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The Banshee's Reviews

Banshee Rising
First in the Banshee Series

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The Banshee Rises

WE ARE very proud of the reviews received for "Banshee Rising."  We sent the Banshee across the United States and into Canada and received 100% positive reviews.  And the Banshee was suggested for the Nebula Award (SFWA) in 2002.  Here is just a sample of reviews we received:

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"I read it with excitement.  Your characters ring true, the plot is tense and gripping, the writing is smooth, tense and very clean.  I will recommend this book to others."  Ardath Mayhar.  Author, Member of SFWA.
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"BANSHEE RISING" is a book you will devour in one sitting, since once reading the first page you are hooked...  Walter Ihlefield writes a knockout of a thriller that is fast paced; the action is non-stop."  Suzanne Coleburn. Reviewer, The Belles and Beaux of Romance.
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"This exciting, page-turning book has everything going for it - mystery, action, romance, even a bit of the paranormal.  A strong plot line and likable, if sometimes fearful characters, draws the reader into a world of revenge, regret, and a single-minded pursuit for justice.  Mr. Ihlefield has created not only compelling action, but characters struggling with a myriad of emotions, offering us a brief glimpse into the mindset of not only a fictional patriot, but one with the heart of a warrior and the honor that defines today's veterans.  My only complaint about this book?  It ended."  Denise M. Clark.  Author and Reviewer.
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"This book really fascinated me because of the name, "Banshee Rising."  I wondered what it could be about.  It turned out to be a really well written, well thought out story.  I hope the author continues with much success in his writing career."  Lisa, managing editor, bookreviewcafe.com
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"This one is surprisingly good.  The author gives the feeling of (for want of a better term) knowing his way around; not just mystery writing, but also familiarity with police procedures, and what it's like to be a Navy SEAL.  The story is interesting, plausible and well done from start to finish.  I hope this is not the last of Mitchell Parks."  Paul Lappen, Dead Trees Reviews
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"This is a well-plotted story with enough details given so the reader can picture the town and its people.  You can experience the events as they happen.  The characters are diverse and real.  This is a quick read with the interest maintained throughout."  Barbara Buhrer, MyShelf.com
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NOW for a few reader's comments:
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"I enjoyed getting to know the people of Bridgeway, and I actually began to care about them.  "Banshee" is one of the fastest reading books I've ever read.  Thanks for the treat, Walter Ihlefield!"  Linda, Emporia, VA.
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"Take it from a prior military man that it reads with action and mystery.  The only let-down in the book is that when you get to the end, there are no more pages to turn.  I'm looking forward to the next one."  Paul, Chester, VA
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"I think you write like you've been doing it for years.  Thanks for taking me to Bridgeway."  David, Iowa.
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"I walked through the town and even ordered "whatever's in the pot" at the restaurant.  Where is this town?  I want to move there."  Jared, Virginia
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"The title, 'Banshee Rising' is certainly descriptive of this gentleman who transforms at the touch of danger to defend his interests and destroy his enemies."  Review from barnesandnoble.com
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