Huge thank you to Revell for sending me a finished copy of the book for review. I truly appreciate it and it by no means changes my opinion of the novel.
: The Paris Betrayal
Author: James R. Hannibal
Genres: Christian Fiction, Suspense, Thriller
Publication Date: May 4, 2021
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After a rough mission in Rome involving the discovery of a devastating bioweapon, Company spy Ben Calix returns to Paris to find his perfectly ordered world has collapsed. A sniper attack. An ambush. A call for help that brings French SWAT forces down on his head. Ben is out. This is a severance--reserved for incompetents and traitors.My Rating:
Searching for answers and anticipating a coming attack, Ben and a woman swept up in his misfortunes must travel across Europe to find the sniper who tried to kill him, the medic who saved his life, the schoolmaster who trained him, and an upstart hacker from his former team. More than that, Ben must come to grips with his own insignificance as the Company's plan to stop Leviathan from unleashing the bioweapon at any cost moves forward without him--and he struggles against the infection that is swiftly claiming territory within his own body.
Award-winning author James R. Hannibal rachets up the tension on every page of this suspenseful new thriller.
I am a fan of James R. Hannibal after reading his Talia Inger Clandestine Service series. I adored both The Gryphon Heist and Chasing the White Lion! I went into this with high expectations and tons of excitement. This did not disappoint! I ended up giving this a 4.5 star rating. Hannibal's writing is easy to flow into and with such depth and description with use of military terms I always feel like I'm part of the action.
Ben is a cool man who has given his life up for his job just to be betrayed. Ben handled everything so well! It almost gave me Jason Bourne meets Gemini Man meets Jason Statham, I was hooked on him as a character! He wasn't just a military man, but a person that I could see in real life. A man who loved his job and was now hit with saving not just himself but those attached to him.
Action, drama, fast-pace. There is nothing that I could pin point that this lacked, but I wanted a bit more from the story. Overall, I love Hannibal's writing and will continue to read more from him!