Buried in Black Book Review

Buried in Black Book Review

Title: Buried in Black
Author: J. T. Patton
Published: November 20, 2018, Lyrical Underground
No. of Pages: 298
Cover Price: $14.60 Paperback, $5.39 Kindle

Buried in Black is the debut novel in the Task Force Orange series by J. T. Patton. Drake Woolf, who is the son of two murdered CIA operatives, has been groomed throughout his entire life for this top-secret undercover group known as Task Force Orange. The missions Woolf is responsible fall into the category of things the government doesn’t want their footprints on, and not only are they top secret, the government won’t acknowledge any of the members or missions. Woolf is good at what he does, but when he receives the orders for his next mission, he is wary, since he is up against his own, men and women that he trained and knows, and these “Mohawks” as they are called, know his secrets, as well as strengths and weaknesses, and are using them to carry out a deadly attack on American soil. Drake needs to stop it and at the same time survive.

Readers who enjoy spy/espionage thrillers will want to pick up this first book in the series. The suspense builds from the first chapter throughout the entire novel. Drake is an excellent character to play the protagonist in this series, and has attributes that hopefully will lead to winning rather than being cut down. Drake is a believable character, albeit a bit super-hero, and he is actually a bit likeable.

Patten comes with a full resume of government positions that make him privy to the secret goings-on in the government. He weaves his scenarios in a way that readers will not only be absorbed, but also believe that these things could really happen. This novel is well-written and organized so the prose is easy to follow. Secrets are revealed at the dénouement, and readers will anticipate the next installment of the series.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map

Content copyright © 2023 by Karen Hancock. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Karen Hancock. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Karen Hancock for details.