Sunday, 17 July 2016
Nomad - James Swallow
I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Nomad by James Swallow direct from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I think I've found my new favourite action adventure author and main character! Marc Dane is a really interesting character. He has a dark back story we have yet to learn more about, he's intelligent, he has feelings, he is practical and he's brave when he needs to be. He's also English.
The writing and action is fast paced keeping you on the edge of your seat and barely letting you catch your breath before the next bit of excitement is upon you. The action moves around the world and you feel the setting in each place as if you were there, With so much action, there is always the risk of losing the setting in the mix, but not in Nomad, you always know where you are.
Marc is the lone survivor of his MI6 team after a mission has been ambushed and everything points to him being the cause behind it. He has to do what he can to prove his innocence before he gets buried in some forgotten about MI6 prison. He manages a lot on his own but when his options runs out a secretive group called Rubicon make him an offer he can't refuse.
Lucy Keyes is a mercenary who works for the Rubicon group. She is strong, smart and funny. I really liked Lucy, sometimes when a woman is portrayed as smart and strong they are also portrayed as being bitches for wont of a better word. It's not the case in Nomad, Lucy still comes across as likeable and human even through the steel.
There were some very difficult things to read in this book as sadly they mirror some situations going on in the world right now and that is what makes the book all the more believable and scary.
Overall an excellent book and a really enjoyable read, I'm already looking forward to the next book which will be out some time next year.
I started reading this book on the 5th of July 2016 and finished it on the 16th of July 2016.
I gave this book 5 stars on Goodreads.