Out next week!
Thanks to Berkley Pub for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.
WARNING LIGHT – David Ricciardi (Releasing April 17th, 2018)
When a commercial aircraft makes an emergency landing at an Iranian military base, it looks like a crisis has been narrowly avoided. But for undercover intelligence analyst Zac Miller, the CIA-staged crash landing is the only part of his assignment that goes right.
What was supposed to be a simple surveillance mission quickly heads south when the Iranians apprehend the smooth-talking American. Never trained to be a field operative, Zac’s in over his head, especially when it turns out escaping from captivity is only the beginning of his problems. On the run across Europe from both Iranian agents and Western authorities who are convinced he’s defected, Zac finds himself fighting for his life, with no guarantee he’ll even have one to go back to…
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!
If you’ve followed my reviews for awhile, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of the political and espionage thrillers. With my senior project being on the espionage tactics in the Cuban Missile Crisis, I love when there are thrillers that dive into the cat and mouse game of espionage. WARNING LIGHT by David Ricciardi is a consistently paced novel where the action doesn’t stop. You hit the ground running and don’t stop until the end.
Zac Miller is an undercover analyst for the CIA. After a staged crash landing in an Iranian military base, he figured the hardest part of his mission was over. He was very wrong. He is captured by the Iranians, but the real troubles start after he manages to escape.
This is the perfect cat and mouse suspense novel. People are after Zac and he must try to remain one step ahead of them at all times. Will he be able to get home? Will he have a home and a normal life to return to? WARNING LIGHT is an entertaining read from start to finish. The action and fluidity of the novel will keep you flipping the pages. I would definitely classify this as more of a lighter thriller, which is exactly what I needed!
Overall, this is a solid thriller debut and I can’t wait to see what Ricciardi comes out with next. That ending…is it really over? Or is there more to come?! I’ll be anxiously waiting.
(David Ricciardi credit Mary Alice Fisher)
About the Author:
A keen outdoorsman, David Ricciardi incorporated many personal experiences into WARNING LIGHT. He’s backpacked through the mountains of the western United States and Alaska, received extensive training from law-enforcement and US special operations personnel, and once woke up for a 2 AM watch aboard a sailboat only to discover that it was headed the wrong way through the Atlantic sea lanes in heavy weather, with one of the crew suffering from hypothermia. In addition to being an avid sailor, David is also a certified scuba rescue diver and a former ski instructor. WARNING LIGHT is his first novel.
Any other espionage/political thriller fans out there?