By Jeffrey Stephens
Sander's career with the CIA seems to have ended on a sour note
when he resigned in frustration. In his new profession as a journalist,
Jordan and his buddy Dan Peters are on their way to an interview
in upper New York State with an ex-mercenary when they encounter
a roadside shooting. It appears that a cop has been shot during
a traffic stop and now the bad guys are turning their attention
to the car that Jordan and Dan are riding in and begin shooting
at them. Dan is wounded but Jordan is able to maneuver the car out
of harm's way as the gunmen escape. With Dan and the wounded cop
safely in the local hospital a deeper plot evolves. The man who
Jordan was en route to interview is found murdered and it looks
like the work of the same two men who were involved in the highway
there the plot gets much deeper. Jordan soon uncovers evidence that
an old CIA co-worker gone bad may be hatching a major terrorist
plot that has the potential of being far more devastating than the
woman named Christine emerges claiming to be the sister of Jimmy
McHugh the slain mercenary and leads Jordan to Tony Andrioli, another
man who is hiding on a boat in Fort Lauderdale. Andrioli had been
McHugh's partner and has intimate knowledge about the treacherous
Traiman, the mastermind behind the conspiracy to kill thousands
of innocent Americans has his hideout in Libya but is on the move
and is now in Portofino Italy finalizing plans for the assault.
Jordan Sandor sets his course to intercept the villain but first
he must navigate his way past other corrupt CIA agents.
is one book that I really enjoyed. I love the author's spare writing
style, his straightforward dialog, and his short chapters. It is
definitely the kind of book that is easy to take in large chunks.
None of the characters are too heavy and unbelievable and the flow
of the story is absolutely perfect with lots of peaks but very few
valleys. Author Jeffrey Stephens has a bright future and I'm sure
that he'll collect many fans along the way.