Wake the Devil: A Thriller
Wake the Devil is a tense thriller written by Robert Daniels. It is his second book in the Jack Kale and Beth Sturgis series as well as his second overall. In Wake the Devil retired FBI agent Jack Kale and police detective Beth Sturgis take up a new case in which witnesses that are to testify against a terrorist are murdered by an extremely elusive assassin called Sandman, who he leaves no clues. As the body count rises, it is up to these two FBI agents to track down the assassin and put a stop to his killings.
Wake the Devil has a healthy dose of action and suspense as well as character development. The novel is chock full of twists and turns. The plot is likewise very thick in action as Kale and Sturgis are hot on Sandman’s trail. Finally, both characters are extremely well developed, as the author elaborates on their mental state and background. For example, Kale, who was an FBI agent, has extremely great analytical skills that greatly help in their quest to track down the villain. Beth Sturgis, a police detective, is a risk taker. Her superiors don’t take kindly to her taking risks as they believe it will ultimately jeopardize whatever mission she is tasked with. Finally, the reader sees the villain Sandman as a very clever person who goes to great lengths to stay under the radar and avoid capture.
All in all, I found Wake the Devil to be quite enjoyable. I really liked the fast-paced plot of the book, which kept me guessing until the very end.
Crooked Lane Books