About the Book
Talia Inger is a rookie CIA case officer assigned not to the Moscow desk as she had hoped but to the forgotten backwaters of Eastern Europe–a department only known as “Other.” When she is tasked with helping a young, charming Moldovan executive secure his designs for a revolutionary defense technology, she figures she’ll be back in DC within a few days. But that’s before she knows where the designs are stored–and who’s after them. With her shady civilian partner, Adam Tyler, Talia takes a deep dive into a world where only criminal minds and unlikely strategies will keep the Gryphon, a high-altitude data vault, hovering in the mesosphere.
Even Tyler is more than he seems, and Talia begins to wonder: Is he helping her? Or using her access to CIA resources to pull off an epic heist for his own dark purposes?
In this Ocean’s Eleven-meets-Mission Impossible thriller, former tactical deception officer and stealth pilot James R. Hannibal offers you a nonstop thrill ride through the most daring heist ever conceived.
In My Opinion
Part spy novel, part mission impossible, and all speed ahead, The Gryphon Heist from James R. Hannibal is an entertaining ride that’s akin to watching a suspense movie.
Talia Inger is uber-intelligent (annoying at times but also what makes her an excellent CIA agent). The rest of the team is diverse and eclectic enough to keep readers on their toes.
Hannibal takes you through twists and turns, sometimes leading to surprises and gotcha moments. I love those in books and I’m glad we’ll get to see more of this group in another book. There’s a little bit of cliffhanger (at the end of the novel) that leads readers into the next release, but the heist is resolved in this one. I guess you could look at it like a movie franchise. The first release is out, and now we’re all awaiting the next.
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