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About the author


Writer with two published books. Author wrote for local newspapers in Maryland and South Carolina. Worked within news organizations in Virginia and California. Earlier, he began a career in household goods transportation (1973.) Flew for the Air Force Reserve and active duty between 1981 and 1998. Sketched scenarios for a non-profit organization serving the needs of veterans. Operating for numerous trucking and logistics companies. When completing careers in aviation, trucking and logistics, he retired to Texas. Early in his retirement, came to realize there were years left in which he could be productive. He offered his business and logistic experience to local transportation service providers. Operated a small trucking concern within the oil and gas industry. During a lull, this author developed his own personal project. A scenario based in an historical period. The product was developed as historical fiction - from a period of 1985. It became Constable Outreach 35. His experience in military and civilian aviation helped him research the project. Technical data was translated to readable exposition. A draft was written during National Novel Writing Month - November 2016. Developmental editing covered most of following year. Final draft being completed in December 2017. His desire is in writing realistic, readable fiction.  This is a self-designated thriller - fiction taking place in Fall of 1985. Yet, at request is working on a self-help project.

Another book written by Cadmus - Anger’s Journey - was published in 2001.

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Constable Outreach 35
A Fiction Thriller Based in 1985
by Jay Cadmus

Overview


Insurgency forces build against the Sandinista Government of Nicaragua. Story opens in Tegucigalpa during Contra War in 1985. A covert airdrop malfunction leaves C-123 Loadmaster in Sandinista territory. Troop supply by air delivery the next phase in this operation. Agency Operations Manager uses all available resources in locating...setting scenes of interaction between unlikely partners. Opposition forces appear as foreign ideologues and members within the U. S. Administration they serve. A little used document is constructed to reset international and regional diplomacy. The downed American flyer - and other human assets - become pawns in a war of ideology. Some characters find themselves imprisoned within the ideology they serve. Personalities fall and rise. Knights surface in seeking to serve the White House. Others fall as a normal course by their purging.
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Description



U. S. agency operates an aviation unit from Honduras during the Contra Revolution in 1985. Flyer swept from C-123 Provider aircraft, during insurgent re-supply mission. His body mangled and mind in an unconscious state, he is captured. Sandinista soldiers and Cuban trainers interrogate.  Parallel and intersecting stories unfold as he is nurtured back into consciousness. Clashes occur between diplomatic partners. Trade for another captured asset is arranged through a Diplomatic Memorandum of Understanding. Its agreement to reset the sides in their military-economic quest for control of the region. War takes on many faces as countries thrust and parry. All parties finding themselves imprisoned in the ideologies they serve.

Kirkus Indie Book Reviews (https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/jay-cadmus/constable-outreach-35/) wrote:

"An elite American soldier is captured in Nicaragua during a time of brutal rivalry between the Contras and Marxist rebels in this historical novel.

In 1985, the U.S. government was committed to helping the Nicaraguan Contras push back the Sandinistas and established a clandestine base of operations in Honduras that could launch supply missions. That base came to be known as Constable Outreach and operated only at the vacillating whims of Honduran President Roberto Suazo Córdova. Now, the program is about to be shut down, and Lester Russell, a C-123 loadmaster, goes on one last flight into Nicaraguan territory. But after the plane takes enemy fire, he’s ejected from it with the supplies. He’s badly injured, sinking into a coma, and is captured by Sandinista troops. His operations manager, Tom McKay, is desperate to retrieve him, but his access to electronic surveillance has already been pulled, and he encounters an entangled web of political resistance. Cadmus (Anger’s Journey, 2001) vividly depicts the historical horizon within which the story occurs—a troubled Latin America roiled by its own intramural tensions as well as the contest between the U.S. and Soviet Union on its soil. The author also chronicles the view from the inside—two revolutionaries, Miguel Velasquez and Juanita Maria Perez, meet and fall in love in Cuba and move to Nicaragua. Miguel becomes a legendary hero for his support of the Sandinistas, and his son is captured by the Contras as retribution for his deeds. Cadmus’ research is remarkable—he provides astute insights into the historical currents that ushered in the plot’s moment in time and displays a mastery of Latin American politics. In addition, he deftly dramatizes the way in which craven political interests can stymie the effective management of military operations. But the author’s writing can be awkward and melodramatic: “Caught in your own dichotomy. Two desires of equal import, coming together in the mind of one man. How does one choose? Commitments signed and sealed.” Nevertheless, the sheer intelligence of the novel—and its historical nuances—overcomes its uneven prose. 

