by Michael Walsh
Publisher: Pinnacle (Kensington)
Published: September 27, 2011
Series: Devlin Series
***Though the publisher provides the free book, I offer the opinion.***
SHOCK WARNING is the third book in Michael Walsh’s Devlin political thriller series. In it, a covert NSA operative, coded “Devlin”, with a cunning no-nonsense personality trots the globe working for the United States to unravel terror plots and their creators.
When a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary coalesces near a highway in the United States, the story is just unfolding. From a bomb threat on American soil to a computer virus designed to harm Iran’s nukes, this plot takes many unexpected twists even to the use of space junk on the surface of the moon.
Soon, the reader learns that everything one sees isn’t necessarily exactly as it seems, and why these visions and other strange happenings occur is not what anyone believes.
From the homeland to Iran and from politics to religion, this plot only gets more complicated when the reasoning for each characters involvement is as individual as a fingerprint. Yet, these conspirators are in it together, each with their own version of the outcome, and some Americans are a part of the greater whole.
Weapons, political aspirations, and allegiances are bait for barter, payola, and coercion in this thrilling read.
Michael Walsh blends fiction with a helping of current events and adds in some flavorings of political leanings to bring the reader inside a daring adventure.
If you’re a fan of the fast-pace and complexities of espying, intrigue, and international alliances, this author will leave you wanting book number four. SHOCK WARNING is a stand-alone title, but you will want to catch up with the other books and endangerment in HOSTILE INTENT (Pinnacle September 2009) and EARLY WARNING (Pinnacle September 2010).