Road to Redemption: A Global Spy Thriller (The Ahriman Legacy Book 2)
"Puja Guha is a writer who knows the world of international finance, politics, and intrigue in a way very few have understood it before. But it's her writing that shines above all else."
- Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times Bestselling author of WHERE IT HURTS
SPY GAME meets A RUSSIA HOUSE with terrorism.
Former spy Petra Shirazi is forced to work with her nemesis the Ahriman, a retired Iranian assassin, to stop a terrorist plot against international commerce in Washington DC.
After the events of AHRIMAN: THE SPIRIT OF DESTRUCTION, Petra Shirazi settles into a life in Paris under the alias of Ana Zagini. Her new world comes crashing down after a visit from a former Agency colleague forces her back into fieldwork. As they race to stop a mole that has infiltrated the Agency, they uncover an insidious plot to destroy the leadership of the International Monetary Fund and place it in the control of a corrupt Russian politician. The investigation spirals downward and she is forced to enlist the help of the Ahriman, now in hiding and presumed dead by most intelligence sources. Together they must face their demons to stop a conspiracy that threatens to bring global commerce to its knees.
Plot/Idea: 8 out of 10
Originality: 7 out of 10
Prose: 8 out of 10
Character/Execution: 8 out of 10
Overall: 7.75 out of 10
Plot: Guha’s thriller is lean and focused, loaded with plenty of action and surprises throughout. Well constructed chapters often end with cliffhangers that will keep readers turning pages, and the ending will leave readers hungry for the next installment in the series.
Prose: Guha’s prose is impressively constructed, and often flows at a breakneck pace to create tension. The author skillfully uses sentences to build cinematic scenes loaded with plenty of intrigue.
Originality: The author presents a worthy addition to a well-established genre, freshening it up with a relevant and timely plot played out by a cast of flawed but sympathetic characters.
Character Development: Guha’s characters are well developed and believable. She gives them rich and convincing psychologies and backgrounds that inform their motives. Readers will root for Petra and Kasem.
Date Submitted: August 06, 2017