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Certain Jeopardy (Sgt. Major Eric Moyer #1)

4.24  ·  Rating Details ·  197 Ratings  ·  32 Reviews
U.S. Special Ops appraoch an Al Qaeda base in Venezuela and discover its plans to transport a nuclear weapons expert to Iran. Debut novel from war veteran Jeff Struecker, now a U.S. military chaplain.
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Published May 1st 2009 by B&H Publishing Group
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Tracey Cramer-Kelly
Mar 08, 2014 Tracey Cramer-Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: military
I have great respect for Struecker, who has written a nail-biting suspense about a Spec Ops (Army Ranger) team that also grapples with the issue of faith.

There are a lot of characters in this book, and the point of view bounced around a lot. Add in the team members’ nicknames, and it got hard to follow at times. The early parts bogged down a bit, felt a little slow with all the characters getting a tidbit.

Sruecker tried to follow family events happening at home (a rebellious teenage son, a troub
Joyce McKune
Mar 14, 2012 Joyce McKune rated it really liked it
I really like the back and forth from the guys who are sent on an operation to gather intel on a suspected Al-Qaeda gathering and their families back home who have no idea where they are and when they'll be back. For these guys, it's like having two families. When on a mission, they are ready and willing to lay down their life for each other. Won't leave even a dying man behind. But when something happens at home they have to trust God and the other wives to fill their boots until they can get b ...more
Lisa Johnson
Feb 05, 2015 Lisa Johnson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: Certain Jeopardy
Author: Jeff Struecker & Alton Gansky
Pages: 381
Year: 2009
Publisher: B & H
Adrenaline pumping, heart thumping action and danger await the male characters entering a country to observe and identify a possible threat to the U.S. A special operations unit goes from a level of observation to nonstop battles, attempting to stay one step ahead of certain death where they are on their own to carry out orders. The wives at home are experiencing nightmares about their husband
Victor Gentile
Oct 06, 2014 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Captain Jeff Struecker and Alton Gansky in their new book, “Certain Jeopardy” Book One in the Special Ops series published by B&H Publishing Group gives us another mission with Sergeant Eric Moyer and his Special Ops team.

From the back cover: Your safety rests in the hands of six men…

…they are Special Ops and their mission has just been upgraded from difficult to impossible. A detect-and-observe mission revealed the unexpected-and the terrifying. The discovery has forced a change in the miss
Mar 02, 2014 Becky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Iran and Venezuela put their heads together, the results are not good for the United States. Throw in the kidnapping of a nuclear physicist's family, and things go from bad to worse. Eric Moyer's Army Ranger team is sent in to recon the situation. These six men represent the highest of Army ideals . . . but tragedy on the home front and a secret kept by a member of the team threaten to unravel even the best laid plans. Before long, things are spiraling toward certain jeopardy.

Certain Jeopar
Mar 21, 2009 Debbie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a military thriller. The story was written in short, quick chapters from rotating point of views--and there were a fairly large number of point of view characters. At the beginning, I sometimes got confused as to how everyone was related to each other, but that didn't last long.

The prose felt a little unrefined, but that fit the character of the story.

The book was fast-paced. The author clearly explained the equipment and jargon used in the story without bogging down the pace with
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Mar 13, 2013 b00k r3vi3ws rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story follows the lives of six special ops operatives and their immediate family. They live a kind of dual lives because they can never reveal what they really do. Their lives take an interesting turn with a simple phone call as three pairs of special ops soldiers move to a new assignment separately, yet together. As the lives of these six men change with the dire situations, so do the lives of their partners back home.

The character portrayal has been done to perfection as each character hav
Apr 22, 2009 Jane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an enjoyable book. The story was well-told and the characters were believable.

It is the story of a Special Ops team on a mission to Venezuela. As the story moved to its conclusion the fast-paced action kept me reading. I enjoyed the way the authors wove the lives of the families back home in throughout the story.

I don't usually enjoy Christian fiction, because so often the belief seems to drive the story. In this book the story was told, and the Christian belief was a part of it, but i
Apr 30, 2014 Charles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was a little hesitant about this book after reading other reviews and noting the religious overtones that were called out. After reading it however, I can say that the religious aspects were well presented and fit nicely into the story line. [return]The book starts off quickly and keeps going. Jeff Struecker and Alton Gansky do a wonderful job of developing the characters in the story.The inclusion of the character's families make them feel real. [return]While the characters are well developed ...more
Kale Snyder
Over all this was a good read. It started really slow with a lot of background. The real story doesn't start until almost half way through the book but once it get going it's a wild and nail biting ride to the end.
Jan 17, 2015 Brian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got this book for Christmas and I'm glad I did. It was a great book, great story. Action packed while still having a Christian theme to it. The only problem I had with it (just me) was the number of characters in it to keep straight. But once I got them straightened out it was terrific. Highly recommended.
Jan Jonaitis
Jun 07, 2016 Jan Jonaitis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Solid Read

I enjoy reading Gansky and was intrigued to read a book he had influence on. This is a good solid story that will not disappoint.
Douglas Richey
Sep 17, 2016 Douglas Richey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding !

