About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The Paris Betrayal by James R. Hannibal

The Paris BetrayalABOUT THE BOOK

After a rough mission in Rome involving the discovery of a devastating bioweapon, Company spy Ben Calix returns to Paris to find his perfectly ordered world has collapsed. A sniper attack. An ambush. A call for help that brings French SWAT forces down on his head. Ben is out. This is a severance--reserved for incompetents and traitors.

Searching for answers and anticipating a coming attack, Ben and a woman swept up in his misfortunes must travel across Europe to find the sniper who tried to kill him, the medic who saved his life, the schoolmaster who trained him, and an upstart hacker from his former team. More than that, Ben must come to grips with his own insignificance as the Company's plan to stop Leviathan from unleashing the bioweapon at any cost moves forward without him--and he struggles against the infection that is swiftly claiming territory within his own body.

Award-winning author James R. Hannibal rachets up the tension on every page of this suspenseful new thriller.


Action, danger, and intrigue begin in the first pages and they never let up in this thrilling suspense novel by James R. Hannibal. Ben Calix is a spy, and he is totally dedicated to serving, but he soon learns that giving your all may not be enough. Ben is exposed to a deadly virus, and the descriptions of his symptoms hit very close to home! Hannibal shares in his author notes that this manuscript was 85 per cent completed when Covid 19 entered our world. Along with a deadly illness, Ben also faces being labeled incompetent and being banned for severance. It appears that everything and everyone has turned against him, including his own Director.

"You volunteered." The Director drew in the air with an imaginary pen. "You signed your life over to me, so I could create something new. And for my part, I housed you. I fed you. I trained you. I made you, son. And I can unmake you at my pleasure."

I don't often read spy thrillers but this book grabbed my attention from the get-go with its fascinating characters and unpredictable plot. Hannibal throws several curve balls in The Paris Betrayal, and he definitely gives readers a wild ride!

I received a copy of this book from Revell. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars 


James R. Hannibal is the author of the award-winning Section 13 Mystery/fantasy series from Simon and Schuster Young Readers and the Thriller Award nominated Nick Baron series from Berkley Books. As a former stealth bomber pilot and drone pilot James is no stranger to action or secrets. He has been shot at, locked up by a surface to air missile system, and aided the capture of High Value Targets.

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