“Carl Lakeland is a brilliant author and an insanely gifted storyteller, and Eagle Shield: Milestone Rising is proof.
Eagle Shield: Milestone Rising by Carl Lakeland is indeed a thriller, an engaging story that introduces the reader immediately to the action and the conflict, with interesting and well-imagined characters. Nathan is a former SAS, recently redeployed to the Australian Secret Intelligence Service and entrusted with a new and delicate mission — to relocate a young girl to a safe house in Melbourne and to protect the computer disk. Angel is a girl with unusual skills and ASIS needs her, so it’s Nathan’s job to protect and raise her for her future mission. But can a killer be a good father, and does he still have what it takes for the new forms of combat that await them?
Carl Lakeland is a brilliant author and an insanely gifted storyteller, and Eagle Shield: Milestone Rising is proof. You can’t resist the human pull of the story, the realism infused into the writing, and the way the author explores the emotions of the characters. This is a book for readers who love great writing and who are looking for a thrilling novel that could help them shake off the doldrums and the monotony of the day and travel unusual terrains with exciting characters. The pacing is great, and it picks up speed right from the very first page, but what caught my attention the most was the author’s gift for character. His characters are so real they stay with the reader most of the time. This novel is a masterpiece, crafted with deftness and balance.