Book Feature - Rogue Strike by David Ricciardi
HBL Note: I read and reviewed Warning Light by David Ricciardi last May. I get really excited when authors I’ve read in the past reach out to me again to cover their next books. I distinctly remember this book because the plot of the book was eerily similar to real life (click the “Warning Light” link to read more about that.) Rogue Strike is David’s second Jake Keller Thriller. When I reviewed Warning Light, the very last thing I said was, “The ending is very open ended - I'd be surprised if there wasn't a sequel to this book.” And lo and behold, look what we have here:
From the publisher:
Jake Keller finds himself in a familiar position—on the run for his life and desperate to find the shadowy figures behind a global conspiracy.
CIA agent Jake Keller and his partner, Curt Roach, are in Yemen on an important mission. They've been tipped off to a secret meeting of top al Qaeda leaders. The plan is to interrupt the meeting with a few unexpected visitors—a pair of Hellfire missiles from an orbiting drone. But the drone stops responding to their signals and soon disappears over the horizon. When next seen, the drone is attacking innocent pilgrims in Mecca.
Jake and Curt are staggered. The U.S. government is desperate to disavow this atrocity. Who better to blame than a couple of rogue CIA agents? With all the governments of the Middle East looking for them and no help from their own side, they are in a desperate race to stay ahead of the mob and find out who's actually behind the crime.