“Robert Ludlum’s The Patriot Attack” eBook was published in 2015 and was written by Kyle Mills (http://www.kylemills.com). Mr. Mills has published 15 novels and this is the third he has written in “Robert Ludlum’s Covert One” series. This is the 12th novel in the Covert One (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covert-One_series) series. The novels in this series have been written by a number of different authors within the ‘universe’ of Covert One using common characters.
I obtained a galley of this novel for review through https://www.netgalley.com. I would categorize this novel as ‘PG’ as there are instances of Violence. This Science Fiction Thriller novel is set in contemporary times mostly in Japan.
The primary characters are Covert One agents Jon Smith and Randi Russell. The tensions between China and Japan are escalating as they confront one another on the sea. The confrontation is being escalated through the actions of Japan’s military chief of staff, Massao Takahashi. Unknown to the political leadership of Japan, Takahashi has for decades been funding the development of a new generation of weapons (this is where the Science Fiction comes in).
Takahashi is a nationalist who still believes that Japan is superior to the other nations of the world. He intends to see Japan rise to it’s proper place ruling over the other nations. With his family’s wealth and his position in the military, he has been able to position Japan for a dominant role. He also sees the chance to destroy China.
Agents Russell and Smith are sent in to japan to investigate the situation. Once the threat has been identified, their mission changes to blocking Takahashi before his actions can precipitate World War III.
There is a lot of action and intrigue in this 6 hour read. It does remind me of the books that Ludlum wrote years ago. I give this novel a 4.4 (rounded down to a 4) out of 5.
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