Review: Hunter by Chris Allen


Title: Hunter: The Alex Morgan Interpol Spy Thriller Series (Intrepid 2)

Author: Chris Allen

Published: Momentum December 2012

Read an Excerpt

Status: Read from July 15 to 16, 2013 — I own a copy {Courtesy the publisher}

My Thoughts:

Hunter is the second book by Chris Allen to feature Interpol black ops agent, Alex Morgan. This fast paced, action packed thriller pits the INTREPID soldier against Serbian war criminals determined to evade justice.

Hunter opens with Morgan in the midst of a clandestine mission to take into custody known Serbian warlord, Serifovic, from his compound in Corfu, Greece. But the agent’s well planned, solo assault goes awry when he is surprised by one of guards and a vicious fight ensues. It’s not the last time Morgan is forced into hand to hand combat, but in the way of all hero’s, Morgan prevails and the villain is apprehended.

The arrest of Serifovic brings the INTREPID team one step closer to the capture of General Dragoslav Obrenovic, their ultimate target. The Slavic despot has declared war on the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) resulting in its presiding judges being placed under protective custody. Yet despite the precautions, Judge Madeline Clancy is attacked in broad daylight in her Washington suburb of Sunset Hill and her daughter, Charly – a celebrity classical pianist, is abducted during a pleasure trip with a wealthy businessman. Cue Morgan, who is charged with rescuing Charly and ensuring her safe return home.

Roaming the globe, from Greece to America, London to Malta with a few more stops in between, there is plenty of action that leaves Morgan variously concussed, bruised and bleeding after taking on three enemies at a time or dangling from the floats of a seaplane.

Honestly, as a girl, I don’t need to know the caliber of every bullet fired, or the power ratio of every vehicle driven at speed, but it is a minor quibble and I am guessing for those readers who know what the numbers mean, these details add a layer of authenticity to the action.

In between the life or death crises, Allen reveals the operations of groups like INTREPID and introduces other team members who are doing their part to ensure their mission is achieved. Meanwhile, General ‘Drago’ and his enforcer ‘the Wolf’ are heading for a power struggle. Morgan even finds time to kindle a romance with the flame haired Charly.

In general I think Hunter is well written though it could be a little more polished in places, occasionally an adjective didn’t quite fit. I certainly can’t complain about the pace which is cracking even with the short chapters and frequent shift of setting.

If you are a fan of cinematic action thrillers then this high octane action adventure novel is sure to have you turning the pages at breakneck speed. Hunter is an entertaining escape into the world of the anonymous groups that ensure justice is done.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Jennifer | Book Den
    Jul 18, 2013 @ 23:03:45

    Awesome. I love cinematic action thrillers. I hadn’t heard of this series, but I will definitely check out the first one.



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