Deep in the jungle of French Guiana, a once anonymous soldier of the French Foreign Legion mysteriously disappears. Days later, word reaches his younger brother, Prince Erik Rohde, second in line to the Danish throne. Doubting the government’s capabilities and questioning the Prime Minister’s sincerity, Erik turns to the world’s top mercenary, Fadi Khaldun, to rescue his brother.
Fadi Khaldun is a former assassin of the Saudi government determined to make amends for his malicious past. Since making his debut in the thriller 28 PAGES, Fadi has spent the past seven years rescuing hostages, avenging the deaths of loved ones of his clients and destroying terrorist and organized crime rings in the deadliest conflict zones on the planet. Now he embarks on his most high profile and dangerous job yet to rescue the crown prince of Denmark. From the jungles of South America to the mountains of South East Asia, Fadi meticulously hunts the prince’s kidnappers while enemies at the highest level of government conspire against him.
“No man is justified in doing evil on the grounds of expediency.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
War has always been a messy thing, and modern wars have become even more so with their decentralized leadership, disparate factions, and unconventional tactics. Afghanistan is the perfect example of this with the different tribal factions, warlords, Afghan military, NATO, and a host of mercenaries, and when you introduce a wildcard like a foreign prince, things are bound to get complicated. Author Allen Mitchum takes us on a wild ride through the chaos of Afghanistan and the politics of Denmark.
This is a fast paced thriller of the highest order. The action comes fast and it is impossible to avoid getting hooked once this story kicks into high gear. The writing is top notch and the reader is given a story so well crafted that you would swear the author is giving a first hand account rather than sharing a tale of fiction.
There really wasn’t anything to complain about in this novel. The pacing was excellent, the characters were well developed and even the editing was top notch.
I really enjoyed this book and I look forward to reading more from this author. If you enjoy a good thriller filles with a healthy helping of political intrigue, I would definitely recommend this book to you.
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