Book Review: Foreign Influence

FOREIGN INFLUENCE is a fast paced, thrill ride into the world of covert ops. Former Navy SEAL Scot Harvath is back, and in fine form.  If you like Vince Flynn you will enjoy this book.  I would recommend reading them in the order that they are written.

Book Review

In Thor’s formulaic ninth Scot Harvath thriller (after The Apostle), the ex–navy SEAL has lost his job with the disbanding under a new presidential administration of the Apex Project, a Department of Homeland Security secret antiterrorist program that didn’t worry about obeying any rules. Fortunately, Harvath lands on his feet with the Carlton Group, funded covertly by the Department of Defense, with an identical mission. After a bus full of Americans is blown up in Rome, Harvath travels to Europe to track down a man known as the Troll, who’s been implicated in the bombing. Meanwhile, John Vaughn, a Chicago cop who somehow moonlights as an attorney for private clients, seeks to identify the Middle Eastern–looking man who ran down a woman with his cab. Predictably, Vaughn uncovers a plot against civilian targets in Chicago. Bumbling CIA agents make members of the secret Carlton Group look even more heroic. Fans of TV’s 24 may enjoy the over-the-top setups, but even they might wish for a little more sophistication.

Book Recommendation: The Damascus Letter–A Spy Thriller

Just discovered a new writer named Daniel Dick.  The Damascus Letter is a super fast paced Spy Thriller.  I highly recommend this book.  If you like writers like Daniel Silva or Vince Flynn you will love this book.

Akil Hassan was the CIA’s top agent inside the Middle East, a natural destined for an illustrious career, until he broke the Agency’s rules. Cast out, his dreams shattered, he’s now being offered a second chance. What he doesn’t realize is that his life is about to be turned upside down, because tomorrow morning a terrorist is going to unleash a group of suicide bombers on New York City killing hundreds of innocent civilians, including a member of Akil’s own family. But the bloodshed, as bad as it is going to be, is nothing compared to what’s coming next. Intelligence out of Baghdad indicates a far deadlier attack is in the works, one involving the highest levels of the Iranian government. In order to stop it, Akil will have to channel his emotions, confront his past, and risk his future by breaking the Agency’s rules all over again. And this time there will be no second chances.