The new Tom Clancy

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Wow! I thought all was lost when Mr. Clancy passed and there would be no more Ryanverse books. But, Mr. Konkoly’s writing is as good if not better.

This book grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go. The protagonist, David Petrovich, is a psychopathic assassin, which makes it hard for the reader to like him. He is trying to retire from the covert, special forces team he’s been a member of and leave his past behind. But, Sanderson blackmails him into completing one final mission.

Konkoly’s first book in the The Black Flagged Series, Black Flagged Alpha, is a well written black ops novel. There are many bad guys and no good guy. This fast paced, action thriller is filled with twists and the characters are believable. There is plenty of espionage and government agency overlap. And, as with many trilogies written today, there is a cliff hanger ending.

Even with all the characters, many with foreign names, and the technical detail, I highly recommend this book. 5 out of 5 stars.

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