by Walter Ihlefield
Category: Fiction / Crime
181 pages; ISBN: 1-58961-051-2
Rating: 9/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Denise M. Clark
By Walter Ihlefield
Page Free Publishing – 2002
181 pps. $16.95
Reviewed by Denise M. Clark
Denise’s Pieces Author Site & Book Reviews
Controlled Conclusion is the second of author Ihlefield’s ‘Banshee’ Series – and once again revolves around Brideway Police Chief Mitchell Parks. Parks, an ex-Navy SEAL known as ‘Banshee’, is stunned by the murder of his best friend, Kentucky police officer Owen ‘Hawk’ Taggart, also an ex-Navy SEAL from Park’s military unit during the Vietnam War. Found in the dead man’s pocket is a list of names that Park recognizes – they all belong to his old SEAL Team One, with the exception of one name on the list. Though Michael Parks, Mitchell’s younger brother was also a Navy SEAL, he belonged to a different unit than the rest of them… so why was he included in the list?
Someone is out to kill the members of Team One, and it’s up to Mitch and his brother to determine who want him, his brother and his friends dead. But vengeance and retribution are left to Mitch and his Banshee Spirit; who longs only to take revenge against those who have murdered his friends before he looses everyone he holds close to his warrior heart.
Controlled Conclusion offers something for everyone; a mystery with a hint of mysticism, a bit of romance and a lot of action to suit any taste. Author Ihlefield has once again delivered an intensely riveting read filled with action, great characterizations and a myriad of emotions. In Mitchell ‘Banshee’ Parks, Ihlefield has created a man’s man – a hero for our times; a no-nonsense ex-military man whose taste for unleashed violence vies with his ingrained sense of loyalty, honor and justice. His heart of gold reaches out to touch a woman’s heart, while his ingrained sense of duty and his thirst for revenge makes for an exhilarating read.