Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – #Thriller – The Second Korean War by Ted Halstead

Please welcome a new author to the Cafe and Bookstore, Ted Halstead, with his books.. Today I would like to feature his first book a historical thriller, The Second Korean War.

About the book

Two Russian agents discover a missing nuclear weapon was hidden in an American city by North Korea. Another nuclear weapon nears Seoul in a tunnel built by North Koreans. And North Korea’s new military dictator launches an all-out invasion. Will Seoul or Pyongyang be the new capital of a united Korea?

One of the many excellent reviews for the book

Plot is fascinating and compelling, albeit complex because of the substantial number of sub-stories. I give author Ted Halstead credit for not only sustaining my interest to the last Kindle page, but also causing me check Amazon for any of his sequels.

I particularly enjoyed the interplay of Anatoly Grishkov, lead homicide detective for Vladivostok, and Alexei Vasilyev, FSB colonel. More story climax around Captian Jim Cartwright and his Virginia-class USS Oregon submarine would have been effective. Seal Team Six’s action scene was rather terse.

Suspense builds from the early chapters–initially more like shotgun scatter than a rifle bullet. Brief glimpses of introduced characters tends to jar focus, yet the author succeeds in advancing disparate people together to tell an engaging story. I would prefer organizing with fewer chapters than using many ultra-short ones that almost continuously jump scenes.

*The Second Korean War* deals primarily with intrigue and brutal power moves that lead up to direct hostilities, as well as acceptable resolution of conflict. No cliffhanger ending. Recommended recreational reading, especially suited for a free weekend. 4.5 stars.

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And on Amazon UK:

There is currently a chance to win a copy of the book: See this for a chance to win: The Second Korean War (Kindle Edition). NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends May 6th 2019.

Also by Ted Halstead

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About Ted Halstead

Ted Halstead served twenty-five years in the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer, most of it overseas, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service after his second tour at US Embassy Riyadh. His tours included four years at US Embassy Seoul, and two years at the East Asia Pacific Bureau in DC. He is a National War College graduate, and served for three years at a regional US military headquarters.

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Thank you for dropping in today and please help spread the word about Ted Halstead’s books. Thanks Sally.


6 thoughts on “Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – #Thriller – The Second Korean War by Ted Halstead

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