by A.J. Tata
My rating: 4 stars
Series: Threat - Book 4
Publication Date: January 15, 2015
Publisher: Washburn Books
Genre: Adult Mystery | Thriller
Print Length: 362 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Medical school student Amanda Garrett and American doctors working
secretly in Africa have found a cure for the Ebola and Human
Leaders of the Islamic State want the cure so they can show the
world Islam is a benevolent religion that all Africans should follow.
The President of the United States believes an alleged
30,000-year-old Sub-Saharan religious text called The Book of Catalyst
identifies him as being of divine origin.
As Amanda operates her portion of the clandestine CIA Project
Nightingale in a Tanzanian orphanage, she is attacked and chased by
brutal killers called The Leopard and The Cheetah. Amanda has 48 hours
to escape across the Serengeti Plain before the remaining vials of the
The Islamic State escalates attacks across the Middle East using
freshly converted fighters from Africa. The American President, however,
chooses not to deploy sufficient troops to save U.S. Special Forces,
including Amanda's husband, assisting in the air war against ISIS.
As Amanda attempts to save the rapidly decomposing formula for the
Ebola and HIV cures, she finds herself at the center of a clash between
warring media titans, Jonathan Beckwith and Zhor al Rhazziq, who are
following her every step toward the Olduvai Gorge, which some scientists
claim to be the origin of human life.
Mortal Threat by A. J. Tata
Mortal Threat by A.J. Tata had me from the blurb, and the cover. I needed it and was hit between the eyes when I discovered it was book four in a series. Not nice, NetGalley, not to warn us! That said, they are forgiven, because with a little of my own imagination and a few carefully added sentences, I was in for the long haul, on board for the intrigue, the danger, the political machinations and the rapid-fire pace.
Medical school student Amanda Garrett along with some American doctors have found a cure for the Ebola and Human Immunodeficiency Viruses. But their secret lab in Africa has been compromised. Islamic leaders want the cure to show the world how amazing their religion is, that their beliefs are the true ones, the most powerful and kind. Meanwhile an ancient text convinces the US President he is more than a mere mortal man. Islamic attacks throughout the Middle East are growing and the US is doing little to save the operatives trapped in the region. Not enough action for you?
The lab is attacked, and Amanda is being chased by two villainous killers. She has escaped with the last of the serum, but its shelf-life is limited. Can she avoid capture and save this priceless medicine? The clock is ticking and lives are on the line, time for some clandestine operations headed by one ticked off father and a team of brave warriors. Will they arrive in time?
A.J. Tata can create edge of your seat atmosphere, while ramping up the action to breakneck speeds. Orchestrating simultaneous scenes and actions also seems to be a gift he holds. Want to feel like a part of the action, the tension and the chase? I’m thinking that would be best served by starting with the first book, because even starting the series mid-stream I was exhausted by the end!
I received this copy from Washburn Books in exchange for my honest review.