Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Book Review: Yeager's Law by Scott Bell #Thriller #Mystery

Yeager’s Law

By Scott Bell

Genre: Thriller, Mystery

Book Description

Abel Yeager is dead broke, down on his luck, and suffering from a serious case of what-the-hell-does-it-matter. His transition from active Marine to stateside long-haul trucker hit a wicked speed bump when his rig was involved in a wreck that claimed the life of a pregnant woman and laid him up for several months.

Back at work but deeply in debt, Yeager meets bookstore owner Charlie Buchanan in St. Louis and jumps at the chance to haul a load of remainder books to Austin for her. On the way south, a crew of truck thieves tracks his every move. But none of them know what Charlie’s ex has smuggled inside the book pallets, who he stole it from, or how far the owner will go to get it back. Charlie’s the first person Yeager has cared about in a long time, but as their bond deepens, so does the danger they’re in.

With enemy forces closing in, Yeager battles greed, corruption, and his own fatalism in a bid to hold true to Yeager’s First Law: come home at the end of the day.

Author Bio

Scott Bell has over 25 years of experience protecting the assets of retail companies.  He holds a degree in Criminal Justice from North Texas State University. 

With the kids grown and time on his hands, Scott turned back to his first love—writing. His short stories have been published in
The Western Online, Cast of Wonders, and in the anthology, Desolation. 

When he’s not writing, Scott is on the eternal quest to answer the question:  What would John Wayne do?

Author’s Blog - http://snapshooter4hire.com/

4.0 out of 5 stars 
These are only a few of the characters you will get to meet in this book and some are pretty colourful! I loved the style of wriAugust 9, 2015
By Leonie StanleyThis review is from: Yeager's Law (Kindle Edition)I received this book from the author for a honest review.
I just could not stop reading and at the same time I did not want the book to end! The way the story unfolded speaks of a well-planned book which had me riveted to the end. The suspense had me on the edge of the chair, hanging on to the Kindle for dear life and shouting out loud when the battery bleated at me indicating it is time to charge the Kindle!!
Abel Yeager, battling to survive and on the brink of financial ruin, has to fight and protect people (which he only met a few days before), for something he has done and paid the price for already.
Charlie Buchanan a willing stranger, finds herself amidst Yeager’s unfolding drama and in his hour of need, she steps forward and saves the day.
Steven Buchanan, the cheating ex-husband of Charlie Buchanan, using unsuspecting people to invest in his failed research project, while planning to skip the town.
These are only a few of the characters you will get to meet in this book and some are pretty colourful!
I loved the style of writing. Although filled with suspense it almost comes across as a casual, matter-of-fact read. This book has a good blend of twists, turns, action and humour.
A wonderfully put-together book and my congratulations to the author.
If you love suspense with a healthy dose of twists you will enjoy this book.

Review by Angie du Plessis
I've never read a book quite like this before!
The start was a bit slow with a wide array of names I sometimes had to double check for my own sanity, but soon enough i was hooked. 
The fact that the story stretched over a vast area made it that much more interesting, reaching places from Austin all the way down to Mexico.
Yeager, a truck driver who at first seemed to have bucket loads of bad luck trailing him just beyond his shadow, but thanks to a fiery red head (and a lover of books) who saved his but, he realized being the damsel in distress isn't so bad after all. He seemed rugged and not much compared to a model on a GQ cover but there's something about a guy with beard that just works for a girl...
We meet Charlie when she comes to Yeager's aid and we develop a respect for a person, especially a woman who is prepared to save a man she has never met.
Por Que , or Victor if you're more civilised, deserves some recognition, having to deal with catching cheep and bullets bouncing off your head and then living to tell the tale is without a doubt something that scarcely happens. 
There's a lot of characters in the story and as it develops you learn who is the bad guys and who is the good guys and you come to a point where you're at the edge of your seat shouting of or the good guys to kick ass and wanting to damn the bad guys to hell.
I'm not a lover of stories which stretches over days/weeks but this one had more that enough action to keep me glued to the pages.
One heck of a roller coaster ride and worth every loop and twist. 
I would recommend it in a heartbeat.