The White Scorpion (James Ryker #5) by @RSinclairAuthor ~ Political #Thriller @Bloodhoundbook #TuesdayBookBlog

Author: Rob Sinclair

Published: July 2019 by Bloodhound Books

Category: Political, Thriller, Action, Espionage, Book Review

Rule number one for an agent of the secretive JIA is to follow orders, no matter what.

But James Ryker has never cared much for rules. He only wants to do what is right.

James Ryker is once again working for the Joint Intelligence Agency. His under cover assignment is to join three other operatives, a team Peter Winter has put together, in order to form a security detail tasked with protecting the British interests and maintaining the delicate balance of peace in Chabon, an African country on the verge of civil war, where violence is commonplace. 

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The Man With No Face by @authorpetermay ~ Political Thriller @QuercusBooks #NetGalley #TheManWithNoFace

Author: Peter May

Published: January 2019 by riverrun

Category: Political Thriller, Murder, Suspense, Book Review

There are two men on their way to Brussels from the UK: Neil Bannerman, an iconoclastic journalist for Scotland’s Daily Standard whose irate editor wants him out of the way, and Kale–a professional assassin.

Originally written in 1981 the story is set in the winter of 1979 and is a story of its time, encompassing the culture, attitudes and politics of the era and highlighting the lack of technology which makes information sharing a lengthier process. We take mobile phones and the internet so much for granted, it’s an interesting reminder of how things were accomplished back in the day. Peter May has painted an atmospheric picture with well defined characters and a dark thread running through the narrative.

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