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The Gryphon Heist: Book Review with Revell Reads

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to steal something from space?

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.

Book Review:

Edge of your seat just doesn’t do this book justice. It’s more of a free-fall. Talia is a character unlike anyone I’ve read about before. Including an eidetic memory to her development ramped up the plot volume and ensured she would have ample backstory.

The author does a wonderful job of setting up the story and giving a marvelous adventure. I can’t say the plot was predictable, because it took me quite a while to completely understand what was happening. I will admit some of the science was lost on me, but that did not detract from the thrill of reading.

Labeled as Christian Suspense, I was happy with the level of spirituality from start to finish.

Eddie was probably my favorite character, though. His attitude, smarts, and banter kept everyone moving. Who doesn’t love the nerdy sidekick?

I requested a copy of this book from Revell Reads Blog Program. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.


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