A book that goes from 100mph to 1000mph real quick and stays explosively intense throughout, don’t miss out on The Treadstone Resurrection by Joshua Hood.
Operation Treadstone made Jason Bourne, but he’s not the only agent they trained.
Treadstone nearly destroyed Adam Hayes. The top-secret CIA Black Ops programme trained him to be an all-but-invincible assassin, but it also cost him his family and any chance at a normal life. Which is why he was determined to get out.
But then he received a mysterious email from a former colleague and soon after, is attacked by an unknown hit team, and Adam must regain the skills that Operation Treadstone taught him – lightning reflexes and cold conscience – in order to discover who and why they are coming after him.
It’s a rollercoaster journey
I seldom dive into the espionage genre, but The Treadstone Resurrection has got me craving more – I’m here for the action and not leaving now.
Hood’s writing is incredible – not only is it fast-paced, intense and dramatic (with a very high character-kill rate, might I add), but the scenarios are painted insanely well. It’s as if the author has taken a picture of a fight and managed to describe it to you (and make you feel all the punches), without being over descriptive and dull. It’s a rollercoaster journey and I’m ready for more rides/books.
It’s so action-packed, you’ll find you’ve read 80/90 pages without even realising. It just flew by, so I’m sat waiting (im)patiently for more. I really loved the main character, Hayes. Hood has taken my version of a ‘cool guy’, and put him down on paper, so he couldn’t have been any better from my perspective.
There are a lot of action-y references which I’m not used to, so lots of special guns and spy gear which is not my fortae and I found I couldn’t really appreciate this too much, but I’m resting easy knowing the author has a military background and writes like he knows his stuff.
The Treadstone Resurrection is not a Bourne book, but does make some references – if you’re a spy thriller beginner like me, you may pick the odd thing up, but a friend who loves Ludlam’s books has said there’s repeated references to The Bourne Identity, for Bourne lovers.
A book which I can’t wait to re-read in the near future. A well-warranted 5/5 stars, and I can’t wait to read more in this series.
The Treadstone Resurrection, Joshua Hood, RRP £18.99 (hardback); Book Depository
Publisher: Head of Zeus