“Haunted by his own demons and by the memory of his murdered wife, Al Forte is, by turns, tough guy, tortured hero, and tender guardian. In SNAFU, Glen Allison weaves Forte’s race to thwart an insidious plot into a tale of forgiveness and redemption. The result is fast-paced story both uplifting and heart-wrenching.”
– Jaden Terrel, author of the Jared McKean Mysteries
“What a ride! SNAFU delivers another fast-paced adventure with ex-SEAL Al Forte, a compassionate child rescuer and a kick-ass hero I love.” – Mary Saums, author of the Thistle & Twigg mystery series
“SNAFU takes you on a wild ride through Al Forte’s world of crime, violence and love in southern Louisiana. Author Glen Allison has created a compelling hero in Forte, a tough guy with a tortured soul and an obsession to protect the most vulnerable among us, young children. The novel will keep you turning pages; its conclusion will leave you breathless.” – H. W. “Buzz” Bernard, author EYEWALL and PLAGUE.
Realistic characters struggling with their own demons do their best to protect desperate children. Characters Al Forte and his backup Nomad may fill the gap left by the departure of Robert B. Parker’s Spenser and Hawk.
Allan E. Ansorge
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” ‘Snafu’ is anything but … Glen Allison has crafted a superbly written, fast-paced thriller that grabs the reader by the heart and won’t let go. The third book in Allison’s Al Forte suspense series, SNAFU fulfills the promise of the previous two, while whetting the appetite for whatever comes next. Flawed, emotionally wounded, and deeply moral, Forte is like an avenging hero from the Old West fighting modern-day evil in New Orleans. If your tastes run to dark and dangerous, ride along as Forte tackles everything from terrorists to those who would harm young innocents. Fair warning: The ride will get scary. ”
Deborah Sharp, author of the Mace Bauer Mysteries
Glen Allison hails from Tupelo, Mississippi, where he and his wife are camping and motorcycle enthusiasts. One of their favorite destinations is New Orleans, home of Glen’s hero, Al Forte. Allison’s Forte series includes MISCUE, NETBLUE, and now the latest offering, SNAFU. He also authored STILL STANDING, the story of the Williams Brothers gospel group.
Al Forte is a man suffering the worst form of anguish. The love of his life, his wife, was murdered before his very eyes. Al is an ex-Navy Seal who went through the ravages of drug and alcohol addiction after his wife’s death. He is still recovering when the very young man who shot his wife asks for his help. Little does Al Forte know that he is a marked man, and that his enemy, Brock Randall, is a rich psychopath, who targets him because of an imagined slight:
“‘I especially wanted to talk to you, Al,’ Randall said. He waved his hand around the sun room. ‘These plants come from Central America. Most beautiful place in the world. Beautiful flowers. Beautiful people.’ He sipped his drink and looked down at Forte. ‘You have been there before, right? I’m sure you agree.’
‘I didn’t take the scenic tours much. But I know there are good people there.’ Randall chuckled. ‘My company does a bit of business there. We would use a good man like you.’
‘I appreciate that, Mr. Randall, but I already have a…'”
Whether it’s Al’s friend, Seal partner, and faithful sidekick, Nomad, or Jackie Shaw, the tragic and heroic woman who pulls Al out of the depths with her love, Allison’s characters fairly jump off the page. His plotline and style are reminiscent of David Baldachi, with flawed military heroes battling their own demons. An excellent read.
Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review