicide mission.

The story pulls the reader on a rapid fire adventure from the Korean War, to a cabin on a Canadian Lake, to a remote island off the Pacific coast where the containers of deadly biological material are stored and protected by North Korean Commandos. A mole highly placed within the CIA plots to make this mission fail. Nothing is as it seems.

About the Author

Russ Hensel served aboard the USS Pasadena CL65 in China assisting in the evacuation of European and American civilians as the Communists took over the country. During the first winter of the Korean War he served aboard the Destroyer Rupertus DD851 assisting with shore bombardment of selected targets. He was employed as a technical writer in the aerospace industry. This is his first novel-length book. He lives in the California Gold Country of the Sierra Foothills.