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Termination Orders Code Name Cobra
By Leo Maloney
Independent Publishing House
2011
Reviewed by Angie Mangino
Rating:  4 stars
 
 
A U.S. government agency recruited author Leo Maloney in 1966 while he was serving in the Army.  After Black Ops training, he worked all over the world as an independent contactor selecting top secret assignment that he felt were in the best interest of the United States.  He left Black Ops in 2001.
 
 
His background, combined with his writing skill, makes Leo Maloney’s novel compelling.
 
 
In Termination Orders, Dan Morgan, code name Cobra, comes out of retirement to finish a mission of his former partner, Peter Conley, code name Cougar.  What is real?  What is fiction?  The melding of the two so seamlessly leaves readers wondering.
 
 
Character development and right-on-target dialogue moves this suspenseful story along so well that it is difficult not to read the forty chapters in one sitting.  From Afghanistan, the Taliban and foreign agents to Washington, D.C. and the offices of the CIA and Congress, everywhere Dan Morgan must be cautious, never knowing with whom to place trust.  Readers experience a side of the world within which we live that not many openly discuss.