Reviewed by: Diane Soffietti, Reference Assistant
Suggested Age: Adults
What is the book about?: Tucker Wayne and Kane are partners, who work for an elite organization, called Sigma Force. Kane is an intelligent Belgian Malinois: and with his handler, partner and friend, they see hazardous operations together. In this mission, a Russian biochemist has found a South African Boer’s record of a plant that dates back to prehistoric times and has a significance to modern issues. Smuggling the Russian out of the country and searching the diary of the South African botanist becomes the mission for Tucker and Kane. Will they both survive?
My review: The plot of the story was somewhat far-fetched with a menacing plant found during the Boer War at the end of the nineteenth century. Many villains and plot twists make for a fast read. I thought the most intriguing passages were with Kane working to help with the mission. The author included the dog’s mindset while doing his job to please his handler, Tucker. James Rollins has written other Sigma Force novels, but this is the first written with Grant Blackwood in a new series that feature a working dog and his handler. If you are interested in reading about military special operations type of adventure fiction, this one might be good for you to try. It is also a great choice for people who enjoy reading about how dogs are used to help soldiers.
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