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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
Conflict of Interest is an historical action thriller written by Barry L. Hughes. Rusty Bach would rather have been home with his wife and kids instead of working double shifts on a Sargento Drilling International oil rig in the Honduran jungle, but he had plans for a house and acreage on a river which made the separation, long hours, and boredom worthwhile. He had just finished his shift and was heading in for some food and well-deserved time off. When he signed off with Buck Simmons, the man was drunk as usual and concerned with little more than the next drink and cigar. Neither of them knew that Major Gilberto Abrego, an El Salvadoran soldier with Cuban training under his belt, was leading a team of fifty soldiers on an assignment to secure the compound and eliminate Sargento's entire staff. No one could be left alive to tell the true story.
Barry L. Hughes' historical action thriller, Conflict of Interest, is an exciting and fast-paced novel set in the jungles of Central America. His main character, Rusty Bach, is larger than life, and his efforts to save his and Buck's lives give this thriller zing. The battle tactics and strategies learned in Rusty's three years of military service in Korea serve him well as he drags the wounded and hallucinating Buck on an evasion campaign against the vastly superior forces Abrego commands. Hughes' plot is taut and suspenseful, and his descriptions bring every sound, sight, and scent encountered by the two in that jungle to life. Conflict of Interest grips the reader in the opening paragraph and doesn't let go until the last page. I especially enjoyed getting to know Rusty Bach. There's no one else I would rather have at my side during an emergency, especially an armed attack in a jungle. Conflict of Interest is highly recommended.