Item description for Paid In Blood (Military NCIS V1) by Mel Odom...
Overview Readers with an interest in the technology of crime scene investigation will be gripped as a crack team of Naval Criminal Investigation Service special agents investigate crime scenes around the world.
Publishers Description The death of a fellow NCIS agent in North Carolina leads Will Coburn and his special team of naval crime-scene investigators to discover a drug-and-arms smuggling ring. The investigation leads them to a U.S. military base in South Korea. When a body is stolen from a crime scene, the team discovers that their suspect is not who he seems. Nuclear weapons have gone missing, and it's a race against time as the NCIS team uncovers the true face of evil.
Citations And Professional Reviews Paid In Blood (Military NCIS V1) by Mel Odom has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Ingram Advance - 07/01/2005 page 55
Christian Retailing - 05/15/2006 page 20
Library Journal - 06/01/2006 page 102
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.14" Width: 5.92" Height: 1.2" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
Series Military NCIS
Series Number 1
ISBN 1414303068 ISBN13 9781414303062
Availability 0 units.
More About Mel Odom
Mel Odom lives in Oklahoma with his wife and children. He's written dozens of novels in a variety of fields and many based on popular television shows and role-playing games. He currently teaches in the Professional Writing program at the University of Oklahoma.
Mel Odom currently resides in Moore, in the state of Oklahoma. Mel Odom was born in 1950.
Reviews - What do customers think about Paid In Blood (Military NCIS V1)?
Wasn't sure what I'd think...think very good read. Mar 27, 2007
This being my first Mel Odom book, I was not sure what I'd think of the writer. This is not my usual genre of choice to read either, but I really liked it and hated to put it down. Can not wait for number two- due out in a month (April - I believe). Want to know what happens to the characters in the book series. Happy reading.
Outstanding novel Mar 16, 2007
I have enjoyed few novels as much as I have this one. The descriptions were so vivid that the scenes came alive in my mind's eye, and after finishing the book, I felt as if I had seen a movie. Odom's ability to weave detail into a compelling story makes him a great choice for writing about forensic investigation. The story has deft pacing, missing bodies, confused identities, up-to-date technology, and an action-packed ending -- what mystery fan could ask for more?
Paid in Blood by Mel Odom Nov 2, 2006
Paid in Blood is a novel based upon the NCIS television series. I have not watched the series on TV but that did not stop me from enjoying the novel. The book is independent of the television series so I did not have to know the background from the show. The story follows Navy Commander Will Coburn and his NCIS team investigating the murder of a fellow NCIS agent. The investigation into the murder leads them to a local crime ring that has ties to stolen military weapons and drugs that are being smuggled around the world on Navy vessels. One clue leads to another and the team finds themselves in the middle of a desperate battle to keep a homicidal terrorist mastermind from starting World War III. It is an easy and enjoyable read. I picked it up and had read two hundred pages before I even thought to put it down. Mel writes in a style that is compelling and enjoyable. Mel's characters were well written, dealing with real life problems while having to work in a stressful and hazardous world. As in all Tyndale books, the Christian faith plays an important part. The characters all have to deal with their faith, or loss of faith, as the story progresses. The villain is Muslim extremist and the dichotomy between the two faiths is sure to provide some controversy.
OK Oct 2, 2006
Paid In Blood is a pretty good story that could have been a lot better.
There are lots of events covered in the story. It has missing nuclear missiles, murder, black market action and more. These events are woven together in an entertaining way.
The problems with the book are mostly in the areas of editing and lack of knowledge of the military. For example, the author referred to someone being a 'warrants officer' several times; it should have been 'warrant officer'.
In another section, Mr. Odom introduced a character named Seaman 2nd Class Edward Dill. Just four pages later, he referred to the same person as 'Ensign Dill'. That kind of carelessness does not bring credibility to a book.
I would encourage the author to study and learn a lot more about the military before attempting another book like this. He should also find an editor with a keen attention to detail.
Riveting! Oct 2, 2006
Mel Odom's foray in to military suspense is riveting and appealing to both male and female readers. This first book in his NCIS series contains non-stop action, intriguing characters and great locales.
Commander Will Coburn heads a specialist NCIS team undertaking covert investigations in potentially lethal situations. Each member of his team brings with him or her specialist skills which uncover the evidence necessary to put terrorists and criminals behind bars. When NCIS agent, Chief Petty Officer Helen Swafford, is found murdered, Will's team is plunged into a global terrorist plot which could jeopardize the security of the United States and its allies. As evidence in the North Carolina crime scene is gathered the team is led to South Korea and confrontations with Colombian drug lords and Russian mobsters.
Mel Odom's attention to detail makes this book a thrill to read. The plot is tight with unseen twists and the characters are fascinating, not only for their occupational skills, but for their complicated personal lives that have shaped the way they view the world. I hope Tyndale's decision to limit the series to two books changes as there is scope for plenty more action and character growth from this NCIS team!