#Thriller #Spies #SpyThriller
He’s back and better than ever.
James Ryker, a veteran intelligence agent now freelancer, working for the secretive Joint Intelligence agency on an op-by-op basis, finds himself embroiled in a complicated mission that will test him to his limit.
When a simple surveillance mission goes awry and the key target is kidnapped in broad daylight in a busy London square, Ryker knows he has his work cut out.
Ryker is tasked with figuring out what went wrong. But when his good friend Sam Moreno disappears without a trace, the mission becomes more personal than he could have imagined.
Torn between toeing the government line, and finding the answers he needs, Ryker realises there’s only one way to find those responsible and to punish them… His way.
Action Packed Roller Coaster – 5 Stars
Renegade is packed full of action and has plenty of twists which make it a thoroughly entertaining read. It can be read as a stand alone but it is also part of a number of books featuring the protagonist James Ryker, now a freelance intelligence agent and it is a worthy addition to the collection.
I loved that the read introduces the reader to the action early on, setting the scene for a plot which spans the UK and the European mainland. There are some violent scenes which made be cringe – but nothing out of place in a spy thriller such as this where the moral compass of many of those involved in organised crime is suspect.
True to form Ryker plays by his own sometimes unorthodox rules and he has to employ all of his intelligence skills and physical and mental resilience as he gets closer to achieving his goal. There are a number of secondary characters that feature in the story as Ryker goes renegade in his quest to get to the bottom of who is responsible for the failed mission. I enjoyed these characters and their moral ambiguities and also how the various plot threads were laid out, eventually coming together as the story reaches its resolution.
All in all a great read, with a plenty of twists and turns and a protagonist who is single minded in his quest, especially when it gets personal.
Reviewed by Tina Williams
Please note, a copy of this book was given to me by the author for the purpose of a fair and honest review.