A thrilling peek into a tumultuous era."



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Overview


Insurgency forces build against the Sandinista Government of Nicaragua. Story opens in Tegucigalpa during Contra War in 1985. A covert airdrop malfunction leaves C-123 Loadmaster in Sandinista territory. Troop supply by air delivery the next phase in this operation. Agency Operations Manager uses all available resources in locating...setting scenes of interaction between unlikely partners. Opposition forces appear as foreign ideologues and members within the U. S. Administration they serve. A little used document is constructed to reset international and regional diplomacy. The downed American flyer - and other human assets - become pawns in a war of ideology. Some characters find themselves imprisoned within the ideology they serve. Personalities fall and rise. Knights surface in seeking to serve the White House. Others fall as a normal course by their purging.

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Description



U. S. agency operates an aviation unit from Honduras during the Contra Revolution in 1985. Flyer swept from C-123 Provider aircraft, during insurgent re-supply mission. His body mangled and mind in an unconscious state, he is captured. Sandinista soldiers and Cuban trainers interrogate.  Parallel and intersecting stories unfold as he is nurtured back into consciousness. Clashes occur between diplomatic partners. Trade for another captured asset is arranged through a Diplomatic Memorandum of Understanding. Its agreement to reset the sides in their military-economic quest for control of the region. War takes on many faces as countries thrust and parry. All parties finding themselves imprisoned in the ideologies they serve.

Kirkus Indie Book Reviews (https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/jay-cadmus/constable-outreach-35/) wrote:

"An elite American soldier is captured in Nicaragua during a time of brutal rivalry between the Contras and Marxist rebels in this historical novel.

In 1985, the U.S. government was committed to helping the Nicaraguan Contras push back the Sandinistas and established a clandestine base of operations in Honduras that could launch supply missions. That base came to be known as Constable Outreach and operated only at the vacillating whims of Honduran President Roberto Suazo Córdova. Now, the program is about to be shut down, and Lester Russell, a C-123 loadmaster, goes on one last flight into Nicaraguan territory. But after the plane takes enemy fire, he’s ejected from it with the supplies. He’s badly injured, sinking into a coma, and is captured by Sandinista troops. His operations manager, Tom McKay, is desperate to retrieve him, but his access to electronic surveillance has already been pulled, and he encounters an entangled web of political resistance. Cadmus (Anger’s Journey, 2001) vividly depicts the historical horizon within which the story occurs—a troubled Latin America roiled by its own intramural tensions as well as the contest between the U.S. and Soviet Union on its soil. The author also chronicles the view from the inside—two revolutionaries, Miguel Velasquez and Juanita Maria Perez, meet and fall in love in Cuba and move to Nicaragua. Miguel becomes a legendary hero for his support of the Sandinistas, and his son is captured by the Contras as retribution for his deeds. Cadmus’ research is remarkable—he provides astute insights into the historical currents that ushered in the plot’s moment in time and displays a mastery of Latin American politics. In addition, he deftly dramatizes the way in which craven political interests can stymie the effective management of military operations. But the author’s writing can be awkward and melodramatic: “Caught in your own dichotomy. Two desires of equal import, coming together in the mind of one man. How does one choose? Commitments signed and sealed.” Nevertheless, the sheer intelligence of the novel—and its historical nuances—overcomes its uneven prose. 

A thrilling peek into a tumultuous era."



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Book details

Genre:FICTION

Subgenre:Thrillers

Language:English

Pages:376

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781543924558

Paperback ISBN:9781543924541


Overview


Insurgency forces build against the Sandinista Government of Nicaragua. Story opens in Tegucigalpa during Contra War in 1985. A covert airdrop malfunction leaves C-123 Loadmaster in Sandinista territory. Troop supply by air delivery the next phase in this operation. Agency Operations Manager uses all available resources in locating...setting scenes of interaction between unlikely partners. Opposition forces appear as foreign ideologues and members within the U. S. Administration they serve. A little used document is constructed to reset international and regional diplomacy. The downed American flyer - and other human assets - become pawns in a war of ideology. Some characters find themselves imprisoned within the ideology they serve. Personalities fall and rise. Knights surface in seeking to serve the White House. Others fall as a normal course by their purging.

