Dance With The Enemy
by Rob Sinclair
Carl Logan was the perfect agent. A loner. No real friends or family. Trained to deal with any situation with cold efficiency, devoid of emotion.
But Logan isn’t the man he used to be, or the asset he once was. Five months ago his life changed forever when he was captured, tortured and left for dead by Youssef Selim, one of the world’s most violent terrorists.
When Selim mysteriously reappears in Paris, linked to the kidnapping of America’s Attorney General, Logan smells his chance for revenge.
Pursuing his man relentlessly, oblivious to the growing trail of destruction that he leaves in his wake, Logan delves increasingly deep into the web of lies and deceit surrounding the kidnapping.
Finally, he comes to learn just what it means to Dance with the Enemy.
This is not my normal type of thriller, this is more of a James Bond type all action adventure story. The hero, Carl Logan, is a special agent sent in to deal with the bad guys off the record, using whatever means it takes to get the job done. The problem is he is still in recuperation from a previous assignment and nobody thinks he is ready for a return to the frontline; except for his boss, Mackie.
US Attorney general Frank Modena has been kidnapped from the streets of Paris and Logan is tasked with finding him. When he finds out his nemesis Youseff Selim, the man who almost killed him 5 months ago, is purported to be behind the kidnapping, Logan sees his chance for revenge.
Logan is supposed to be undercover; leaving no trace. He’s not very good at that. Wherever he goes he leaves more wreckage behind him than a spoilt toddler in a toy shop branishing a plastic sword. Not so much a ghost as a poltergeist.
I was grateful at the entrance of Angela Grainger. I felt the novel needed a female voice, the all-male action packed start was wearing a little thin; for me anyway. We started to learn more of Logan’s back story through their relationship and he became a more sympathetic character.
As I said, this is not my normal choice of book, the all-conquering-one-man-against-the-world action sequences are just a little too far-fetched for me. But I think if you like your James Bond you will no doubt enjoy this offering.
Thanks to the author for sending me a copy