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To Faithfully Execute (A Pug Connor Novel #3)

To Faithfully Execute (A Pug Connor Novel #3) [Kindle Edition]

Gordon Ryan
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Gordon Ryan has been a best-selling author in all regional markets
since he was first published in 1994. His historical fiction series,
The Callahans, downloaded over 26,000 Kindle copies in two days. In
2009, Pegasus Publishing re-published his prior work and released his
new political thriller series, the Pug Connor novels, State of
Rebellion, Uncivil Liberties, and To Faithfully Execute. Ryan continues
to write from his home in New Zealand, producing page-turning classics
in both genre.

Author's Note:  The Pug Connor series is available as part of the Rebellion Trilogy in Kindle format at Amazon with a discount price below the three separate novels.

STATE OF REBELLION:  A runaway federal government!  Western states in revolt!  Martial law in Sacramento!  America in a State of Rebellion!

"Had the gallows knot been placed to the side, behind the ear,Richard McFarland's neck would have snapped, delivering a swift death. As it was, the young California National Guard lieutenant twisted and convulsed for a long, agonizing two minutes before he died."

California is on the brink of secession, and those who oppose this drastic political maneuver are turning up dead. Federal Agent Nicole Bentley is sent to discover what she can about the movement and meets up with Assemblyman and National Guard JAG officer Daniel Rawlings, a man whose commitment to his country runs deep in his blood.

As Colonel Pug Connor, working under the direction of the President of the United States, seeks to root out the leaders of the Western Patriot Movement--a military cadre with a chip on its shoulder--Nicole and Dan find themselves literally in the crossfire. Can they end the dispute between the various factions before they all end up martyrs for the cause?

A new president!  A hijacked civilian airliner!  Eight minutes to decide!  Domestic terrorism brings America to a state of Uncivil Liberties!

"Shoot down a civilian airliner? That's not an option, Admiral."

"I'm sorry, Mr. President, but I believe it's your only option."

Moments after taking office, United States president Clay Cumberland faces a decision no one should have to make, and a civilian airliner is shot down to protect the American people from a new wave of domestic terrorism.  Fearing the loss of countless more lives, Colonel Pug Connor
plunges into the fray, determined to root out the terrorists and bring peace back to the country he loves and has sworn to defend.  He finds a welcome ally--and a personal interest--in Senator Rachel McKenzie, a woman who feels the call to patriotism just as strongly. But when the
terrorists are Americans themselves, determined to bring the nation into subjugation, Pug faces his biggest challenge of all, with stakes higher than ever.

Election Day is looming and the fate of a united America lies in the hands of its citizens.  States are threatening to secede, politicians have their own agendas, and as rumors of treason rumble throughout the land, Pug Connor has a decision to make.  He can continue to serve the country he loves and watch it break apart, or he can take matters into his own hands and change the course of history. He hates the man he is forced to become, but with stakes this high, he forges on, regardless
the cost.  His growing love for Senator Rachel McKenzie--and his fear regarding the possible loss of her respect--make his decisions much harder.

Pug's deputy director, Carlos Castro, faces no such conflict. He fully understands his nature: he is a stone-cold, instinctive killer, single-handedly seeking to rid the world of evil one terrorist at a time.

To Faithfully Execute questions the right of the government to interfere in the lives of citizens and asks, what would you do to preserve your freedom when it's threatened? The answer will surprise you as Gordon Ryan presents the third installment in the Pug Connor series.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 387 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1463688466
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Pegasus Publishing (21 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004XNKF1E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #699,579 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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GORDON W. RYAN ( was a Recon Marine in the aftermath of the Cuban missile crises. He served in Bangkok with the Air Force during Vietnam, and at the American Embassy in Dublin, Ireland, during the violent 70's. He has also lived in England, stationed near RAF Lakenheath.

State of Rebellion, Gordon Ryan's latest military political thriller, is Book One of the new Pug Connor novels. Book Two, Uncivil Liberties, was released in October, 2010. Look for them from Amazon, Amazon UK, Kindle, and in multiple e-book formatting.

Ryan wrote his first novel, Dangerous Legacy, in 1993. The publisher then accepted a novella, Threads of Honor, and signed a contract for three volumes of historical fiction entitled Spirit of Union. Threads of Honor went to #1 on the regional list for six weeks in 1996. In 1997, Spirit of Union: Destiny 1895-1898, jumped to the top ten on the publisher's regional list. Volume II, Conflict, and III, Heritage, also made the regional bestseller list

Ryan has continued to publish historical fiction and military political thrillers, as a traditionally published author and also as an "Indie." With his recent release, State of Rebellion, a story of illegal immigration, election fraud and the potential secession of California, in both softbound and Kindle. State of Rebellion is the first volume of the Pug Connor novels, depicting an America far removed from the concept of the Founding Fathers.

