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A reluctant hero
9 July 2017
It was an enjoyable read with quite a fast pace, especially towards the end. What I really enjoyed about this book was the character of believable hero, Marc Dane. Dane is an MI6 field agent and the sole survivor of an attack on his team, called Nomad. He does not bounce back from fights- he feels pain and has to take painkillers. He does not instinctively know who has can and cannot trust - he has doubts. He does have qualms about killing and he is definitely a reluctant hero.
Dane is accused of betraying his team and giving the Combine and Al Sayf terrorist groups inside information which led to the attack. This leaves him with no alternative, but to go on the run and try to find the real mole. He is helped in his quest by Lucy Keyes, ex-US Army, and operative for the Rubicon organisation. She has a questionable background, which is not fully explained - perhaps leaving that for the sequel?
Together Lucy and Marc find themselves embroiled in a race against time to thwart a major terrorist atrocity.
There is lots of action set in backgrounds across the globe, including Turkey, England and Italy. The flavour of each country is described well.
A few times I had to go back to re-read paragraphs due to the complexity of the plot, but that did not mar my enjoyment of the book.