Happy Monday, Reader Friends!
I hope you had a great bookish weekend. I’m sharing my thoughts on James R. Hannibal’s The Paris Betrayal. I read this book a couple of weeks ago and recommend y’all add it to your TBR pile.
About the Book
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.
Wow! What a read. I honestly don’t know where to start for this book review. Give me a moment . . .
Okay, I don’t want to give any spoilers away so I’ll start out with why I liked this book. Easy, Mr. Hannibal consistently delivers fast-paced storytelling that grips you from page one. I don’t like to be bored when reading and he ensure I never am. This book is a standalone so you get all the info in one book and don’t have to worry about it spanning over a series.
This book also has you guessing who is the betrayer. There are multiple twists and turns in this book that left my jaw hanging open. And when I got to the very end and read the author’s note, it made me rethink everything I just read.
I know that sounds vague, but I truly don’t want to spoil anything. Just know this book is a must read. I give it 5 stars and I’ll continue to read Mr. Hannibal.
*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via NetGalley. My review was not required nor influenced.