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Full Name: Jo Modeen
Nationality: Australian
Organization: NatSec
Occupation Agent

Creator: Frank H. Jordan
Time Span: 2014 - 2021


       Josephine 'Jo' Modeen is an agent with NatSec.
       That is the Australian National Security. It is a rather covert part of that country's intelligence community, one that while not being totally obscure is still low-key enough to stay off the radar of most public channels. According to one of its leaders, Ben Logan, NatSec "plans, funds and executes covert operations". It is well resourced and Logan has the luxury of choosy the missions his people handle. Those typically include "rescues, protection and security services, intel gathering ... that sort of thing. NatSec is usually called in when diplomacy and other methods fail".
       Modeen's first thought of the group was that they were "glorified assassins", something that Logan, who was also one of her old CO's and mentors, admitted that "some might call us that" but insists that "we don't whack anyone that doesn't deserve whacking". This discussion occured when Logan first approached Modeen to become part of the group and Modeen, recently out of the military and wondering what she wanted to do with the rest of her life, decided that her "old hunger for adventure" was too strong to say no.
       Modeen is the "only child of wealthy, controlling parents". "High court magistrate John Modeen and wife Freda, the daughter of a wealthy South African plantation owner, had emigrated to Australia in the early 1970s to settle in Sydney. When their defiantly tomboyish daughter announced her intention to enlist in the Australian Army, the well-to-do couple was none too pleased, to say the least."
       Her father was even less happy when she had chosen to be "first female to try out for, and be accepted into, the elite Special Air Services Regiment" and even if she had been allowed to tell him some of the very impressive missions she had performed while in the SAS, he would have still looked down his nose at them because they were not what he would have chosen for her path. Unless she chose to become the first female General in those ranks, it was beneath her. Luckily, her mother was quietly supportive.
       But parental support was not what Modeen sought. She was out for the action, the excitement, and the knowledge that what she did really made a difference.


Number of Books:10
First Appearance:2014
Last Appearance:2021

1 The Modeen Factor The Modeen Factor
Written by Frank H. Jordan
Copyright: 2014

Jo Modeen was wondering what new challenges might be out there for her when an old CO, Ben Logan, came calling. He was in charge of NatSec and wants her to become an operative.
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2 The Modeen Transformation The Modeen Transformation
Written by Frank H. Jordan
Copyright: 2014

As the G20 prepare to meet, intel comes in that the terrorist group The Spear of Allah is up to something. Jo Modeen is one of the operatives assigned to learn what it is and stop it and it is about to get very personal for her.
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3 Modeen Black Ops Modeen Black Ops
Written by Frank H. Jordan
Copyright: 2015

Wrapping up the storyline from the first two adventures, this portion separates Jo Modeen from her teammates as she travels across her country and even to Afghanistan to stop the terrorists.
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4 Modeen Convergence Modeen Convergence
Written by Frank H. Jordan
Copyright: 2016

Jo Modeen considered the task of bodyguarding the politician nothing more than babysitting even though the man has made some enemies. Then someone tries to kill her and she knows someone is really serious.
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5 Modeen Rogue Modeen Rogue
Written by Frank H. Jordan
Copyright: 2016

When her teammate and close friend Wolf Wolverton is critically wounded and could easily die, Jo Modeen needs to do something to not feel so helpless. That something to finding the one responsible and making them pay and if she has to go alone to do it, so be it.
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6 Modeen Redemption Modeen Redemption
Written by Frank H. Jordan
Copyright: 2017

Jo Modeen and Wolf Wolverton have left NatSec to find a more peaceful life. Unfortunately, someone has put together an organized hit on them and they know more will come if they do not strike back. Meanwhile NatSec is having trouble with a new element of the Black Mamba organization.
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7 Modeen: Rules Of Engagement Modeen: Rules Of Engagement
Written by Frank H. Jordan
Copyright: 2019

A popular fact finding blog in Australia has set its sights on Ben Logan as he and his NatSec teammates are investigated over possible breaches of the ROE overseas. Is it just good journalism at work or is there some other agenda at work?
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8 Modeen: Flashpoint Modeen: Flashpoint
Written by Frank H. Jordan
Copyright: 2020

As Australia overtakes the rest of the world in the liquified natural gas industry, there are some who would love to cripple it. NatSec joins with the CIA to learn who is behind the sinking of a tanker off Papua New Guinea.
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9 Modeen: Strikeforce Modeen: Strikeforce
Written by Frank H. Jordan
Copyright: 2020

The Taliban's shooting down of three enemy helicopters, two American and one British, results in the pilots being captured and now held prisoner by the brutal Red Group who are making bold demands. The call to rescue them falls on the SAS and the Night Stalkers.
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10 Modeen: Salvation Modeen: Salvation
Written by Frank H. Jordan
Copyright: 2021

Jo Modeen is back in Australia and dealing with a variety of immediate problems, all made much more difficult with the pandemic. Meanwhile her friend and colleague, Ben Logan has stayed back in Afghanistan but the question was why. And then the question became where when he disappears. Was it PTSD that caused him to vanish or far more sinister activity?
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     The following is, IMHO, one heckuva compliment.
     These terrific adventures about Jo Modeen read like Jack Higgins wrote them.
     I have been a Higgins fan since the early 70s and I have likely read everything he has penned. The same holds true with Frank Jordan, at least everything I have seen which so far is the Modeen tales.
     Like Higgins whose works fell in both war and espionage genres a lot and often with the two mixed together, the Modeen tales have a lot of cloak and dagger work, which attracted her to me in the first place, and a ton of combat activity, which does not grab me as much but which the author writes superbly.


My Grade: A-


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