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Intricate heartrending and morally urgent Ranger Games is a crime story like no otherAlex Blum was a good kid with one unshakeable goal in life Become a US Army Ranger On the day of his leave before deployment to Ira Alex got into his car with two fellow soldiers and two strangers drove to a local bank in Tacoma and committed armed robberyThe uestion that haunted the entire Blum family was W Who would have thought that a newly minted Army Ranger would drive the get away car in a bank robbery Why would a newly minted Army Ranger do such a stupid thing Ben Blum cousin to the newly minted Army Ranger spends a goodly amount of time trying to answer that uestion To be an Army Ranger was all Alex ever wanted Two weeks before his scheduled leave for Ira and days after he finishes the grueling Ranger training he climbs into his car and drives three other people to a Bank of America in Seattle They rob the bank of about fifty two thousand dollars Why would Alex have done this having just achieved everything he wanted in lifeThat is the uestion Ben Blum tries to answer In a rather long convoluted story Ben recounts his search to understand why his cousin would have done this What makes this book interesting is Ben a mathematician by training is also having a crisis of his own Knowing that mathematics alone will not answer his own uestions he delves into his cousins misfortune to find out what made him do something so totally out of character hoping to better understand himselfIt is an inmate study how a person ends up doing a totally crazy thing I think each reader will need to decide for themselves why this happened This review was originally posted on The Pfaeffle Journal Your Naughty Playmate 3 - Cuckolding Fantasy people to a Bank of America in Seattle They rob the bank of about fifty two thousand dollars Why would Alex have done this having just achieved everything he wanted in lifeThat is the uestion Ben Blum tries to answer In a rather long convoluted story Ben recounts his search to understand why his cousin would have done this What makes this book interesting is Ben a mathematician by training is also having a crisis of his own Knowing that mathematics alone will not answer his own uestions he delves into his cousins misfortune to find out what made him do something so totally out of character hoping to better understand himselfIt is an inmate study how a Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya person ends up doing a totally crazy thing I think each reader will need to decide for themselves why this happened This review was originally Twisted posted on The Pfaeffle Journal

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Blum Alex's first cousin delved into these mysteries growing closer to Alex in the process As he probed further Ben began to uestion not only Alex but the influence of his superior Luke Elliot Sommer the man who planned the robbery A charismatic combat veteran Sommer's manipulative tendencies combined with a magnetic personality lured Ben into a relationship that put his loyalties to the te Alex Blum had dreams of becoming a Army Ranger since he was five years old Growing up in a close knit family in Colorado he was a popular good looking kid who became a hockey star in high school He joined the Army immediately after finishing school and was accepted into the elite Ranger program achieving his lifetime goalJust before his deployment to Ira he entered a personal vehicle along with two other Rangers drove into downtown Tacoma Washington and robbed a bankWhy would Alex participate in this unimaginable crime just before fulfilling his dream This uestion haunted the entire Blum family for years to comeThe author a first cousin of Alex s attempts to answer this baffling uestion in this excellent exploration of a federal crime and it s crushing aftermath Was Alex brainwashed Was he completely swayed by his team leader Corporal Luke Elliot Sommer and manipulated into joining this crime under the guise of a training exercise Or was Alex simply lying covering up the fact that he made a terrible decisionIt took Ben Blum many years to write this book and he ended up having a very close friendship with Alex while Alex was in prison Ben also had conflicting feelings about Alex and his honesty making for a very compelling read Mon patron voulait que je tape les seins nus process As he His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch probed further Ben began to uestion not only Alex but the influence of his superior Luke Elliot Sommer the man who The Doctors Dating Bargain planned the robbery A charismatic combat veteran Sommer's manipulative tendencies combined with a magnetic The Collection personality lured Ben into a relationship that Whispers of Feathers put his loyalties to the te Alex Blum had dreams of becoming a Army Ranger since he was five years old Growing up in a close knit family in Colorado he was a Mount série tome 3 - L'empire du mal popular good looking kid who became a hockey star in high school He joined the Army immediately after finishing school and was accepted into the elite Ranger Entrepreneurial Vernacular program achieving his lifetime goalJust before his deployment to Ira he entered a Advanced C Programming by Example personal vehicle along with two other Rangers drove into downtown Tacoma Washington and robbed a bankWhy would Alex Poslije svega (After, participate in this unimaginable crime just before fulfilling his dream This uestion haunted the entire Blum family for years to comeThe author a first cousin of Alex s attempts to answer this baffling uestion in this excellent exploration of a federal crime and it s crushing aftermath Was Alex brainwashed Was he completely swayed by his team leader Corporal Luke Elliot Sommer and manipulated into joining this crime under the guise of a training exercise Or was Alex simply lying covering up the fact that he made a terrible decisionIt took Ben Blum many years to write this book and he ended up having a very close friendship with Alex while Alex was in Die Herrenschneiderei prison Ben also had conflicting feelings about Alex and his honesty making for a very compelling read

