For those of you familiar with Jerry Jenkins of The LeftBehind series fame, you are in for a treat should you decide to read, The Last Operative. According to the author, “The Last Operative is a thorough retelling of my very first standalone novel, which marked what I considered a major step in my writing journey.”
This novel begins with a revelation. Jordan Kirkwood, an NSA undercover operative, is given secret information from another trusted member of the intelligence community. Someone in one of the intelligence agencies appears to have gone rogue, but which agency? Who can be trusted? Is the information credible? Is the rogue agent really enabling terrorists? If so, a catastrophic event is about to unfold on U.S. soil far worse than 9/11. Will Kirkwood be able to unravel this mystery and eliminate the threat in time? I really enjoyed the twists and turns in this story.
Here’s another book I enjoyed reading, The Looming Storm. It falls in the genre of Christian Thrillers. It is coauthored by Diane and David Munson whose books are written in the style of John Grisham. They have coauthored several other books, all of whichare based on their reallife experiences as U.S. government agents.
This story features the Montanna family. Mom is a federal ICE agent while Dad works as a press secretary for the Speaker of the House. The many seemingly unconnected events in the storyline keep expanding until they begin to overlap. It’s at that point the bad guys are identified and the action accelerates until the case gets solved.
I enjoyed the unusual dynamic of having two spouses, each with high security clearances unable to tell the other matters of national security. Faith and love for each family member holds them together in the midst of the storm. Its a good summer read.
If you are looking for heart pounding read this is one I’d recommend. It’s book one of a three book series written by Joel C. Rosenberg featuring the adventuresome Marcus Ryker; former marine and former secret service agent.
One of the things I like about Rosenberg’s work is his ability to incorporate important world events into his writing in an almost prophetic manner. The Kremlin Conspiracy is no exception. A quote from the book:
“America’s next president needs to understand that as troubled as the Middle East is and as volatile as North Korea remains, the most serious threat facing the United States–the truly existential threat–comes from Russia.”
The plot follows a reckless Soviet president bent on consolidating his power and restoring Russia to its former glory. His plan includes capturing and annexing former Soviet states into the Russian federation and adopting the dangerous countries of Iran and North Korea as strategic allies. Will his plan succeed?
As the plot thickens, a mole surfaces from deep within the Kremlin’s inner circle taking the story to even loftier heights. Can the information the mole entrusts to Ryker be trusted or is it meant to trap him?
Joel C. Rosenberg is one of my favorite authors. The second book in this series is due out March 2019. The Kremlin Conspiracy is a must read political thriller.