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Former operative, now security specialist Paul Janson is called in to rescue an international diplomat only to find himself set up, his team members killed, and the target of an immensely powerful cabal.
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Paul Janson has a difficult past which includes a shadowy, notorious career in U. S. Consular Operations. Now living a quiet life, nothing could lure him back into the field. Except Peter Novak - a man who once saved Janson's life - who has been kidnapped by terrorists and is set to be executed. Janson hastily assembles a team of former colleagues and protégés to rescue Novak but the operation goes horribly wrong. Now Janson finds himself targeted for death and his only hope is to uncover the truth behind these events.
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   Paul Janson is an ex-military man, who formerly worked for Consular Operations, a group of soldiers. Janson receives word that a rich business man, Peter Novak, has been kidnapped.

Janson assembles a team to rescue Novak, and the plan goes well, until the plane transporting Novak and the rest of Janson's team explodes, killing them all.

   Janson survives, but his is hunted down by Consular Operations. They send Jessie Kincaid, an extremely accurate sniper, in after Janson. Janson and Jessie form an alliance after she is ambushed while trying to kill Janson. Together, the two must find out the conspiracy haunting them, before they are both killed.
The review of this Book prepared by Ben Noonan

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   govt. doing secret bad things abroad    -   kidnap/rescue Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   evil subgroup in own govt

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier    -   private investigator Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany    -   Italy Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Southeast Asia

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to torture    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   military technology Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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