PRAISE FOR NAVY ONE

‘She pulled the pin from the stun-grenade and kept looking into the hijacker’s eyes as she backed away.’

“New York author Pedro Vasquez was born in the Dominican Republic but move[d] to New York City a[n]d joined the US Navy in 1992, retiring in 2012. He makes an impressive debut with NAVY ONE, his first novel that is most certain to launch a successful literary career. Prior to novels Pedro wrote screenplays (his ability to create near cinematic scenes in this book is evidence of that experience). Though we are not privy to Pedro’s complete background, it seems his knowledge of ships and the Navy and the current milieu of terrorist activity in the world is sure. He writes in a manner that reminds us of John le Carré, John Grisham, John Ludlum et al – and that is high praise.”

“In addition to the talent for building suspense, Pedro introduces some nuances that add to his writing – the President of the US is a woman here, the major role of women in a hijacked ship, the meaning of family, the manner in which death is faced and described – all of these make his story accessible and from the heart as well as sending terror signals to the brain.”

Grady Harp

HALL OF FAME, TOP 100 REVIEWER, VINE VOICE, May 30, 2016