The Red Shore

Fiction - Action
334 Pages
Reviewed on 01/29/2019
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Author Biography

Andrew Ceroni served a distinguished career as a Senior Supervisory Special Agent supporting counterespionage and antiterrorism operations throughout Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. Ceroni grew up in Poughkeepsie, NY, and attended public schools. He received a congressional nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, graduating with a B.S. Degree in International Relations. He received his M.A. Degree in Political Science from Case Western University, Cleveland, OH. Ceroni also completed studies in the German and French languages at the University of Maryland, MD. He is a graduate of numerous federal intelligence and law enforcement training forums. An award winning author of three novels, his poetry has been published in several magazines. Ceroni is a member of the Authors Guild and lives in Colorado with his family.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

The Red Shore is an action thriller written by Andrew Ceroni. Dave McClure’s personal life essentially ended two years before when a freak snowstorm claimed the lives of his wife and son. He had earlier resigned from the CIA and joined the FBI in order to spend his life with them, and their loss left him wounded and without direction. An adventure outing into the rough Chugach Wilderness of Alaska, ultimately to an armed and deadly Spetsnaz confrontation, surprisingly had actually helped a bit to get his mind back into the world of the living. Dave had finally decided that he would go back to work with the CIA, if the Deputy Director at Langley still wanted him. Before that, however, he decided to try another vacation -- this one to Bar Harbor in Downeast Maine.

Andrew Ceroni’s action thriller, The Red Shore, is a fast-paced and exciting story set in Bar Harbor, Maine. Anyone who’s ever been to Downeast Maine and enjoyed the mountains and endless ocean vistas of Mount Desert Island will no doubt have as much fun remembering their own adventures there as I did while I read this well-written and compelling tale. While this is not Ceroni’s first book starring Dave McClure, the author gives sufficient background information throughout to allow this book to be enjoyed as a standalone. That said, I was sufficiently intrigued to begin planning on reading the first book, Snow Men, as well. Ceroni’s plot is complex and thought provoking, and his characters are credible and well defined. The story kept me on the edge of my chair throughout and was overall an entertaining and suspenseful read. The Red Shore is most highly recommended.