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Broker of Lies by Steven James: Book Review

  *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

The man who knows all our secrets has a secret of his own.

When Travis Brock, a high-level Pentagon redactor with an eidetic memory, finds a clue to solving the tragic arson that took his wife from him, he risks everything to find the truth―and chances losing himself in the process.

With a terror attack looming on the horizon and a pair of assassins on his tail, Brock drops off the grid and joins forces with a disavowed Homeland Security operative. Together they race to stop the attack before Brock is neutralized by the people he trusts the most.

From critically acclaimed, bestselling novelist Steven James comes a smart, wire-tight, and emotionally resonant thriller that asks just how far across the line we might go to see justice carried out.

Steven James's latest thriller BROKER OF LIES is available for pre-order now. A smart, wire-tight, and emotionally resonant thriller, it's the first in a new series. As an acclaimed keynote speaker and in-demand storyteller, Steven is equipped with a unique master’s degree in storytelling and has taught writing and storytelling on five continents, speaking more than 2000 times at events spanning the globe.

He is also the critically acclaimed author of eighteen suspense novels. His most recent novel, SYNAPSE, a near-future thriller, received starred reviews from both Publishers Weekly and Library Journal and was a finalist for an International Book Award.

When Steven isn't writing or speaking, you'll find him playing basketball or hiking near his home in the Appalachian Highlands of eastern Tennessee.

For more info, check out www.stevenjames.net. To listen to his podcast, click to www.thestoryblender.com.

Steven James is not an author that I was super familiar with prior to reading this one, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect... and I must say, I was pretty pleasantly surprised. 

Right from the beginning, I was drawn into this story. While I read a lot of suspense, there was definitely a unique tone to this one and I found it really interesting. After that initial draw-in, it slowed down a little and was fairly detail heavy. That's not necessarily a bad thing. I really don't know how accurate the information about the Pentagon and such really is, but the author made me believe it was true either way. I definitely felt like it was well-researched and thought out. While it didn't quite feel like the books that I typically prefer, it was certainly a page-turner and one that keeps readers guessing. I think my state of mind wasn't quite there for this type of read which impacted my enjoyment, but that's definitely a me thing and has nothing to do with the book itself. I want to go back and read this once I'm in a different place and I think I'll enjoy it all that much more. 


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