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Carl Logan is a British agent who works for a
secretive intelligence agency, the JIA that is controlled jointly by the USA
and the UK. Their brief includes policing, espionage, and the armed forces all
rolled into one!
Logan has never had a normal life. Recruited as an
unruly teenager from a series of foster homes, he was no stranger to criminal
activities. Indeed it would be difficult to find a more conflicted or
vulnerable character, especially as the only two people he has ever loved or
trusted, his boss Mackie and an American agent, Angela Grainger, have both
The action begins with Logan and a colleague trying
to steal information from a high security complex in Russia. Logan is
captured. Did somebody know they were coming? For a considerable while the
narrative then alternates between the next three months when he was held
captive, which becomes the past, and the time after he escapes, which is the
When captured Logan was extensively tortured, and
both cleverly interrogated, and mentally undermined by Lena, a Russian woman
who pops in and out of the rest of the story. Once Logan escapes it seems
that everybody, the British, the Americans and the Russians all want him dead.
What accommodations have the spy bosses made with each other and
why? Can Logan trust the two minders sent to bring him back to
England? And what do the Russians have that the Americans are so
desperately looking for?
This is a cleverly written book that maintained my
interest during the long period that Logan was held captive even though I knew
from the parallel writing that he eventually escapes. The body count is
high and the torture is graphic. Rise
of the Enemy is not for the fainthearted, but is undoubtedly a good read
for thriller fans.
Reviewer: Angela Crowther
Rob Sinclair began
writing in 2009 following a promise to his wife, an avid reader, that he could
pen a 'can't put down' thriller. 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.