Book Trial: Deceits of Borneo

Posted February 28, 2016 by Kayla in Reviews / 0 Comments


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I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Trial: Deceits of BorneoDeceits of Borneo by H. N. Wake
Series: Mac Ambrose #2
Also in this series: A Spy Came Home, Serpents in the City
Published by Createspace on November 7th 2015
Genres: Thriller
Pages: 295
Format: e-ARC
Source: Author
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A disappearance. A murder. An ominous conspiracy.

A determined, young CIA operative races to uncover the secrets of powerful interests that threaten Borneo’s rainforest.

Haunted by her last mission, solitary Mac Ambrose craves a fresh start. But a call from Langley interrupts her undercover assignment at Legion Bank in Hong Kong--a fellow spy is missing.

With the help of an activist, Mac plunges into Malaysia’s rainforest to track down the disappearance of the wily Josh Halloway. But the search soon uncovers a mysterious murder with links to a powerful timber corporation. Back in Hong Kong, Mac finds herself entangled in a conspiracy of international finance, environmental destruction, and national security. What will she risk to help Josh right his wrongs? How far will she go to expose the complicity of governments and international banks?

Murder, greed, betrayal and redemption combine into one gratifyingly taut and intricate novel that could have been written only by an insider.

Warning: This article may contain spoilers.

My Impressions:

Like the first Mac Ambrose story, this one was exciting from the start.  Mac uses all her resources to find her fellow agent who’s gone missing. But along the way she discovers a sinister plot to destroy the rainforest and finds corruption and betrayal at every turn.

H. N. Wake has a way of writing that pulls you in. You know that Mac is going to pull it off but at the time you just don’t know how. There’s also another story happening with a character named Joyce Tattle who’s pulling intel. She comes across something she thinks is suspicious but her boss refuses to give her the go ahead to do more investigation into it since it’s not related to what they are looking for.

You wonder how these two stories will connect but of course, H. N. will put it together at the right time.

The Verdict:

5 Stars

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