an Anthony Provati Thriller
by Joe Giordano
My rating: 5 stars
Paperback, 290 pages
Expected publication: May 18th 2017 by Harvard Square Editions
Appointment with ISIL is a literary thriller. This time, Anthony's libido threatens his life. Anthony Provati flirts with Russian mob boss, Gorgon Malakhov's mistress. The Russian deals in death. ISIL, the Islamic State in the Levant wants the product. Russian Intelligence supplies the means, and an art theft funds the scheme. ISIL's targets are chilling. The chase across the Mediterranean is on. Can Anthony thwart ISIL? Will he survive?
Appointment with ISIL by Joe Giordano
Opening with a heartbreaking scene of a mother learning her soldier son has been killed in the Middle East, her journey for closure will take her to the very land where her son died and into the hands of the ISIL assassin who demonstrates to the world the his ruthlessness by using her as his next beheading victim…fade to black, the horrific scene is over.
Flash to the “everyday” lives of mobs, drug lords, unthinkable deals with the devil, including a weapon of mass destruction. Somehow Anthony is now playing monkey in the middle with death, his quest, to foil the worldwide machinations of evil and just maybe come out alive.
APPOINTMENT WITH ISIL by Joe Giordano is a riveting chase around the world that will have gritty thriller lovers salivating for more from this talented and bold author. No fancy words or pretty phrases to soothe our senses, this is a contemporary thriller that addresses the uneasiness and secret dealings we never here about. Are there any heroes? Is Anthony a real hero, or rather an anti-hero thrown into the arena like Daniel in the Lions’ Den as he deals with the untrustworthy and his life? Action-packed, suspenseful and at times terrifying, clearly a must read for those who like hanging on the edge of the cliff by only their fingers.
I received an ARC edition from Joe Giordano in exchange for my honest review.