Highly Recommended for Laughter & Drama Foxes by Charles Daniel Bel-Tempo at lulu.com -- This New Novel Will Travel the World

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Foxes. Beautiful. Cunning. Deadly. = These are the traits of the characters in the storyline. This is a new novel that you will enjoy.

A page turning novel. Yes, a brand new novel that would inspire our Armed Forces. Its humor is greatly appreciated, as well. You'll think grandchildren near the end. There is a heavy focus on this subject.

Charles Daniel’s Foxes is an action-packed romance that thoroughly entertains on every level. Foxes continues the story of Daniel’s first novel, which took place at Annapolis Naval Academy. From the beginning, Foxes fully captures the reader by spicing up the plot when Rachel, the main character, finds out that her love interest, Bruce, has been lying to her—throughout all of Daniel’s first novel—and he is not a commander in the Navy, but rather an FBI agent on a sting mission at the academy. This book will surely interest fans of Daniel’s debut novel, as well as young adults and Navy and Marine veterans.

The book opens up with Rachel finding her way amidst a largely all-male staff of recruiters. There is no denying that Rachel is quite gorgeous, forcing her to state that, “Be a hard nose boss. I have to. I have to make my subordinates be afraid of me so that they don’t concentrate on my being what you call, ‘A Fox’.”

While Rachel and Bruce are the central characters of the story, there are a slew of other characters that help to move the plot along and add comic relief. Rachel’s parents are obsessive about becoming grandparents, constantly nagging for a grandchild. Josh, Rachel’s older brother and musician, and Conrad, a leading officer in the Marine Corps round out the other principal characters.

After much deliberation, Rachel settles on Captain Conrad Cooper to lead a battalion of well-trained and highly dangerous Marines in Afghanistan. The passage that best describes Captain Conrad Cooper and his troops is, “Afghanistan the corrupt. That’s where Captain Cooper and his company landed. Why only a small group? It was a company with a specialty. It had linguist capabilities among other things. Something like a special forces unit. Several of the companies had special forces for the mountain area. These troops were the extreme of deadly. They also were equipped with mine destroyers. Some of them were experts in disguise with capable accents for the different language groups. Their purpose was to become a member of the insurgents with their cunning abilities to be convincing.”

Each member of the troop receives medals in Afghanistan. In Yemen, the Navy Seabees have performed a miracle in building a natural hideout that blends seamlessly with the land, where they celebrate their accomplishments as they rotate in and out of the assignment. Ultimately, Rachel and Bruce get married, while her brother, Josh, falls in love with a music professor, Kelly. The parents finally get their wish, as baby Mike is welcomed into the world.

Overall, this is an intriguing read that will be particularly appealing to veterans of the Navy and Marines. Charles Daniel’s Foxes truly satisfies readers on many levels, including those who relish a good romantic novel with dynamic characters and a rousing plot. Readers should be prepared to settle back and plan to turn pages to the very end.

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