Happy Saturday everyone!! Hope you’re looking forward to the weekend, fingers crossed the last lockdown weekend here in England. Today I’m sharing my thoughts on the latest James Ryker thriller from Rob Sinclair, Renegade.
My thanks to the author for my advanced e-copy of Renegade (and once again my apologies for not getting it read in time for Publication Day). I also downloaded a copy from Amazon.
He’s back and better than ever.
James Ryker, a veteran intelligence agent now freelancer, working for the secretive Joint Intelligence Agency on an op-by-op basis, finds himself embroiled in a complicated mission that will test him to his limit.
When a simple surveillance mission goes awry and the key target is kidnapped in broad daylight in a busy London square, Ryker knows he has his work cut out.
Ryker is tasked with figuring out what went wrong. But when his good friend Sam Moreno disappears without a trace, the mission becomes more personal than he could have imagined.
Torn between toeing the government line, and finding the answers he needs, Ryker realises there’s only one way to find those responsible and to punish them… His way.
This fast-paced, explosive thriller is the perfect follow-on for readers for the massive bestselling original Ryker series, but can also be read as the start of a thrilling new espionage series. It will appeal to fans of books like the globe-trotting thriller I Am Pilgrim, as well as to fans of authors like Lee Child, Mark Dawson, L.T. Ryan and David Baldacci.
What Did I Think?
God I love James Ryker – he is the ultimate action hero. Even when he was Carl Logan, I loved him. I’m not big on action thrillers but Ryker (along with the hunky Jake Boulder) is someone I do go back to time and time again.
But he’s no longer under the protection of the JIA, he’s freelance… He goes hell bent, bull in a China shop to any situation, no matter what the consequences BUT he weighs up the risk. He knows he doesn’t have that secretive almost immunity to getting the job done. Blood baths wherever Ryker went, whether it’s him or someone else spilling the blood. There is definitely a difference to previous outings for Ryker; there is less of the jet-set lifestyle of a spy to this read. The majority of Ryker’s time is spent in the UK which isn’t a bad thing, just a difference to some of the previous investigations Ryker has done under his tenure with the JIA.
This book what I expect from Sinclair but he’s upped a gear with Renegade. I don’t know if this is down to the slight freedom Ryker has being freelance or the concern our leading man shows when his female friend goes missing. If you like a good action packed thriller that races along with pace, you can’t go wrong with the latest Ryker read.
Who Is Rob Sinclair?
Rob specialised in forensic fraud investigations at a global accounting firm for thirteen years. He began writing in 2009 following a promise to his wife, an avid reader, that he could pen an ‘unputdownable’ thriller. Since then, Rob has sold over a million copies of his critically acclaimed and bestselling thrillers in the Enemy, James Ryker and Sleeper series. His work has received widespread critical acclaim, with many reviewers and readers likening Rob’s work to authors at the very top of the genre, including Lee Child and Vince Flynn.
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.