Jon Reznick is former Special Forces, CIA “black ops,” and current FBI. consultant. Sometimes his ops are “on the books;” other times he operates outside formal control. He lives in Rockland, Maine. He operates worldwide. He usually is a loner but he has resources.
Among his resources in this story are Martha Meyerstein, Assistant Director of the FBI. She has been a friend and employer for a long time. Most of Jon’s consulting work comes from Meyerstein.
Trevelle Williams is another character from prior stories. Williams is a young man formerly with National Security Agency (NSA), an agency that is even more secretive than the CIA. He left that agency under a cloud and set up his own computer research business in Miami, Florida, warehouse. He also lives in the warehouse.
This story begins when Trevelle receives an encrypted message from his hacker friend David in New York City. The decoded message says that a woman is going to be assassinated. It scares Trevelle into contacting Jon for help after he witnesses his good friend Fernandez being murdered in his warehouse office. Williams and Reznick meet in New York City to visit David only to find out he, too, is now dead.
Rosalind Dyer is the supposed target. She is a non-gun-toting agent of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS). She is following the trail of government embezzling by military leaders including Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Franklin Ross (450 million dollars in his personal accounts) and the deaths of seven other agents tracking the same malfeasance. Rosalind has an appointment to speak to Congress as a “whistleblower.” Sound familiar?
Max Charles runs a company called Geostrategy Solutions. The company “advises” government agencies and personnel on worldwide issues. It is an internal memo from that company that Trevelle received and decoded. Charles is former CIA. “black ops” specializing “regime change.” Assassinations.
Jon, Trevelle, Rosalind and another friend of Trevelle spend a few days trying to keep Rosalind alive so she can testify before Congress. The story takes place over a week or so of real time. The settings are primarily Miami, New York City and areas around Washington, D.C.
There are hand-to-hand fights, shootouts, car chases and suspense themes throughout the story. It is a fast read. If you have not read J. B. Turner before, like me, then by all means start to do so. The author has two other series available as well. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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