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LOGAN WEST

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Full Name: Logan West
Nationality: American
Organization: FBI
Occupation Agent

Creator: Matthew Betley
Time Span: 2016 - 2019

ABOUT THE SERIES

       Logan West is an agent with the FBI.
       Or he will be as the series progresses. When we first meet him he is a drunk, plain and simple. In the first pages of the first recorded adventure, he is waking up in his basement with a killer hangover and, worse yet, a real killer standing over him ready to end his misery. This was by no means the first time West had blacked out from too much booze the night before but it was the first time someone was waiting to kill him upon waking. The would-be assassin had made the mistake of underestimating West, considering his drunken condition, so West survived the encounter but it was enough to let West know a change was needed.
       The reasons for West's deplorable condition was guilt, not over anything he had done but what he didn't do. Even though the Marine Corps had no problem with one of their best members of Force Recon, even awarding him a Navy Cross for actions in the Middle East, West felt he "didn’t deserve it, that he’d failed to keep his Marines alive, that he’d been deceived into doing something that was a disaster he should’ve seen coming." Many of the men under his command had perished and West suffered for it.
       That action had been four years ago and West was drinking even harder and had been kicked out of his house by Sarah, his wife and the woman who stilled loved him but who refused to put up with him.
       Things would change soon, though. Having someone once again trying to kill him and, even worse, then sending people to abduct his wife, would energize West and give him a renewed reason to live. And once he had purpose again, Logan West was a formidable opponent.
       As the man in that basement, and those who went after his wife, and many more to follow would learn, West was "a man who, once committed to anything—a plan, a promise, an ideal—was relentless in its pursuit. He evaluated a situation so rapidly that his former platoon sergeant had repeatedly accused him of acting recklessly; however, in each of those former situations, Logan’s judgment had always proven correct and above reproach. He just understood and saw things before others did."
       This was a good thing because now that he was "back" to being himself, he was impressive.

BOOKS

Number of Books:4
First Appearance:2016
Last Appearance:2019

1 Overwatch Overwatch
Written by Matthew Betley
Copyright: 2016

Logan West had nothing against the man except that the man was trying to kill West. When the reverse happened, West had no qualm about answering the dead man's phone. That call would put him on a chase that would take him from America's Midwest to Mexico and then Middle East, looking for an artifact that could mean global war.
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2 Oath Of Honor Oath Of Honor
Written by Matthew Betley
Copyright: 2017

Two years after the troubles in the first adventure, Logan West, along with John Quick, is sent to Alaska to see if a Russian black ops team is really after American technology. The answer will find the US ready to go to war with China.
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3 Field Of Valor Field Of Valor
Written by Matthew Betley
Copyright: 2018

The facts discovered in the previous assignment will bring the President to asking Logan West and his friends to go after a secret organization with some very nasty intentions and almost unlimited resources. That group wants very much to see the US and China in a war and will do anything to make it happen.
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4 Rules Of War Rules Of War
Written by Matthew Betley
Copyright: 2019

The Director of the NSA has been murdered. The Vice President has disappeared and Logan West is dispatched to find him and bring him back for trial for treason.
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MY COMMENTS

       One certain about this author is he knows how to grab your attention right off. He did that with the first book, somewhat with the second, and absolutely with the third. The fourth was a bit longer to get to me but when it did, it did.
       [Note on this: I really dislike Prologues. A LOT!]
       My pet peeve aside, these are dynamite books written to keep things going quickly and surely and to throw in enough humor and emotion to keep it realistic but not to ruin the mood or bog the story down. I am a big fan of gallows humor, done in small doses like this author does, because it happens in small doses in real life. Well done there to Mr. Betley.
       I think we will be seeing more of Logan West than the four books out as of this writing. I am looking forward to them.

GRADE

My Grade: A-

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