My thoughts: I give it ♥♥. I REALLY wanted to like this book, but I found that I did not like the main character AT ALL! That is rare for me because I can usually find something within the character that I can admire. Jack Noble is an unsympathetic character for me. He is aggressive (which is fine with me) but when he could have been nice or even neutral, he was an ass to those he encountered. The plot is SO unlikely that I was unable to suspend disbelief for much of the book. I can see that I am not going to read any more novels that include him as a main character.
In March of 2002, while the eyes of the world focused on Afghanistan, Jack Noble finds himself on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq. A Marine in name only, Jack is on-loan to the CIA. Normally an integral part of the team, he finds that he is nothing more than a security detail in Iraq.
Jack and his partner Bear have a run-in with four CIA special agents over the treatment of an Iraqi family. Within hours Jack and Bear are detained.
All Jack wanted was to finish his enlistment and move on with his life. All he did was intervene and save a family from unwarranted violence at the hands of four CIA agents. But he soon discovers that he did far more than intervene. He has placed himself dead square in the middle of a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of the U.S. government