By Susan Sewell for Readers’ Favorite

“Eagle Shield: Milestone Rising by Carl Lakeland is a riveting, action-packed novel about an ex-combat team member’s mission that has an unusual twist.

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An Australian Secret Intelligence Service mission is jeopardized when the asset is kidnapped, and a vital classified item is hijacked in the exciting and action-packed thriller, Eagle Shield: Milestone Rising by Carl Lakeland. Wounded in a military operation for the Special Air Service Regiment, Nathan is reassigned to the Australian Secret Intelligence Service. Nathan’s newest mission is to safeguard both a top-secret computer disc and Angel, a ten-year-old orphaned girl. His objective is to get Angel and the disc to a safe-house in Melbourne. However, before Nathan and Angel have gotten very far, Angel becomes ill, and the mission is diverted. While Nathan is rushing Angel to a medic station, someone breaks into their motel room and steals the disc. Continue reading “By Susan Sewell for Readers’ Favorite”

By Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite

Before I begin the review for Eagle Shield: Milestone Rising by Carl Lakeland, can I just say, wow! Seriously, this is one of the best thriller novels with a spy angle that I have read EVER! I absolutely loved the story line, I loved the characters, I loved the pace, and I loved every single thing about it. Everything was on point, even the cover of the novel reflects upon the story itself. The dialogues revealed so much about the characters and how they said it made all the difference! Such small yet important things were given close attention by the writer, which I think is a great accomplishment.


What happens when an ex-soldier is given an assignment to protect a great secret and a 10-year-old child? Nothing goes according to plan, the little girl will charm the soldier and the soldier will lose his heart and soul to the innocent little girl. When Nathan is given the assignment to relocate little Angel to Melbourne, he has no idea that the whole mission will be one with dangerous twists and turns. Continue reading “By Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite”

By Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite

“The story is told in a voice that you can’t resist, and it is perfectly paced and interspersed with surprises that keep the reader turning from one page to the next.

An engaging story for fans of thrillers and absorbing narratives, Eagle Shield: Milestone Rising by Carl Lakeland features an ex SAS, Nathan, transferred to the Australian Secret Intelligence Service and entrusted with a delicate yet vital mission. In the opening pages of the story, Nathan receives the package, a bright little girl called Angel, a girl who calls him “Mate” and who quickly notices that he has a wooden leg. From that rough ride towards safety, everything becomes very interesting. Continue reading “By Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite”

By Christian Sia for Readers’ Favorite

“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. Continue reading “By Christian Sia for Readers’ Favorite”

By Marta Tandori for Readers’ Favorite

“Angel’s character is sympathetic, likable and flawed, which makes her the ideal protagonist.

Australian television journalist, Angelique (Angel), is about to have a very memorable thirtieth birthday. She’s scored a major career coup in that she’s about to sit down to a one-on-one interview with the U.S. Secretary of State. The protocols for the interview are already in place, with the benign interview questions and prepared responses provided – and a twenty-second delayed buffer on the broadcast insisted upon. Continue reading “By Marta Tandori for Readers’ Favorite”

By Grant Leishman for Readers’ Favorite

“As an ex-pat New Zealander, it was refreshing to read some good old-fashioned “Aussie” banter, with its unique phrases and expressions.

Don’t worry about aliens coming to earth – they’re already here and they have been for eons. They look like us, they talk like us and they’re almost impossible to distinguish from us. This is the scenario presented to us in Carl Lakeland’s Project Amber: The Milestone Incident. When a successful young television journalist, Angel, has the temerity to ask the U.S. Secretary of State about the visit to Australia of a nuclear powered carrier, all hell breaks loose for this young woman. Continue reading “By Grant Leishman for Readers’ Favorite”

By Divine Zape for Readers’ Favorite

“Carl Lakeland’s writing is crisp and he knows how to create colorful and strong images in the minds of readers.

Fast-paced and well-plotted, Project Amber: The Milestone Incident by Carl Lakeland is a riveting story that features intrigue and a woman’s unwitting journey to the discovery of who she really is and what she’s meant to be. Angelique “Angel” enjoys a lot of popularity and respect in the media world, thanks to her uncanny ability to unearth interesting news stories. This time around, Angel is about to uncover a startling truth — a nuclear powered aircraft carrier entering Australian territory, and without permission. Continue reading “By Divine Zape for Readers’ Favorite”