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The Asset (Spy Thriller Book 1) Kindle Edition
When Lance Spector quit the CIA, he swore he was out for good. One more government lie and he would go off the deep end. They could find someone else to do their dirty work. As far as he was concerned, Washington, Langley, the Pentagon could all go to hell.
A secret Russian expedition returns with a devastating new pathogen, harvested from the frozen corpses of mammoths. It's the biological super weapon they've been looking for, an apocalypse-level pathogen, a virus more deadly than anything ever to come out of a Russian lab. Something that will stop NATO and the Americans in their tracks.
A Biological Chernobyl.
Washington DC, USA
A mysterious vial, sealed in a titanium case, arrives at CIA headquarters. They have no idea who sent it, but it comes with a note.
"I will only speak to Lance Spector."
The Asset by Saul Herzog is a stunning new thriller, a spectacular tour de force, a book that has single-handedly taken the publishing industry, and Hollywood rights departments, by storm. This dazzling debut kicks off the jaw-dropping new Lance Spector series, and sets the stage for a franchise that's on track to break all records. From the mind of one of the most creative and versatile writers working in America today, this book will go down as a classic of the spy thriller genre.
If you read only one book this year, this is it. Action, adventure, rebellion, provocative foreign agents, characters you can sink your teeth into. If you're looking for a new spy thriller series that will stay with you long after you turn the last page, look no further.
Recommended for fans of Lee Child's Jack Reacher, Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp, Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne, and Brad Thor's Scot Harvath.
- ASIN : B087132HDL
- Publisher : AuthorContact (April 10, 2020)
- Publication date : April 10, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 1425 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 543 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #285 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United States on March 11, 2022
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However, apart from a few stretches of the imagination like these, there is a lot to the story that does ring true, and the action and suspense is constant from page 1.
The Americans are the good guys (mostly), and the Russians are the bad guys (with some notable exceptions), so make sure you're OK with that before starting.
Most of the tension does get resolved rather satisfyingly at the end of the book, but not quite all, thus teasing the reader to purchase Book 2.
There is some violence, torture and hinted sensuality, but nothing very graphic.
All in all, a very enjoyable read!
Here is my detailed review:
Main hero: 5 stars
Heroines: 5 stars
Plot: 4 stars
Writing style: 5 stars
Suspense: 4 stars
Romance: 1 stars
Ending: partial cliffhanger
Would I read another book by this author? I already bought Book 2...
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If i can avoid it...no way .. i like a book that finishes at the end, no., i want my book to be complete even if its crap.. This one was the Russians again. These books have identical plots , the only things that change are the names of the heros and villains. Its like the same guy writing them all, from jack Ryan to Alex King This author is off of my list but ill probably fall for it again.
Thev story rambled on with unbelievable plots . I dont sleep at night and read lots of these kindle books much to my shame. .
Saul writes with an engaging free style. His characters are credible and he has such a talent for dialogue too. I particularly like the way he introduces the reader to a location or an event or a new character by starting with a seemingly insignificant detail and, as if in a film, pulling the camera back, allowing the viewer (reader) to take in the bigger picture before focusing on the new character in their context.
The novel's plot is clever and well researched - I learned a lot of fascinating facts about history, Cold War politics, Paleontology and more but never felt the author was preaching to me. The novel is very accessible - I recommend you give it a go! I'm so pleased I discovered this book and can't wait to see how the story develops in the next instalment.
Bang up to date and with pulse racing action scenes and taut dialogue, the phrase page turner has never been more apt. Settings are brought vibrantly to life and characterisation is the strongest I have seen in a thriller for some time. The fact that this is just the opener in a, at present, seven book series is the proverbial icing on the cake. A thriller with real gusto.