Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Cloak and Dagger Grand Prix

The Ninth OrphanThe Ninth Orphan by James Morcan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

James and Lance Morcan’s, The Ninth Orphan, is a suspense-laden spy novel that keeps you engaged through every twist and turn in this fantastic maze of desperation and intrigue. Readers will love its brisk pace from start to finish, with cloak and dagger action and new dangers at every turn. Conspiracy fans will appreciate the Morcan’s efforts in developing the back-story and crafting the detail, making this a believable and gripping story of a rouge agent who simply wants a taste of freedom.

Nine wants out; a chance to enjoy a life, free from the Omega Group and the espionage and killing that are all he’s ever known. As a toddler in the Pedemont Orphanage, Nine grew from the Omega Group’s prodigal student to their most effective operative. But on his last assignment, Nine decides it’s time to make an exit. Poised to reach his goal, Nine’s plan unravels when he inadvertently crosses paths with the exotic Isabelle Alleget. As Omega agents and nearly every security and police element in France close in, Nine will have to tap into every bit of his substantial training and experience to reach his island paradise alive.

The beauty behind the Omega Group and its top agent, Nine, are built on the foundation of multiple conspiracy theories we’ve heard in the past. Many authors have tried to tie these together before but few have succeeded in writing a story that delivers the concepts in an entertaining package like James and Lance Morcan have done with The Ninth Orphan.

This is a four-star read for those wanting a story with a great mix of non-stop action and interesting characters whose conflicted personalities drive the plot along a razor’s edge.

Tom Clementson (Kindle Book Review)

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