Publication Date: Available Now from Bloodhound Books
Source: Review copy
Still tormented by the disappearance of his wife, ex-intelligence agent James Ryker sets out on a personal mission of revenge, prepared to go to any lengths in search of the truth.
The trail takes him from the crystal waters of Mexico’s Caribbean coast, back to a place he thought he would never set foot again – his country of birth, England. But there he discovers more than even he bargained for. Stumbling across a terrorist attack targeted against his old employers – the secretive Joint Intelligence Agency -the faint clues to many events in his recent past are all seemingly linked to one mysterious character; The Silver Wolf.
But just who is the Silver Wolf, and why is he hell bent on punishing not just Ryker, but his closest allies at the JIA too?
Has Ryker finally met his match?
I’m a fan of this series – pure escapism and the character development is brilliant so I do highly recommend reading in order, including the Enemy series.
Mainly I think that I love a good anti-hero and Ryker is definitely that – this time around he’s after revenge but that won’t come easy and as usual with this author it’s a bit of a thrill ride, with added oomph created by the “Silver Wolf” of the title – because we all love a good bad guy right? I KNOW that one is not not just me.
It is easy to get caught up in this – in fact I read it in an afternoon with no problem at all – Mainly I think it’s the “Bourne” vibe of the whole series, a kind of jet setting, hard hitting boom of a read that doesn’t pull punches. I liked that the past pulled on Ryker here, back into the intelligence services vortex, a fascinating underworld.
A huge plus of this series as a whole and this book in particular is the excellent scene setting interspersed with the strong character building both in relationships and personality – intriguing and highly readable, anyone who likes a great thriller that can steal your time in a good bookish way should pick these up.