Genre: Crime, Thriller, Mystery, Realistic Fiction
“Why Would An FBI Agent Shoot His Own Boss, In Cold Blood?
When Agent Greer is rushed to his office in the middle of the night, he has no idea what’s expecting him.
His boss has been shot, but why is Greer being brought in for questioning? Do they need his help to catch the gunman, to start a manhunt through Columbus?
Greer is ready to take on the case, preparing himself to chase a hardened criminal. But the shooter is already caught, the shooter surrendered immediately. All Greer needs to do is figure out why his best friend and coworker would do this.
The Consequence of Loyalty is a dark, gritty and psychological thrilling first book in a series of novels called The Columbus Archives. It promises to take you on a thrilling, emotional ride when friend is pitted against friend, in what seems to be an unsolvable case for the FBI’s Critical Response Unit”
I felt like I was reading the book version of an NCIS episode. Not in the sense that I’d heard the story before, but in terms of atmosphere. The book is very well-written as are the characters well developed.
We are introduced to a team of four FBI agents as a sting operation is underway. There is Jordan Greer, an incredibly smart albeit somewhat arrogant psychologist; Dana Norman, an akido expert who typically plays by the rules; Gerard Martin, a sniper and ex-SAS [Special Air Service (British military)] soldier; and of course their boss, Sean Calloway.
When out of nowhere, Martin shoots Calloway and immediately surrenders himself, the search for answers begins. This is exceedingly difficult for his fellow team members as they keep getting stonewalled by the Internal Affairs agents who were called in to handle the case. Although Martin is in custody and admits guilt, he refuses to answer as to why.
With the blessing of their superior (Calloway) who survived the attack, Greer and Norman begin their own investigation, but keep coming up with more questions. Nothing about anything makes sense even though they place trust that Martin had to have acted under duress.
There is plenty of action and drama as both FBI and Internal Affairs delve into the madness, and the ending caught me totally by surprise. If you’re a fan of good people, good mystery, and crime thrillers, please check out “The Consequence of Loyalty.”
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~Sahreth ‘Baphy’ Bowden