Dance with the Enemy Book Review
|Title:||Dance with the Enemy|
|Published:||2014, Clink Street Publishing|
|No. of Pages:||350|
|Cover Price:||$10.99 Paperback, $3.99 Kindle|
In the first novel of The Enemy Series, Dance with the Enemy, English author Rob Sinclair introduces a new character, Carl Logan, who appears to be a mix of Mitch Rapp (Vince Flynn), Jack Reacher (Lee Child), Harry Bosch (Michael Connelly), and Will Robie (David Baldacci). After the US Attorney General, Frank Modena, is kidnapped and several in his motorcade are murdered following a controversial speech in Paris, Logan’s boss, Mackie, calls him back to work. Mackie is convinced that Logan is the only one who can do this job, but those at the top aren’t convinced that Logan is the right man. Logan has been off recovering from a near death encounter with a terrorist, and may not be psychologically ready to go back to work.
Logan is a maverick of sorts, and causes trouble and destruction wherever he goes. While investigating, he finds that one of the men involved in the kidnapping is the terrorist who was responsible for Logan’s terrifying experience, so even though he is going after the mastermind of the kidnapping, his real goal is to get revenge. During the course of the novel, he encounters a beautiful FBI agent, and even though it's against the rules (Logan doesn’t obey rules), he teams up with her and together they pursue the kidnappers, murderers, and terrorists. Logan is constantly in danger, as is the FBI agent, Angela. In addition to the danger, there are several in Logan’s division who want to get rid of him, so not only is he trying to stay alive, he also needs to stay employed.
Dance with the Enemy has all the elements of a good thriller: good characters, good storyline, plenty of action, and plenty of suspense. The story moves quickly, and there are several unexpected twists which lead to a surprise ending. Sinclair’s story takes place in Paris, and there is a strong European influence on how things are done. The verbiage, while in English, is British English rather than American English, so some of the words are used differently, as is the grammar. This actually adds some charm, and makes the reader feel connected with the European backdrop.
Fans of spy, espionage novels with a likeable hero, will want to pick up Dance with the Enemy and will anticipate the subsequent novels. Most will agree that this is an excellent first novel; Sinclair has some talent, and is worth reading.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this novel.
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Dance with the Enemy (The Enemy Series), Paperback
Dance with the Enemy (The Enemy Series), Kindle
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