BOOK REVIEW AND BOOK GIVE AWAY - Landslide by Adam Sikes
by Adam Sikes
November 14 - December 9, 2022 Virtual Book Tour
International Arms—Private Military Companies—Corruption at Every Turn
U.S. Marine veteran Mason Hackett moved to London to start his life over, and he's done his best to convince himself that what happened fifteen years ago doesn't matter—the people he killed, the men he lost, the lives he ruined. But when Mason sees the face of a dead friend flash on a television screen and then receives a mysterious email referencing a CIA operation gone bad, he can no longer ignore his inner demons.
Driven by loyalty and a need to uncover the truth, Mason launches on a perilous journey from the Czech Republic to Romania toward the war-torn separatist region in eastern Ukraine to honor a fifteen-year-old promise. The answers he seeks—the fate of a friend and his connection to the underworld of international arms dealers and defense corporations—throw Mason into the cauldron of a covert war where no one can be trusted.
Praise for Landslide:
"Sikes imbues the emotionally complex Mason with a palpable sense of grief. Readers will look forward to his further adventures."
"Landslide is not only a gripping geo-political thriller, but a morally-complex tale. It grapples with fraught questions of both individual and national loyalty as well as killing and the grim realities of war. I read this book over the course of two-white knuckled days that I won’t soon forget. Adam Sikes is a huge talent."
Elliot Ackerman, New York Times best-selling author
"Adam Sikes is the consummate storyteller. What a fast-moving train Landslide is, a real rollercoaster of a ride, gripping, emotional and thought-provoking. I enjoyed every thrilling second. This is good stuff!"
J. Randy Taraborrelli, New York Times best-selling author
"A gem of a read with mach-speed mayhem, loaded with rich detail from a writer who knows what he’s talking about."
Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author
"With an irresistible hook that grabs you from the get-go, Landslide is an action-packed, nonstop espionage thrill ride that will keep you furiously turning the pages. Marine Corps veteran and former intelligence officer Adam Sikes delivers a fast-paced, gritty, supercharged read."
Andrew Kaplan, New York Times best-selling author
"Landslide is a seismic quake of an international, high-stakes thriller in the grand tradition of Daniel Silva, Brad Thor, and Brad Taylor. Adam Sikes has penned a seminal effort that's bracingly effective in its portrayal of current geopolitical dynamics through the eyes of former Marine, and current expatriate, Mason Hackett. A terrific tapestry of a tale with the kind of stitching that would make the likes of Alistair MacLean and Frederick Forsyth take notice."
Jon Land, USA Today best-selling author
What an action-packed debut political thriller! Landslide is the first in the Mason Hackett Espionage series. In this book we meet U.S. Marine veteran Mason Hackett. Mason has relocated to London and convinced himself that a traumatic event 15 years prior doesn’t matter until he spots a dead friend on TV and is forced to deal with his demons.
The author’s background in the Marines and CIA comes through in this book. The story is told as only someone who has experienced this could describe and added a depth that made the story more intriguing to me. As a result of having lived experience, the characters are well developed while also being interesting. I enjoyed the cast of supporting characters and they were perfect for moving the story forward. The setting is timely and explores the depths of hatred between Russia and Ukraine.
I must admit, I was immersed in this story from start to finish. It has everything – back door deals, betrayal, espionage, an international flare, mystery, and suspense – all wrapped up in a cohesive story.
I highly recommend and will be anxiously awaiting book 2. I can’t wait to see how this series evolves.
Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Genre: Spy Thriller
Published by: Oceanview Publishing
Publication Date: September 2022
Number of Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781608095049 (ISBN10: 1608095045)
Series: A Mason Hackett Espionage Thriller, #1
Book Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads | Oceanview Publishing
Adam Sikes is a novelist and freelance writer. He is a graduate of Georgetown University with a degree in International Politics and a Masters in History. Prior to taking up the pen, he served in the US Marine Corps with combat tours in the Balkans, Iraq, and elsewhere in the Middle East. Following the Marines, Adam joined the CIA and conducted operations in Central Asia, East Africa, and Europe. He is the author of the international thriller Landslide and is the co-author of Open Skies: My Life as Afghanistan’s First Female Pilot. He lives in Southern California.
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