My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Time taken to read - 1 day
Publisher - Clink Street Publishing
Pages - 272
Blurb from the Cover
Agent Carl Logan is back in Rise of the Enemy
Everyone has a breaking pint. Carl Logan might just have found his.
The Joint Intelligence Agency sends agent Carl Logan on a routine mission to Russia. It should have been simple. But when Logan's cover is blown, he's transported into a world of hell he thought he would never see again.
Something is different this time, though, and before long doubts begin to surface in Logan's mind as to why the assignment went so wrong.
Logan has never been short of enemies. And sometimes the enemy is closer to home than you think.
Could his own people really have set him up?
Firstly, I would advise reading the first book in this series before picking up this one, the first is The Enemy. I think you will get more out of this book by knowing the background story of Logan and some of the other names that crop up. Carl Logan has been part of the JIA (Joint Intelligence Agency) for nineteen years, giving his all to the cause. After being on leave and a personal set back, he is on the job and ready to go. This job take him to Russia, behind enemy lines, it should be a straight forward mission but Logan's cover is busted, what follows causes Carl to question everything he thought he knew!
The prologue had me gasping out loud, what the bloody hell happened for Logan to be thinking what he was thinking which saw me racing to chapter one. We are among the action relatively quickly, Logan in Russia, the mission and what happens, the timeline splits to three months later, present day and flips between then and now. The chapters that followed after his cover was blown, the past, is in italics so it is easy to follow the story and differentiate between the timelines. Until we catch up to present day, we follow what Logan endured to bring him to the unthinkable actions he is considering in the prologue.
The book covers torture, this isn't new to Logan however for the reader you get much more of a front seat passenger in his journey of horror. Some of the scenes are so well portrayed I felt quite claustrophobic reading them. We have a greater insight into Logan's psych, he is still recovering from PTSD from his last jaunt behind enemy lines when he faces possibly a greater challenge. This is my second time reading this author, I most assuredly will be getting the third in this series. Thanks so much to Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, 4/5 for me. Had I not been working, I would have read this book in one sitting, the pace is fast, the scenes make you squirm but you can't help but reading on and wanting to know what happens next!