in an Iranian hospital . . .
as the only survivor . . .
of a terrorist attack?
FBI AGENT Odysseus Carr is about to find out.
But should Odi trust the man who saved him . . .
or the man who sent him . . .
or none of the above?
What I liked: First of all, I "bought" Betrayal when it was a free Kindle deal. When trying a new author I look for deals first. I mean, who wants to spend their hard earned dollars on an unknown to them author. In addition the way Kindle prices are rising ("price set by the publisher"), I'm now very careful about what I get from Amazon/Barnes & Noble.
Betrayal really ticked all my boxes for a very good thriller/suspense. It had practically non-stop action, interesting characters, both good and bad; and finally it wasn't an impossible story line to believe.
You'll be able to tell something is up almost from the get-go but who's pulling the strings is a question that had me guessing throughout the story. FBI Agent "Odi" Carr is not a super duper James Bond undercover type, but he is smart and it doesn't take him long to realize something stinks in the whole set-up of the mission. For the rest of Betrayal, he is trying to trap the bad guys into showing their true colors.
Odi's twin sister plays an integral part of the story and I enjoyed her character and the way she was written added to my satisfaction and she's nobody's dupe either. She was written as an intelligent, capable character with a tendency to pick the wrong type of man.
I can't really say too much about the plot without spoilers so....
What I didn't like: While I could completely understand the political forces driving the antagonists, I had found it just a tad unbelievable concerning some of their actions. It was almost like they closed their eyes to what could happen if they failed in their machinations.
Overall, a good, solid thriller and I will be trying other works by Mr. Tigner.