The Lost Codex by Alan Jacobson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received an advance uncorrected proof of The Lost Codex : An OPSIG Team Black Novel from Alan Jacobson, via Net Galley for an honest review. I received the book in August, and read it in a few days.
These days it is difficult to find books in a series which stand-alone well. The Lost Codex has that distinction. I have not read the first two books in the OPSIG Team Black series, but have put them on my list to read.
The first paragraph in, I did not want to like this story. It seemed like another Special Ops books that was going to show how terrible Muslims are, but in my growing anger, I decided to continue to read. Not only was I rapidly engaged in the story line, but [author : Jacobson's] superb writing kept me firmly strapped into the speeding SUV, Plane, Train, Parachute, at the Museum and on the Boat.
"The Lost Codex" is filled with ancient and modern history. There was not prejudice against Muslims and the topper was the very strong female protagonist Karen Vail, who was no stronger than any of her co-operators; Hector DeSantos, or Aaron Uziel, but she was held as a strong and able leader throughout the entire story.
This was exciting and contained more twists than the Twisted Colossus at Valencia, California Six Flags. Alan Jacobson is an excellent writer and weekly I will hear a news item, or see a black SUV, and think about this novel.
Content: Violence - Yes.
Sexual - It is alluded to, but nothing graphic that I recall.
If you like Clive Cussler, Lee Child, or Robert Stone, I think it is a good guess you will love Alan Jacobson's, OPSIG Team Black Series.
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