Sunday 17 May 2015

Dance with the Enemy - Rob Sinclair (Carl Logal #1)

Hooked!! Excellent start to a series.

Was introduced to this book by a book club I am a member of and received in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my review in any way.

Excellent first novel and can’t wait for more.

Dance With The Enemy introduces Carl Logan, a covert operative for a British/USA Joint Intelligence Agency, who is on medical leave and in recovery after a life changing ordeal.

Before he has had chance to recuperate fully he is back working for JIA and his boss Mackie (Charles McCabe) due to the Attorney General Frank Modena being taken hostage whilst visiting Paris. Logan is the man for the job and who is entrusted with bringing Modena home alive!

Logan learns that Youseff Selim is involved. Selim is the terrorist who left him for dead and with mental and physical scars (as becomes apparent as you are gripped reading the book).

Whilst trying to locate Modena and Selim, Logan meets FBI Agent Angela Grainger (Angie) and they end up teamed together working on the same case for different agencies. Each is cautious of the other and both pursuing their own hidden agendas. They also end up embarking on a relationship which is fulfilling in helping them deal with their respective demons but also causes trouble along the way.

Logan has a habit of needing some of his tracks covered up by his boss Mackie along the way which makes you query his training and the job he is employed to do, but you come to realise reading the book that his ways do get the answers just not the way you might think.

The book is fast paced, with plenty of twists and turns and the ending has me wanting to read the next book. I am aware that this is the start of a series and I can’t wait for the release of the next book, which I believe is sometime this year.

He is as good as Lee Child and James Patterson, writes with ease and makes you want to keep turning the pages; has you hooked and wanting more.

Not a bad book for a bet from his wife that he couldn't write a can’t put down thriller – he has succeeded and look forward to reading more by this author.

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