Ethan Falk was working as a barista when a man comes in as a customer that Ethan recognizes. When Ethan was eleven he was kidnapped and tortured and the man in front of him is one of those responsible. Without thinking Ethan grabs a knife and follows him into the parking lot and kills the man.
When police arrive and Ethan tells his story they are finding it hard to believe as there is no record of Ethan being kidnapped. His parents had hired a man that goes by the name Scorpion to rescue Ethan and do whatever was necessary to ensure his return.
Now Ethan is under arrest for murder and Jonathan Grave who is the one that goes by the name Scorpion knows he needs to find a way to help his former client without blowing his cover. Jonathan and his team soon find that the man Ethan killed had ties to an ongoing terrorist plot that needs to be stopped along with helping Ethan.
Friendly Fire is the eighth book in the Jonathan Grave series by John Gilstrap but the first of the series that I have read myself. After reading John Gilstrap’s Nick of Time series and absolutely loving it I couldn’t resist trying this novel when Kensington Books offered it for review and I’m glad that I did. The book read fine as a standalone, perhaps there’s a bit of back story that’s missed in earlier books but it was easy to jump in and get to know the characters involved.
Friendly Fire has the same story structure that I became familiar with in the Nick of Time series. The action is fast paced and has multiple layers to the story all throughout the read. You follow along with Ethan and his story all the while following along with what Jonathan and his team are doing keeping both stories on pace to come together for an explosive conclusion at the end.
Great read that I’d highly recommend checking out if a fan of fast paced, action packed adventures. There never seems to be a dull moment in a John Gilstrap novel and I always seem to fly right through them wanting to know how it will all tie together in the end.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.