The Paris Betrayal

Title: The Paris Betrayal
Author: James R. Hannibal
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3850-1

“Perhaps a controlled release of the plague is … healthy for the world–and ordered and effective version of the chaos we’ve already experienced,” Ben is told in James R. Hannibal’s novel, The Paris Betrayal.

~ What ~
This three-hundred-and-fifty-two-page paperback targets those who like current-day suspense about trying to stop the release of a bioweapon that could cause a devastating worldwide effect. With no profanity, topics of pain, abuse, torture, and death may not be appropriate for immature readers. The ending includes an author’s note, biography, and advertisements.

In a breakneck pace covering several countries around the globe, this page-turner portrays Ben Calix as a detailed, sophisticated spy who has been taught well by the Company until he botches a job and is potentially exposed to a deadly virus. Given a severance, he is on the run, trying to figure out why he has become a supposed traitor to his country. Dodging bullets, being shot by SWAT forces, and accused of killing his girlfriend, he pushes on to locate the bioweapon and how it will be used and when.

~Why ~
This is a riveting tale of cat and mouse as one wonders who to trust and if they will continue to stay the course no matter what. I enjoyed the humanness of the protagonist and his tender concern for others although he is put through physical and emotional ringers chapter after chapter. I appreciated how the writer connected the dots of betrayal without giving too many hints.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like suspense stories about dangerous viruses and their potential devastation may avoid this book. Some may question if it is a romance read, but the subject is not overdone involving the characters.

~ Wish ~
Although the author’s notes mention a connection to Job of the Bible, there were no references or obvious links. I wish the story had promoted the sovereignty of God and how He rules the world, even when it is in chaos.

~ Want ~
If you like a swift suspense novel of a spy searching for answers while locating a deadly weapon, this is a kick of a thriller that will keep you guessing until the last few pages.

Thanks to Revell for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

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