Reviewed by William Phenn for ReaderViews.com (1/08)
A writer, editor, hunting guide, truck driver, weapons specialist, police officer, Vietnam vet and the list goes on and on. It makes one wonder what this man has not done. Mr. Brown is what I would call, “a Jack of all trades” and a master at the written word. As a warrior in Vietnam, D. H. was awarded the Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal with two stars and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Medal with Palm. He resides in the Pacific Northwest with his wife Rebecca and his dog. Brown's writing horizons is broadened by his membership in Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Military Writers Society of America, ITW and the American Authors Association. D. H. has written everything from nonprofit communications to movies. Hunted in your own (safe?) free country by your own people? Covert activities, adventure and danger on every page; make this a fast-moving book from the very first chapter. “Honor Due” is the very compelling story of a retired ex-Special Forces Major that is attempting to live a quiet and unobtrusive life in the Pacific Northwest. However, due to something in his past, he is hunted by the same people he used to do the hunting for. With a sprinkling of romance, Mr. Brown shows the reader the sensitive side of the major. Having saved the daughter of a close friend, she allies with him on his quest. She is his partner in crime and his sidekick as much as she is his lover and companion. I can't say enough to praise this first book of Mr. Brown's “The Citizen Warrior Series.” It is an action-packed book that I could not put down. The writing was superb, the publishing quality was very good and the cover was fitting of the story. I was impressed with “Honor Due” and look forward to the others that will be out soon. “Honor Defended” (due out in spring 2008) and “Honor Redeemed” (in progress), are the other books in the series. I gave “Honor Due” an exceptional A+ and I think it a fantastic read.