When an elite US soldier turns terrorist, only one man can stop him in the New York Times bestselling author’s action-packed thriller series debut.
CIA agent Ryan Kealey has no time to wrestle his demons. Former US soldier Jason March, one of the world's deadliest assassins—and Kealey's former protégé—is now working with a powerful terror network whose goal is nothing less than the total annihilation of the United States. Now it’s up to Kealey to put together the pieces of a terrifying puzzle.
With the fate of the country resting on his shoulders, Kealey finds himself caught in a desperate game of cat-and-mouse with the most cunning opponent he's ever faced. March is brilliant, ruthless, and determined to commit the ultimate act of evil. And he’s all the more deadly for being one of our own.
"Brilliantly well-written with plotting sharper than a fence full of razor wire, a sizzling page-turner." —Brad Thor, New York Times bestselling author
The titular character of 24-year-old Britton's debut thriller is no patriot. Jason March, a blond al-Qaeda operative with a ferocious grudge against the U.S.A., kicks off an orgy of revenge by blowing up Senate Majority Leader Daniel Levy's motorcade, slaughtering the senator, his aide and assorted Secret Service personnel. Assigned to hunt down this killer is ex-CIA agent Ryan Kealey, March's former commanding officer when they were both Special Forces soldiers in the U.S. Army. While on a secret mission years before, March wounded Kealey and murdered everyone else on the team. Now, Langley sends the uniquely qualified Kealey along with CIA counterterrorism expert Naomi Kharmai after the unstoppable killing machine. Other than the mildly interesting March, there's little original material. The evil characters are numbingly familiar al-Zarqawi and bin Laden loom large and the usual Arab minions and murderers play out their predictable fictional roles. The writing never rises above the pedestrian: "The sands of the endless desert south of Kabul burned beneath the fiery orb above." Readers open to another formulaic Arab terrorist story may enjoy this one, but anyone looking for something new will find it ordinary and tedious.
I felt the book very successfully captured the viewpoints of both terrorist and anti-terrorist teams. Definitely a must read, I thoroughly enjoyed the book, it had me "on the edge of my seat" from beginning to end!