The Black Hornet (James Ryker Book 2) by @RSinclairAuthor #Thriller @BloodhoundBook #BlogTour

Welcome to the final day of the Bloodhound Books Blog Tour for The Black Hornet, which I’m sharing with Chelles Book Reviews.

  • Author: Rob Sinclair
  • Published: June 2017 by Bloodhound Books
  • Category: Thriller, Suspense, Crime, Action, Book Review, Books, Reading, Blog Tour

What do you do when the love of your life vanishes without a trace? If you’re ex-intelligence agent James Ryker you search for the answers whatever the cost, however much blood and sacrifice it takes…

Six months ago Lisa was taken from Ryker, and he’ll stop at nothing to find out who is responsible and why. Following a trail to Mexico, the ex-Joint Intelligence Agency asset soon finds himself in the firing line of enemies he long thought he’d left behind. Set-up for the murder of a former informant, Ryker is thrown into a crumbling jail run by The Black Hornet, the notorious leader of a Mexican drug cartel. But what connects the cartel to the informant’s murder, and to Lisa’s disappearance? And just who is the mystery American claiming he can help Ryker in his hour of need?

The Black Hornet is the second book in the bestselling James Ryker series. Part Bourne, part Reacher, it’s an explosive and action-packed thriller to rival any other.

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The Red Cobra by Rob Sinclair @RSinclairAuthor #Thriller reviewed for #RBRT

  • Author: Rob Sinclair
  • Published: April 2017 by Bloodhound Books
  • Category: Crime, Thriller, Suspense

Carl Logan dedicated nearly twenty years of his life to the Joint Intelligence Agency. Now living in a secret location, under the new identify of James Ryker, he wants nothing more than to be left alone, the chance to start a new life away from chaos, violence, destruction and deceit.

James Ryker may have relaxed slightly after twelve months of living in a secret location with Lisa, his girlfriend, since leaving behind the violent life of a secret agent. But fate, in the guise of Peter Winter his ex-boss, was having none of it. He wants Ryker to look into the unexplained murder of Kim Walker. Her fingerprints match those of someone from Ryker’s past who has supposedly been dead for years. The female assassin known as the Red Cobra. Anna Abayev. His former lover and adversary. Continue reading

12 Days of Clink Street Christmas ~ Guest post by #author Rob Sinclair @RSinclairAuthor @gilbster1000 @authorightUKPR

Welcome again to 12 Days of Clink Street Christmas and I’m very pleased to have a guest post from Rob Sinclair.

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Over to you, Rob.

How does Carl Logan spend Christmas?

If you’re not yet familiar with Carl Logan, the rough around the edges hero of my Enemy series of books, then perhaps it’s worth briefly introducing him before thinking about how he might spend Christmas. Continue reading

Dark Fragments by Rob Sinclair reviewed for #RBRT ~ #TuesdayBookBlog Psychological #Thriller @RSinclairAuthor

  • 32745377Author: Rob Sinclair
  • Published: November 2016 by Bloodhound Books
  • Category: Psychological Thriller
  • four-stars

Outwardly, Ben Stephens appears to be a normal, hard-working family man. In reality, his life has been in turmoil since the murder of his wife, Alice, seven years ago. The killer was never caught.

Dark Fragments is a fast-paced thriller with a blend of mystery, suspense and action that will appeal to readers of psychological thrillers, as well as a broad section of crime, thriller and action fans.

Ben Stephens’ life has never been the same since he discovered his wife’s body in their bed, although he has subsequently remarried to Gemma, the woman he was having an affair with during his marriage to Alice. Ben works, under sufferance on both sides, for his wife’s father but his career has taken a downturn as well as his marriage to Gemma, and to top it all off he’s involved in a ‘business venture’ with a well known, very dangerous criminal and is in serious debt. Ben visits Alice’s grave regularly and when he’s followed there on one occasion, and his family threatened he desperately considers his options. Continue reading

Hunt For The Enemy (The Enemy #3) ~ Blog Tour ~ @RSinclairAuthor #RBRT #wwwblogs

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.

  • Hunt for the enemyAuthor: Rob Sinclair
  • Published: February 2016 by Clink Street Publishing
  • Category: Thriller, Suspense, Mystery
  • four-half-stars

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.  Continue reading

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Publication date 11th February

The breathtaking and action-packed finale to the bestselling Enemy series.

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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. 

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Rise Of The Enemy ~ The Enemy #2

  • Riseof the EnemyAuthor: Rob Sinclair
  • Published: April 2015 by Clink Street Publishing
  • Category: Crime, Thriller, Mystery
  • five-stars

Everyone has a breaking point. Carl Logan might just have found his.
For the past 19 years, Agent Carl Logan has devoted his life to his work for the Joint Intelligence Agency; an intelligence agency controlled jointly by the USA and the UK. Policing, espionage and elite armed forces combined in one secretive and powerful network.

Following on from Dance With The Enemy, Carl Logan has recovered from his gunshot wound, although not quite from Angela Grainger’s betrayal, and is on another assignment for the JIA. He and a colleague had been sent on a routine mission to Russia to infiltrate RTK Technologies, Russia’s biggest manufacturer of military technology. The operation doesn’t go as planned, their man on the inside has been intercepted and their cover is compromised. Carl’s colleague is killed, Carl is taken prisoner and thrust into the kind of misery and torment he never wanted to experience again. 

