Minotaur, 2013 (2011)
Hardcover, Softcover, CD, e-Book
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
nce a high level CIA operative, Robin Monarch walked away one day, after he saw something he shouldn't have on a dubious operation in Turkey. He barely escaped with his life and never looked back - we wonder why. Now we see him playing Robin Hood, stealing from the uber-wealthy in St. Tropez to support needy orphans near Buenos Aires.
ut his ex-boss, CIA covert ops chief Jack Slattery, who has been taking orders from outside the Agency all along, still has plans for Monarch, related to something called
. Slattery puts a play in motion to subtly manipulate Monarch to obtain what he needs, endangering an innocent, Monarch's girlfriend Lacey.
n response, Monarch, a natural-born criminal, pulls together an A team of his previous associates (all removed from the action by Slattery) to do the latter's bidding and rescue the hostage from a ruthless Russian Mafia leader.
style action ensues before they acquire the very dangerous package that Slattery and his associates in high places are after - will Monarch give it up to them?
ames Rollins calls Mark Sullivan (co-author with James Patterson of
A Jason Bourne for the new millennium!
' The comparison is apt - I hope it extends to the novel being made into an action movie;
would be a winner.
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