Welcome to the blog tour for Rob Sinclair’s Hunt For The Enemy, which should be available to buy tomorrow (11th). Although this book could be read as a standalone, I would recommend reading the books in order to get a real feel for the story and characters.
- Author: Rob Sinclair
- Published: February 2016 by Clink Street Publishing
- Category: Thriller, Suspense, Mystery
The Hunt is on. They’ve erased his past. Wiped out his very existence. But Carl Logan isn’t finished yet. On the run in a harsh Russian winter, Logan – once an invaluable asset but now branded a traitor – has been framed for murder. His own firm, the secretive Joint Intelligence Agency, have labeled him a rogue operative after two decades of loyal service. The agency is hunting him down… and they’re not the only ones. But there’s much more at stake than just Logan’s life. One by one, agents and informants from all sides, all allegiances, are dying. And Carl Logan is the only man who can put a stop to it, once and for all.
Carl Logan has succeeded in rescuing Angela Grainger and they are both on the run. Hunted by the FSB, the CIA and the JIA there is no-one Carl can trust. He is more alone than ever before and needs to get himself and Angela out of Russia. The fact that Carl’s identification, bank accounts and his record with the JIA have all been completely wiped is a blessing in disguise, leaving no obvious trail for anyone to follow.
Peter Winter has taken over Mackie’s position in the JIA. It’s a position he has wanted badly but perhaps not under the present circumstances and especially while Mackie’s killer is on the loose. Peter is aware other members of the JIA are unimpressed with his promotion and think he isn’t up to the job. But Peter is more perceptive than they give him credit for and he knows not everyone are as they seem. He is determined to find out the truth of what happened and who is responsible.
He opened the folder in which he guessed Pam would have saved the document and spotted the file almost straight away because of its unusual name. It was called ‘read then delete’.
Winter felt his heart pound in his chest even harder as he double-clicked on the file icon. He felt like a naughty child ding something his parents had forbidden.
The file opened on his screen and he scanned the text inside. And he saw exactly why Pam had been so cautious.
The start of the story incorporates quite a few flashback chapters and although they filled in a lot of Logan’s past, showing how his character has been developed through his training, I initially found the back and forth between years and locations slightly confusing and it kind of stopped me from being immediately engaged with the story. Mainly, I think, because at that point I didn’t know how the incidents related to the whole plot and couldn’t remember if some of the characters were mentioned before. It just felt a little choppy. That said, the story more than lived up to expectations and I enjoyed it very much. Once things became clearer and the various story lines began to intertwine, I settled into it and was able to see how Carl’s past experiences influence the present and relate to the predicament he finds himself in.
Carl Logan is still the all action hero, hard and tough, but there’s another, slightly softer, side showing. This story goes deeper into Carl’s mind and personality and he begins to understand how and why the events that made him question his belief in certain people have led him to this point. The are no rules anymore, anything goes and Carl will do whatever it takes to survive, root out the corruption and find out the whole truth.
A well thought through, fast paced and complex plot, full of action, suspense and thrills, not to mention interesting twists. An excellent ending which I didn’t see coming. The writing is as descriptive and vivid as ever with well developed characters and a great story arc.
This book is also reviewed for Rosie Amber‘s book review team and is based on a copy from the author. This does not affect my opinion or the content of my review.
About the author
His explosive debut, Dance with the Enemy, was published in 2014 and introduced the world to the enigmatic Carl Logan. The second novel in the series, Rise of the Enemy, was released in April 2015.
Rob began writing in 2009 following a promise to his wife, an avid reader, that he could pen a ‘can’t put down’ thriller. He worked for nearly 13 years for a global accounting firm after graduating from The University of Nottingham in 2002, specialising in forensic fraud investigations at both national and international levels. Rob now writes full time.
Originally from the North East of England, Rob has lived and worked in a number of fast paced cities, including New York, and is now settled in the West Midlands with his wife and young sons.