The President’s Dossier. James A. Scott
Fans of Ludlum, Demille, and David Baldacci, stop looking for the next to spy author, he’s here. If you love those authors for their full on international espionage thrillers this book is going to be right up your street.
Max Geller is a former CIA agent that left the Company when emails, disparaging to the US President, were found on his works account. If that sounds strangely familiar then the rest of the intrigue around President Walldrum is going to sound really familiar.
Gellar is sought out by a Lawyer representing a group that wants to discredit the President. There are rumours that a dossier has been put together which carries information on how Walldum is in President Putins pocket, and that he had help getting into office.
The Dossier allegedly contains information on how Wulldrum laundered money, took illegal payments, used hookers for rough and humiliating sex, and shows his connections to Putin through the Oligarch network.
So it’s not surprising the Lawyer is offering big money and a no limits expense account.
Gellar puts together a small but efficient team and the hunt for confirmation of the information contained in the Dossiers starts.
Following the trail from America to the U.K, on to Europe and Russia, and back across the Atlantic, Geller goes full Jason Bourne. The story plot thickens as the body count mounts.
Everybody appears to want the information the team are uncovering, MI6, The CIA and the FBI, Oligarchs, and The Russian Security Services are all after Max and his team, and none of them are friendly.
Nobody can be trusted. Even Max’s closest allies in his team come under suspicion as the various agencies get way too close to Max
This book races around the world at a frantic rate, and had me turning the pages at the same speed.
It’s a real throwback to the spy stories that were popular in the 70’s and 80’, and I loved those books.
I mentioned a few authors at the start of this review and James A. Scott will sit comfortably amongst that group with this book.
If, like me, you’ve been waiting for a book like this, don’t plan on doing anything once you’ve started it, because you won’t put it down till you’ve finished it.
It’s an absolute stunner of a read and hopefully the first of many
Publishers: Oceanview Publishing
Publication date U.K: 15 September 2020