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Hy Why would he ruin his life in such a spectacularly foolish wayAt first Alex insisted he thought the robbery was just another exercise in the famously daunting Ranger program His attorney presented a case based on the theory that the Ranger indoctrination mirrored that of a cultIn the midst of his own personal crisis and in the hopes of helping both Alex and his splintering family cope Ben I received Ranger Games A Story of Soldiers Family and an Inexplicable Crime as a Goodreads giveaway Oddly enough I first saw the book cover when it was advertised at my local indie book store and I told a friend then that I would probably never read that book because the cover didn t appeal to me at all Later after having actually read the cover I decided it sounded interesting after all and I was excited when I won a copy from Goodreads and Doubleday I was immediately fascinated by the promise of the true story of a young man Alex Blum who had dreamed his entire life of becoming an elite Army Ranger He fulfilled his goal and successfully went through the rigorous training reuired Inexplicably immediately after completing training and right before he went on leave prior to deployment to Ira he along with two fellow Rangers and two others robbed a bank in Tacoma WA effectively ending the career he had dreamed of and worked so hard to reach The book was written by Alex s cousin Ben Blum I was initially intrigued by this fact yet I also assumed the author would soften the realities of the situation and his cousin s behavior based on their relationship Indeed Ben Blum s own feelings about his cousin and his actions were a huge part of the direction of the story but not exactly in the way I expected Not particularly close as children the cousins had little in common growing up Ben was a mathematical genius a geek by his own description and Alex was the beloved almost perfect son a handsome popular hockey star who was genuinely kind and loving to his friends family and everyone and who above all else dreamed of and spent his life training for service to his country as a Ranger When the unimaginable happened and Alex was convicted of his part in an armed bank robbery Ben set out to find out what had gone so terribly wrong with this golden boy and his dream In the course of the book Ben discusses their family dynamics and through years of research and interviews with Alex and friends family and another Ranger whose influence and direction would change that person s and Alex s lives forever Ben uncovers a myriad of stories about both the tight military code and training regimen of the Army Rangers and the minds of two very young members of that elite military group Throughout the story Ben lets us know how much he wants his cousin to be the good guy that he had always been up to that fateful day but he is also focused on getting to the truth of a very complex set of circumstances which involve detailed theories of brainwashing I felt for Ben throughout at times he seemed extremely sympathetic to Alex s plight and at times he was immensely confused frustrated and angry even as he tried to be cold and clinical during his research for the book These feelings were so honest he pulled no punches to keep from softening the reader toward his cousin but he was fair to Alex as wellI began the book with much enthusiasm I must admit that at Chapter 6 I became increasingly annoyed with pages of detailed discussion of math vs the humanities and their relationship to war I freely admit I finally skipped the remainder of that chapter I may go back and read it now that I ve finished the book to see if possibly it would have added something to my reading By the time I was halfway through the book my enthusiasm again blossomed and I was fascinated by the rest of the details and Ben Blum s writingBen delves deeply into the human mind as it relates to Alex and one of his fellow Rangers and as the final half of the book progressed I began forming my own ideas and theories as to how and why things unfolded as they did and at last many of the uestions posed throughout are answered at least to a great extent I give huge credit to the author for sticking with the enormous and perplexing task of writing this very personal story It was fascinating and insightful on many levels Thanks so much to Goodreads and Doubleday for the giveaway Even with the tediousness of Chapter 6 I easily give this book 5 stars Calling Me Home program His attorney The Taint of Lovecraft presented a case based on the theory that the Ranger indoctrination mirrored that of a cultIn the midst of his own Mr. Francis Wife personal crisis and in the hopes of helping both Alex and his splintering family cope Ben I received Ranger Games A Story of Soldiers Family and an Inexplicable Crime as a Goodreads giveaway Oddly enough I first saw the book cover when it was advertised at my local indie book store and I told a friend then that I would The Shadow People probably never read that book because the cover didn t appeal to me at all Later after having actually read the cover I decided it sounded interesting after all and I was excited when I won a copy from Goodreads and Doubleday I was immediately fascinated by the The Aliens Mate (Warriors of Luxiria, promise of the true story of a young man Alex Blum who had dreamed his entire life of becoming an elite Army Ranger He fulfilled his goal and successfully went through the rigorous training reuired Inexplicably immediately after completing training and right before he went on leave Degrees of Elevation prior to deployment to Ira he along with two fellow Rangers and two others robbed a bank in Tacoma WA effectively ending the career he had dreamed of and worked so hard to reach The book was written by Alex s cousin Ben Blum I was initially intrigued by this fact yet I also assumed the author would soften the realities of the situation and his cousin s behavior based on their relationship Indeed Ben Blum s own feelings about his cousin and his actions were a huge Demons, Yes--But Thank God for Good Angels part of the direction of the story but not exactly in the way I expected Not The Pride and Prejudice Movie Cookbook particularly close as children the cousins had little in common growing up Ben was a mathematical genius a geek by his own description and Alex was the beloved almost Vietnam Perkasie perfect son a handsome Losing Strength and Dexterity part in an armed bank robbery Ben set out to find out what had gone so terribly wrong with this golden boy and his dream In the course of the book Ben discusses their family dynamics and through years of research and interviews with Alex and friends family and another Ranger whose influence and direction would change that Afghanistan person s and Alex s lives forever Ben uncovers a myriad of stories about both the tight military code and training regimen of the Army Rangers and the minds of two very young members of that elite military group Throughout the story Ben lets us know how much he wants his cousin to be the good guy that he had always been up to that fateful day but he is also focused on getting to the truth of a very complex set of circumstances which involve detailed theories of brainwashing I felt for Ben throughout at times he seemed extremely sympathetic to Alex s The Black Sheeps Secret Child plight and at times he was immensely confused frustrated and angry even as he tried to be cold and clinical during his research for the book These feelings were so honest he The Billionaires Desire pulled no After the Flood punches to keep from softening the reader toward his cousin but he was fair to Alex as wellI began the book with much enthusiasm I must admit that at Chapter 6 I became increasingly annoyed with Trust in Tomorrow pages of detailed discussion of math vs the humanities and their relationship to war I freely admit I finally skipped the remainder of that chapter I may go back and read it now that I ve finished the book to see if Manga: Pure Soldier OTOMAIDEN 4 (English Edition): Strategy of Demonic Vassal Part 1 possibly it would have added something to my reading By the time I was halfway through the book my enthusiasm again blossomed and I was fascinated by the rest of the details and Ben Blum s writingBen delves deeply into the human mind as it relates to Alex and one of his fellow Rangers and as the final half of the book After the Flood progressed I began forming my own ideas and theories as to how and why things unfolded as they did and at last many of the uestions Bronxwood posed throughout are answered at least to a great extent I give huge credit to the author for sticking with the enormous and NAKED ANIME GIRLS 3 perplexing task of writing this very Acquiring the Mind of Christ personal story It was fascinating and insightful on many levels Thanks so much to Goodreads and Doubleday for the giveaway Even with the tediousness of Chapter 6 I easily give this book 5 stars


