Major Robert Davis had almost captured bin Laden. He’d rescued the U.S. President’s son from kidnappers and met with the Castro brothers to prevent a war between the U.S. and Cuba. Now, with his Colombian-born mother recovering from a heart attack, all he wants is to resign from military intelligence and help her with the family’s international manufacturing company. And then the President calls.
In John Boyd’s debut thriller, TWISTED FATE, Davis, the only person to have found bin Laden must travel to Colombia on a black ops mission to stop a planned terrorist attack on the U.S. by the revolutionary FARC and its secret leader, Gilberto Rodriquez. Supported by bin Laden’s organization, Rodriquez has the attack plan in motion, but he has not counted on Robert Davis. With the help of his brother and team, including a nerdy genius with a sophisticated tracking device, Robert races against time, with his life and the life of the woman he loves at stake.
Aging Cubans in Miami have decided that the time is at hand to depose Castro and to re-acquire their fortunes. After crafting a devious disinformation plan that includes the spectre of nuclear armegeddon in Florida, they take steps to stir up a hornets nest to cause the government to act. That action is taken by Major Robert Davis who is sent to Cuba to rescue his best friend Matt Lewis, who just happens to be the son of a very important American. The sentiment expressed by the National Security Advisor upon learning that Robert Davis is headed to Cuba sums up the first part of the story, “God help the Cubans”. While dealing with matters in Cuba, Robert Davis uncovers a potentially even more devastating plot, hatched by conspirators with tentacles that reach across the world. Robert is forced to move on to Colombia to confront not only a diabolical terror plot, but also his only family’s mysterious past. Twisted Fate is a wide ranging international thriller that layers compound emotions on top of complex plots. I liked this book, and I think you will too.
The New Guy at work found out I loved books, and threw a few John Boyd’s my way…. I CAN’T PUT THEM DOWN! Love John Boyd and his thrilling stories. =)
I am having so much fun with these stories – hard to go to bed at night – wonder if my boss will notice that I am taking little espionage breaks during the day – hehe.
In John R. Boyd’s’ book, “Twisted Fate”, we are introduced to Robert Davis, his brother, Luis and Roberts ex-college roommate and friend, Matt Lewis. We follow Roberts rise in the ranks of the military to become a highly trained and decorated officer. After finishing a mission in the Philippines, Major Davis is asked to help rescue the President’s son as well as two CIA agents being held in Columbia. His mission gets more personal when he finds out that the President’s son turns out to be his friend, Matt Lewis. Things heat up when Robert falls in love and his mission is complicated when he takes on the task of rescuing his new love sister who is also being held. Evidence comes to light that would expose group of men including a U.S. congressman who plan to overthrow the Castro’s government. With the help of the CIA station chief, Maria Nuñez whose brother is the other captured agent, Major Davis and his team infiltrate the compound where the captives are held, rescuing the men as well as capturing a terrorist, the head of Castro’s secret police.
This is the first of the Robert Davis Series. It is well researched with details that will transport the reader into the thrilling exploits of Major Davis’ miry underworld of intrigue and espionage. I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a good spy story.