In addition to these new releases, Ryan has recently added his previous novels to the Kindle Store. He is one of a limited number of Amazon's premier LDS (Mormon) novelists. For LDS standard publications by Ryan, select Kindle books and use the tag "LDS Ryan" to search the Amazon inventory.

Ryan also writes for the national market without an LDS theme in his narrative. For those who love to read dynamic thriller authors such as Tom Clancy, W.E.B. Griffin, Vince Flynn, Dale Brown, and Patrick Robinson, Ryan's novels should be quite satisfying.

Ryan has served as Chief Executive Officer or City Manager in multiple American and international communities including New Zealand. An accomplished public speaker, he frequently accepts invitations for public presentations.

Born in New York City, Ryan holds a Bachelors degree with Honors in Political Science and has completed graduate work in Public Administration. After living and working in many states including Alaska, and internationally in Norway, England, Ireland, Thailand, Taiwan, and New Zealand, Ryan now writes full-time. Together with his wife, Colleen, they spend their time between the American northwest and the beautiful South Pacific.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't disappoint 26 April 2011
By Lesley
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The third book in the Pug Connor series, this book, like the previous two, is a great read. I was very happy to find that the quality of writing has not fallen off, as often with series you get the feeling that the author is beginning to churn out potboilers. This is not the case here. This book continues to build on the foundations laid down in the first two, and brings in twist after twist, that leave one wondering what on earth will happen next.

It's an adventure story, but at the same time it is extremely thought-provoking, as it introduces ideas such as the expediency of political assassination; how governments deal with tragedies; the possibility of one part of the US breaking away from the other, and could it be a good idea? As well as this, it adds colour to the characters; they are not one-dimensional - they have lives.

I would strongly recommend this series of books, and I am delighted to know that there will be a fourth in the series in the Autumn.
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3.0 out of 5 stars To faithfully execute 8 Aug. 2013
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I'll I suppose but I wish he would finish a story. It is like he writes a few chapters then publishes them then a few more and publishes that. Suddenly you have a series of stories.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Looking forward to the next installment 22 Jan. 2012
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Having left too long between reading the first two books in this series, I was determined not to make the same mistake again and so I read this immediately after the second one. This was definitely a good move as it flowed straight on and continued the story. It was easy to see the relationships between the characters develop too. I hope it is not long before part 4 is released.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Closer to 5*, political intrigue & action 17 Oct. 2011
By TopCat
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Having previously read book 1, State of Rebellion, and book 2, Uncivil Liberties, and with the fourth book apparently due Autumn 2011 I thought it was time for me to read the third in the series.

In the United States moves are afoot for a number of states to secede and create a new country. Many are loathe to see the USA torn apart while others are determined to break away from the burdensome central government. How far will the President go to keep the USA intact?

Pug Connor's Trojan team is under threat as changes are made, and he is offered a new role with a clandestine multi-national organisation. They intend to combat terrorism in a way that will make him search his soul. As he finds himself moved from one new role to another he has a lot of choices to make, although he feels there is someone pulling strings behind the scenes.

Once again we meet many of the characters who feature in books 1 & 2 and find out what has happened to them since we last met. I like the continuity but also found that with references back to the earlier books this would probably work fine as on its own if you had picked it up before reading the others. The story of the secession movement that started in California really moves on and the author develops both old and new plots deftly, building to a climax that sets up the next book nicely.

I do enjoy this authors style and will be awaiting the arrival of Blood & Treasure after this deft mix of action and political manoeuvring. Largely this is a polished offering that stands up against other well known authors of similar that I have read. However there were a sprinkling of minor typos that took a little of the sparkle off. With those dealt with I think this might have been a 5* review.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great part 3 30 Aug. 2011
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This book continues on the great start made in books 1 and 2.

The story continues to build on the characters and really brings them to life. The story lines continue from the first two books. One is the continuing story started when California wanted to leave the USA and the other following the terrorist plots to destroy the USA.

Like the first two books this contains many unexpected surprises and leaves you wondering what the next revelation will be. Am really looking forward to reading the next book.
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