13 09 2019

Gryphon Heist cover      This is a gripping story of espionage.  You have a few main characters, but the main one is Talia, who has just gotten a job at the CIA, along with Eddie, who was in the same class as Talia.  They are put in the “Others” division, with Brennan as their supervisor.  He puts the two of them on a “simple” case, working with civilian, Tyler.  But, it ends up this case is anything but simple.


There is the undertone of Christianity, but not very strong.  This has a strong hint of the past of what Talia went through as a child, and how it relates to this case.  This also is how Talia is reacting to working with a bunch of thieves.  Is the CIA involved in this?  That question remains to be answered still at the end of the book.  We are left in a cliff hangar.


Did I enjoy this book?  Immensely.  Different than my usual, but it kept me glued to it.


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.


james-hannibal    A former stealth pilot from Houston, Texas, James R. Hannibal has been shot at, locked up with surface-to-air missiles, and chased down a winding German road by an armed terrorist.  He is a two-time Silver Falchion Award winner for his Section 13 mysteries for kids and a Thriller Award nominee for his Nick Baron covert ops series for adults.


The Gryphon Heist became available for sale September 3, 2019.


I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review.