I am over the moon to be joining in with Rob Sinclair’s The Red Cobra blog tour! 🙂
Many thanks to Sarah Hardy for inviting me to take part.
Well, I didn’t see that coming!
Having read and enjoyed Rob Sinclair’s The Enemy Series and his standalone, Dark Fragments (I will add links to my reviews at the end of this post), I was very much looking forward to reading The Red Cobra! I think I have enjoyed this book even more than the others and they are all 5 star reads. They just keep getting better!
James Ryker is a brilliant character. I loved Carl Logan and I have thoroughly enjoyed catching up with him under his new identity. If you haven’t already read The Enemy Series, then I seriously recommend that you do. I’m sure it’s not necessary in order to enjoy the first in this new series (although there are some references), but you would be missing out if you didn’t.
Ryker has built a new life with Lisa (both with new identities), a quiet life, but a happy one. He hasn’t been working for the JIA for some time, until Winter finds him and asks for his help. The Red Cobra needs to be found and stopped and Ryker can’t resist the challenge. It doesn’t take him long to accept the mission.
Who is The Red Cobra? Will Ryker find her before the body count rises and will he be able to follow his orders?
This is an extremely fast-paced and tense read, full of action (quite violent at times) and suspense. It flicks between the past and present, but flows perfectly. As I said at the beginning, I didn’t see the twists coming and I love the fact that the ending has been left open for Book 2.
There are a fair few unsavoury characters in this story, but I have always found Ryker/Logan to be very likeable, despite almost being like a machine. There’s something quite endearing about him. His skills are awesome and he’s definitely someone I would want on my side. The Red Cobra is a brilliant character also, not a lady I would want to have a disagreement with!
The fight scenes are brilliant! I agree with Sarah at https://bytheletterbookreviews.com/, this would make an excellent film.
Many thanks to Rob Sinclair and Bloodhound Books for my ARC and to Sarah Hardy for inviting me to take part in the blog tour for this brilliant book.
Publisher: Bloodhound Books (4th April 2017)
The Red Cobra: an action packed and utterly gripping thriller from the best-selling author of The Enemy Series
Carl Logan dedicated nearly twenty years of his life to the Joint Intelligence Agency. Now living in a secret location, under the new identify of James Ryker, he wants nothing more than to be left alone, the chance to start a new life away from chaos, violence, destruction and deceit.
It’s not long, however, before Ryker’s short-lived idyll is destroyed when he is tracked down by Peter Winter, his ex-boss at the JIA. Winter brings with him news of the murder of a woman in Spain, Kim Walker, whose fingerprints match those of one of Ryker’s former adversaries who’s been missing presumed dead for years – an infamous female assassin known as the Red Cobra.
A cyberattack at the JIA led to the Red Cobra’s profile being compromised, and Winter believes JIA agents may now be at risk too, Ryker included. But Ryker knew the elusive Red Cobra better than anyone, and when he sees the grisly pictures of Kim Walker’s corpse, he has news for Winter – she isn’t the assassin at all …
So just who is the mystery dead woman? And where is the real Red Cobra?
The Red Cobra is a fast-paced thriller filled with twists and turns and intrigue that will appeal to readers of big-hitting thrillers by the likes of Lee Child and David Baldacci, and with echoes in its plotting and breadth of the globe-trotting spy thriller I Am Pilgrim.
Rob Sinclair is the author of the highly-acclaimed and bestselling Enemy series of espionage thrillers featuring Carl Logan. The Red Cobra is the first instalment in his explosive new James Ryker series. Rob is also the author of the stand-alone thriller, Dark Fragments.
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About the author…..
Rob is the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling Enemy series of espionage thrillers featuring embattled agent Carl Logan, with over 200,000 copies sold to date. The Enemy series has received widespread critical acclaim with many reviewers and readers having likened Rob’s work to authors at the very top of the genre, including Lee Child and Vince Flynn.
Rob’s fourth book, the pulsating psychological thriller Dark Fragments, released by Bloodhound Books in November 2016, has been described as ‘clever’ and ‘chilling’ and an ‘expertly crafted’ story, and became an Amazon UK top 50 bestseller soon after its release.
Rob’s forthcoming James Ryker series follows on from the Enemy books, with the first novel, The Red Cobra, being released in April 2017.
Rob began writing in 2009 following a promise to his wife, an avid reader, that he could pen a ‘can’t put down’ thriller. He worked for nearly 13 years for a global accounting firm after graduating from The University of Nottingham in 2002, specialising in forensic fraud investigations at both national and international levels. Rob now writes full time.
Originally from the North East of England, Rob has lived and worked in a number of fast paced cities, including New York, and is now settled in the West Midlands with his wife and young sons.
Links to previous posts featuring Rob Sinclair…..