The Fourteenth Protocol

The Fourteenth ProtocolThe Fourteenth Protocol by Nathan A. Goodman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cade is the prototypical computer geek, shy and awkward around women, and obsessed with Jody Foster, especially in her role as Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs. Jana is a beautiful young FBI agent right out of Quantico – basically, she’s Clarice Starling. You just knew these two were going to be thrown together.

This book is pure adrenaline-infused action. It’s the kind of story that would appeal to a hormone-laden teenage boy who loves first-person shooters, and my rating and this review are made with that demographic in mind. The plot is a mix of James Bond, 24, and Call of Duty. It owes more to the author’s vivid imagination than to reality, but for those who are more interested in carnage and car chases than realism, this book is for you.

The book is the author’s first, and it shows. There are eye-rolling moments here and there. The scene where Cade and Jana first meet is particularly cringe-inducing, but it also has a certain charming innocence to it. The language is a bit strong for teens, but maybe I’m being naive about what they hear around school these days.

I was given a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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