Following the events of the “fast, hard-hitting, and impossible to put down” (The Real Book Spy) Field of Valor, Logan West continues his mission to bring America’s traitorous vice president to justice, even as the clandestine group pulling all the strings makes one last deadly bid to regain their power.
The vice president of the United States is missing, the director of the National Security Agency has been assassinated, and the mysterious organization orchestrating global instability is in tatters. While John Quick recovers from a gunshot wound that nearly killed him, Logan West is on the hunt to bring the vice president back to the United States to face justice for his treason. The final stakes have never been higher and Logan and his task force are left with little to no options. Will it be this warrior’s end?
“Packed with action, intrigue, and a rising sense of hair-raising, high-stakes chaos,” (Ben Coes, New York Times bestselling author), Rules of War is an authentic, timely, and relentless thriller that will sink its teeth in you.
Betley's stirring fourth Logan West novel (after 2018's Field of Valor) takes former Marine West, who heads the super-secret combat group Task Force Ares, to Venezuela in pursuit of Joshua Baker, the U.S. vice president, who has taken refuge in that country after being unmasked as a shadow leader in the Organization, a powerful international cabal seeking to destabilize the world economy. Baker manages to stay one step ahead of West and his team, who are forced to spread their resources across Venezuela from abandoned mountain resorts to collapsed tunnels and rugged jungle canyons. During pauses in the action, the tone can get syrupy or cornball. For instance, Logan frets about his young family back home, wondering if he "can be the father I know I should be." This is a bit incongruous coming from a man who once fed an enemy combatant to a hungry hammerhead shark. Those who enjoy a mix of heated dialogue, nearly continuous violence, and lots of military jargon will be rewarded.
Fast & efficient
Good characters, good story, and plenty of action, Not quite Thor yet but getting close.
Rules of War
Can’t tell how the book actually reads, I doubt I would be disappointed, but I can’t give a review. Although I could buy it on my iPad, I can’t read it on my iPad because my iOS “timed out”. Which means, there is nothing wrong with the hardware in the device, it means Apple starts taking away some of your toys...little by little.