Exciting, well written, fast paced. Could not put it down. Look forward to more books by this author. Highly recommended.
Terry Bunch
Aug 01, 2016 Terry Bunch rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun, exciting, never stop moving story with lots of moving parts. Some elements of the story line wrapped up a bit too quick though.
Marian Baay
Jul 30, 2012 Marian Baay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In Certain Jeopardy we meet a Spec Ops team of six men. Although I had some trouble getting to know the names and nicknames of the men and to whom they were in a relationship--I really think it was a great read!
When I had the relationships all figured out, I enjoyed to have a look in the family lifes of special ops.

The book is believably written. It's always great to read a book by an author who knows where he's talking about. Jeff Strueker has been there and done that.

I highly recommend this b
Aug 06, 2016 Skydanzer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kept my attention from start to needing. Very much enjoyed reading this. Highly recommend.
Sep 03, 2015 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fast paced and full of realistic details. I love the characters and the plot.
Mar 21, 2015 Jeff rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely not ground breaking, but an enjoyable military thriller.

Thankful for no foul language and a mostly realistic portrayal of military operations.
One I purchased on my Kindle for Tim to read. But he never seems to want to read, so I finally broke down and read it. Good book, took a bit to set up, but once it got going, it was really good. We'd heard Captain Struecker speak at our church, so we knew a lot about him. He has a couple of other books, one of which I've bought, and plan to read. Modern day soldiers in situations in the war against terrorism, with a Christian background and viewpoint. Good stuff.
Apr 14, 2010 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good book about military men working undercover in another country to protect the USA. It was not as well-written as many books I read, but it was suspenseful and all does not turn out perfect, just like the real world. One thing I didn't like was that the author had names for his characters, but also nicknames. It was very confusing at times, because he went back and forth on the same page, using the name or the nickname. It was an interruption in the reading.
Read aloud to me. I guess you could say it's just not my style though I've enjoyed a few others of the same genre. Some of these scenes are too descriptive for me. It's a riveting plot. There's character development. I would have preferred that some of the sub-conflicts were not quite what they were. I really liked a different one by this author though, The Road to Unafraid. This book has a different co-author. Perhaps his influence is the part I don't like.
Mar 22, 2016 Becky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yet another excellent story with breathtaking suspense. The characters are so engaging, I felt like I knew them. I appreciate how the authors portrayed military soldiers as humans with extraordinary skills yet the same life struggles as civilians. I also like the example of the Christian character balancing his faith with the mission - so true to life!
Jul 26, 2010 Shelley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really like this author. He writes great stories with no language or immorality, and he makes the characters real. It is obvious he puts some of himself and others into his characters. You really can start to understand why career military and special ops solders feel compelled to do what they do. I hope he continues to write more books.
Brad Lewis
Jan 09, 2013 Brad Lewis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a big fan of the TV show 'The Unit.' This book is a lot like the show with the addition one soldier's witness as a Christian to his fellow soldiers while they go through struggles related to their work and their families.
Oct 09, 2009 Charity rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was great!! I have read many of Alton Gansky's books and this was one of the best. I enjoy military stuff and this was good. Definitely a keeper:)!
Ken Durham
Dec 09, 2013 Ken Durham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice series based on special ops group. It kept me interested from page 1 of book 1 to the last page of book 3.
Terry Moffitt
Aug 07, 2011 Terry Moffitt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can't Wait for Struecker's next work. This one was an excellent.
Deborah Boutwell
Aug 15, 2009 Deborah Boutwell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Military, fiction, faith, action
Quick read, my heart was racing with the action.
Jul 13, 2011 Jonathan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
well done, Jeff & Al. honored to work with you both.
Jan 15, 2013 Ryan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great suspense! Couldn't put it down a fun read.
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Chaplain (Major) Jeff Struecker was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He entered the Army as an enlisted soldier in September 1987 and remained on active duty until April 2000 when he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army Reserve as a Chaplain Candidate. He confessed Christ as Savior as a teenager and was called to the ministry while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment in Ft. Benning, G
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