Evil Deeds (Bob Danforth Series)

| September 17, 2013


Evil Deeds (Bob Danforth Series)

Praise for “Evil Deeds”
““Evil Deeds” has it all! A superbly crafted thriller filled with believable characters, insider details and a killer plot. Badal shows once again why he’s one of our best!”
—Philip Donlay, author of “Category Five” and “Code Black”

“Another tightly plotted, deftly executed page turner from a master of suspense and international intrigue. Joseph Badal writes timely stories with authority and compassion. Highly recommended.”
—Sheldon Siegel, New York Times bestselling author of “Perfect Alibi”

“Joe Badal has penned a thriller tour de force in “Evil Deeds”, an epic adventure involving two generations of a military/spy family. These three novels are as close to the real worlds of spies and soldiers as a reader can find. Tracking a family’s espionage saga across generations and around the world reminds me of the best works of Charles McCarry, the American John Le Carré. If you’re not already familiar with the sacrifices and heroism of the Danforth family, “Evil Deeds” makes a great starting point.”
—Rob Kresge, senior CIA analyst, founding member of the Counterterrorist Center, and 30-year veteran of Army Intelligence. Author of “Murder for Greenhorns”, finalist for the 2011 Bruce Alexander Award for best historical mystery, and its sequel, “Painted Women”.

“Evil Deeds” is the first book in the Bob Danforth series, which includes “Terror Cell” and “The Nostradamus Secret.” In this three book series, the reader can follow the lives of Bob & Liz Danforth, and of their son, Michael, from 1971 through 2011.

“Evil Deeds” begins on a sunny spring day in 1971 in a quiet Athenian suburb. Bob & Liz Danforth’s morning begins just like every other morning: Breakfast together, Bob roughhousing with Michael. Then Bob leaves for his U.S. Army unit and the nightmare begins, two-year-old Michael is kidnapped.

So begins a decades-long journey that takes the Danforth family from Michael’s kidnapping and Bob and Liz’s efforts to rescue him, to Bob’s forced separation from the Army because of his unauthorized entry into Bulgaria, to his recruitment by the CIA, to Michael’s commissioning in the Army, to Michael’s capture by a Serb SPETSNAZ team in Macedonia, and to Michael’s eventual marriage to the daughter of the man who kidnapped him as a child. It is the stops along the journey that weave an intricate series of heart-stopping events built around complex, often diabolical characters. The reader experiences CIA espionage during the Balkans War, attempted assassinations in the United States, and the grisly exploits of a psychopathic killer.

“Evil Deeds” is an adrenaline-boosting story about revenge, love, and the triumph of good over evil.


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