Leave of Absence

Rated 4.89/5 based on 9 reviews
America is in trouble. President Jack Foster is in year 2 of his anti-drug administration. Jack’s beautiful 23 year old daughter, Katie is kidnapped by a ruthless Chinese drug lord to insure the safe passage of his lethal shipment into the US. Jack can now trust only his brother as he battles ghosts old and new when he takes a secret leave of absence in his attempt to rescue his daughter.

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About Doug Moore

Born and raised in New York City
Graduate of Oregon State University
Lived in Oregon 1970-1980
Lived in San Diego, Ca. 1980-2011
Personal fitness and nutrition enthusiast
Interested in desalination, cosmology, hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Lives now in Danbury, CT.


Review by: Fred Phillips on Dec. 24, 2014 :
Excellent fast-paced tale with believable characters. Snappy dialogue, exciting action, and a few twists and turns along the way. If you enjoy political thrillers, or thrillers of any type, this is a great read!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Bruce Robinson on Dec. 01, 2014 :
This book is simply fantastic. I read a lot of books and a lot of best selling authors and Leave of Absence is right there with the best of the best!

I could not stop reading Leave of Absence, except when I had to leave for an errand, or sleep. It took me 24 total hours, including sleep, errands and some weekend work to complete the book. I just loved it, the thrill of the chase, the characters, the detail, all weaving a story within my areas of literary interest, espionage, CIA, FBI, the White House, kidnapping, love of country, traitors exposed, the war on drugs, etc.

This new author, Doug Moore, really did a masterful job and is to be commended.

Leave of Absence should be in hardback, paperback, E-book, and is strongly recommended! A real page turner in every sense of the word. I am a fan and can't wait for Mr. Moore's second offering! Wow, what a great first effort!

Somebody should scoop this up and make it into a movie and why the heck is this book not published in paper?
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: lgbish on March 30, 2014 :
Throughly enjoyed reading this book. The characters seem real and its a fast paced exciting plot.
Also provides an interesting insight into the inner workings of various governmental agencies, which I enjoyed.
I usually don't have much time for pleasure reading however I found myself making time to read this book.
This is one very talented author and I look forward to reading his next book.
Would also make a great screen play and I'd love to see the movie.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: thomas schutz on Sep. 07, 2010 :
I thoroughly enjoyed "Leave of Absence", and read it in two days over the weekend, in between being a single father/chauffer for my two teen-aged children. The story struck a nerve for me, as my daughter's name is Katie (same as in the book)and the hero is also a single father. The book was very hard to put down, as Mr. Moore has created a very believable story, with excellent characters, and superb supporting detail. I would highly recommend this book and look forward to future releases from Mr. Moore.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: William Dyer on Oct. 24, 2009 :
This is a thriller with all the twists and turns. I like the fast pace at which it moves. Very good read.

Marlene W.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Brandy Gossett on Oct. 18, 2009 :
I finished this book in one week. It was a great page turner and was hard to put down. It was very 24 meets Patriot Games, which I loved. Moore's book is fast paced, interesting and well written. I loved it. I can't wait to read his next book.

Brandy Gossett, Solana Beach, CA
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: norman johnson on Oct. 11, 2009 :
I have read several books from smashwords, those participating in the "operation ebook" program, and this by far has been the best. A fast paced, interesting and exciting story. Well written and a pleasure to read. Thanks Mr Moore for your participation in the program and look forward to reading more of your stories in the future.

-SFC Johnson; Iraq
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Kris Boline on Sep. 30, 2009 :
"Leave of Absence weaves a tale of riveting intrigue. I literally could not put the book down. The characters are so real you feel as if you know them. The descriptions are so realistic you feel like you are part of the story. I cannot wait for Doug Moore's next book!"

(K.Boline, Solana Beach, Ca.) (08-2009)
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Bill Dyer on Sep. 28, 2009 :
“Leave of Absence” is a thriller that holds your attention, beginning to end.

Mr. Moore gives you characters that hold your interest, characters you like and those you despise. When I read a “thriller”, I want to feel that the writer has been there and knows his material. I didn’t see anything in Mr. Moore’s bio, but I would find it easy to believe that he is ex-law enforcement, maybe in a federal branch. He takes you behind closed doors. You learn procedure and protocols. Secret Service, FBI, local police…..it’s quite journey.

The story has what we all want in these times, “A no nonsense president” or POTUS, as he is referred to in this nerve wracking tale. When I truly enjoy a book, I feel grateful to the author. So, thank you, Mr. Moore.

William F. Dyer

Savannah, Ga.

Sitting beneath the Spanish Moss
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(reviewed the day of purchase)

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