War Merchant

A Novel of Suspense

Fiction - Suspense
263 Pages
Reviewed on 04/02/2016
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Author Biography

Patrick accepted the challenge from his wife and wrote Treasures of the Fourth Reich. He and his family lived in Italy for five years of his Army career and traveled extensively during his off duty time. Many hours were spent visiting museums, castles, cathedrals, churches and historical sites in Europe. The history of the Nazi lootings became the catalyst for his first novel. He met a fascinating art dealer in Panama just prior to the invasion who formed the basis for his character, Maria, in that story.

After retiring from the Army, Patrick worked in the defense industry for fifteen years. While pursuing his writing, he developed the concept of War Merchant, which is taken from his corporate experience and coupled with his military background. After retiring a second time, War Merchant came to life.

Patrick, now settled in Texas, enjoys writing, scuba diving, sailing, and is well into his next suspense filled novel.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ica Iova for Readers' Favorite

Clayborne Zsigmond is a dangerous, ‭‬ruthless black market arms broker.‭ ‬Dydre Rowyn travels around the world, doing ‬business on behalf of Clayborne Zsigmond.‭ ‬Occasionally, ‭‬she uses other aliases, but of course, ‬the people she does‭ ‬business ‬with‭ ‬don‭’‬t‭ ‬care if‭ ‬those are her real‭ ‬names or even if there is a‭ ‬last name to go along with them. Dydre‭ ‬wants‭ ‬out, ‭‬but double crossing Zsigmond could land her in a‭ ‬lot‭ ‬of trouble.‭ ‬It could mean a death sentence for‭ ‬her and‭ ‬her son.‭ ‬Nevertheless, ‭‬when‭ ‬Zsigmond gives her a new‭ ‬assignment to deliver some new technology to terrorists, ‭‬Dydre sees it as a way out and an opportunity to escape Zsigmond‭’‬s unforgiving grip.‭

Her plan goes‭ ‬sideways, ‬and suddenly ‬her life and her son‭’‬s life are in danger.‭ ‬Dydre finds herself having to fight not only against Zsigmond‭ ‬but terrorists, ‭‬the FBI, ‭and even the Defense Department.‭ ‬She uses an arsenal of skills, ‭‬including her good looks, ‬to stay alive and bring her plan to‭ ‬completion, ‭‬but will she‭ ‬succeed‭ ‬or‭ ‬will one of her enemies catch up with her‭ ‬and‭ ‬make her pay for what‭ ‬they‭ ‬think‭ ‬she‭’‬s done‭?‬

War Merchant: A Novel of Suspense by Patrick Parker is a blend of military and historical fiction. From the first page to the last, ‭‬War Merchant is a continuous ‬suspenseful thriller.‭ ‬It kept me‭ ‬on the edge of my seat and biting my nails because I just had to know what happens next.‭ ‬This ‬intriguing ‬story ‬is set in the‭ '90s.‭ ‬With interesting, ‭‬believable ‬characters, ‭‬the story ‬flows well, ‭taking ‬you on ‬a roller-coaster ride.‭ ‬Greed, ‬corrupt ‬politics, ‬and terrorism ‬resonate very well with what goes on around the globe.