Sunday, January 6, 2008

The Powers That Be by Cliff Ryder

The Powers That Be
Room 59, Book 1
Cliff Ryder
Gold Eagle – Worldwide Library
January 8, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-373-63265-7

Overseen by the International Intelligence Agency, and sanctioned to deal with global threats, Room 59 takes up the fight where governments don’t dare go. So when the director, Kate Cochran, receives a report of trouble in Paradise, the Room 59 team is called into action for the possibilities of a rogue double agent and an unknown party planning to launch an incursion in Cuba.

When Colonel Jonas Schrader, the section head in Eastern Europe, is contacted in regards to the double agent and the possibility that there are more problems in the making, he offers his help. Not being his area of expertise, this is a surprise to Kate, but she can also see where he could be useful in the mission. The operatives soon head out with Jonas positioned in Florida gathering information and Marcus in Cuba.

Something big is about to go down unless Room 59 can stop it. A difficult decision hangs in the balance for Jonas, because he has a much deeper connection to someone involved. At any other time his orders to terminate the subject would not give him pause, but now it may be the hardest choice he’s had to make.

The Powers That Be is the first book in the Room 59 series. Given the green light on a new mission, Kate Cochran sets the team in position for their new assignment and must rely on the operatives to make the right decisions. While continually updated with new information, one wrong move in the field risks discovery and a blown cover can lead to a painful death. Mr. Ryder creates an incredibly realistic world for his fictional characters and supports it with enough detail to enable easy visualization. The storyline is intriguing and the non-stop action will keep readers engaged from the first page.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Enchanted by Books said...

Sounds great!

Kimberly Swan said...

Very different from our usual Rachael, but it's so full of action that I really enjoyed it. :)

T.C. Robson said...

This was such a good book. I can't wait for the series' next release.

Kimberly Swan said...

I was surprised that it was so detailed, and easy to follow. I'll be watching for book 2 as well. :)