This is the follow up to The Extinction Agenda. Special Agent James Mason is back and he has a serious ax to grind base on the events in the previous book. The Novichok agent is in play and the Thirteen (a global cabal) are feuding.
There is action galore. Mason is not sure who to trust besides his known cohorts, Ramses and Gunnar. His newest partner may or may not be tasked with killing him. The plot is complex with historic context. The development of The Novichok Agent is based on the historic precedents of the Nazi and Japanese war criminals of WWII. That fact and the fact that a Russian dissent was recently poisoned and a Novichok agent was mentioned in some of the news articles provides a truly chilling reality to this work of fiction.
My own father was stationed at both Edgewood Arsenal and Camp Siebert for training on the retaliatory use of chemical agents if the Nazis had used it on our troops. This is a thought-provoking book and although I enjoyed reading it, I can’t say I’m thrilled with some of the potential premises.
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.