Enter Jonah Blackwell, inhabitant of prison 14 in the Moroccan lands of the Sahara desert. The prison does not officially exist on paper and there are no roads leading in or out. If you happen to end of up here, you’re pretty much a goner.
Miraculously, a prison doctor named Nassiri needs Jonah more on the outside than the inside, so he breaks him out of prison, thus beginning the initial stages of a very long and doubly dangerous mission.
It took me a moment to fully understand where this book was leading, but knew without-a-doubt, all of my conspiracy theory friends would love this book.
This is definitely a fast-paced action novel with many characters’ lives that eventually link into one whole story. The characters are all well developed and somehow the author has even managed to make me have a small crush on Jonah Blackwell. Sure he’s a bad ass with a criminal record, but he’s also this young handsome blond who’s both smart and strong. And he knows his way around a massive yacht, can hack into a secured computer system and is the best diver around. Who wouldn’t like him?
This book is jam packed with action from prison breaks to yacht stealing all the way to surviving a submarine full of Russian mercenaries. It’s almost a slam dunk. But unfortunately, something made me struggle to get through it. Since I liked the characters and the storyline, I am still going to give it 4 stars and guess that maybe it was just a bit too technical for me. It was very obvious to me that Mr. Zajonc has much experience in the ocean on ships and the machinery needed to run them, but I don’t need to know every technical detail about operating them to enjoy the story. Overall, I still did have a fun time reading this book and have a feeling I will be thinking of Jonah Blackwell for a while.