Monday, July 13, 2015

Homeland, A Justin Hall novel, by Ethan Jones

Canadian's most successful operative, Justin Hall, is loose again and gunning for Terrorist from Saudi Arabia to Yemen to Russia and back to Canada. His target this time is ISIS and a top leader in the Islamic group. The reason, well, the terrorist are planning attacks in Canada and Justin's intel tells him that it will be bad.

In this seventh book in the series we have the luxury of already knowing Justin Hall, Carrie O'Connor and many of the other characters in the book. That makes it easy to jump quickly into the fight and into the gathering of intelligence. The story starts quickly and picks up speed throughout. While Justin is traveling through Europe, Russia and the Middle East his real focus is on Canada. There is a plot at hand to target a major metropolitan area and Justin needs to find out who, what, when, where and how.

But to make things interesting he is also trying to find a person looking into the background of the Russian Oligarch, Romanov, whom Justin has a relationship with. Romanov has asked Justin to find out who the person is so that he can eliminate him. That adds some issues for Justin as he tries to do his job and pay back a favor to the Russian.

To make things work Justin and the Canadian Intelligence Service will have to accept some help from a few Terrorist themselves, men who want to eliminate some of their own so that they can consolidate their leadership of the ISIS groups. But the question is, do you want to get involved with a Terrorist even if it will help your side prevent a major event in your home country? Can you get their help but still not have to return any favors to them?

Ethan Jones has done a great job in developing this series and this story just builds upon all that he has written in the past. He will further develop his characters and in the process actually address current events in our world today. While this is taking place with a Canadian Operative when most of us think that the U.S. and the CIA are the only ones doing anything, you will find that the Canadians have as much skin in the game as anyone else. So, with the help of the U.S., England, Yemen and others you are in for a wild ride as Justin and Carrie do their best to thwart any terrorist attacks on Canadian soil.


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