Tuesday, January 28, 2014

LISA'S REVIEW: The Shadow Protocol (Andy McDermott)

Title: The Shadow Protocol

Author: Andy McDermott

Format: ARC

ISBN13: 9780345537065

Expected publication: January 28th 2014 by Dell


Move over Jason Bourne. Here from Andy McDermott, the New York Times bestselling author who “raises the bar to please adventure junkies who prefer to mainline their action” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), is the high-octane start to a new series starring American agent Adam Gray. Filled with intrigue, adventure, and non-stop action, The Shadow Protocol is perfect for fans of Robert Ludlum and James Rollins.


Adam Gray is a cipher, a disciplined loner conditioned not to betray a single emotion. Part of an elite team spearheaded by a brilliant neuroscientist, Gray is a covert agent armed with PERSONA, a device that allows him to copy the brain patterns of the terrorists and operatives he meets in the field. For twenty-four hours he can recall their memories. He can know every detail of their plans. He can be America’s worst enemy—before he’s back to being Adam Gray again.

Now Gray and his team are racing to stop a plot to release a radioactive isotope that could kill millions. And in a nerve-racking clandestine meeting, Gray senses that his cover is cracked and that the mission—not to mention his life—may be in grave danger. But as they fight this violent conspiracy around the globe, another threat has emerged. This one has the perfect cover, the most unlikely double agent, and the most terrifying power of all. For a beautiful young scientist has discovered an unforeseen weakness in PERSONA: Adam Gray’s own past.

Andy McDermott is the bestselling author of the Nina Wilde/Eddie Chase series of adventure thrillers, which have been sold in over 30 countries and 20 languages. His debut novel, The Hunt For Atlantis, was published in the US in September 2009, when it became his first of several New York Times bestsellers.
His ninth novel, explosive espionage thriller The Persona Protocol, went on sale in the UK in 2013; it will be published in the US under the title The Shadow Protocol in January 2014. He has just completed new Wilde/Chase novel The Valhalla Prophecy, and is preparing to begin work on their next adventure. He has also started a new series of short detective stories about celebrity sleuth Leviticus Gold, available exclusively as ebooks.
Andy's novels have received critical acclaim for their epic globetrotting scope and non-stop thrills, described as "pulse-racing adventure" (Northern Echo) with action scenes that "explode off the page" (Daily Express), while Andy himself has been called "a new master of the genre" (Le Figaro) and "a writer of rare cinematic talent" (Daily Express).
A former journalist and movie critic, Andy was the editor of respected UK magazines like DVD Review and the iconoclastic film publication Hotdog. He is now a full-time author. Born in Halifax, England, he now lives in Bournemouth, England.

(Image and information courtesy of 
Goodreads; Summary lifted from actual book)


Can I say WOW! I was blown away by this book. I love movies like this book but have never read a book of this theme.

I love Adam's character! I was so caught up I could not put this down. PERSONA is a really cool concept and I love the story McDermott has created around it.

this book is an on the edge of your seat thrill ride that I could not put down! It was a great change to what I usually read and I can't wait to read more of Andy McDermott's work!

check it out on Amazon!

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