"With Robin Monarch, Mark Sullivan has created a Jason Bourne for the new millennium" —James Rollins
Mark Sullivan, the co-author of James Patterson's Private Games, has, in Robin Monarch, created a compelling new hero. Monarch is a world-class thief and a highly skilled operative – a man with skills, a rigid code of honor, powerful friends and implacable enemies. In ‘The Art of Rendition,' Monarch is an agent for the CIA, called upon to use his unique skills to kidnap and interrogate a Russian nuclear scientist suspected of selling technology to the Iranians. But that's only part of the challenge – one that many trained agents could handle effectively. They've called upon Monarch because, after the interrogation, he must return the scientist without the Russians, the Iranians, or the scientist himself ever knowing he's been grabbed.
Meet Robin Monarch in "The Art of Rendition," a thrilling, compelling story which showcases the author and character, each at the top of their form. As a bonus, included is a special excerpt from Rogue, the first Robin Monarch novel, coming in Fall of 2012.
The Art of Rendition
Nicely done: Fast paced, and fun to read.
This was a short story waste of money I thought was that the first chapter and I realized thats all.
Tight, thrilling ride!
Concise and invigorating as a roller coaster through enemy territory. Mark Sullivan has managed to tell parallel stories of the protagonist by ping-ponging his chapters from past and present events--serving to illuminate depth while simultaneously propelling the action. As a result, the reader more quickly appreciates nuances of the story that might take dozens of pages to depict. In this hyper-digital age readers can more quickly navigate through his tome and on to the next techno fix. This gives Sullivan a much needed edge going into such an increasingly competitive literary market where reading "books" seem so post-modern. In less than 120 pages what we find is an almost blindly fleshed out character whose arc begins somewhat unsympathetic and ends as a hero in both time frames of his life story. We also are left both hungering for more tales of Rogue, and Robin and feel we know him pretty well already.