Blog Tour Review, From a Position of Strength

posted in: blog tour, Sherry | 0

From A Position of Strength
Sean Heary

288 pages
Matador
published September 28, 2021

Buy Links: https://amzn.to/3vIu7R6

Book Description:

Lying by the pool under a clear Tuscan sky, Lorenzo Rossi, the former head of the Vatican police, receives a surprise visit from his ex-fiancée, CIA Agent Cathy Doherty. Cathy is concerned about Rossi’s safety.

Three nights ago, a Russian GRU intelligence officer Elena Trusova was critically injured in a vehicle rollover on a remote road leading to Rossi’s olive farm in Siena, Italy.

Rossi ensures Cathy the proximity of the accident is pure coincidence, but agrees to investigate after Cathy reveals the Russian was a double agent working for the CIA and probability on her way to see him.

Together they uncover a heinous right-wing plot that, if successful, would lead to nuclear Armageddon.

Can Rossi and Cathy stop a president gone mad or is this the end of the world as we know it?

My Review

I read a lot of espionage and thrillers, but there is a quality in this one that I can’t quite place my finger on.  For a genre that is hard for a book to be unique, this one felt fresh to me.  I didn’t realize that it was part of a series, but other than a lingering on again off again romance, the book works as a stand alone.

While I don’t know enough about politics to know if this could really happen, it’s presented in such a way that it feels credible.  Especially with all the wacky things happening in US politics and their relationship with Russia.

I connected with the plot from the opening pages and the more I read, the more I did not want to put it down.  And I loved the exotic locale throughout Europe.  I’ve been to Rome and Vatican City and I could just picture the chase.

If you’re a fan of espionage thrillers, then you should love this book.  

Sherry

 

Author Bio

Sean travelled the world for thirty years as a mining company executive, living for many years only a stone’s throw from the Kremlin. No wonder he likes to write political thrillers. He also worked for several years in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where he picked up a taste for Central Asian cuisine and met his wife. Born and raised in Australia, Sean now makes Germany his home.

 

 

Sharing is caring!