by Johnny RayMatalina heads the elite special forces of Baltonia, a small country near Switzerland, and where the Maliviziati maintain their secret society that opposes the Illuminati’s various splinter groups that want to create a new world order. While she directs the most powerful special operatives in the world, she is very capable of going solo when needed. She was bred like her parents and theirs before to be the best warrior in the world. Unfortunately, her chosen mate, Bjorn, has turned against them, killing her sister in the process. She loved him earlier, and perhaps she still does. Still, when she finds him, she will kill him. When a new faction attempts to release drones in America, Matalina has to respond to keep this from playing into the hands of those wanting to create a new world order. She soon learns that the leader of this group is one of Bjorn’s operatives, Mario, a guy she should kill, but he is also the one person she needs to take alive to be able to locate Bjorn. With mercenaries flown in from Columbia to help this terrorist faction which was formed out of Afghanistan, this novel circles the globe as many players fight for eventual control of the world.
My Thoughts: This book was incredibly action packed and fast. I felt like I was on a wild ride just waiting to find out what would happen next. It was exciting to read, and full of interesting details. I loved how the setting switched around to many different areas. They all had their treacherous elements, which just added to the story. It was both amazing and terrifying to read something that could so easily be going on behind regular people's backs.
I liked Matalina a lot. She was obviously a strong woman, but it was more her sense of duty and responsibility that I found myself admiring. There were so many other characters in this book. I loved the arrogant bad guys. I also greatly enjoyed each person who helped Matalina out in the book. They were not looked into in depth, but there was still a sense of who they were by their actions.
This book is a fast paced thriller that I think people can sink their teeth into. I was wrapped up in the story and holding my breath during every op. I loved the little touches of romance and politics. They didn't over shadow the action, but they added another layer to the story. I can't wait to find out what will happen next for Matalina.
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About the Author:Johnny Ray has a passion for life and adventure that he loves to share with his readers. As an avid traveler and professional businessman conducting business worldwide for years he has made many interesting contacts and received numerous awards for top production. He has owned and operated several real estate companies, several insurance companies, and a stock brokerage company. He loves radio and TV talk shows, as well as speaking in front of various audiences. Feel free to contact him if you need a guest speaker. When it comes time to play, he is very active in many sports including dancing, swimming, tennis, biking, and skiing. While he loves adventures that are new, interesting and challenging, making friends that share his passions is a special gift. Johnny lives in Clearwater, Florida where he works full time as a writer, and he can be often found in one of the hundreds of coffee shops along the beach working on his next novel. He belongs to the Florida Writer Association where he recently won the Royal Palm Literary Award for best thriller, the Romantic Writers of America, and the Mystery Writers Association. He attends various national writer conventions throughout the year, as well as several local writing groups in the Tampa Bay area of Florida.
I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.