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Bravo TWO Sierra Stephen R. Gagin

Bravo TWO Sierra

Stephen R. Gagin

Published January 31st 2011
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Only a madman attacks a U.S. Naval vessel in the middle of a raging hurricane. Santana J. Roja is just that madman. Set in the lush rain forest of Honduras and the storm revenged Caribbean Sea, Bravo TWO Sierra follows the lives of Roja and his bandMoreOnly a madman attacks a U.S. Naval vessel in the middle of a raging hurricane. Santana J. Roja is just that madman. Set in the lush rain forest of Honduras and the storm revenged Caribbean Sea, Bravo TWO Sierra follows the lives of Roja and his band of cutthroat, Satan worshiping pirates, and the crew of the USS MASSASOIT (ATF-167) an old fleet tug thats counting down the hours before shes sent to the razor blade pile.The opening chapter is a flash back which sets the premise of the novel: absolute revenge destroys all. With the selling of Carmella Roja into a life of prostitution and drug abuse by her village priest, Santana Roja grows up a child of the alleys and whorehouses of Puerto Cortez. Shunned by the powerful Catholic church for his illegitimacy, Santana swears faith to the arcane teachings of Satanism. Soon he is in control of the port citys vibrant black market. Now he is in a position to exact revenge on the men responsible for his mothers death, and the man whom he blames for his station in life.Tension is sustained through the individual sailing and port calls of the American salvage crew and Rojas gang of black marketeers. Atmosphere is derived from the ocean and the weather they encounter. The final confrontation between father and son is as explosive as the hurricane that slams a Haitian gunrunners ship aground in the Straits of Florida.Bravo TWO Sierra captures all the flavor of serving on a small command mixed with such a realistic scenario, that youd think was yesterdays headline news.