No Remorse

By Ian Walkley

Reviewed by Christopher Zoukis

CIA operatives accelerate from one electrifying moment to another as they try to stop a maniacal Saudi prince from starting World War III.

Lee McCloud –  aka “Mac,” a member of Delta Force – finds himself in Mexico, trying to rescue two teenage girls kidnapped by the drug cartels.  Things go from bad to worse when the bad guys don’t play according to the rules.

Framed for two murders, Mac has two choices:  go to prison or go to work for a CIA black-op group run by the devious Wisebaum, whose group hacks into terrorists’ bank accounts, confiscating millions of dollars.  Mac is portrayed as rough and ready, the typical macho action-hero.  Yet his vulnerabilities allow the reader to identify with him.  However, there’s more going on than meets the eye.  Saudi Prince Khalid is in possession of nuclear canisters, with which he hopes to alter world history.  Khalid also dabbles in trafficking young women and harvesting and selling human organs. 

When Wisebaum’s black op targets Khalid’s father, the action

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CODON ZERO

By Jim Hendee

Reviewed by Christopher Zoukis

“If you agree, you’ll be happy you did.  I promise.”

In today’s world, most people are familiar with the terms ‘terrorism’ and ‘terrorist.’  And because of the omnipresence of the media, many people are aware of bioterrorism, but only as a concept.  Fortunately, very few people have come into contact with bioterrorism.  Yet bioterrorism is real and it’s scary.

In his bio-thriller – Codon Zero – author Jim Hendee brings the reader face to face with bioterrorism and its lethal consequences.  As the story opens, retired U.S. intelligence officer Jason Stouter is approached by Dr. Chance Bonnard, a biochemical engineer.  Dr. Bonnard informs Jason Stouter that he has a formulated a cure for the rare disease that afflicts Jason’s son.  If Jason will do Dr. Bonnard a favor, the doctor will cure his son.

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