This is book number 4 in the Bruno Johnson Series series.
“Bruno Johnson believes so passionately in justice that he’ll lie, cheat, and steal to achieve it—and he’ll pulverize anybody who gets in his way.”
Former cop and ex-con Bruno Johnson and his wife Marie, living in their safe haven in Costa Rica with the children they illegally rescued from certain death, find a message from their outlaw motorcycle gang enemies—written on the back of one of their beloved children. The motorcycle gang, Sons of Satan, out for revenge, will stop at nothing to lure the now furious Bruno back into their web. Bruno and Marie, forced to return to Southern California, battle additional demons in the form of an ex-spouse's entanglements.
The FBI, watching the Sons of Satan, recognizes Bruno's unique skills and ties. They recruit him to recover a stolen military drone armed with Hellfire missiles, while Bruno struggles to keep pregnant Marie out of the crossfire. Ultimately, Bruno's inability to ignore a woman in peril yields unspeakable consequences.
During his career in law enforcement, David Putnam has done it all: worked in narcotics, violent crimes, criminal intelligence, hostage rescue, SWAT, and internal affairs, to name just a few. He is the recipient of many awards and commendations for heroism. The Squandered is his third Bruno Johnson novel, following the best-selling and critically acclaimed The Disposables and The Replacements.Putnam lives in Southern California with his wife, Mary.
“Bad Boy Bruno Johnson comes out of hiding to battle a vicious biker gang that threatens his family. Bring an oxygen tank with you when you read The Vanquished because you'll be holding your breath the whole time. Unrelenting action with more twists than a sidewinder trail. A lightning read!” — Matt Coyle, Author of the Anthony Award-winning Rick Cahill crime series
"...exciting scenes, plus plenty of blood and gore." — BookLoons
"...the perfect action thriller" — ArtisticBent.org
"a page-turner, jammed with threat and danger." — Kingdom Books
"The best-selling author has put a 31-year law enforcement career to good use in his bad boy cop hero, and this latest installment is as thrilling as the previous three, The Disposables, The Replacements and The Squandered." — In Search of Ada
"The Vanquished did to me what so many books are said to do but, in real life, rarely accomplish—it kept me up way, way past my bedtime." — Tim Hallinan, Edgar, Shamus, Macavity and Lefty nominee
“An incredibly complex cast of characters intertwines in an intricately developed story that delivers adventure from start to finish.” — InD’Tale Magazine
"David Putnam continues the Bruno Johnson series with The Vanquished. This series is perfect for those that like their cop stories gritty, but Putnam also always manages to touch the heart as well." — BOLO Books