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Rise of the Iron Eagle

(The Iron Eagle #1)

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The city of Los Angeles is no stranger to violence. It has both a colorful and grotesque history with it. Sheriff's Homicide Detective Jim O'Brian and FBI Profiler Special Agent Steve Hoffman are also no strangers to the violence of the sprawling metropolis, but in the past decade something has changed. There's a serial killer preying on other serial killers - some known b ...more
Hardcover, 294 pages
Published May 31st 2014 by Narroway Press (first published December 1st 2005)
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Review: RISE OF THE IRON EAGLE by Roy A. Teel Jr.

This is a totally engrossing, very gritty, suspense thriller, stuffed to the brim with hard-core violence, evil, and selfish individuals satisfying their own desires. Nonetheless, it's also populated by individuals of high moral integrity. Then there are a few who straddle the dividing line between the evil and the good. The pages practically turn themselves, and I was quickly so engrossed that I'm determined to read the entire series. I seem rece
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Leianne Stevens
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wish I could give a good background of The Eagle; a profile if you will, but to do so would be a grave mistake as it would completely deprive readers of the deliciously horrific novel I hold in my hands. Imagine a set not unlike that of Thomas Harris’ beautiful villain Hannibal Lecter. Many who have already read Book One are comparing The Eagle to Dexter. Having never watched the show or read the books I couldn’t speak intelligently enough to make that comparison. But to be honest, this book i ...more
Pat (not getting friend updates currently)
I really, really don't know what to say about this. First things first I guess - trigger warning - extreme and graphic violence. It was the most gruesome book I've read so I guess that puts it in the horror category. But somehow I didn't find it stomach churning. Sometimes I think what is left unsaid (or unshown) can be more scary as your imagination can conjure anything it wants. In this case there wasn't much left unsaid. Its a bit like watching the Kill Bill movie for example - extreme violen ...more
Michelle Willms
Sep 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, fiction

Roy A. Teel, Jr. writes for those of us who love well-written crime fiction. If you are like me, and have longed dreamed of finding an author who could write crime fiction as gritty and realistic as true crime, but that also included the detail and information known to true crime, including the knowledge and insight of crime, the research necessary to understand the type of criminal, the ability to understand the technical aspects of the scene, and so forth, then search no more. Roy A. Teel, Jr.
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Cheryl
Aug 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
I picked this book up last night and finished it in a couple of hours. I could not go to sleep until I did. It was that good. My only complaint is that I felt that Jim and Steve worked well together but neither one really made an effort to capture the Iron Eagle. It felt like they were just puppets and the Iron Eagle was the puppet master. So in this aspect I did want them to come out swinging harder to make it more of an intense battle of wits between on both sides. Although I have to admit tha ...more
Simon Mcleish
First posted on my blog here.

Rise of the Iron Eagle is a thriller, first in a series, about vigilantism and serial killers. I was warned before I started it that was not for the faint-hearted, and it certainly is that. There are frequent scenes not for the squeamish, and, though I don't really mind that usually, there are lengthy descriptions of torture which I did find disturbing - sometimes gratuitously over the top. More on that later...

The first chapter introduces a character who initially a
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Jessica
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads Program in exchange for an honest review.

Before starting reading this book, I first read some of the reviews given by the readers here on Goodreads. Given that fact, I thought I was already prepared for what to expect, but I was dead wrong! To say that I was shocked was not enough --- I was mortified! The heinous crimes were sickening and detestable. One would question how could some people do that. But despite that, I actuall
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Theresa Needham fehse
Jun 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Free book for honest review. juliesbookreview.blogspot.com

How many murders take place in this novel? Let me count them. Never mind. This is the first
book of a series. By the time Roy Teel has finished the series maybe he won’t even know.
Without reading the other books in the series I’m suggesting this is the book where the reader
should start. About halfway into the novel you know who the Iron Eagle is. The question you
wind up asking yourself is do you want the killer to get caught? It seems
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Marjorie
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Given To Me For An Honest Review


Rise of the Iron Eagle by Roy A. Teel Jr. is a book that if you love to read crime novels, this one is for you. It is one of the best ones that I have read in a long time. It is not for the sqeamish but man is it fantastic. It is about a killer who kills serial killers. He kills serial killers in the way that they killed their victims. Steve Hoffman a FBI profiler is working with Jim O'Brien a detective in trying to understand the thinking and behavior of "The Iro
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Yellagirlgc
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a copy from the publisher NarroWay Press for an honest review.
The Iron Eagle is a serial killer that kills other serial killers in the same way they killed there victims. He extracts a confession from them before he kills them and dumps there bodies for law enforcement to find along with the signed confession. Some have mixed feelings about the killer doing good by eliminating dangerous & sick serial killers law enforcement hasn't caught & some they aren't even aware of. He plays jud
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Rebecca
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have to say this book was very good to me. It is a crime story that keeps you captivated. When a serial killer starts taking out other serial killer brutally and harshly it makes you wonder is this guy a born killer or a whole new form of justice. But for the declivities on this case justice must be served even if it may be one of their own.

The author was very good in keeping me interested and even had me thinking should I be rooting for the killer or the detectives. I mean when the bad guy i
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Krista
Jun 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
When someone throws out the line, "two wrongs don't make a right..." they clearly didn't take this book into account. Bad guy vs. bad guy possibly, or more so victim with an agenda vs. downright bad guy, left me really questioning how I see things on day to day basis. It's no always so black and white, as this book clearly demonstrates.

