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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Action & Adventure
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Quest of the Phalanx
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:200
  • eBook ISBN:9781098352752
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781098352745

Quest of the Phalanx

Revenge: A Dish Best Served Cold

by Mitchell Rowell Waite

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After losing his mother and sister to another tragic mass shooting, Team Leader Brad Allison created an elite team to wage battle against domestic terrorists. Team Phalanx was a unit designed to bridge the gap between true justice and the law that often protects criminals more than the innocent. Not bound by the same restrictions as law enforcement, Team Phalanx's mission is to protect the innocent and punish the guilty. Sanctioned at the highest levels, Team Phalanx moves in the shadows to protect their true identities and defend those who cannot protect themselves.

In a very dangerous and uncertain world, law enforcement officers do their best to protect the innocent and punish the guilty each and every day. The challenge with this growing problem is that there are simply not enough police officers to be everywhere. Due to this societal inequity, ordinary citizens sometimes have no choice but to protect themselves. After Brad Alison lost his mother and sister in another mass shooting on American soil, and clearly understanding that criminals with high priced attorneys can use the vast sea of gray that exists in the law to get away with crimes most other people would go to prison for, he decided to take decisive action. In order to bridge the gap between the law and true justice, Brad Alison created an elite unit of former Tier 1 operatives that were often tasked to hunt down and neutralize or eliminate terrorists abroad. Due to more legal restrictions, these same warriors that possess highly developed skill sets cannot use their talents when it comes to domestic terrorists. Secretly sanctioned by high level government officials, Team Phalanx was formed to broaden the system of true justice and level the playing field. Using highly trained former military operatives to hunt down and neutralize domestic terrorists was a trial program designed to create the same fear in criminals in our country as it does in foreign lands. The mission was the same as it was during wartime: hunt down vicious terrorists (criminals), protect the innocent (non-combatants), and bring them to justice, dead or alive!
About the author
Mr. Waite was a career member of the Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department (WRFD) for over 26 years. He held the positions of firefighter/paramedic, fire marshal, training officer, paramedic director, fire investigator, fire inspector, operations director, and retired as the fire chief in 2011. Mr. Waite started his military career by signing up to join the United States Marine Corps (USMC) when he was 17 years old, and he spent six years on active duty as an enlisted Marine. Shortly after his honorable discharge from the USMC, Mitch joined the United States Army Reserve and spent the next 36 years in the Army Reserve (16 years) and Wisconsin Army National Guard (20 years), finally retiring as a Colonel after 42 years of military service in May 2017. This 42-year career included 14 years as an enlisted member and a combat medic. He also spent 13 of the 42 years on active duty. His last assignment was that of Acting Division Commander for the 86th Training Division, Fort McCoy, WI. He was also deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 416th Theater Engineer Command in 2008/2009 and received a Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Iraqi War Medal with two campaign stars, and his unit received the Joint Meritorious Unit Award. Dr. Waite earned his doctoral degree from Walden University in Applied Management and Decision Sciences with a specialization in Leadership and Organizational Change. Dr. Waite is also the founder and President of the Double Diamond Leadership Authority, LLC which specializes in leadership development and training (www.doublediamondleadership.org). Dr. Waite has also authored five non-fictional books, Fire Service Leadership – Theories and Practices (2008); The EMS Leadership Challenge – A Call To Action (2009); 400 Days – A Call To Duty (2010); It's All About Leadership (2016); and Essential Leadership Characteristics for Effective Leaders: Cracking the Code? (2020).