Fire with Fire: A Jack Tallon Novel (Paperback)

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Candace's Staff Pick, September 2015: This is the debut novel for Chuck McConnell and a good one it is! It’s a thriller loaded with enough suspense for me to never want to put the book down.

The drug cartels in Mexico are on the rampage and nothing or no one seems able to stop them. The US government brings Special Forces colonel Jack Talon on board to deal with the cartels. Talon, who was imprisoned for breaking the law to save a friend, pulls together an elite team to complete the mission only to be abandoned by the government he swore to defend.

This novel is a must-read if you love a good thriller!

— From September 2015 Staff Picks


In a modern-day reign of terror, drug cartels control much of Mexico's government and economy. Now their sights are set on the American Southwest.

Unable to stem the tide and desperate for a solution, the US government calls on Jack Tallon, a retired, highly decorated Special Forces colonel with a hardened personality to match-who also happens to be a resident of the federal prison system. After he's sprung from "Club Fed," Tallon will lead a team of elite soldiers on a daring paramilitary mission to hit the cartels where they live.

But in a stunning act of betrayal, Tallon discovers he has even greater enemies on this side of the border. Powerless and abandoned by the government he risked his life for, can he find a way to fight "Fire With Fire"?

About the Author

Chuck McConnell is an author and retired engineer living in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He earned his bachelor's degree in science from the University of Tulsa and a master's in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He was also inducted into the University of Tulsa Engineering Hall of Fame for his service to the school and excellence in his career after graduation. Throughout his career, McConnell has held many high-ranking positions in the energy industry-including manager of an Oklahoma refinery, president of a multi- million dollar division of an energy resource company, and CEO of an energy service company. After leaving the energy industry, he went on to manage a small mountain bike business with his oldest daughter and her husband. When he isn't spending time with his grown children and eight grandchildren, McConnell loves to play golf in his spare time and is politically active.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781507581698
ISBN-10: 1507581696
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2015
Pages: 328
Language: English