Friday, July 19, 2013

James DeVries Presents New Novel, ‘Beyond Duty’

Salem, OR (PRWEB) July 19, 2013 - In his latest book, “Beyond Duty” (published by iUniverse), author James DeVries returns to his character Jeff Lacy, placing him in extraordinary circumstances and allowing his heroism to shine. “I hope,” DeVries says, “to show the general public that not all military and civilian assignments are safe and clean.”

Jeff Lacy has no particular or special skills, but the circumstances in which he finds himself encourage him to learn some. Jeff’s military and civilian assignments themselves are not so interesting, but due to an interesting situation, Jeff becomes a good friend of the department head at the COMSUBLANT Intelligence Department, who takes Jeff under his wing and uses him on special assignments.

Following Jeff’s retirement from the Navy, he ends up working for the CIA. Some of those interesting assignments are presented in this book.

“Beyond Duty”

By James DeVries

Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 334 pages | ISBN 9780595687497

Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 334 pages | ISBN 9780595444755

E-Book | 334 pages | ISBN 9780595888023

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

James DeVries, USN, Ret., served 21 years with 10 years in submarine force, then time in special warfare as the operations officer of the beach jumper unit in Norfolk, Va.

DeVries’ retired years include working as an international field service engineer at Fluor Daniel and as a project manager for 16 years. He also owned and operated DeVries Electric in Porterville, Calif., and has worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., in the Unmanned Space Flight Program. He then went to work at Harris Corporation, as an international field service engineer, having worked in 19 countries. He finished his working days as the project manager for a new telecommunications system at the Los Angeles Police Department, working in downtown Los Angeles. He is also the author of “Escape to Korea,” “Deep Cover” and “Covert Operations.”

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