A Tracker Novel by Anita Dickason
Genre: Suspense / Political Thriller / Crime Fiction
Publisher: Mystic Circle Books
Date of Publication: August 30, 2020
Number of Pages: 320 pages
"Whoever controls the flow of the money supply, irrespective of whether it's fiat or gold currency is the one to fear."
The imminent launch of the Feds gold-backed currency triggers more than fierce protests when a note is dropped into Federal Reserve Chairman Frank Littleton's coat pocket. The cryptic message is a warning someone plans to assassinate him.
A new Tracker agent and financial crimes expert joins forces with an undercover Interpol agent to infiltrate the inner sanctum of the Federal Reserve. The case turns deadly when the agents become the target for an assassin's bullet.
Stalked by a killer, can they survive to stop the assassination and prevent a global financial cataclysm?
Operation Navajo was an upbeat, fighting crimes and taking names type of book that had you engrossed from start to finish. It left you excited to see how they would be saving the world next. Almost a Scooby Doo type of anticipation on who they will unmask next, except this team's Scooby Snack is most definitely of the coffee variety and they are all Velma-level genius.
Anita does mention in her author bio her love for creating characters and it showed in Operation Navajo. I fell in love with every single one of the Tracker Unit members and even an Interpol agent or two. I would love to read any book she has written that includes this unit and thank goodness I am already seeing a few others with these characters involved.
The camaraderie on the Tracker Unit team reminded me of all my favorite sitcoms from CSI to Dexter. There was a unity amongst them that was felt. The care they had for one another created a bond that was fun to be a part of. The characters individually were built up so well I felt like I knew them. The author did a great job slowly bringing forward background details for each member in the unit, so the reader was not overwhelmed in the first few chapters.
I did nerd out a bit with all the financial crime ties because that is what I do for a living. I am a mix between Savvi and Louie and it was nice to feel cool for a bit being incorporated in a book. A small remark I did have was the repetitiveness about the stress tests and reporting processes. Maybe it only felt repetitive to me because I am already familiar with the processes or I am just being overly sensitive to make sure people still think my job is cool at the end of this. I did love the tidbits of history on how banks formed, the overview of the processes made simple, and even the relevant topic of possibly needing to incorporate gold into distribution to keep our dollar safe.
This story started with a bang and I was a goner. Operation Navajo was a plot that when it started moving there was no slowing it down. I would pick up and read a few chapters each night until about halfway through when I could not put it down and finished the second half in one sitting. Overall, this book was a tour de force. I'd recommended this to anyone who loves a cozy mystery with some thrilling aspects and accounting nerds, but really also anyone that can appreciate a strong set of characters!
Award-winning Author Anita Dickason is a twenty-two veteran of the Dallas Police Department. She served as a patrol officer, undercover narcotics detective, advanced accident investigator, tactical officer and first female sniper on the Dallas SWAT team.
Anita writes about what she knows, cops and crime. Her police background provides an unending source of inspiration for her plots and characters. Many incidents and characters portrayed in her books are based on personal experience. For her, the characters are the fun part of writing as she never knows where they will take her. There is always something out of the ordinary in her stories.
In Anita’s debut novel, Sentinels of the Night, she created an elite FBI Unit, the Trackers. Since then, she has added three more Tracker crime thrillers, Going Gone!, A u 7 9, and Operation Navajo. The novels are not a series and can be read in any order.
As a Texas author, many of Anita’s books are based in Texas, or there is a link to Texas. When she stepped outside of the Tracker novels and wrote, Not Dead, she selected Meridian, a small community in central Texas for the location.
GRANDPRIZE: All four of the TRACKER novels
2ND PRIZE: Copy of OPERATION NAVAJO
3RD PRIZE: e-book of OPERATION NAVAJO
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