In the week the bond franchise announced they were appointing an author to develop stories involving new Double 0 agents, I can’t help thinking they should have looked no further than R.D Shah.
I never read any Fleming books but I used to love books by Robert Ludlum, and sadly haven’t really found an author who matched up, but I think that may have changed.
Project Icarus is one of those action books that sees the main character moving from one explosive situation to another, but unlike many it’s not over the top. It’s credible and makes the plot tick along nicely.
Icarus is a serial killer, but two of his kills have the security agencies seriously worried, they were agents of an agency that sees the Americans, British, and French security forces joined in hunt a specific world threat. The team is called DS5
British Police get lucky Icarus is cornered, but surprisingly he will only talk with Police Negotiator Ethan Munroe.
When Icarus escapes custody during a gun battle on a London Bridge it triggers a man hunt that starts in Europe, and in true Bond style, turns international.
Throughout the book, as Munro hunts down Icarus, there is a slow drip of information which opens up a clever, and believable plot.
Why is Icarus so determined to string Munroe along in his wake.
What is he trying to reveal to him, because it soon becomes apparent that Icarus’s agenda is not much different to Munroe’s but for very different reasons.
What links these two people that are so similar yet so different.
This is a cracker of a book. Which has opened up endless posters for future stories.
Pages: 323. Publisher: Canelo. Published Date: 18 November 2021