Rise of the Enemy by Rob Sinclair
Review Date: 21 December 2015
Author: Rob Sinclair
Release Date: 30 April 2015
Publishers: Clink Street Publishing
ISBN –10: 1909477893
ISBN – 13: 978-1909477896
Available in Hardback, Paperback, Kindle and audio
The Last Word Review
Rob Sinclair is back with another blockbuster. Fans of Lee Child will want to read this thriller
In Rob Sinclair’s last book Dance with the Enemy we found a new hero in Carl Logan, well he is back in Sinclair’s latest offering in Rise of the Enemy Logan is an agent working for the JIA (Joint Intelligence Agency). Carl Logan has been captured by the Russians and is being ruffed up as they try to break him. This is the story of his capture and then escape from the Russians.
Logan has been betrayed by Angela Grainger while on what would seem a fairly routine mission in Russia and with that his cover is blown. The first three chapter of Rise of the Enemy are incredible fast paced with bullets, grenades and all other types of weapons being used. This is one of the most explosive starts to a novel I have read in a long time.
While in captivity a prisoner of the Russians Logan is tortured for some time in the hope of breaking him and thus giving away secrets Logan would rather die than tell. Logan manages to escape and the chase is on to find him before he escapes Russia.
What Logan now discovers is that someone is not being truthful in the JIA and it seems that no matter where goes someone is after him determined to stop him at any cost. Now Logan realises he must trust no-one but himself. What we have here are flashbacks between the past and the present as we learn of his imprisonment and then how Lena the Russian captor and how Lena tells Logan of how things went so wrong, Logan at this point is not going to believe him. This is a game of cat and mouse and the stakes are high. Does Logan even trust his friends now?
Rob Sinclair has packed a lot into Rise of the Enemy and boy does it deliver on every front. This is an immense novel to read that once you start you will have great difficulty in putting down. This is the second book in the trilogy and now cannot wait for the third book. Sinclair manages to capture the reader and not let them go. There is an ending to Rise of the Enemy that I failed to see coming and leaves you wanting more. And I am pretty sure we will get just that with the third in the series.
What happens to our hero Carl Logan, well you will have to go and get yourself a copy and maybe even a copy of Dance with the Enemy and get to know why so many are raving about Rob Sinclair a great writer and one to look out for.
Thank you to the author Rob Sinclair for providing a copy for review.
Meet the Author
Rob’s first novel, Dance with the Enemy, was published in June 2014 and is the first in the Enemy Series following embattled intelligence agent Carl Logan. Rise of the Enemy, the second book in the series, was released in April 2015. The Enemy series has received widespread critical acclaim with many reviewers and readers having likened Rob’s work to authors at the very top of the genre, including Lee Child and Vince Flynn.
Rob worked for nearly 13 years for a global accounting firm after graduating from The University of Nottingham in 2002, specialising in forensic fraud investigations at both national and international levels. He now writes full time.
Originally from the North East of England, Rob has lived and worked in a number of fast paced cities, including New York, and is now settled in the West Midlands with his wife and young sons.