10 thoughts on “Ranger Games

  1. says:

    Who would have thought that a newly minted Army Ranger would drive the get away car in a bank robbery Why would a newly minted Army Ranger do su

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    This is everything season two of SERIAL should have beenThe closest thing I can think of to compare this to is actually another podcast S TOWN If you loved the way that podcast broadened and deepened as it went along starting with the promise of a true crime story that morphed into a bizarre and absorbing character study you will be

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    35 stars Thanks to the Goodreads group Keep Turning Pages and Doubleday for giving me this book Why would an Army Ranger rob

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    An absorbing well told true story once I started it I did not want to put down this fascinating examination of Alex Blum a

  5. says:

    Doubleday's Keep Turning Pages group read for March 2018 I was fortunate enough to win a hardcover copy of this book in the

  6. says:

    I received Ranger Games A Story of Soldiers Family and an Inexplicable Crime as a Goodreads giveaway Oddly enough I first saw the book cover when it was advertised at my local indie book store and I told a friend then that I would probably never read that book because the cover didn't appeal to me at all Later after having actually read the cover I decided it sounded interesting after all and I was excited when I won a c

  7. says:

    A very immersive in depth look at a young Army Ranger's participation in a bank robbery written by a cousin of the perpetrator What starts off as something like a Manchurian Candidate for millennials broadens into a deeper look at family identity manipulation and the lies that exist in all of our lives

  8. says:

    Ranger Games is worth reading though I never felt as interested in Blum's family as he naturally is and in my mind this is the trick that make

  9. says:

    Alex Blum had dreams of becoming a Army Ranger since he was five years old Growing up in a close knit family in Colorado he was a popular good looking kid who became a hockey star in high school He joined the Army immediately after finishing sc

  10. says:

    I took a long road trip and took the audio book of Ranger Games with me What a fantastic companion the book proved to be Ben Blum had me going in one direction only to be turned into a contradictory one in the next moment He is a gifted storyteller as he takes apart an amazing story of triumph and loss What I ap