Trojan by Alan McDermott

Trojan by Alan McDermottTrojan by Alan McDermott
Published by Thomas & Mercer on January 12th 2017
Genres: Thriller
Pages: 300
Format: Ebook
Source: NetGalley
Goodreads
four-stars

When MI5 learns that a horrifying new weapon is in enemy hands, agent Andrew Harvey is called in to track it down before it reaches British soil.
The clock is ticking. Andrew and his girlfriend, Sarah, also a secret service operative, have only one lead: a beautiful refugee, desperate not to lose her son. But is she desperate enough to betray everything she believes in? And will she do it in time to help them prevent a terrifying attack?
As Andrew and Sarah race to unravel a convoluted web of subterfuge and exploitation, they discover there is more at stake than even they knew. And somewhere, at the heart of it, lurks a faceless enemy, who is prepared to use everything—and everyone—at his disposal.

Trojan is a well-crafted thriller which has the underpinnings of reality, as the plotline feels like things we often hear about in the news. British intelligence is charged with tracking down a terrorist group who have used a rather ingenious method to smuggle a dangerous biological weapon into the UK.

I’ll be honest, I didn’t particularly care about the protagonists of the story, but the author did a good job of building an emotional connection with some of the women who were caught up in the middle – voluntarily or otherwise – of the terrorist plot. I thought the author did a good job of ramping up the tension throughout the novel, and all in all I felt this was a well-written, extremely competent thriller.

A solid effort in a crowded marketplace, and I will be investigating this author’s future releases with interest.

I received a review copy through NetGalley from the publisher.

four-stars
Rating Report
Plot
four-stars
Characters
three-stars
Writing
four-half-stars
Pacing
four-half-stars
Cover
four-stars
Overall: four-stars

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