The fight for freedom has sent Matt Drake to some of the world's most dangerous spots. This time the war is coming to his front door.
Broad daylight on an Austin, Texas, street and DIA operative Matt Drake is fighting for his life against a highly trained team of assassins. Who are they? Why do they want him dead? How will he protect those closest to him?
The answers will take him into some of the most dangerous spots in the Middle East and will put him in the clutches of an old foe known simply as the Devil. It's a world of double crosses, with no boundaries between the guilty and the innocent. It will take all of Drake's wiles to get out alive.
Bentley's disappointing sequel to 2020's Without Sanction pits former Defense Intelligence Agency operative Matt Drake, who's living with his wife in Austin, Tex., against an old nemesis known as the Devil, a ruthless crime lord profiting from the chaos in Syria and Iraq. After an assassination attempt in broad daylight on the streets of Austin, Drake still suffering from PTSD and struggling to find a sense of normalcy in his life attempts to locate the Devil to enact vengeance. In his search, he stumbles across a sex trafficking operation run by the Middle Eastern crime boss and vows to kill him and free the enslaved women. Drake embarks on a predictable mission filled with nonstop action replete with techno jargon and an irritatingly machismo fueled POV. The casual xenophobia ("Time to fuck up some Iranians") and stereotypical treatment of most of the female characters (the female Air Force pilot's call sign is "Pom Pom") will strike some readers as outdated and clich . Still, action thriller fans may want to check this one out. \n
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Whenever I read a very good book I write a review. This was the second Matt Drake book I have read and both have been excellent.
Action, story line, good vs evil. Well done.
Extremely well written. Taught pacing and excellent action with emotional depth aplenty. Binge read his two books while I was supposed to be studying but it was so worth it and I couldn’t put them down!
From the first pages until the end, this books grabs a hold of you and does not let go! Don has definitely proven that he is here to stay and has established himself at the top of his genre with his second book in the Matt Drake series. There are twists and turns that will leave your jaw on the floor. I thought his first book, Without Sanction was a terrific debut novel, but he has blown me away with this one. Awesome job Don!