Warrior: Book 2 in the Freelancer Series by Terry IrvingWarrior: Book 2 in the Freelancer Series by Terry Irving

Warrior: Book 2 in the Freelancer Series

byTerry Irving

Paperback | October 1, 2015

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"Warrior" begins in 1973 with a .50 caliber machine gun round slamming overhead as Rick Putnam and Eve Buffalo Calf are walking in supplies to the American Indian Movement militants besieged in Wounded Knee. In a matter of hours, they find themselves on the run from distrustful AIM members, US Marshalls and the FBI, and a mysterious group that appears to be attacking both sides. Rick accepts a sacred mission from a militant who saved his life back in Vietnam and that leads him into battle against a cult determined to destroy the reservation where Eve grew up. As in "Courier," the first book in the "Freelancer" series, "Warrior" is set in the gritty, dangerous 1970's when ordinary Americans thought they were being paranoid when they feared faceless, nameless forces--forces that were very real and extremely dangerous. Rick, Eve, and his computer hacker housemates are forced to battle with an unholy mixture of corporate, government, and cult fanatics as they struggle to rescue their families and save themselves. If you lived through the 70's, it will bring back sharp and often painful memories, if you didn't, you'll get an entirely new perspective on the world of "groovy" clothes and "Have a Nice Day" smile buttons. "Warrior" is another non-stop, high-speed thrill ride from Terry Irving so don't start reading it if you've got that important meeting in the morning because you'll be up all night--desperate to see what's next.

She is a former journalist and occasional contributor to the El Paso Herald Post. She is also a prize winning poet and recipient of a first place award from the Southwest Writers Conference. A Graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature, she is the author of several soon-to-be-published stories for children. She has recently emb...
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Title:Warrior: Book 2 in the Freelancer SeriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:430 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.96 inPublished:October 1, 2015Publisher:Ronin Robot PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0986087386

ISBN - 13:9780986087387

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"Irving's (Courier, 2015) historical thriller, the second in his Freelancer series, offers a provocative reinterpretation of the infamous Wounded Knee incident. Irving reprises the picaresque role of Rick Putnam, a motorcycle-riding courier and war-hardened Vietnam veteran. Set in 1973, the story centers on the Wounded Knee debacle in South Dakota, in which members of the American Indian Movement seized and occupied a small town within the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. In this fictional version, the activists, surrounded and beleaguered by U.S. law enforcement, are increasingly threatened with the possibility of a final, deadly raid that ends the standoff once and for all. Rick joins his Native American friend Eve [Buffalo Calf] in an attempt to sneak badly needed supplies past the blockade surrounding the town. The area is crackling with violence, riddled with various tribal factions all deeply territorial, suspicious of outsiders, and accustomed to spontaneous bouts of violence. Rick, troubled by the political intrigue he encountered (and barely survived) in the previous novel, uncovers yet more subterfuge regarding the collusion of the federal government with corrupt officials within the Bureau of Indian Affairs. What follows is an action-packed adventure that incudes nefarious government forces, intramural tribal conflict, and motorcycle gangs. Rick remains the constant through the two volumes: he's still a chain-smoking, wisecracking tough guy haunted by memories of service in Vietnam....A brisk, suspenseful adventure nestled in real, historical drama--Kirkus Review"Highly recommended. One of the best of the 40+ books I've read this year., October 20, 2015This is one of my favorite books that I've read in the last couple of months. The other was Terry Irving's book Courier. One of my favorite things is when a writer can educate me and entertain me at the same time. In this book I learned about PTSD, problems returning Vietnam vets had, surprising details about our governmental Indian affairs practices and enjoyed myself the entire time. Following Vietnam vet Rick Putnam is a great way to spend a few hours. Highly recommended"-Myles Knapp San Francisco Chronicle "Even in life and death struggles, Putnam risks himself and others by trying to stop the bad guys in some way other than death. His aversion is so strong, the reader is left to wonder whether the always present guilt has created a subconscious death wish that guides both his fighting and the motorcycle exploits Irving has written so well you know they'll translate easily to the big screen. Putnam is a survivor but, in Irving's hands, you just don't know whether Putnam's ghosts will keep him from surviving anymore. That's the tension, and it keeps you turning the page."-Gary Nuremberg, Veteran DC Reporter