Book Review, Mystery/Suspense

Book Review – The Paris Betrayal

The Paris Betrayal

by James Hannibal

After a rough mission in Rome involving the discovery of a devastating bioweapon, Company spy Ben Calix returns to Paris to find his perfectly ordered world has collapsed. A sniper attack. An ambush. A call for help that brings French SWAT forces down on his head. Ben is out. This is a severance–reserved for incompetents and traitors.

Searching for answers and anticipating a coming attack, Ben and a woman swept up in his misfortunes must travel across Europe to find the sniper who tried to kill him, the medic who saved his life, the schoolmaster who trained him, and an upstart hacker from his former team. More than that, Ben must come to grips with his own insignificance as the Company’s plan to stop Leviathan from unleashing the bioweapon at any cost moves forward without him–and he struggles against the infection that is swiftly claiming territory within his own body.

Award-winning author James R. Hannibal ratchets up the tension on every page of this suspenseful new thriller.

My Thoughts

This is a stunning novel of spies, espionage, and action! I felt like I was in the middle of The Bourne Identity while I read.
The hero of this story, Ben, has dedicated his entire life to working for one organization. Now, something’s happened and it seems as though all his loyalty was for nothing, and the very same organization he gave up everything for has turned against him. He is determined to find out why.

I also loved the setting of this story. Europe, which has long been at the top of my list of ‘places I want to visit someday’, and it was fun having all this action happening in various places and countries there.
There are so many twists and turns in this story, just as I thought I had begun to get things figured out, they went the other way. In some ways, this book almost has too much action, it is a bit hard to keep track of what all is happening.
Ben encounters various other people, some you want him to steer clear of, others….maybe it’s ok to trust, but it all feels very unsure.
I found this to be a fun, action packed novel full of spying and all that goes with it.

I also loved the setting of this story. Europe, which has long been at the top of my list of ‘places I want to visit someday’, and it was fun having all this action happening in various places and countries there.

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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