Monday, September 7, 2015

Book Review: Working with the Enemy by Brandan C. Hadlock

Working with the Enemy, by Brandan C. Hadlock
2015, 79p, Clean Action Adventure Thriller
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the author for an honest review

John Case is an ordinary man: he attends church with his family; he mows the lawn; and he pays his taxes. He's also been out of work for months. Two foreign powers want the top-secret missile schematics that someone named Big J has clandestinely auctioned. Intelligence operatives have narrowed their search, and tonight, John and his family will be swept into a terrifying adventure of international espionage and extortion.

If you've been looking for thrilling, clean, family adventure, this is it!

John Case is an average family man who has six kids and is trying to make ends meet. One ordinary night, his life takes a sharp turn. He is kidnapped and believed to be someone named Big J who has sensitive information which he will be paid well to give up. The stakes are high as he furiously works to figure out how to get himself and his family out of this dire situation.

This book held my attention from the beginning and didn't let up the entire time! It's a short story but it moved fast and there was a lot going on. There were quite a few characters involved and I felt like they were developed well enough for this type of story. The ending didn't wrap everything up and the very end has kept me thinking and developing a theory on what's really happening. There's more story to be told and there are characters I want to learn even more about.

What I love the most about this book is that it's clean! If you enjoy reading thrillers, this is a book you will want to pick up. I'm looking forward to reading more!

(Free on Kindle Unlimited)

About the Author:

Brandan Hadlock was born in the Four-Corners area of the southwest, the son of two of the greatest parents one could have. He grew up in sunny Arizona. Thankfully, (as he remembers) he was in the mountains when the temperature in Phoenix hit 122 degrees Fahrenheit. His future wife lived briefly in a near-by city, but they weren't blessed to meet until years later when they were both living -- yes, in the mountains (of Utah).

His interest in writing may have been sparked by two second- or third- grade teachers who said he'd write the next Star Wars®(Thanks Ms. Livingston and Ms. Bea). In junior high he helped edit and publish the school's literary magazine and was an editor and writer for the school newspaper (if his memory is correct). In college, as part of a class project, he contributed to a freshman survival guide and a writing handbook.

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sherry fundin said...

I love conspiracy novels and going on adventures. Thanks for sharing a new for me author.
sherry @ fundinmental

Unknown said...

YAYYY! I am so excited to read this. I LOVE clean, and fabulous books :)

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