I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com in return for a fair and honest review. I categorize this novel as ‘R’ because it contains scenes of Violence and Mature Language. The story is mostly set in Europe. The primary character is Tom Reese.
Reese has infiltrated the CIA posing as an agent. He has done this in an effort to search for who murdered his brother. His brother was involved in illegal biomedical enhancements. Now he is on the trail of those who killed his brother, but someone else is out there following the same trail. Leads are dying and the evidence points to someone who was enhanced in the research his brother was involved in.
His infiltration of the CIA is soon discovered and he is hunted not only by the CIA, but also by the enhanced killer. Along the way he meets the daughter of one of those he is looking for and begins to have romantic feelings towards her.
Reese had felt his life was expendable as long as he brought his brother’s killers to justice. Now he wants to live for the girl and see justice served. There is more to the deaths than he originally thought and the experiments that his brother was involved in may not have ended with his death.
I enjoyed the nearly 8 hours I spent reading this modern day Thriller. While the basis of the enhancement borders on Science Fiction, this is really a ‘spy thriller’. The characters were interesting and the plot was good, though it had few unexpected turns. I’m not sure what the cover art is supposed to portray. I give this novel a 4 out of 5.
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