Dark Waters by Chris Goff

Dark Waters by Chris Goff
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Contemporary
Length: Full Length (344 pgs)
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewed by Stephanotis

Raisa “Rae” Jordan, an agent for the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service, isn’t in Israel for more than a day before her predecessor is gunned down in a Tel Aviv square by a sniper. Assigned to investigate the assassination of one of her own, she must also protect Judge Ben Taylor and his teenage daughter. They may be the sniper’s next target and are most certainly being threatened by a desperate cadre of terrorists with their sights set on the Secretary of State’s upcoming visit. But is an attack on the Secretary of State all that they have planned or is that just the beginning?

There are no protocols for this kind of a situation, and following the rules is exactly the kind of thing that could get the Taylors killed. To subvert an attack that could crush the fledgling peace in the Middle East, Jordan must trust her instincts and bring together a contentious team of agents from Israel, the U.S., and the Palestinian territories to uncover a conspiracy years in the making.

With millions of lives hanging in the balance, Dark Waters, Chris Goff’s explosive thriller, is a series debut that mirrors global headlines and will have you frantically turning pages.

If you like a rollercoaster ride of a read, then Dark Waters will definitely be a book you’ll enjoy.

The author did a great job diving into the action and setting up what would be a fast paced plot with twists and turns that had me reading for long stretches, and turning the pages to see if my theory about what would happen next was right.

I liked the main character Raisa. She was tough, strong, and someone to cheer on. I also liked the other main character Ben, who seemed to be caught up in something larger than life while trying to save his daughter’s life.

All the characters seemed to come to life off the page and the dialogue was realistic. I especially liked the setting; the author did a first rate job describing the sounds and customs of Tel Aviv and surrounding area. It made me feel like I was there, right in the region and in the middle of the danger.

This might seem like a long read but I think you’ll find yourself getting caught up in all the action that you’ll be at the end before you realize it.

If you’re looking for a book to finish out your summer reading fix, this is one I highly recommend.

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