The Home Team follows Major Sam Anthem, a highly skilled, successful Army special operator working for the State Department’s Extreme Operations Group. As part of the EOG’s leading team of operators called the Home Team, Sam and his three teammates develop and execute innovative plans for curtailing the flow of illicit drugs into the U.S. This mission is carried out while building the source nation’s agricultural infrastructure to counter the motivations of those responsible for the drugs.
Sam is at the peak of his career as an operator, but in spite of all his accomplishments he comes to realize that life should be about more than just his work. His attitude begins to slip and his boss, the director of the EOG, begins to doubt Sam’s effectiveness and willingness to utilize the tools of his trade: his guns.
It is when Sam rescues Consuelo Zamora, a female missionary healthcare worker, during an operation in Mexico that he begins a journey to turn his life around. On that journey, he finds unexpected love with Consuelo and a new home on the waterfront in Olympia, Washington. Most surprising and important of all, Sam discovers God and invites Our Lord Jesus Christ into his life. All this happens while Sam and the Home Team battle cartel leaders and their gangs using DOG’s controversial nonlethal weapons and attempt to bring those cartels into the U.S. State Department and Mexico’s joint Drugs-to-Agriculture Program.
Just as things begin to move forward for Sam, he sees the negative impact of his efforts reach out from Washington D.C. and the forests of Mexico to his adopted home in Olympia. Someone is revealing the inner workings of the EOG to the cartels. The lives of everyone Sam cares about are threatened and the success of the Home Team’s latest mission is put at risk by the traitorous efforts of highly placed government officials, aided by someone within the EOG.
The Home Team is available in print, Kindle and audio versions through Amazon.com and other book sellers.
The Home Team 2 is the second book in the Home Team Series by Dave Pratt. It is available on Amazon, or from the publisher, Ambassador International.
After a successful mission for the Home Team, the government is ready to create a Home Team 2 to help thwart human and drug trafficking from the infamous Lee family in China. But finding recruits who can handle the assignment is not so easy. And the measures that the Lees will take to protect their investments puts everyone on the team at risk.
When Washington State Patrol Trooper Ellen “Ell” Evander is reassigned to spend time with the Home Team, motivation to find her kidnapped niece clouds her judgment and spurs her on a mission that may end her career. Determined to move on after the assignment is over, will Ell continue on her own or finally find her place on the team?
Army Ranger Alex Anthem soon finds himself side by side with the attractive state patrol cadet. Alex has his own personal reasons for joining in the fight against the human traffickers, but is he willing to risk everything to see the mission completed?
As the pressure mounts, Ell and Alex both have decisions to make that could change the courses of their lives forever.
Home Team 2 is available in print, Kindle, and audio versions through Amazon.com and other book sellers.