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ISBN13: 9780765323378
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Fifth-generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong returns in an adventure with roots in a gunfight where her father shot down the cult-like leader of a separatist church.

Two decades later, that mans son, Malcolm Arno, has become head of a militia movement bent on unleashing chaos and anarchy across the country. With all the guns and money he needs to wage a second Civil War, nothing seems to be standing in Arnos way. Until he runs afoul of Caitlin Strong.

Already mired in one investigation of drug smuggling over the U.S.-Canadian border and another involving an Iraqi war veteran who claims the army is trying to kill him, Caitlin finds herself embroiled in the search for the kidnapped son of former outlaw Cort Wesley Masters. When the missing boys trail leads to Malcolm Arnos Texas compound, the three cases converge in an explosion of violence that will put Caitlin to the ultimate test.

From the frozen rivers of Canada to the desert wastelands of Mexico, the stage has been set for a battle like none Caitlin has ever faced before, where the stakes are nothing less than the survival of America as we know it.

Review:

"An outlandish, violent plot sets up a high-stakes showdown in Land's third novel featuring Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong (after Strong Justice). Three cases that at first appear unrelated put Caitlin on a collision course with Malcolm Arno's Patriot Sun organization. Arno is the son of Maxwell Arno, whose Church of the Redeemer cult was brought down by Strong's Ranger father, Jim. A stakeout while on a joint Canadian-U.S. drug force in Quebec ends in a bloody confrontation with Hell's Angels; Iraq war vet Mark John Serles claims the Army targeted him with the IED that blew off his legs; and the 16-year-old son of Strong's friend, outlaw Cort Wesley Masters, goes missing. This perfect storm of events sends Strong from Canada to Mexico to Washington, D.C., in an effort to prevent Arno's attempts to unleash the deadliest arsenal ever employed against domestic targets by American 'patriots.' Series fans should enjoy the plentiful fireworks. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Twenty years ago, fifth-generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong witnessed her father shoot down the cultlike leader of a separatist church. Now, that mans son, Malcolm Arno, has become head of a militia movement bent on unleashing chaos and anarchy across the country. Nothing seems to be standing in Arnos way—until his actions run him afoul of Caitlin Strong.

Caitlin is already searching for the kidnapped son of her sometime lover, former outlaw Cort Wesley Masters. When the missing boys trail leads straight to Malcolm Arnos fortified Texas compound, Caitlin will be put to the ultimate test.

From the frozen rivers of the Canadian border to the desert wastelands of Mexico, the stage has been set for a battle like none Caitlin has ever faced before. The stakes are nothing less than the survival of America as we know it.

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Jon Land is the acclaimed author of numerous bestsellers, including Strong Enough to Die, Strong Justice, and The Seven Sins. Land lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Visit www.jonlandbooks.com.

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Teri Linquist, September 16, 2011 (view all comments by Teri Linquist)
First time reader of this author. The characters and story line kept me on the edge of my seat and make me anxious to go back and read the rest of the series. Good read if you like mysteries and thrillers.
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Teri Linquist, September 16, 2011 (view all comments by Teri Linquist)
First time reader of this author. The characters and story line kept me on the edge of my seat and make me anxious to go back and read the rest of the series. Good read if you like mysteries and thrillers.
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gaby317, June 21, 2011 (view all comments by gaby317)
Caitlin Strong is a 5th generation Texas Ranger and the granddaughter of Earl Strong, a Texas legend. While a woman Texas Ranger is rare and unorthodox, Caitlin's sense of justice, amazing skill with a gun, and her unwillingness to be deterred make clear that she's a Texas Ranger - and one of the best there is. To those familiar with her family, her skill and courage are not a surprise. With each generation, the Strongs developed a reputation of excellence and fearlessness among lawmen and gunmen alike.

In this third and action-packed thriller, Jon Land shares more details of the Strong family history. Strong at the Break opens on a rare afternoon that Jim Strong and his 13-year old daughter have set aside for fishing. But a stakeout precedes the fishing and Caitlin has spent enough time with her grandfather Earl Strong to know that the stakeout will have to come first. It's at a religious retreat led by a fringe preacher Arno who is surrounded by bodyguards. When Arno emerges with his young son and bodyguards, Jim instructs Caitlin to stay safe in the car and walks over to confront Arno alone.

Years later, Caitlin faces Arno's son Malcolm as he leads a militia movement that threatens to unleash chaos and destruction across the country. But a fringe paramilitary movement isn't all that Caitlin is trying to subdue. She finds herself investigating a large drug smuggling operation at the US-Canada border.


Strong at the Break also brings back Cort Wesley Masters, the notorious gunman and Caitlin's love interest. Cort's young son has been kidnapped and the trail somehow leads back to Malcolm Arno's group.

In the third Caitlin Strong book, Jon Land delivers a fast-paced, action-packed and thoroughly satisfying adventure! I've always liked how Caitlin Strong never shirks from doing the right thing. I enjoy worrying about her and wincing as she jumps into dangerous situations (professionally and in her romantic life with Cort Wesley Masters). This time, in Strong at the Break, we also learn more about her childhood growing up with the legendary rangers Earl Strong and Jim Strong which adds to the complexity and fun of this latest Jon Land work. If you're looking for a thriller with a heart - and a thoroughly satisfying read - pick up Strong at the Break!

ISBN-10: 0765323370 - Hardcover
Publisher: Forge Books; First Edition edition (June 21, 2011), 352 pages.
Review copy courtesy of the publisher.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765323378
Subtitle:
A Caitlin Strong Novel
Author:
Land, Jon
Publisher:
Forge Books
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Caitlin Strong Novels
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20120522
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.38 x 6.5 x 1.195 in

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Product details 448 pages Forge - English 9780765323378 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "An outlandish, violent plot sets up a high-stakes showdown in Land's third novel featuring Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong (after Strong Justice). Three cases that at first appear unrelated put Caitlin on a collision course with Malcolm Arno's Patriot Sun organization. Arno is the son of Maxwell Arno, whose Church of the Redeemer cult was brought down by Strong's Ranger father, Jim. A stakeout while on a joint Canadian-U.S. drug force in Quebec ends in a bloody confrontation with Hell's Angels; Iraq war vet Mark John Serles claims the Army targeted him with the IED that blew off his legs; and the 16-year-old son of Strong's friend, outlaw Cort Wesley Masters, goes missing. This perfect storm of events sends Strong from Canada to Mexico to Washington, D.C., in an effort to prevent Arno's attempts to unleash the deadliest arsenal ever employed against domestic targets by American 'patriots.' Series fans should enjoy the plentiful fireworks. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

Twenty years ago, fifth-generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong witnessed her father shoot down the cultlike leader of a separatist church. Now, that mans son, Malcolm Arno, has become head of a militia movement bent on unleashing chaos and anarchy across the country. Nothing seems to be standing in Arnos way—until his actions run him afoul of Caitlin Strong.

Caitlin is already searching for the kidnapped son of her sometime lover, former outlaw Cort Wesley Masters. When the missing boys trail leads straight to Malcolm Arnos fortified Texas compound, Caitlin will be put to the ultimate test.

From the frozen rivers of the Canadian border to the desert wastelands of Mexico, the stage has been set for a battle like none Caitlin has ever faced before. The stakes are nothing less than the survival of America as we know it.

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