My thoughts: I give it ❣❣. I added the second star because the narration was very well done.
I found the story line initially gripping and exciting, even though it was difficult to keep track of all the characters. I was confused between who was who. It had a huge cast of characters, most of whom didn’t have much to distinguish them. If I’d been reading it on paper, I’d have been flicking back and forth to the list of characters (if there was one) to remind myself who was FBI, who was CIA, who was NSA, who was a cop, and so on. As it was, I was listening to this from my Audible app on my iPhone so it wasn’t an option anyway.
About half way through I began to lose interest, and glossed over several sections but I stuck with it to the end. Then…what? There was no real ending. Just a set up for next next book in the series!
I felt no affinity or empathy with any of the characters. In this type of book, one character usually stands out as the likable hero, but in this case Daniel Petrovich did nothing to redeem himself, by killing innocent and guilty alike.
A graduate of the Department of Defense’s experimental Black Flag program, Daniel Petrovich carries a secret he’d rather keep buried. A secret his government has hidden in the deepest vaults of the Pentagon.
Someone is trying to raise Black Flag from the dead, and drag Petrovich back into the poisonous life he abandoned. Someone who knows his darkest secrets.
In exchange for the promise of a clean slate, and a chance to keep the life he has built with the woman he loves, he agrees to carry out one more mission. Now Daniel has an even bigger problem. The assassination of Mohammed Ghani, a wealthy Muslim importer, wasn’t the uncomplicated mission he had been promised. Seven other prominent Muslim businessmen are killed on the same night along the East Coast, suddenly extinguishing Task Force HYDRA, the most significant counter-terrorism investigation in recent FBI history.
Daniel’s life is about to disintegrate, as he becomes the focus of a relentless FBI manhunt, and the target of a vengeful CIA agent. To survive, he’ll be forced to release a dark side he fought for years to keep suppressed. A dark side with no boundaries, and few loyalties.