Author: Rob Sinclair
Published: 6 February 2014
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
This is the first thriller that I have read for a while and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This book was a real page turner from start to finish.
Dance with the Enemy introduces us to Carl Logan, an undercover operative for a covert international intelligence agency. Logan is on medical leave after being tortured by violent terrorist, Youssef Selim. When the US Attorney General, Frank Modena, is kidnapped and it appears that Selim may have some involvement, Logan is called in to rescue Modena. A natural loner, he reluctantly pairs up with FBI Agent Angela Grainger and the story follows their attempts to successfully complete their mission to rescue Modena whilst Logan also deals with his own need for revenge against Selim and the psychological repercussions associated with that earlier assignment.
The writing is descriptive and gripping, taking me on a fast-paced adventure through Paris and the French countryside. For a first attempt at a novel, Sinclair proves that he is more than capable of writing a great thriller. The characters of Logan and Grainger feel real and well-rounded, as we slowly get to know them and understand their motivations. The dialogue between them feels true to the situations that they find themselves in. The plot is well-constructed and I did not notice any major plot gaps. I found it easy to follow the story. This book sets off at a run and does not slow down, it is full of non-stop action which kept me gripped from the first chapter.
To me, the book seemed to be of a James Bond/Jack Reacher-style. I think this is a book that most people would enjoy and I am happy to recommend it as such.
Rating: 4 out of 5
The book is released in electronic format and is currently priced at £1.19 on Amazon UK or a paperback version is available for £7.99 at Amazon UK.