In Seeley James’ LIES, Jacob Steane, expert spy for Sabel Security, hunts for pieces of the Chaac Project, a highly prized experiment. When together, the equation and the data will enable the possessors to build a world-changing meta capacitor. Also of immense importance is the knowledge that Betty Bardon, a physicist, has of the project. Those that had conceived of the project were all for broadcasting the information for free once everything was reviewed. But, in addition to Pia Sabel and the American government, the Russians and Chinese are after whomever has the disparate pieces.
Stearne, a decorated Army special ops veteran, is soon saddled with Symone Blackworthy. He rescues her from a brothel and later realizes she has PTSD and is rather of a drag on his way of life. But anyway, that doesn’t stop him. Nothing seems to stop Jacob. Not even dealing with an old love—Betty Bardon. Or a would-be new love—Symone. Jacob mostly adheres to his own survival code: “Paranoia is the result of acute situational awareness.”
LIES lives up to its name as an action thriller. It steamrolls along, enticing the reader with it. Jacob and the secondary characters are well drawn. A solidly believable book, with terse, but descriptive prose. Well done.
Take a look at my review of a previous Seeley James work: The Rembrandt Decision.
I received a copy of LIES in exchange for an honest review.
by Seeley James