A great crime thriller, page turning. Definitely not for those who are into what goes into "murder, crime, thriller" and the grotesque writing possibilities those
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Victoria
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Excellent! From the very first page I was captivated. It was absolutely unputdownable.I loved all main characters and the plot.
This book contains lots of violence so it is not suitable for people under 18.
Jessica
Dec 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In starting book one of the Iron Eagle series, I was quickly drawn into the character. Found myself not wanting to put the book down. Anxious to get to book 2
Maggie
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was excited by the premise of this book. It reminded me a bit of Dexter but I had a few issues with this novel. The sex scenes seemed really forced and didn't add anything to the story at all. It felt like they were just there as filler. I also always have a difficult time overlooking grammar mistakes and overuse of the same words. I will not be continuing this series because I have no desire to read about Gail sucking a dude's eyeballs through his dick and how every older woman has a great fi ...more
Cindy
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: removed
Gave extra * for a good thriller. Unfortunately, slogging thru profanity, multi-partner sex, murder with gore, and more (sic) all painstakingly described means I won’t be reading the rest in series. Cannot recommend.
Tamara
Aug 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, e-books, thriller
The Iron Eagle. Who is he? Well, he is a serial killer preying on other serial killers. His methods of killing are brutal and harsh. Some may call it Vigilante Justice, as he is saving the taxpayers and families of the victims time, money and heartache. But for Homicide Detective Jim O'Brian and FBI Profiler Special Agent Steve Hoffman, justice must be served and the Iron Eagle must be caught. But what if the killer is one of their own and they don't even know it....yet.

Rise of the Iron Eagle is
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Elke
I read the second installment of this series Evil and the Details first, so I already had some previous knowledge, but also a lot of questions. However, this did not spoil the fun and suspense for me, as this book provided a solid background and the anticipated answers.

Rise of The Iron Eagle introduces us to a very special serial killer called Iron Eagle, who chooses other serial killers as his victims. A grumpy police officer and an aging FBI profiler are hot on his heels, but he always seem to
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Boundless Book Reviews
This book was a very disturbing, chilling, but surprisingly good read. I can't say that I loved this book, because It was a hard read for me, but it was still good.

It follows the lives of detectives and crazed killers, one being The Iron Eagle, through so many horrors it's hard to picture. This was like watching a harsh episode of CSI. It follows the Iron Eagle as he takes out the worst of the worst, other serial killers. While, he himself is a serial killer, he only kills the bad. Never the goo
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Kristen Chandler
Aug 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

When I read the blurb, I was immediately intrigued. A serial killer who kills serial killers? YASSSS.

At first I wasn't sure if I would like this book that much. It's deep. And dark. The serial killers don't just murder, they torture. BUT as the identity of The Iron Eagle is revealed, and the reasons why he hunts serial killers you develop a sense of understanding of why he does what he does. Is it wrong? Yes. Does
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Charissa Wilkinson
Aug 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, thrillers
I received this book for a fair and honest review.

Overview: L.A. County, California: home to a new breed of serial killer. One who seems to thirst for the blood those who prey on the innocent. Is he a vigilante, a cop, or just someone tired of all the evil? Is he hero or villain?

Likes: The characters were good, and some were oddly likeable. The taskforce was stressed just enough to make finding the Eagle even more difficult.

Dislikes: The story was well written aside from all of the gore. Unfort
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Yatish
Dec 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent read!!! The Iron Eagle reminded me of Dexter, the TV series where the lead used to kill criminals while working in a police lab. The author has done an excellent job in describing the scenes, rich with all the gory details, making you feel as if you are there. The horror kept me awake since I knew I'll probably, no most definitely have nightmares and in the end it did not matter as I couldn't put the book down anyways. This goes down surely as one of the best books I've read this ye ...more
Sam Reid
Sep 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book for a fair and honest review.


This is honestly not the type of book I would normaally read, I am more of a romance Type book- But I wanted to try a different type, Once I started I couldnt stop, Who was this person? what was going to happen next. I cant wait for the next book. Great Job~!
Mary
Nov 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Little slow for me getting started but really loved it once it got going for me. Interesting viewpoint about justice.
Violet
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Riveting, this book will keep you spell bound. This is a crime series you do not want to miss!
Mark Levandoski
Apr 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Great storyline,good characters and format.May be a tad too much torture description for some.This was a Goodreads First Read Contest win for me.
Karen Harris
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Strong constitution required!

Omg!!!! This had to be the WORST serial killer ever! Horrific ,graphic details, believable subplots, Great character development too!
I think there 22 books in this series. I will only buy one at a time although there is a priced set. I don't know how much of this intensity
I can take!
My only issue with this book is very trivial. I am an old Eng!ish major who once hoped to become a writer. Classic failure but I never stopped reading anything and everything. So. When
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Brenda McHugh
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

Be prepared to change your mind on murder. You may not want to like the Iron Eagle but given similar circumstances you might find yourself approving what he does. The story reveals tiny bits of detail on each character in a wtf kind of way. A very complex story with more questions than answers at the end. Highly recommend this book. I've just bought the second in this series because I want to know what happens to Molly.......
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Pam Williams
Very unrealistic

This book was very hard to read because I had trouble distinguishing which person was speaking.There were page long paragraphs,and runon sentences.It was also very unrealistic that none of his friends or fellow officers recognized who the iron eagle was.He is supposed to have this huge physique and nobody is suspicious of him.It could have been a good read with a little more effort.
Mike Mackey
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is an interesting book. Well written, great characters, wonderful Theme!! We have all read Serial Killer Stories!! But have you read one where a Serial Killer only Kills Serial Killers. A Vigilante tale that confuses the FBI and the Police and terrorizes the Quilty. With the” Iron Eagle” Roy Teel has penned a Series that is a Great Read and keeps you Enthralled till the End of the Book. As usual I do not do Spoilers, so you must read and Enjoy this Great Read on your own. Santa Mike
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