Author Ian Ludlow writes great adventures…but after helping Chinese movie star Wang Mei defect to the United States, he becomes the accidental hero of a real-life espionage thriller. Now he’s stuck with the actress—and suffering a nasty case of writer’s block—when he stumbles into a secret Russian plot using “fake news” to outrage Americans into believing a terrifying lie.
It’s up to Ian and Margo French, his researcher-turned-spy, to discover the connection between a barbaric drug lord in Mexico, a homicidal maniac in California, a rogue citizen army in Texas, a raging TV pundit in New York, and two dead tourists in Portugal…before the president of the United States makes a catastrophic mistake that could resurrect the Soviet Union.
The only weapon Ian has against the global conspiracy, and the assassins who are closing in on him, is his vivid imagination. If his story isn’t a killer thriller, he’s dead.
|You pick up from the last book with Ian home from China with the actress Wang Mei. She has defected to the U.S. and though she is put up by herself she ends up at Ian’s house. Things turn really strange for Ian during an episode of Match Game, yes that old 70’s game show starring Gene Rayburn, they really had a good time watching it (not). By the time Margo shows up at his house things a really different but she picks up on everything. Bored and Ian with writer's block they call their handler at the CIA and look for anything to do. Finding two American tourists have fallen to their deaths in a foreign country they go there. This actually sets off a change of events for them that will put them right in the middle of their own show.
The show that was written in Russia was started and executed but you the reader really doesn’t know that as you begin this book. It is not until you are really into the book that you start putting the pieces together and once again the author has sucked you into this story and you don’t want to leave. Besides who wants to with all of the unique characters. Maybe it is because I can relate to a few of them.
This is a story that will keep your mind going with the different characters and at the same time treat you the reader to an adventure of wanting to read, to find out what happens next to our cast of characters. The author has done a wonderful job once again and you will not be disappointed in this book at all. Very much worth the read. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com