Read more

Description



U. S. agency operates an aviation unit from Honduras during the Contra Revolution in 1985. Flyer swept from C-123 Provider aircraft, during insurgent re-supply mission. His body mangled and mind in an unconscious state, he is captured. Sandinista soldiers and Cuban trainers interrogate.  Parallel and intersecting stories unfold as he is nurtured back into consciousness. Clashes occur between diplomatic partners. Trade for another captured asset is arranged through a Diplomatic Memorandum of Understanding. Its agreement to reset the sides in their military-economic quest for control of the region. War takes on many faces as countries thrust and parry. All parties finding themselves imprisoned in the ideologies they serve.

Kirkus Indie Book Reviews (https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/jay-cadmus/constable-outreach-35/) wrote:

"An elite American soldier is captured in Nicaragua during a time of brutal rivalry between the Contras and Marxist rebels in this historical novel.

In 1985, the U.S. government was committed to helping the Nicaraguan Contras push back the Sandinistas and established a clandestine base of operations in Honduras that could launch supply missions. That base came to be known as Constable Outreach and operated only at the vacillating whims of Honduran President Roberto Suazo Córdova. Now, the program is about to be shut down, and Lester Russell, a C-123 loadmaster, goes on one last flight into Nicaraguan territory. But after the plane takes enemy fire, he’s ejected from it with the supplies. He’s badly injured, sinking into a coma, and is captured by Sandinista troops. His operations manager, Tom McKay, is desperate to retrieve him, but his access to electronic surveillance has already been pulled, and he encounters an entangled web of political resistance. Cadmus (Anger’s Journey, 2001) vividly depicts the historical horizon within which the story occurs—a troubled Latin America roiled by its own intramural tensions as well as the contest between the U.S. and Soviet Union on its soil. The author also chronicles the view from the inside—two revolutionaries, Miguel Velasquez and Juanita Maria Perez, meet and fall in love in Cuba and move to Nicaragua. Miguel becomes a legendary hero for his support of the Sandinistas, and his son is captured by the Contras as retribution for his deeds. Cadmus’ research is remarkable—he provides astute insights into the historical currents that ushered in the plot’s moment in time and displays a mastery of Latin American politics. In addition, he deftly dramatizes the way in which craven political interests can stymie the effective management of military operations. But the author’s writing can be awkward and melodramatic: “Caught in your own dichotomy. Two desires of equal import, coming together in the mind of one man. How does one choose? Commitments signed and sealed.” Nevertheless, the sheer intelligence of the novel—and its historical nuances—overcomes its uneven prose. 

A thrilling peek into a tumultuous era."



Read more

About the author


Writer with two published books. Author wrote for local newspapers in Maryland and South Carolina. Worked within news organizations in Virginia and California. Earlier, he began a career in household goods transportation (1973.) Flew for the Air Force Reserve and active duty between 1981 and 1998. Sketched scenarios for a non-profit organization serving the needs of veterans. Operating for numerous trucking and logistics companies. When completing careers in aviation, trucking and logistics, he retired to Texas. Early in his retirement, came to realize there were years left in which he could be productive. He offered his business and logistic experience to local transportation service providers. Operated a small trucking concern within the oil and gas industry. During a lull, this author developed his own personal project. A scenario based in an historical period. The product was developed as historical fiction - from a period of 1985. It became Constable Outreach 35. His experience in military and civilian aviation helped him research the project. Technical data was translated to readable exposition. A draft was written during National Novel Writing Month - November 2016. Developmental editing covered most of following year. Final draft being completed in December 2017. His desire is in writing realistic, readable fiction.  This is a self-designated thriller - fiction taking place in Fall of 1985. Yet, at request is working on a self-help project.

Another book written by Cadmus - Anger’s Journey - was published in 2001.

Read more


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