"Death Ship" is another suspense-filled thriller in the 45-year-long journey of the Danforth family. This fifth book in the Danforth Saga, which includes "Evil Deeds," "Terror Cell," "The Nostradamus Secret," and "The Lone Wolf Agenda," introduces Robbie Danforth, the 15-year-old son of Michael and Miriana Danforth, and the grandson of Bob and Liz Danforth.A leisurely cruise in the Ionian Sea turns into a nightmare event when terrorists hijack a yacht with Bob, Liz, Miriana, and Robbie aboard. Although the boat's crew, with Bob and Robbie's help, eliminate the hijackers, there is evidence that something more significant may be in the works. The CIA and the U.S. military must identify what that might be and who is behind the threat, and must operate within a politically-corrupt environment in Washington, D.C. At the same time, they must disrupt the terrorist's financing mechanism, which involves trading in securities that are highly sensitive to terrorist events.Michael Danforth and a team of DELTA operatives are deployed from Afghanistan to Greece to assist in identifying and thwarting the threat."Death Ship" is another roller coaster ride of action and suspense, where good and evil battle for supremacy and everyday heroes combat evil antagonists.
About the Author
Prior to a long finance career, including a 16-year stint as a senior executive and board member of a NYSE-listed company, Joseph Badal served for six years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army in critical, highly classified positions in the U.S. and overseas, including tours of duty in Greece and Vietnam, and earned numerous military decorations. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in business and graduated from the Defense Language Institute, West Coast and from Stanford University Law School's Director College. Joe now serves on the boards of several companies. He is the author of nine published suspense novels, including "Evil Deeds," Silver medalist in the 2015 Military Writers Society of America contest, "The Lone Wolf Agenda," named the top Mystery/Thriller novel in the 2013 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards competition, and "Ultimate Betrayal," named the Tony Hillerman Award Winner for Fiction in the 2014 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards competition. "Borderline," his first mystery, is a Finalist in the 2015 NM/AZ Book Awards Competition. He also writes a monthly blog titled Everyday Heroes, and has written short stories published in the "Uncommon Assassins," "Someone Wicked," and "Insidious Assassins" anthologies. Joe has written dozens of articles that have been published in various business and trade journals and is a frequent speaker at business, civic, and writers' events.