FIVE STARS for THE EXILED ELEMENT -- John Betcher does it again! He brings readers an exciting, action-filled, fast paced, thriller. Betcher always manages to fill his books with intrigue and a dash of humor. His plots are fiction but could easily be ripped from the headlines. Beth is a strong character in more than one way. I appreciate the way Betcher developed her. She makes me want to take a few self-defense classes. Betcher's books are equally plot and character driven. He makes me eager for the next book in this series. Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite RATING: 5.0 STARS "The Exiled Element" is a follow-up novel in the Beck Suspense/Thriller series and it is well-written, filled with suspense and unexpected twists and turns. Readers will follow the plot as it proceeds to a satisfying conclusion and will love all the characters, especially Dakota Native American "Bull". In fact, readers will adore and even reread the part at the book's conclusion where Bull acts out off-camera violence in the assassin's prison cell. Formatting and editing are above par and fans of thrillers will put "The Exiled Element" at the top of their reading list. Reviewed by Alice D. for Readers Favorite. PLOT SUMMARY: In response to recent turmoil in Egypt?s intelligence community, the CIA has recalled Beth Becker to active duty. Though she accepts the assignment, the backstabbing and deceit she finds festering within the Agency remind her why she retired from government work in the first place. Meanwhile, her husband, ?Beck,? stays home in Red Wing, helping Chief Deputy Sheriff, Doug ?Gunner? Gunderson, formulate what should be routine security plans for a visiting dignitary. But a less than stellar private security firm, and a determined sniper, result in a crisis situation that stretches our heroes? abilities to their limits. Filled with intrigue, humor, and ripped-from-the-headlines action, THE EXILED ELEMENT will remind you why you came to love the Beckers in the first place. Approx. 81,000 words.