The Ulterior Motive By Jack Coleston
The fate of the United States hangs in the balance and only a select few can prevent the impending disaster.
Stanley Carmichael is an intelligent and hard-working member of the Central Intelligence Agency. Yet, he never expected to be named Deputy Director of the CIA so soon in his career. Nonetheless, he finds himself stepping into shoes that feel impossible to fill.
Anna Carmichael is a legend. She’s one of the fiercest ex-members of the Special Activities Division, where she saw more than enough blood and war for a lifetime. Now, she’s still CIA, but stuck behind a desk and bored. Luckily for her, it seems her fieldwork isn’t done yet. For as soon as Anna’s partnered with rookie FBI Special Agent Blayze Phillips, she realizes his investigation is a lot more dangerous than it seems—especially when it turns its attention to the mysterious Caliph al-Maqasid.
They know that the Caliph spent the last few years successfully uniting fractured terrorist groups in the Middle East. Now he’s formed the most well-funded, strategically efficient operation that’s on its way to becoming a true global caliphate. But who is the Caliph, really? Why doesn’t anyone know anything about this infinitely clever, charismatic, and terrifying man? And what, exactly, is he plotting next?
The Carmichaels will have to work together to find out, because the Caliph is about to strike at the heart of America
The Ulterior Motive by Jack Coleston if a very fast pace, action packed political thriller.
This book was very intense and fascinating. I thought the author did a great job with the characters. Some characters were developed and some were just in the background. I had no problems keeping up with this story.
What really intrigued me was the fact that Anna is a very strong alpha type character and her husband Stanley really wasn’t, he is the desk type person. I loved how these characters were developed. There isn’t much history about Anna, (maybe next book?) but her husband Stanley we our told more about him. I really liked both characters and I am pretty sure that is what kept me interested along with all the action.
If you love Political Thrillers this is a really great book to read. Very fast paced and lots of action. I love watching and reading stuff that has CIA and action in them. I had no problems picture this story in my head while reading it. There was no swear words that I can recall in this story.
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I gave this book 5 stars because the story exceeded my exception and was well worth my time reading.
I love this quote, Diana
“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl