My latest read was Friendly Fire by John Gilstrap. This is the eighth book in the Jonathan Grave series. It stays true to the Gilstrap formula. There is lots of military tech and lots of action. This one weaves two overlapping storylines together. Unlike some of the earlier books, the storylines were both pretty shallow. a lot here that stretches the “believability” factor, even for a Gilstrap novel. It was a fast, enjoyable read and I will probably continue with the series.
It begins with a shocking act of vengeance. Barista Ethan Falk chases a customer into the parking lot and kills him. He tells police that years ago the older man abducted and tortured him. Then Ethan’s story takes an even stranger turn: he says he was rescued by a guy named Scorpion. Of course, there is no record of either the kidnapping or the rescue, because Scorpion–Jonathan Grave–operates outside the law and leaves no evidence.
As Grave struggles to find a way to defend his former precious cargo without blowing his cover, he learns the dead man has secrets that trace to an ongoing terrorist plot against the heart of America. It’s up to Grave and his team to stop it. But first they must rescue Ethan Falk–a second time.
Released July 1, 2016