Jack Noble and his partner, Bear, are marines on loan to the CIA for a an intelligence gathering mission in Iraq. When Jack conflicts with the team leader he finds himself and Bear detained on suspicion of murder.
Finally arriving back in the US, Jack decides that his time in the forces is at an end, hoping to start a fresh life when his enlistment ends. He doesn’t count on forces acting against him. With his life hanging in the balance, Jack must find out who is trying to incarcerate him and just how high up the ladder the deceit goes.
Action packed from the start. Jack Noble is a tough marine capable of taking on any opposition, although he does not always come away unscathed. He is loyal to a fault and refuses to believe that those he trusts could be out to harm him. He has some very lucky moments where the bad guys just seem incompetent but as the story unfolds you find out that there is a reason for this.
Interesting characters. I particularly liked Bear and hope to see more of him in future books. Jack is the rough and ready character, always in the thick of it. Although I do feel a pang of sympathy for him at the end, I guess the following books wouldn’t have been written if things had turned out differently for him.
Nice lead onto the next book. Looking forward to reading it in the future.