“Sins Of The Father” is the second book in the Logan Falcone Series and though I missed reading the first book, this one threw me into a world of CIA agents, mysterious compounds in the Middle East and the fight against terror in the US and abroad. I’ve never read a book set in the country of Yemen before, and my oh my, did this fast paced story paint a picture I won’t easily forget.
If you’re a reader of my reviews, you’ll know that I mostly read Christian Fiction; so I’ll begin by saying that this book does not fall into this category and is not written by a Christian author. There is bad language used in the story by certain characters, and as usual, I don’t approve of that, but it does come with the territory when you go outside your normal genre.
What I liked about this book was its fast paced plot, deep characters and global setting. From the first page, I was captivated by “The Candyman” and how he survived in the Middle East for so long without getting caught by Muslim extremest, all the while scavenging needful information for US on the whereabouts of terrorist and their plans. The Candyman and many other characters brought the story to life in a way that felt all too real. Even the bad guys had interesting backstories! And did I mention when the “mole” was revealed at the end I was shocked? The twists, turns and emotions all came together in the end for a satisfying, yet, shocking conclusion.
Conclusion: “Sins Of The Father” was an intense ride! Even though this is a work of fiction, it reminds you that the war against terror is still an ongoing battle our intelligence agencies face everyday. I think the subject of terrorism is tough to read about in any form, and the author did a great job depicting the danger and sacrifice that goes into such a job. This novel won’t spare you the death or hatred that comes along with this topic, so be prepared for that if you’re going to pick up this book.