CLARION FOREWORD REVIEW
Four Stars (out of five)
Sacrament of Fear
...cloaked in the guise of a terrorist act, a father plots revenge for the senseless and brutal death of his son.
Following a series of deaths around the world from seemingly "natural causes," the Special Assistant to the Minister President of The Netherlands,
Frans Roobeek, recognizes a special link between the list of victims and his American friend, Wes Franklin...all are members of a secret intelligence network-The Cloister of Akhenaten, or Ankh Network-and Wes may soon be the next member to meet his end by "natural causes"!
Wes Franklin emerges from the jungles of Columbia with his technology-savvy girl friend, Ashley Jordan, and his weapons expert and Persian strongman,
Aryana, to investigate the deaths. Together, they chase down clues from Holland, Scotland, and Damascus to uncover and foil a diabolical plot to launch an unprecedented wave of terror somewhere in Europe.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In my reviews you will often find mention of the characters who populate the story. A good tale well told is, of course essential. But to me, just as essential is good company. Avid readers will agree I think, that good characters will stay with you for a long time. They become like old friends. Any thriller requires a certain suspension of belief. This is one reason I enjoy reading them. An escape to somewhere where someone is having a worse day than I am! Or just a spirited romp through a place I will never see, in circumstances I hope to never experience. But, I do like to be in good company. Will Dresser provides this Wes Franklin, Rouzbeh Aryana, and Ashley "AJ" Jordan are allies in the fight against evil, not just here in the United States, but around the world. They are a finely tuned machine, but also share an abiding love and loyalty. We learn that Aryana has already nearly given his life for his friend Wes, actually taking a bullet meant for the other man. Wes and AJ are not only partners in the avocation they share, but they are kindred spirits and lovers. Books about terror and terrorists are a dime a dozen these days. This one has its share of terrorists, and a cool breeze of politics blows through. Sometimes cool enough to send a chill down your spine. Dressers book is a thriller, but it is so much more. Wes is far from average, and this shows in everything he attempts in both this book, and the second book in the Wes Franklin series, The Methuselah Man. I strongly recommend this fast paced book book. But when you finish reading it, do yourself a favor and read The Methuselah Man. You will meet the team from this book, in an even more fascinating and electrifying adventure. I look forward to book three in this series.