What do you do when the love of your life vanishes without a trace? If you’re ex-intelligence agent James Ryker you search for the answers whatever the cost, however much blood and sacrifice it takes…
Six months ago Lisa was taken from Ryker, and he’ll stop at nothing to find out who is responsible and why. Following a trail to Mexico, the ex-Joint Intelligence Agency asset soon finds himself in the firing line of enemies he long thought he’d left behind. Set-up for the murder of a former informant, Ryker is thrown into a crumbling jail run by The Black Hornet, the notorious leader of a Mexican drug cartel. But what connects the cartel to the informant’s murder, and to Lisa’s disappearance? And just who is the mystery American claiming he can help Ryker in his hour of need?
The Black Hornet is the second book in the bestselling James Ryker series. Part Bourne, part Reacher, it’s an explosive and action-packed thriller to rival any other.
The Red Cobra which is the first book in the James Ryker series totally blew me away. As there is a bit more back ground to Ryker and that The Black Hornet starts where that ends, I would recommend reading it prior to starting this one.
Having loved The Red Cobra so much I couldn’t wait to catch back up with Ryker and see what the author had in store for him as well as us readers.
Ryker finds himself in Mexico in his search for his lover, Lisa. Unfortunately for Ryker he ends up in prison and things really don’t look good for him at all. I have to admit the parts in the prison were not at times easy to read. The extent of what Ryker has to go through in his time there was horrific and shocking to say the least. Saying that though it is exactly what I would expect from this sort of book and in that respect the author truly nails it.
The Black Hornet has everything going for it for me. Again the author has created well rounded and strong characters that grab the readers attention and has you gripped through out. As with The Red Cobra, this is a fast paced read that will send your heart racing. With yet more twists and turns this is another action packed read that is a commendable follow up to what was an amazing start to a series.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
The Black Hornet is available to purchase from Amazon.
Rob is the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling Enemy series of espionage thrillers featuring embattled agent Carl Logan, with over 250,000 copies sold to date. The Enemy series has received widespread critical acclaim with many reviewers and readers having likened Rob’s work to authors at the very top of the genre, including Lee Child and Vince Flynn.
Rob’s fourth book, the pulsating psychological thriller Dark Fragments, released by Bloodhound Books in November 2016, has been described as ‘clever’ and ‘chilling’ and an ‘expertly crafted’ story, and became an Amazon UK top 50 bestseller soon after its release.
Rob’s James Ryker series follows on from the Enemy books, with the first novel, The Red Cobra, being released in April 2017 and quickly becoming an Amazon bestseller in the UK, US and Canada. The second book in the series, The Black Hornet will be released June 12th.
Rob began writing in 2009 following a promise to his wife, an avid reader, that he could pen a ‘can’t put down’ thriller. He worked for nearly 13 years for a global accounting firm after graduating from The University of Nottingham in 2002, specialising in forensic fraud investigations at both national and international levels. Rob now writes full time.
Originally from the North East of England, Rob has lived and worked in a number of fast paced cities, including New York, and is now settled in the West Midlands with his wife and young sons.