One Down: Citizen Warrior Series - Book 2


Fiction - Thriller - Terrorist
349 Pages
Reviewed on 08/04/2019
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Author Biography

J. Thomas RompelJ. Thomas Rompel lives in Tucson, Arizona and knows first-hand the threats and dangers that exist from a porous American border. He’s inspired by true events and real people.

After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he was involved with a business that dealt with the U.S. military and law enforcement both at the local and federal levels, including Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector. His regular contact with agents in the field provided an inside look at how enemies, both foreign and domestic, wish to wreak havoc on American soil.

His novels seem real because he lives so close to the action where national headlines occur every day.

J. Thomas Rompel’s first book, Citizen Warrior – 4th Branch, was Runner-Up for the 2016 Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Award.

His second book, Citizen Warrior – One Down, is the powerful sequel that readers cannot put down.

J. Thomas Rompel is currently working on the third installment of his Citizen Warrior Series.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite

One Down is the second book in the Citizen Warrior Series by J. Thomas Rompel. This is an interesting thriller, fast-paced and featuring elaborately developed and unforgettable characters. Carter Thompson has worked with retired Delta Force Colonel Doug Redman before to save the American people from a serious threat. When the old man receives a call from the retired Colonel, asking Carter and the team to meet urgently, Carter knows there is trouble. But it is far greater than his fear of their secret being uncovered. The United States is under another attack and can they stop this one before it is too late? Moreover, do they have enough fight in them for an enemy this vicious?

One Down is beautifully written and deftly plotted. I enjoyed the fact that the key characters are veterans and the author does an incredible job in exploring their friendship and the power of teamwork. J. Thomas Rompel opens the story with an intriguing premise; an arms dealer who represents a strong threat to the country. The suspense starts from the moment the call is made to Carter and I became very keen on seeing what happened next as I followed the narrative. The characters are sophisticated and believable. I loved the way the key characters worked together. The prose is exciting, crisp and flowing, filled with descriptions that capture the details of the setting and scenes. This novel is an exciting read, spiced with humor and packed with action.