- Title: Broken Allegiance
- Author: MarkYoung
- ISBN: null
- Page: 459
- Format: Kindle Edition
Winner for Best Mystery by the 2014 National Indie Excellence Award panel of judges.Before Travis Mays, before Gerrit O Rourke there was Tom Kagan.Police gang detective Tom Kagan has been seeking justice for than ten years, leaving him a broken man His only reason for living the woman he loves and the badge he swore to uphold When a man is brutally killed in a vineyWinner for Best Mystery by the 2014 National Indie Excellence Award panel of judges.Before Travis Mays, before Gerrit O Rourke there was Tom Kagan.Police gang detective Tom Kagan has been seeking justice for than ten years, leaving him a broken man His only reason for living the woman he loves and the badge he swore to uphold When a man is brutally killed in a vineyard on the outskirts of Santa Rosa, California, it sparks a series of events that test what s left of Kagan s resolve to protect and serve Secrets from the past thwart Kagan s efforts to unravel a series of killings sanctioned from within the walls of California s highest security prison From the lush vineyards of Sonoma County to the shores of beautiful Lake Tahoe, the detective must outsmart a killer who is moving in for one epic killing spree.Leaders of the notorious Nuestra Family prison gang are fighting for power, a struggle that spills out onto the streets of California Kagan joins forces with Special Agent Hector Garcia, a feisty supervisor of the Special Services Unit for the California Department of Corrections Diane Phillips, a beautiful and hard charging prosecutor and Mikio Sanchez, a former gang member marked for death Through the eyes of cops and gangsters, readers are able to glimpse the seldom seen workings of the gangster underworld LbBroken Allegiance is about treacherous lies, broken promises, and shattered lives about life, death and a man s honor.
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Broken Allegiance: Mark Young I pledge allegiance to the gang that I will never divulge their secrets, codes or go against their creed. I will stay loyal and committed to the superiors or leaders of this gang or the consequences will be of my own making. When two young people skirt off to an old winery building for a night of fun with a basket of food and wine with the hope of having an evening to themselves little do they know that this simple act of passion would change their lives forever. A [...]
"Nos vemos en el infierno!"It would be difficult to imagine a writer more qualified to pen a book of the nature of mystery/suspense/thriller/Police Procedural genre as BROKEN ALLEGIANCE than Mark Young. Not only has he proved his mettle in his previous three books, but in this particular novel he has that scabrous way with gang dialogue that only comes with extensive exposure to gangs in and out of the prison environment through his twenty-six year history as a police officer with the Santa Rosa [...]
The evening starts innocent enough for Toby and Charlotte in BROKEN ALLEGIANCE: A TOM KAGAN NOVEL by Mark Young (ISBN: 978-0983266389; 346 pp). Eager young lovers, moonlight and a bottle of wine, an abandoned vineyard and blanket for two. It seems Toby's thought of everything, arranged the perfect scenario for hot, steamy sex. Not so fast, Romeo. Before Toby can utter “A little mood music please,” visitors arrive and the teens seek cover behind the crumbling winery walls, fearing for their o [...]
An accident that killed his son, shattered Detective Tom Kagan's life. The offending driver, a gangbanger, ran from the scene and was never brought to justice. Now back from a temporary assignment with the FBI, he's once again hunting down gang members in Santa Rosa, CA.The author pulled me into the emotional turmoil that is Tom Kagan's life. Although he deeply loves his wife Sara, since the accident, he has shut down all emotion and is often remote from her. We see Tom with all of his warts. He [...]
For a story like Broken Allegiance, there could hardly be a more qualified author than Mark Young. Drawing on his vast experience as a police officer, he writes a story that gives us a glimpse of the courage and dedication of the men and women committed to fighting to uphold the law in the face of gang violence. The book doesn't shy away from the brutality of gang life, but it doesn't linger on it ugliness.Tom Kagan, a man searching for redemption and a way to let go of the blame he still carrie [...]
Tom Kagan is haunted by the death of his young son, and to cope he throws himself into his work as a cop in the organized crime unit. His latest case involves a string of murders among Hispanic gangs in Northern California. I'm not sure what all I can say about this. It's a cop thriller. There's the evil gangster, the good gangster, the gangster who could be good but can't seem to extricate himself from the gang. The main villain, Ghost, is truly scary. There were points when I honestly wasn't s [...]
Wow. Took me about 3 days to finish but wow this was an amazing book! A full length review coming soon!
A little more technical than I like my thrillers to be, but a good crime novel. Feel like I got a little education in gang crime. Full review soon.
Originally Reviewed At: Mother/Gamer/WriterRating: 4 out of 5 ControllersReview Source: AuthorReviewer: ArielBroken Allegiance is the first in a new series from Mark Young. The protagonist takes the form of Tom Kagan, a cop in Santa Rosa, CA who works for the Organized Crime and Intelligence Section. Tom is determined to take down a gangster setting up hits on his fellow gang members. But will Tom’s dark past be a hindrance as he goes after the gang leader? Or will it give him the motivation h [...]
The descriptive beginning created vivid imagery; I could easily imagine where the characters were.When a gang member is murdered, Tom Kagan, an expert in gangs is called in to investigate the case when an anonymous caller rang to report it. His long and turbulent history creates tension with some of his fellow officers; a sense of underlying tension can be felt. But his experience and keen eye is needed if they are to prevent a major gang war.Another character is brought into the plot known as G [...]
It is not too often we can read about the gangster underworld - that unfortunately exists, even today. The author of "Broken Alliance" knows what a police detective needs to do in order to get the better of a criminal by being clever and cunning. He was a police officer for 26 years, and an award-winning journalist. Now he uses his expertise and experiences in creating a novel that is very interesting and right on the mark.I like the settings he uses in this novel, Sonoma Valley is a beautiful p [...]
Mark Young wrote a book that I could not possibly put down. His background in law enforcement is evident throughout the story with the knowledge he shares about gangs and how they are brought to justice. With all his knowledge, I was easily able to understand both the good guys and the bad guys. The inside knowledge of gangs, both on the street and in prisons, was amazing. This thriller kept me on the edge of my seat. The characters develop perfectly throughout the novel. There is a lot of actio [...]
Absolutely outstanding!Mark wrote an incredible novel about the actions of gangs and the trials of what police departments around the world deal with daily. It is a shame that these situations exist and I feel for those who put themselves and others into danger for what they call respect and power. This book is a real eye opener for those who have in some way experienced seeing this in real life. Though this is "fictional" it is all so real. I pray the for safety of those who live this life dail [...]
Wow! Mark has outdone himself with this novel. I have enjoyed all of his books, but this one is a crowning achievement.This crime-drama is so well written that you can easily imagine the scenes as you read. The story builds and builds and builds to an action packed ending. This could easily be adapted to screen! Hollywood are you paying attention?I highly recommend this to everyone who enjoys crime-drama and police procedurals.
Great readGreat readone of the best I have read. keeps you on the edge of your seat. I couldn't put it down.
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