A Brutal Story

4 out of 5 stars

I’ve read quite a few books in the last few years, and I’m used to a formula of how books usually start out. They usually start out by giving you some background and info and some reason why you should like (or not like) a character. Operation DFC just sort of throws you right into the action. Now, that’s totally fine in my book, but I didn’t feel like I had a lot of opportunity to figure out who the main character was and what made him tick.

I don’t know how to describe this book as anything but brutal. Taylor and Fontainne didn’t hold back in any of the scenes, and as I mentioned above, he was thrown right into it, and it was relentless.

Set in the post-Vietnam era, this story was touching, emotional, and a not-so-gentle reminder of some of the horrors that these soldiers went through. And the entire story itself was brutal, as I already mentioned. In Operation DFC, they covered so many different emotions and feelings I was left sort of emotionally drained after reading this.

The narration by Randy McCarten was excellent. He was able to bring Sims alive and take the emotion that was already at a 10 to an 11.

Book Description:

I came to rescue my imprisoned brothers, but now I’m one.

Arriving in Thailand for my first black-op, Operation DFC, as part of an elite team ready to act on recent intel that over a thousand men and/or their remains are still behind enemy lines, Bangkok is our last stopping point before slipping into Vietnam and extracting as many American prisoners as possible.

For me, this is personal. From 1971 to 1973, I was a POW; and now, ten years later, I work for the CIA under the fake identity of John Sims, Field Expert for Crop World, an international firm run by the agency. While in my hotel room, the unthinkable happens. Bangkok may end up being my greatest challenge as my courage, patriotism, and honor are on the line, and I find myself in the toughest physical and mental battle of my life, wondering if Operation DFC will be my first, and last, covert mission.

Operation DFC by Janelle Taylor, Ashley Fontainne
Narrator: Randy McCarten
Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
Published by Self Published on January 17th 2023
Genres: Thriller
Format: Audiobook
Buy From Amazon
Buy from Audible
Also by this author: Tainted Reality, Tainted Future, Fatal Agreements

2 thoughts on “Operation DFC by Janelle Taylor, Ashley Fontainne (Narrated by Randy McCarten)

  1. Thanks to my talented co-author Ashley Fontainne and to audio narrator Randy McCarten who captured Rafe perfectly!
    Thank you, Brian, for the brutally honest review and 4 out of 5 rating. Great job to all three of you from Janelle Taylor 👍

Leave a Reply