An imaginative and fun read!
I took the thrill ride and was captivated by the action that unfolded in the first pages of Levant Mirage. Chase’s latest is an all encompassing military techno thriller that has no bounds. The characters are engaging and true to life. The extraordinary plot line moves at a pace that will keep you hanging on by your fingernails.
Army Major Adam Michaels is a combat veteran. With a tainted record, he’s been relegated to an unfulfilling position as a staff officer in the Pentagon. That is until a cyber attack on a top secret program opens old wounds. Michaels is in the unique position to leverage the relationships built on a PhD dissertation he’d nearly forgotten about. He’s also a man with the distinction of having been bred in a family of wealth and means, but not without a sour relationship with his father and a cold war with an ex-wife. The one bright light in Adam’s life is his commitment to do his best by his daughter. These are the resources he draws on to thwart an adversary intent on establishing a global caliphate intent on driving civilization back several centuries.
Not to blow all the fun, but anyone vaguely interested in space operations and orbital mechanics will be really impressed with how the author incorporates an asteroid in a nearby orbit, as a main player in the story’s climax. For me, the best part of a thriller is the build up of suspense and Levant Mirage does just that. The suspense builds all the way to the last pages. Oliver Chase has hit his stride. Now that I’ve discovered my new “go-to” author for fast paced adventure and suspense, I can’t wait to read Chase’s next release.
A pre-release copy of this title was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.