About Me

Glasgow, United Kingdom
My name is Lynsay, and I've decided to start blogging about the books I've been reading, so that I have reviews that I can look back on about the range of books and genres that I have read. I was very lucky to receive a Sony eReader for my birthday, and since then, I've been reading even more!! I read anything and everything, happy to give any style or genre a try!

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Hunt for the Enemy, by Rob Sinclair

This is the first book I've read by Rob Sinclair, and I realised shortly after I started that it's actually the third book of a trilogy.  I didn't find it too hard to follow what was going on, and the flashbacks weren't too heavy-handed, but the series has been designed to tie in closely together, rather than each book being more standalone.  An example of a series with more standalone books would be the Rebus books by Ian Rankin - the books follow a loose series order, but it doesn't have a massive impact if you read the books out of order, whereas i feel that this trilogy is a lot more closely knit.  To be fair, it didn't really put me off, but I tend to try and read series in order and I feel that this series would be best served by reading in order. 

Carl Logan is a security operative for a mysterious government firm, the Joint Intelligence Agency (JIA), and has been for twenty years.  However, the agency has turned on him and he's been framed for murder, forcing him to go on the run and delve deep into his past in order to discover the truth.  

This book is fast paced and a good page turner.  I read that the author was inspired to start the series by wanting to write a book that would keep his wife awake all night to keep reading, and I feel that this is a decent attempt at the genre.  I enjoyed the story and the characters, especially enjoying the flashbacks to when Logan was being trained in the Scottish Highlands, as it was interesting to get an insight into a stereotypical, James Bond-esqe character and their motivations, although I feel that this may have been explored in more depth in the earlier two books. 

Overall,  I enjoyed the book, but if i was going to recommend this to other readers, I'd definitely advice them to start at the beginning of the series.  It would be a good beach read I think, as it rattles along at a good pace with plenty of twists, turns, double crosses and bluffs.  An enjoyable read. 

Disclosure - I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

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