The Battle Lines Have Been Drawn. The War Has Begun.
The riveting new James Hicks thriller by award-winning author Terrence McCauley
James Hicks has spent his entire life and career fighting on the front lines of terrorism for the clandestine intelligence organization known as The University. Hicks has learned that enemies can appear and disappear in the blink of an eye, and allegiances shift like the wind. But now, Hicks has finally discovered his true enemy: the criminal organization known as The Vanguard.
This shadowy group has operated as a deadly organization comprised weapons dealers, drug runners, and money launderers for decades, but has now decided to add regime change to their catastrophic agenda. But knowing the enemy is one thing. Being able to defeat it is another matter entirely. When Hicks uncovers a solid lead on his new adversaries, his world explodes. His home base is attacked, his operatives in the field are wiped out, and, for the first time, The University finds itself in open combat against an unknown enemy. In a battle that rages from the streets of Manhattan to the halls of power in Washington, D.C., to the dark alleys of Berlin, Hicks will have to use every resource at his disposal to defeat A Conspiracy of Ravens.
About the Author
Terrence has had short stories featured in Thuglit, Spintetingler Magazine, Shotgun Honey, Big Pulp and other publications. He is a member of the New York City chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, the International Thriller Writers and the International Crime Writers Association.
A proud native of The Bronx, NY, he is currently writing his next work of fiction. Please visit his website at terrencemccauley.com or follow him at @terrencepmccauley.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
“A Conspiracy of Ravens” by Terrance McCauley is the most recent in the James Hicks series. It follows the set-up of the previous books, but it is not necessary to have read the other books to be totally captured by this one. James Hicks fights terrorism through “The University” a stealthy intelligence organization, but now he faces an even more formidable enemy, “The Vanguard.” The book’s pace is intense and non-stop. The action is compelling, and the people are believable. Everything holds up throughout the whole book – personalities, action, complications, and intrigue. No one can ever say that it is a dull book. James Hicks evolves as more than the “robotic” counter-intelligence persona he was in the previous books. He shows vulnerability at times and certainly displays more personality. He is not overshadowed by other characters but instead enhances both them and the action. “The University” storylines are intriguing, and reflect a life today full of” spying eyes. A walk through anywhere in Manhattan reveals “hidden” surveillance cameras on the homes, offices, and stores. They are very small, inconspicuous, and pointed across or down the street, not unlike the “University.” “A Conspiracy of Ravens” is a thriller that will keep readers turning the pages to see what happens next, but watch out; McCauley throws in details that will trick even attentive readers.