Jock Algren arrives on Longboat Key in a state of depression and hopelessness. His most recent mission for his secretive US government intelligence agency has been disastrous, and his friends, Matt Royal and J. D. Duncan, aren't sure they'll be able to pull him out of his despair - then the bad guys show up and danger erupts on all fronts.
Longboat Key Detective J. D. Duncan is investigating a cold case when the brother of the victim shows up on the island and complicates the investigation. A grizzled sailor - described by Matt as "the meanest man I'd ever known" - brings his boat into a local marina and bodies begin to accumulate. A Middle East jihadist intent on revenge locks on to Jock's clandestine past, bringing a deadly chase to the last outpost in the continental US - Key West. Three prongs of evil descend, clashing violently. How could all this malice be interconnected?
©2016 H. Terrell Griffin (P)2016 Oceanview Publishing
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
...Mortal Dilemma is an espionage thriller, an excellent one. Jock, Matt Royal's friend since childhood and US assassin in the war on terror, is followed to the US by Middle East jihadists intent on killing Jock, Matt Royal, and Matt's detective girlfriend JD Duncan. The plot is far more complex than my comment indicates.
Mortal Dilemma is a well written novel and a well narrated audiobook. The book was released this week.
I always enjoy listening to these stories and the references to coastal and central Florida. These continuing develoment of the three main characters over the last few novels has been fun watch.
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