“A must-read for any spy aficionado!” — Former Senior Operations Officer, CIA
“It is a profound book. One I won’t forget for a long while.” — Senior Military Officer, Pentagon
Someone is stealing weapons and ammunition from America's military bases. Who is stealing them and why? That is what CIA operative Eric Brent faces as he is being used by the CIA to flush out a secretive, "phantom" group hostile to a U.S. administration that threatens to destroy the American economy and shrink individual freedoms under the code name, Project Warrior.
Alexandra Hamlet’s first novel, The Right Guard, takes us on a suspense-filled journey through the world of intelligence and defense in the 1970’s. Over one million military weapons and equipment are missing from the U.S. military inventories across the country. Though set in 1978, The Right Guard resembles the present political and economic climate of the United States, giving the reader a sense that such a scenario is very conceivable even today.
Alexandra Hamlet is an author, Cultural Anthropologist, and an International Consultant and Lecturer on cultural affairs in business and defense. She is a former television host and journalist with PBS. Her first novel, The Right Guard, won awards nationally and internationally.
Someone once said, we spend our adult lives trying to correct our perceptions as children. I think one of the most challenging things to do in families is to know, love and accept our parents and family members when we are grown and begin to face each other as adults. We finally get an insight into their struggles, fears, and personal histories. Maybe for the first time we understand their choices, courage, and challenges and why they faced the world the way they chose.
In The Right Guard, Eric's father had to face a war-torn Germany and the raging madness. Throughout his own trials, Eric still hungers for his father's real story and why he made his own choices.
The Right Guard (The Allegiance Series, Book 1)
Still deep in his trance-like reverie, Eric sees a silver plane carrying the family from Germany to snow-covered Greenland then to the United States. The rutted fields of the retention camp near Munich transform into lush green Virginia mountains, replacing a little boy’s bleak memory of wooden barracks squatting in mud holes. His new simplified last name, Brent, sounds strange and so short. He asks his father why they are going to live in the land of their enemy. His father, quiet and taciturn, doesn’t answer.