Patriot by A.S Bond

Patriot (A Brooke Kinley Adventure #1)Patriot by A.S. Bond

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Patriot is a fast paced thriller. Spoiler Alert.

The scene is set with an attack of an Afghan compound and a US Apache helicopter brought down by an advanced missile.

Scott Jensen works in intelligence for the Us Department of Defense in Washington a friend contacts him about evidence picked up from the Apache attack, the surface to air missile had a very advanced laser guided by a micro-chip made in the US. The technology is owned by New York billionaire Jean Maynard, friend of the President. When Scott asks for an investigation, the top brass shut him down.

Still believing Maynard needs investigating, Scott takes what he has to a journalist, Brooke Kinley. The trail soon leads to a mining town in remote Canada and Brooke sets out by herself to find out more. I like Brooke, she is a strong female character and really good at survival. There are lots of clues and details added along the way which you know will come together later in the story, a couple are victims of piracy in the Indian Ocean and a pair of geologists are attacked in Labrador. Plus someone is following Scott.

Dexter Adams flies into Labrador in search of his missing brother and finds himself involved in Brooke’s investigation when his plane crashes in a lake.

There are quite a lot of characters to keep up with and several intelligence agencies across the world get involved in this race to stop phase 2 of a terrorist attack and to find out just who is pulling all the political strings.

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“A.S Bond is the pen name of Alexandra Pratt, an internationally acclaimed travel writer and journalist. Alexandra is also the author of six previous books, including Lost Lands, Forgotten Stories (HarperCollins, 2002), which is the story of her canoe expedition to Labrador that later inspired much of the ‘action’ in Patriot. Now married and based in the west of England, Alexandra works as a freelance journalist and also writes adventure thrillers under the pen name A.S.Bond. ‘Patriot’ is an award-winning thriller, which debuted at #13 in its category on Amazon. It is the first title in her series of Brooke Kinley Adventures and is available as both a paperback and an e-book. For more information and the latest news, visit


5 thoughts on “Patriot by A.S Bond

  1. Sounds like an exciting book written by a knowledgeable author. I do have a hard time with anything set, even partially, in Aghanistan with the military. My son was deployed there for one year on the Pakistan border and came home with a rucksack with bullet holes in it. It was a long, tough year, too real.


    • Hi Noelle,
      Let me just say how pleased I am that your son came home from Afghanistan! My husband was in the Armed Forces and I know only too well what you go through when they are away on deployment. It’s true the prologue of my novel is set in Afghanistan – and you may find those few pages difficult – but my interest in and concern for what has been happening out there for the past few years was one of the reasons this story was the one in my head that just had to get written. Although it is fiction and it is a thriller, I do have a background in political science and I hope that this book is not only topical, but that it raises some interesting questions about how, where and why we fight terrorism (without banging the drum for a particular point of view).
      If you do read it, I would like to know what you think, given your particular perspective.
      Alex (A.S. Bond)


      • It was so nice of you to contact me personally, Alex. Thank you and I WILL download your book. Not sure when I can get back to you – my daughter’s wedding is coming up in four weeks, and we are going nuts! The good thing is that my son will be home for it! Thanks again!


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