John Parker is a Graduate-qualified English/Spanish Teacher, owner and director of CHAT ENGLISH, an English Language Centre in Avilés on the north coast of Spain . A voracious reader, he has particularly loved horror fiction for many years.
The second novel about Jake Mahegan, Native
American of Croatan Indian blood takes us into another insane plot to destroy
the United States of America and the controversial world of fracking. We also
see Jake out for vengeance again. In the first book he avenges his best friend,
Sergeant Wesley Colgate; here he is out to avenge his mother’s death at the
hands of a cruel man named James Gunther while Jake was just a teen.
Jake is an ex-Delta
Force officer that now works for the JOTC (Joint Special Operations Command).
He finds himself looking for kidnapped Geologist and expert fracking engineer
Maeve Cassidy who carries a guilty secret from her time on a classified mission
in Afghanistan. Jake comes across many unsavoury characters during his mission
which inevitably leads to a lot of violence and killing.
Following on from
the first book, this continues in the same vein as a typical all-out thriller.
Jake has a slight touch of mysticism as, although he is a sleek killing
machine, he feels a bond with the land where he was born along with the
indigenous wildlife. He has his tender side as well as proven by his
relationship with pretty, petite Asian Grace Kagami, a forensic scientist that
falls for our hero. However, as with Lindy Locklear in the previous book, there
is more to Grace than meets the eye. Meanwhile the threats come from both
homeland and the Far East.
This kind of
actioner will undoubtedly have its fans but is seems very superficial almost
like a Michael Bay action film [style over substance]. The villains are bad and
the heroes are good. One can imagine Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the role of
Jake. It is all quite entertaining yet somewhat insubstantial. However, I have
no doubt that it will find its audience.