‘Set in the murky world of secrets’. Rosie’s #Bookreview of action #thriller JENKS by @burrell_barney

JenksJenks by Barney Burrell

4 stars

Jenks is an action thriller which draws us into the murky world of secrets – top secrets which upon exposure to the world could have catastrophic effects.

A CIA analyst uses his computer skills to access high level security files; he plans to sell the information to a group who will leak it to the public.

The situation is soon of global importance and a British off-grid intelligence agency are asked to help. They employ professional assassin Jenks to stop the handover of the files at a pre-planned London exchange.

This is a well-paced story with plenty of characters to keep the reader interested. Information about Jenks is drip-fed to the reader, often through flashbacks, as the author builds a good picture of the man.

The story alternates between the current events and chapters that go back a few days or weeks, which helps to build up the plot.

I did like Jenks, who is a master of his game. A couple of times I thought that the story could have been tightened a little more, where parts were over-explained, but this was only a minor observation. I believe that this is the first book from this author; I thought it was a good solid tale in this genre.

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In a nutshell.. Ruthless freelance professional assassin Jenks is hired by ultra-top secret government agency – responsible for the dirtiest of work – to kill a rogue CIA analyst and prevent a super Wikileaks-like Russian backed dissemination of catastrophic above Top Secret explosive revelations, capable of overturning the world order.

Using the most ingenious of spycraft, the chameleon like Jenks has no option but to let the crime play out until the very end. With the action taking place between Soho, London and Virginia, USA, Jenks hurtles towards the ultimate confrontation and sacrifice – his pedal to the metal race to uncover the truth will leave you gasping.

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