Skyjack – KJ Howe

More April books! Phew, it’s been a busy month.

Thanks to Quercus for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review!

SKYJACK – KJ Howe (out now)

This is book two in the Thea Paris series – book one is THE FREEDOM BROKER (see my 4 star review here)

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My Thoughts: 4.5/5 stars!

When I read THE FREEDOM BROKER last year I absolutely loved Thea Paris. She’s a strong female lead and doesn’t take no for an answer as an International kidnap expert. This time she faces a case even harder than her last when she uncovers a CIA conspiracy like she’s never seen before.

Thea is escorting two former child soldiers on a plane flying between Africa and London when the Boeing Business Jet is highjacked. The pilot has locked himself into the cockpit and diverts the plane to a deserted airstrip in Libya. Forced to leave the jet to investigate, Thea comes face-to-face with a former nemesis, an Italian who is part of Gladios, a secret stay-behind army created after WWII to fight communism. She finds herself locked in the hangar, and the plane takes off with the boys, the passengers, and the kidnapper aboard.

As if Thea didn’t have enough to worry about, there is then a strange demand for the return of the hostages: she must deliver a truckload of weapons and other material to a destination in Europe. Thea digs up a conspiracy that connects the CIA, the Vatican, and the dark legacy of World War II, this case will bring all parties to an explosive conclusion at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.

Another great political thriller! Its been a treat having them back to back – seems to be a genre blend I don’t come across too often. Fast paced and good action, this was a hard one to put down! I’m so happy that Thea is back – we need more female leads in these crime fiction novels. I would highly recommend picking this one up, dont let the political element deter you, its more adventure and travel with some great conspiracy elements.

 

Have you read THE FREEDOM BROKER yet?

–Jess

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