Sleeper 13 by Rob Sinclair
Published by Orion
Smuggled to the Middle East as a child.
Trained as one of the most elite insurgents of his generation.
Forced to do things no one should, for a cause he couldn't believe in.
But as his brothers were preparing to kill, he was looking for a way out.
Now, on the eve of the deadliest coordinated attacks the world has ever seen, he finally has his chance.
He will break free and hunt down those who made him a monster.
He must draw on all his training to survive.
He is SLEEPER 13.
Now I'll be honest with you all, I'm not really a thriller so-of fan but Sleeper 13 sounded interesting enough for me to request to be part of the blog tour. I've not read any of Rob Sinclair's books before (he's written a few others) so I can't comment on any of his earlier works. This book is set across the globe as there are a number of central characters, all seemingly unrelated but as you progress with the book you soon realise that they are connected in more ways than one.
Aydin Torkal begins our story in France where he is desperate to leave the group where he is solely referred to as number thirteen; one of a group of children who have been brought up by the Teacher to kill those who do not follow their faith and beliefs. Aydin knows that this move will not be easy, for the group will not just let him walk away without so much as a backward glance; in fact the only way in which the group will let Aydin leave will be by his death.
Across the globe in the Middle East we have Rachel Cox, a British secret service agent who has spent years tying to track down a group of children she believes have been trained and smuggled out of the area and who are plotting to carry out an horrific attack. However those higher up than her are starting to believe that the evidence she has is not strong enough for her to continue her work - until that is the death of one of her informants, a charity worker called Nilay; a woman that Rachel believes has more information on this group of boys than anyone else she has met.
So how does this tie together you may be asking yourself? Nilay is infact the twin sister of Aydin and when he learns of her death he vows revenge on those who carried it out. So now the hunted becomes the hunter and Rachel Cox is going to find herself caught somewhere in the middle!
This is a great story, full of twists and turns and a real page-turner as you don't know where the story is going to take you to next. What I can say is that there is a follow-up novel and I can't wait to find out what is going to happen in the sequel.
Miss Chapters x