Thursday, March 7, 2013

Targets of Revenge

Targets of Revenge
Author: Jeffrey Stephens
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books (February 19, 2013)
ISBN-10: 1451688725
ISBN-13: 978-1451688726

Book Description:
 All the bureaucratic scolding in Washington cannot stop resourceful CIA Agent Jordan Sandor when he’s hungry for revenge. This time he’s on the hunt for the cold-blooded sociopath known as Adina, whose indiscriminate slaughter of innocent people, including Sandor’s close friend, represents man at his worst.

Mobilizing a team of skilled and dedicated agents to carry out his secret operation, Sandor flies in the face of his superiors’ stern warnings—ultimately crash-landing in the heart of the Venezuelan jungle. Armed with little more than a combat knife and a deadly automatic weapon, he infiltrates Adina’s camp and discovers that the ruthless terrorist is smuggling not only cocaine into the United States, but also a deadly substance that could cost tens of thousands of lives.

Sandor develops intel that leads him to Egypt and then Moscow as he fights to prevent this disaster, but after he lands on Interpol’s list of international fugitives, the truth becomes clear: Adina’s evil web extends to the far corners of the globe. Meanwhile, someone Sandor trusts could very well be feeding the agent dangerous lies as he struggles to stay on Adina’s trail.

More focused than ever, Sandor refuses to end his perilous mission, even after he has been taken captive. In the end, when he uncovers the realities of Adina’s deranged plan for a catastrophic assault on New York City, Sandor has no choice but to risk his life to protect his country’s safety and freedom.

Idgie Says:
Okay, I'm not supposed to say things like this but this is a great "Man's Book".  It's filled with stern-faced macho dudes doing what they need to do to save the country. 

It's very detail oriented with the how's and why's of espionage, spies and weaponry.  Everyone is Very Serious. The series has been compared to James Bond story lines - I would say the Daniel Craig Bond, definitely not the Roger Moore variety.

Enthusiasts of the spy crime drama genre will be very pleased with this book. 

There are two other prior books in the series, Targets of Deception and Targets of Opportunity, which if read, would probably help mold Jordan Sandor's character a little more in your mind.