Pope and June are enjoying the time of their lives having a 'honeymoon-before-the-wedding' in Paris when three bombs go off in their hotel. They are forced to take action. Fortunately, they know just what to do in the event of a terror attack. Pope is ex-Delta Force; now a sniper instructor at Quantico for the FBI. June, on the other hand, is with the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit.
By sheer coincidence, the son of the U.S. Vice-president is staying in the same hotel. The terrorists discover this. Now the hunt is on to find him; they need a high-profile hostage, but not if his security detail has anything to say about it.
The fiasco quickly escalates. Spies, analysts, intelligence officers scramble to get to the bottom of the terror attack.
These are just a few questions that need answers after the bombing and the hostage-taking. As they dig deeper, it becomes apparent that this incident is just the beginning, will they be able to get to the bottom of it before it is too late for the world?
If you are a lover of the action thriller, with a hint of romance, then be prepared to get enthralled with Scorched.
When we begin, we meet Pope and June both work for the F.B.I. Pope is a former Delta Force now turned sniper instructor, while June works in the Behavioral Analysis Unit or B.A.U. Despite the rule of not mixing business with pleasure Pope and June have fallen in love and are in the city of love, Paris celebrating their engagement when all hell breaks loose. Terrorist bomb and take hostage the hotel they are staying in. To add fuel to the chaos the Vice President's son is dining in the exact hotel's restaurant at the same time.
As you guessed it action ensues. Pope and June spring into action thanks to them being on the upper floors They take out some of the terrorists and discover the Vice President has a secret Archangel on his side. Problem is they still have to find out the who, why, and can they stop them in time.
Scorched is an action good read. Jack O. Daniel keeps you gripped and page-turning to find out what will happen next. Not much for thriller action, but Daniels writing kept me tense and entrapped to the story. The ending is the cliffhanger of all cliffhangers. I almost threw my tablet. I can’t wait for book 2!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Here is what Jack O. Daniel has to say.
"I'm an observer of people and a story-teller.
I sit and watch; and, I listen. Listening not just to what's being said, but more importantly, to what's not being said. But life shouldn't just pass us by as we watch idly, so in every respect, I'm also a participant. I have interacted with the characters who have graced the pages of my books, although they were simply an amalgam of the various people I've come across. That could be me silently watching you from across a crowded café as you sit drinking your coffee. Observing as you sniffed the aroma of the Arabica beans grounded and blended just for you by the barista behind the counter. You closed your eyes and you drank it, fully appreciating the tinge of bitterness in your coffee. You smiled, pleased that it was made just right. People make up the tapestry of life. So, you are my source of inspiration."