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American Jackal: A Troy Stoker, M.D. Psychiatry Thriller (The Troy Stoker, M.D. Psychiatry Thrillers Book 1)

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Psychiatrist, Troy Stoker, M.D., bursts onto the psychiatry thriller landscape when his high-profile patient, the lieutenant governor-elect's wife, makes a simple mistake that could cost her everything, including her life, and brings her face to face with an American jackal.

In this confrontation with corruption, Ann Higgins stumbles into the underworld life of a high-rank
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Kindle Edition, 570 pages
Published August 31st 2014 by Naoband, LLC
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Connie Anderson
Oct 25, 2015 Connie Anderson rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Action/Adventure, thriller readers
Recommended to Connie by: A friend of the author.
This is the best book that I have ever read! It keeps you on the edge of your seat, and sometimes squirming. There are some very funny one liners in there also. I especially loved the use of the word "THYROID" by one disgruntled female a lot. I am not kidding..... this is so action packed, and has you going "oh no, what's gonna happen", kind of like people who talk to the tv, like they are going to listen. I would definitely love to read many more by this author. He is really funny and he ...more
Thomas Amo
Oct 15, 2014 Thomas Amo rated it it was amazing
American Jackal: Is the first in a series of thrillers for Psychiatrist Troy Stoker M.D. Without a doubt, authors Dr. Francis Bandettini & Matt Nilsen, have a first rate character on their hands. This was one of those books that got me knotted up with suspense. It’s a love/hate feeling I get when reading sometimes. Several times, I could feel my own anxiety in some of the more intense scenes. The writing is exceptional, because not only did it keep me on my toes, but the characters are so ...more
Kt
Oct 04, 2014 Kt rated it it was amazing
Shelves: guilty-pleasure
This book is full of fast paced action that drew me in from the very start. I read it almost entirely in one sitting! In this novel Dr. Stoker gets drawn into a dark world of drug cartels and government corruption when one of his patients accidentally stumbles into it herself. Dr Stoker reaches out to Errol Rivera a fellow physician and his friend for assistance in navigating the situation.
I feel like the amount of political intrigue verses action is balanced perfectly. The fast scenes in the b
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Michele Hocking
Oct 31, 2014 Michele Hocking rated it it was amazing
I'd highly recommend this book to anyone interested in thrillers. I knew from the beginning it was going to be a good book. The characters were incredibly interesting and complimented each other very well. Not only was the plot compelling, but the writing was phenomenal and created the perfect sense of tension and suspense. The dialogue was realistic, rather than coming across as staged. It was so detailed and well-written, something I love but don't see very often these days. It definitely ...more
P Bee
Sep 27, 2014 P Bee rated it it was amazing
This is the best book I've read in a while. I actually read through it twice. Thank you author for making a fantastic full-length, rich story. Getting a little tired of novellas. If you're looking for a thriller with a compelling backstory and killer dialogue look no further. This is a multilayered story that's well worth your time. I enjoyed some of the tongue-in cheek humor.

I'd recommended this book to any reader that loves an adventure story. The characters are well-written and just jump off
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Jenn
Oct 01, 2014 Jenn rated it it was amazing
This book was definitely a page turner!! Kept me excited until the very end and loved all the characters and how they fit together. Hopefully a sequel comes out soon because I am a Troy Stoker fan. =)

P.S. Don't let the small amount of text/grammatical errors sour you towards this book. They do not detract from the storylines and character development and can easily be overlooked.
Anna
Nov 14, 2014 Anna rated it it was amazing
What an excellent and mind blowing thriller! I am completely hooked. The author has such a brilliant imagination that will take you on quite a wild ride. He writes with such detail that you can picture the characters in your head, and every scene pops from the pages. It is an amazing read for both old-time thriller readers or anyone new to this genre. It is such a beautifully written novel that can give readers a sense of place inhabited by characters of depth.There are so many different twists ...more
Cheryl
Sep 28, 2014 Cheryl rated it it was ok
What started to be a very engrossing thriller started sliding downhill quickly. The storyline has great promise and for the most part character development held true to the plot lines. But between the subplots that brought me around on a carousel ride sometimes went so far left of the story that had me scratching my head wondering why was that there? Then the errors not caught by proofing, spellcheck or basic editing distracted me from the important storyline. Some sentences did not make sense ...more
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For psychiatry thriller, a psychiatrist author is a must. Dr. Bandettini is a private practice psychiatrist and co-author of American Jackal. He graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in molecular biology. He earned his medical degree at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Bandettini completed his psychiatry ...more
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