The story is told in the present with flashback chapters of Carl’s incarceration and continues the vividly descriptive writing from the first book. Although Carl is a veteran and has survived more than many people could have, I wondered how he could possibly live through the level of atrocities he was subjected to. There’s a lot of attention to the details and, quite honestly, if I hadn’t recently watched The Railway Man, a true story of one man’s experiences as a prisoner of war, I think I would have found it too far-fetched. It actually isn’t.

I thought I had been running for about twenty minutes, but I had no way of knowing for sure. Taking account of the terrain, my fatigue, my clothing, I couldn’t have been averaging more than five miles an hour, even though I had been going as fast as I could. That would take me close to two miles from where I had started out. …….I didn’t know whether they were chasing me yet. They could have been as little as a few hundred yards from me for all I knew. But I couldn’t hear any voices shouting after me, or footsteps close behind.

As Carl struggles to understand why the seemingly simple assignment went so terribly wrong, the insidious doubts creeping into his thoughts conflict with everything he believes and the one person he trusts the most. Escaping after three months of hell, on the run and not knowing who to trust or who is actually the enemy. Trying to stay under the Russians’ radar as well as that of the JIA, Carl has a lot to come to terms with. His life is in free fall and nothing will ever be the same. He can’t quite bring himself to believe the things he was told about Mackie but he is determined to find out the truth, whatever it takes.

Another fast paced, well written and suspenseful story full of mystery and action. The plot is well constructed and the characters are believable. Carl retains his appeal, likeable yet complex with a sensitive side, giving him a balanced and credible personality. Rob Sinclair did a great job of getting inside Carl’s mind, showing his inner struggle and confusion. Here is a man who’s life has followed a set course for years and now he is cast adrift, alone and friendless. Until he discovers the reason behind it all. Great ending leading perfectly into the next book.

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My thanks to Rob Sinclair for sending me an ARC in return for an honest review. I’m also reviewing this book as part of Rosie Amber’s book review team.

About the author

Rob SinclairRob began writing in 2009 following a promise to his wife, an avid reader, that he could pen a ‘can’t put down’ thriller.

Dance with the Enemy, the story of embattled intelligence agent Carl Logan, is Rob’s first published novel and the first in a series of novels following Carl Logan.

The second novel in the series, Rise of the Enemy, will be released on 30 April 2015.

Rob is a qualified accountant. He has worked for a global accounting firm since graduating from The University of Nottingham in 2002, specialising in forensic fraud investigations at both national and international levels.

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.

Author links ~ Website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads

Dance With The Enemy

  • DanceWithTheEnemyAuthor: Rob Sinclair
  • Published: May 2014 by Clink Street Publishing
  • Category: Crime/Mystery/Suspense
  • four-half-stars

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Carl Logan was the perfect agent. A loner, with no real friends or family, he was trained to deal with any situation with cold efficiency, devoid of emotion. But Logan isn’t the man he used to be, or the asset he once was.

My thanks to Rob Sinclair for sending me a copy of his book for review purposes. 

Dance With The Enemy introduces Carl Logan, a covert operative for a British/USA Joint Intelligence Agency, who is on medical leave and in recovery after a life changing ordeal. Before his recuperation is complete he’s called in by his boss, Charles McCabe, when US Attorney General Frank Modena is abducted. When Logan learns Youseff Selim, the brutal terrorist who left him for dead five months ago could be involved with the kidnapping, he recognises a chance for revenge as his brief is to rescue Modena. The question is, is Logan ready for this new assignment? Most of the agency members don’t think so, only Mackie, Logan’s boss, is in his corner. Logan himself isn’t totally sure he’s up to this job. His previous assignment has had a profound effect on him, he’s lost the ability to contain and ignore the emotions he was trained to hold in check for the most part of his adult life.

Until five months ago. When everything had changed.

Now he could feel emotions once again. But he was filled with so much angst, anger, regret, shame – so many feelings coming to the fore that he didn’t know how to control. And sometimes he wished he was still the zombie he had been for the last eighteen years – almost half of his life.

As Logan follows the trail which he hopes will lead to Modena and more importantly to Selim, he reluctantly teams up with FBI Agent Angela Grainger. Each is wary of the other and although they are working together, Logan is pursuing his own agenda. It seems he’s not the only one. The deeper Logan and Grainger delve and the more the case evolves and the less straightforward it becomes. The layers of deceit and lies need to be peeled back one by one to find the motives and the real mastermind behind the conspiracy.

The writing is extremely well done and very descriptive with easy, genuine dialogue and realistic scenarios. Carl Logan is an intriguing character, complex and although he is recovering from the physical and mental damage he sustained he has the odd lapse, which makes him more human and realistic. He prefers to work alone and will do whatever it takes to get the job done. He’s circumspect when it comes to his job but has an emotional sensitivity giving his personality a balanced quality. His back story is revealed little by little throughout the story. I like that, although he’s determined and strong-willed, he can be unsure of himself and sensitive at times. 

The action scenes are exciting, tense and cleverly devised. A great cast of characters, Mackie especially and there’s good interaction between him and Logan. The pace is maintained from the beginning with a fast-moving story and the twist at the end is totally unexpected. A strong, dramatic and enjoyable debut novel.