“Engage at Dawn: Seize and Destroy” is the second full-length book in author Edward M. Hochsmann’s thrilling SciFi action-adventure series, “Engage at Dawn.” I was delighted to be ‘reunited’ with the Kauai’s crew, catch up with returning characters, and get to know some new favorites. One of the many things that this author does well is write great dialogue. I laughed out loud several times during exchanges between characters. . . .
Although this novel could easily be read and enjoyed as a standalone, it would be a shame for the reader to miss out on the excellent first book in the series, Engage at Dawn: First Contact. I recommend this book and series to readers that enjoy military SciFi action-adventure stories, military romances, or fictional stories featuring the United States Coast Guard. –Reedsy Discovery Review
What could be more important to the US government than the largest cache of cocaine ever assembled? And who are the two strangers willing to buy such an amount, paying for it with diamonds? When the 252 Syndicate’s deal to supply narcotics goes wrong, the henchman on scene contacts a new drug cartel in Honduras, a plan that turns out to be disastrous.
The two buyers, actually alien infiltrators, are taken hostage, and their technology in the wrong hands presents an existential threat to human civilization. Like a clever game of chess, the author maneuvers the main players into position as a storm starts brewing over the Caribbean. The newly upgraded Coast Guard cutter Kauai is called in to assist the Defense Intelligence Agency on an operation that must be quick and covert. Ben Wyporek and his comrades must keep the alien technology out of the 252’s hands with only a week to act and preserve the secret of the alien presence on Earth.
The second book in the Engage at Dawn series is a hybrid between science fiction and thriller (Techno-thriller) mixing: the US Coast Guard, the Defense Intelligence Agency, drug lords, and an alien confederation. You will find great camaraderie and even a sprinkling of romance inside, so if you like detailed military thrillers with realistic plots and fabulous characters, you’re going to be hooked by this tale.
Buy Engage at Dawn: Seize and Destroy now, for a nautical adventure and an international crime thriller with a difference!
About the Author
Edward Hochsmann is a retired U. S. Coast Guard search and rescue and law enforcement professional. The veteran mariner, aviator, college professor, and defense analyst has added “author” to his list of experiences. Ed likes reading, police procedurals, contemporary music on the road, and classical music in the office. After a career traveling from Australia in the west to Italy and Germany in the east, Ed has settled into a quiet life in the Florida Panhandle to focus on writing (and not shoveling snow!)
Ed has two works published right now: Vis Major, a pure soft sci-fi novelette, and Engage at Dawn: First Contact, technically a sci-fi novel, but more accurately a Military Thriller with soft sci-fi and New Adult elements. These two are complementary works looking at an incident of an extraterrestrial landing on Earth, in Vis Major from the aliens’ perspective and Engage at Dawn: First Contact from the humans’. Both are available on Amazon Kindle, and the novel is available in paperback at most retailers.
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