Leave of Absence

Rated 4.83/5 based on 12 reviews
America is in trouble. President Jack Foster is in the second year 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 Eugene, Oregon 1972-1980
Lived in San Diego, Ca. 1980-2011
Personal fitness and nutrition enthusiast
Interested in desalination, cosmology, hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Lives now in Danbury, CT.

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Michele Konior reviewed on Nov. 7, 2016

Doug Moore's, Leave of Absence, is an excellent read. From political sabotage, history, action to a story of a bond between two brothers. Excellent writing that I was so engaged that I felt like I was involved in the story. This book should be a movie. Bravo Doug Moore!
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)
readingisfundamental69 reviewed on Dec. 29, 2015

A mesmerizing and powerful debut novel! Enthralling page-turner that I wish was in actual bound form to tangibly appreciate such literary art on my bookshelf! Eager to enjoy
Moore story lines- especially about Duke, Jack and Bill.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Gabriele Davieds reviewed on Nov. 10, 2015

For your reading pleasure, I would like to strongly recommend an e-book, especially to my Spring Valley HS friends. I read Doug Moore's (SVHS alumni '68) book, Leave Of Absence (e-book), while on vacation with my mom this past September, and found myself just riveted to this story. Doug's presentation is like watching a movie. His skillful writing style is very visual, intelligent, and well researched. He pulls you into the depths of the characters psychic giving the reader a clear understanding of what motivates them. He also makes you care about these people.
He takes you for a ride in the past and present day of the characters’ lives, mixing fact with fiction from the 1960's to the 1990's. This book is very educational regarding the political events that transpired during that time. I just loved Leave of Absence and found myself anxious to get back to my room to find out what happened next to these people, which is the sign of a great book.
I can't wait for Doug's next book to come out, as I will be one of the first to download it for MY reading pleasure! Thanks Doug! Keep those books coming!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Fred Phillips reviewed 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 7 months after purchase)
Bruce Robinson reviewed on Dec. 1, 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)
lgbish reviewed 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 5 days after purchase)
thomas schutz reviewed on Sep. 7, 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 7 days after purchase)
William Dyer reviewed 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 22 days after purchase)
Brandy Gossett reviewed 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 45 days after purchase)
norman johnson reviewed 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 6 days after purchase)
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