After a rough mission in Rome involving the discovery of a devastating bioweapon, Company spy Ben Calix returns to Paris to find his perfectly ordered world has collapsed. A sniper attack. An ambush. A call for help that brings French SWAT forces down on his head. Ben is out. This is a severance–reserved for incompetents and traitors.
Searching for answers and anticipating a coming attack, Ben and a woman swept up in his misfortunes must travel across Europe to find the sniper who tried to kill him, the medic who saved his life, the schoolmaster who trained him, and an upstart hacker from his former team. More than that, Ben must come to grips with his own insignificance as the Company’s plan to stop Leviathan from unleashing the bioweapon at any cost moves forward without him–and he struggles against the infection that is swiftly claiming territory within his own body.
Award-winning author James R. Hannibal rachets up the tension on every page of this suspenseful new thriller.
When I was told I gave up too easily on James R. Hannibal’s books I did not expect people to be so right!
A big reason I gave this book another chance is the author is a former Air Force pilot and I’m a sucker for the Air Force (#AirForcebrat), I’ve seen raving reviews from friends on his books, another reason is the back cover of “The Paris Betrayal” grabbed my attention AND didn’t give spoilers that would cause me to be disappointed in the book.
I got my copy in the mail and not three hours later I flipped the last page and found that it is one of the best books I’ve read in a while. Surprising, but so exciting! And, the suspense kept me guessing, I called one or two little things but most of the time I was close to biting my nails. The plotline of a pandemic, bioweapon, and other things related to those didn’t bother me with the way the topics were approached but you should still be warned that they do play a big part of the book and some people may not want to read this book yet.
Be Calix is not your everyday hero even for a spy thriller, his story is a new take on a CIA plotline, and just everything about him was AWESOME. I loved every bit of this book and I already want to reread it!
I highly recommend you order your copy NOW, you must read this book, and why not support the author with a order now?!
As for me, I need to go fish my copies of Hannibal’s other books from my depths of to-be-read book piles and read them promptly.
I voluntarily received and reviewed a complimentary e/copy of this book which I received from the author/publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.