Author: Sean Dow
Publisher: Two Harbors Press
With the violent destruction of his new island home, Dr. Holcomb is once again thrust into danger, this time on an international level. There are only two outcomes in this new high-stakes match, Brent's painful and public death and the destruction of America's, or the death of Saadullah Abul Ka-beir, and his council.
Brent brings together his cast of memorable friends from A Leafy Green World as he devises the greatest deception ever imagined. The action goes at a break-neck pace from the Philippines to Washington, D.C., and from a remote valley in Pakistan to the jungles of Sierra Leone in this novel that has been described as almost too real, and too timely.
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First off, I love the cover, it screams mystery, secrets, and lies with such a simple illustration and some great font and color choices. Having read both books in the series I really got a chance to appreciate the character development. Not to say you have to read the 1st book, "A Leafy Green World," to be up to speed with the 2nd. The author does a decent job of giving enough background information that you do not feel lost, but without giving the whole story of the first book away. The only negative thing I have to say about the book was how disappointed I was that Khaidra was only appreciated for her looks alone. I felt offended that her looks were the only thing of value to her that seemed to be touched on, yet she was the main female character. Just think alot more could have and should have been done with her that would have added to the story.
The book was a quick read, lost of action, some pretty gruesome torture scenes and graphic passages not for the faint of heart, but then again terrorism is real and this is part of it, enough twists and turns to keep you engaged. If you enjoy books about government espionage, terrorist, and torture you will enjoy this book, otherwise probably not so much.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.