Review: Target Acquired by Don Bentley

Publisher’s Description

Jack Ryan, Jr. would do anything for Ding Chavez. That’s why Jack is currently sitting in an open-air market in Israel, helping a CIA team with a simple job. The man running the mission, Peter Beltz, is an old friend from Ding’s Army days. Ding hadn’t seen his friend since Peter’s transfer to the CIA eighteen months prior, and intended to use the assignment to reconnect. Unfortunately, Ding had to cancel at the last minute and asked Jack to take his place. It’s a cushy assignment–a trip to Israel in exchange for a couple hours of easy work, but Jack could use the downtime after his last operation.

Jack is here merely as an observer, but when he hastens to help a woman and her young son, he finds himself the target of trained killers. Alone and outgunned, Jack will have to use all his skills to protect the life of the child.

Thrilling Reads Review

Don Bentley, the author of the thrilling Matt Drake (WITHOUT SANCTION and THE OUTSIDE MAN) has taken over the reins of the Tom Clancy Jack Ryan, Jr. series with a bang.

The book opens in Israel with Jack Ryan, Jr. doing a favor for mentor Ding Chavez. It’s supposed to be an easy exercise but things go south fast when saves a mother and her special needs son from an assassin finding himself on the run, trying to protect this woman and her young son, while getting himself in the middle of international intrigue in order to save the woman and her autistic child.

It’s an exciting and action filled book that makes a great addition to the series.

Author Interview

Here is my interview with Don Bentley for my podcast, Meet the Thriller Author.

It's safe to say that Alan Petersen loves mystery and thriller books. He writes high-octane thrillers, hosts the MEET THE THRILLER AUTHOR podcast, and reviews thriller/mystery books.

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