Two former Marines pursue a nebulous enemy responsible for stealing American satellite technology.
A former Marine officer, Betley (Overwatch, 2016) brings back the hard-eyed and fast-shooting Marine Force Recon veterans Logan West and John Quick in this fast-paced thriller. For unknown reasons, a research scientist mysteriously moves the test unit of a “ground-based anti-satellite weapon,” which has the capacity to take control of any other satellite while remaining unnoticed, from a top-secret D.C. laboratory to a research vessel in the Gulf of Alaska. When the ship is targeted by a well-trained Russian black-ops team which is pursuing the satellite technology, West and Quick arrive in Alaska to interdict their efforts. That’s when the gunfights start, and they continue through the rest of the book. This Russian paramilitary unit is simply the tip of a spear that stretches back toward an international conspiracy that consists of a coalition of American enemies. A shadowy Sudanese political leader, a lethal Chinese assassin, the Russian mob, and even the North Korean government are all involved in this international technological heist. Taking orders straight from the FBI deputy director, West and Quick battle their way through layers of these nefarious characters. In the process, gunplay, bone-crushing unarmed combat, and plenty of sarcastic one-liners carry the narrative.
Those thirsty for a storyline centered on sharp vengeance against America’s most notorious nemeses will be satisfied with this novel.