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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Corrupt Skies

Alex Rodgers

As a series of armed bank robberies spring up in every corner of the nation, burnt-out Air Marshal Harris Fox finds himself thrust in the middle of this high-profile case. The danger unfolds and conspiracy unravels. With lives at stake, and his family in the balance, can Fox solve the mystery before it's too late? 

A humor-filled, action-packed thriller with a cast of characters not easy to forget, this is the series for fans of television shows and movies like Rescue Me, Psych, Red, and 2Guns.


“After what just happened to Williams? Are you crazy! You’re just going to run all the way over there through all that bullet fire? You’re completely insane!”

Harris tried to calm her down and look at things rationally. “Look around you Sarah. Your colleagues are pinned down and outgunned. God knows how many are dead and will die if reinforcements don’t show up soon. They are going to make a break for it, and when they do this gunfight becomes even less contained and even more people will die. I know you’re scared and I am too. I need to end this, and I need your help to do it Sarah.”

She nodded and took a deep breath. Color came back into her face. She checked the clip before popping up to open fire. “Go!” she yelled. Harris didn’t even peek to see if it was safe, he didn’t want to telegraph himself. He made a break for it, bullets flying all around him. He tripped on the curb, fell on the sidewalk, and moved for cover behind a newspaper rack. He could hear a few rounds pinging off of it. “Shit!” He covered his head. “Almost there.” The alley was only a few feet away. Harris gathered his thoughts and his breath for a moment before making a dive and rolling into the alley. Following his actions, there were the terrifying sounds of more rounds bouncing off of the sidewalk all around him.

Book Review

Corrupt Skies is an action/adventure/thriller centered around a burnt out air marshall named Harris Fox who's ex-military. Mostly his job is easy, but he isn't especially happy because his wife wanted him home with her and their child, and when he kept putting her off, she left him. When a series of bank robberies captures national attention, Fox is tapped to help find the robbers.

I thought the plot was creative and well executed, and I've got to say the ending blew me away. I thought the book would end predictably, but I was wrong. I never saw it coming. However, I thought the character of Fox sounded pretty much like every other thriller hero I've ever read, and the dialogue between Fox and his friends also sounded familiar. It could be argued, though, that characters in this genre all speak and act in a prescribed way.

All in all, I enjoyed the book, and if you like this genre, you won't be disappointed. I'd give it 4 out of 5.

Alex Rodgers is the author of the Corrupt Skies series. He is a military veteran and civil servant who got tired of reading about CIA and FBI Agents and thought Air Marshals would be cool.

Corrupt Skies: Episode I is his first foray into book writing, which started out as a short story. He is now happily writing the fourth novel in the series.

When he's not writing you can find him shamelessly plugging his books by reading the chapters out loud to a captive audience on the DC metro (not really). He enjoys paintballing and spending time with his wife and children at their home in Northern Virginia.


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Mary Preston said...

A great review.

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Alex Rodgers said...

Good morning and thanks for hosting! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. The ending is really just the beginning so if that blew you away then check out Corrupt Skies: Episode II where I flip the script. That's all I'll say ;). I'll be checking in and out all day to chat or take any questions.

Rita said...

Thank you for the review.

Yolanda G said...

Wow this sounds like a great book! Not only one I would enjoy but that my husband would enjoy as well! Thank you for sharing this!

Heare2Watts said...

Wow, the story sounds intense and on edge! Excellent blurb! Thank you for sharing.

bn100 said...

Nice review

collenga said...

Great review! I love unexpected endings.

Serena91291 said...

Great review and nice excerpt. Thanks!

Jessica Watts said...

This sounds like a book I would like. I like the blurb and excerpt. Thank you for the opportunity!

Karen H said...

Enjoyed reading the except and review.

David Smith said...

I enjoyed the excerpt. It looks like the book has a lot of action that is describe very well.