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Lost Conscience: A Ben Baker Sniper Novel

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  41 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
After a tragic school shooting, former army sniper, turned attorney, Ben Baker must decide between what’s legal and what’s right. Together with long-time friend, and former sniper buddy, Frank Senich, the two seek justice against a child trafficking ring. The pair must draw on their military sniping skills and their expertise in hand-to-hand combat to see their mission to ...more
Paperback, 434 pages
Published August 2nd 2012 by Tgw Books
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Alain Burrese
Aug 03, 2012 Alain Burrese rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Well, I wrote the book before reading it several times... So naturally I like it. :-)
Bert Edens
Aug 06, 2013 Bert Edens rated it it was amazing
*** Note: In talking to the author, it looks like I grabbed this eBook quickly. So quickly, in fact, I got a version before he cleaned up a lot of the errors. I have since gotten a corrected version of the eBook, and since it reads much better, I am adjusting this to 5 stars. Just wanted to keep the original review ***

I have to confess the first thing that crossed my mind as I got into the first couple chapters of this book was: Does Burrese own a Dodge dealership? Right off the bat, we had two
Sep 10, 2012 Aida rated it really liked it
4 of 5 stars...
The aha moment when you realize this story is special is when you try to reject the premise of the main character. You refuse to swallow that an Army sniper, martial arts expert, attorney, philosopher, and family man exist in the same character. You claim that the author has cheated by concocting Ben Baker because he's too perfect for playing a high stakes game of mortal danger. Throw in that Baker has a conscience, and you're in for a tale of man-versus-self conflict, on top of t
Sep 27, 2012 Cindy rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It raises the old philosophical question: "Does the end justify the means?" what about vigilante justice? There is a lot of intense action & you find yourself rooting for this trained sniper/assassin turned prosecutor to "finish" the job...even at the cost of his conscience. A good, thought-provoking read.
Feb 08, 2013 Sunflower rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Those interested in current events, military, police, vigilante, snipers, action, truth, justice
Recommended to Sunflower by: Lawrence W. Kane, Loren W. Christensen,
With all that is happening across the country with assaults on our children, this book was an eye opener. They story line of Ben Baker, deputy county attorney, in Montana and his best friend and Army buddy, Frank Senich, a truck driver, will keep you reading to the last line. Ben and Frank's pursuit to eliminate child molesters, porno kings, corrupt politicians, the vigilante way, using all the sniper skills they learned when they were younger, carefree, and wilder as scout snipers in the 2nd In ...more
Oct 14, 2012 Rebecca rated it liked it
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This book was a challenge for me. I really had to force myself to keep reading it until I got through the first third of the story. There was, for this reader, entirely too much detail on types of weapons, types of ammunition, and martial arts moves. It detracted from the story for me. Also, how many times can one person use the term "sniper buddy" in one book?? It was used at least 3 or 4 times in the first few pages. I can't get it out of
Sep 14, 2012 Florence rated it it was amazing
If you want to read about high adventure with lots of adversity, this is the book for you. This is a tale of army snipers that must do whatever is necessary to break up a child trafficking ring. The details read very realistically, since the author is also a former Army sniper. It is fascinating to learn about all the adversaries the main character and his friend must battle. It is a story about the choice to do what's right, even if it is difficult. This is a great read!
Jeffrey Oliver
Feb 06, 2015 Jeffrey Oliver rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I almost stopped reading...

...this book; the child abuse scenarios were too disturbing. But I kept going, and I'm glad I did. First, although I am no trained sniper, I have spent years trying to become proficient in long range, high-power, target shooting. I have also done some amount pistol shooting, and built my own rifles, pistols and ammo. Everything in this book is dead-on accurate, as far as I know; no surprise there. Further, my father was a career Army JAG officer, and I know something a
Spencer Brannon
Feb 18, 2015 Spencer Brannon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
great and quick read!

Good details, good story line and just a fun read. You can't go wrong! Good details provided regarding equipment but not so much that you get bogged down in technicalities. Good stuff!
Teresa Bruntz
Apr 17, 2015 Teresa Bruntz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Would like a sequel.

I like the fact that someone actually takes action, instead of waiting for someone else to do it. Hope the author can come up with a second story with the same good guys.
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Alain Burrese, like his character Ben Baker, is a former Army sniper, attorney, and father of a beautiful little girl. He lives in Montana with his wife and daughter, where he speaks and writes about safety, self-defense and effective communication. Alain lived and trained in Japan and Korea and holds a 4th degree black belt in Hapkido, a Korean martial art with an emphasis on self-defense. He has ...more
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