So okay, we all know that novels like this are not really that original and are quite predictable, so it is for the author to make us believe the actual tale, and empathise with certain characters, whilst giving us a somewhat believable and fast paced read. It has to be admitted then that Simon Gervais does deliver, and in a grand style.
Here then we meet Pierce Hunt a DEA agent, and as this opens so we see him get into trouble as a mission he and his team on falls into problems. Then we are taken six months further down the line, when he is back at work, transferred to Florida when things become a bit messy. With two drugs cartels feuding, and the leader of one wanting revenge on what happened to her father, so Hunt finds himself caught up in the middle, even more so when his daughter accidentally becomes caught up in a kidnapping.
A high octane and adrenalin fuelled thriller is thus what we are being given here, but unlike some, we do not have some action hero who miraculously can overcome every obstacle on his own, instead we see him helped by friends and unlikely allies. With assistance come from a family that he betrayed on an undercover mission, so we see tentative relationships and bonds being made, all in efforts to save two innocent teenage girls. With loads of action, and well thought out this is a well written book, which is highly readable, although for some perhaps a bit too violent in places, that more than keeps your attention as we are taken on a rollercoaster ride, providing us all with some great action-packed escapism. The ending to this story also sets this up for the next book in the series.
Well written, a great plot and I have to say I liked Pierce Hunt. This was the first book I've read by this particular author, but, I can assure you it won't be the last. Well done Simon Gervais, this book exceeded my expectations!
Full of fast paced action. Great character in Pierce Hunt, as the unstoppable savior of the day. Perhaps a coincidence too many in some of the relationships between players but put that aside and its a great read.