Saturday, April 14, 2018

4 Wine Glass #ARC #Review of Warning Light by David Ricciardi

Title: Warning Light
Author: David Ricciardi
Format:Hardcover, 336 pages
Published: April 17th, 2018 by Berkley
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: copy courtesy of publisher
Genre: Thriller, Espionage
Reviewer: Lexi
Rating: 4 out of  5 Wine Glasses
When a commercial aircraft makes an emergency landing at an Iranian military base, it looks like a crisis has been narrowly avoided. But for undercover intelligence analyst Zac Miller, the CIA-staged crash landing is the only part of his assignment that goes right.
What was supposed to be a simple surveillance mission quickly heads south when the Iranians apprehend the smooth-talking American. Never trained to be a field operative, Zac's in over his head, especially when it turns out escaping from captivity is only the beginning of his problems. On the run across Europe from both Iranian agents and Western authorities who are convinced he's defected, Zac finds himself fighting for his life, with no guarantee he'll even have one to go back to…

Lexi’s Thoughts:

WARNING LIGHT is a multiple point-of-view, thrill ride through Iran, Dubai, and France and England. The short chapters and tight pacing will keep you on the edge of your seat ‘till the last page.
The main character is CIA analyst, Zac. Typically a desk boy, he convinces his boss to let him take on an easy mission. Of course it goes south when the plane has issues and lands in Iran. Zac is captured and questioned, escapes, and from that point on the never-ending chase ensues.  

Ricciardi’s other POVs add depth to Zac’s story. Celia, Christine, Ted, and the villains give us a glimpse into the political cogs fueling Zac’s predicament. There are some excellent twists and turns. And Ricciardi brings the vivid scenery from desert to urban landscape to life.

Being on the run means you’re alone most of the time. We spend a lot of time in Zac’s head. While great, because there’s plenty of tension in being hunted and running, I kept wishing we would get more from Celia and Christine. It may seem a bit unbelievable, but this is fiction and if you’ve read The Gray Man series, Zac has the same indestructible characteristics as Gentry.

WARNING LIGHT has a great ending and sets up Zac for what we can only hope will be more missions. Zac Miller needs to become the next epic, espionage thriller series.

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