Raven: Birds of Flight

Raven: Birds of Flight

Book 2

Fiction - Thriller - Terrorist
366 Pages
Reviewed on 01/15/2013
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Author Biography

J.M. Erickson earned his bachelor's degree from Boston College, majoring in psychology and sociology, after which he went on to obtain his masters degree from Simmons School of Social Work in psychiatric social work, specializing in child and family mental health. Early in his clinical practice Erickson worked as a critical incident specialist for first responders for a large urban setting just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, primarily for police, EMT and fire fighters that experienced severe trauma. Later he went onto to provide crisis prevention and clinical intervention training for staff working with clients deemed dangerous to self or others in locked settings. After years of providing front-line clinical treatment to clients requiring secured and locked settings, Erickson expanded his skill sets to conducting trainings on identifying and treating mental illness, crises management and prevention, and providing effective diagnostic and risk assessments. After completing a post-graduate certification program in psychological trauma, clinical assessment and treatment from Boston University, Erickson joined a group practice in the Merrimack Valley where he still remains as a senior clinician working with children, adolescents and adults. Additionally, as an adjunct professor he teaches psychopathology, counseling, ethics, and neuroscience as it relates to conducting therapy to both graduate and undergraduate students at Cambridge College.

Book Review

Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

Alex Burns aka Falcon 5, is the type of operative you want on your side. He is the head of the Foreign Intelligence Agency and a group of operatives considered renegades. Burns has many enemies that would love to see him dead. Burns and his team have several stolen classified files that they are attempting to exchange for a peaceful life. They just want to be left alone. In an attempt to turn the documents over to the FBI Burns and his team come under attack. If the documents fall into the wrong hands the world as we know it will be destabilized.

Fans of Albatross will be thrilled to be reunited with their favorite operative, Alex Burns in this fast paced sequel, “Raven, Birds of Flight: Book Two.” Author J.M. Erickson brings readers a complex plot in his latest psychological thriller. I find it incredible the way Erickson managed to have high action from beginning to end and yet the suspense builds to a crescendo. This book stands well alone although it is the second book in this series. The plot has great depth making this a book you won’t want to rush through. There are more twists and turns than a pretzel. The actual events mentioned in this tale give the plot a feel of realism. Often character driven plots fall short of expectations but not In “Raven, Birds of Flight: Book Two.” This book not only meets expectations but surpasses expectations. Fans of thrillers will not want to miss this one.