When undercover FBI agent Matt Hogan totals three vehicles in an out-of-policy Beverly Hills pursuit of a fleeing Arab drug runner, he incurs the wrath of the Bureau hierarchy. To avoid an almost certain suspension, he accepts a new assignment tracking terrorist cell groups while posing as a volunteer at a nonprofit charity.Read more...
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When undercover FBI agent Matt Hogan totals three vehicles in an out-of-policy Beverly Hills pursuit of a fleeing Arab drug runner, he incurs the wrath of the Bureau hierarchy. To avoid an almost certain suspension, he accepts a new assignment tracking terrorist cell groups while posing as a volunteer at a nonprofit charity. What he doesn't know is the ripples of danger from this case will threaten not only his life but the safety and security of the entire nation.
"A page-turning roller coaster that feels like Jack Bauer's "24" without sailing over the top."
"Bob Hamer's debut novel delivers realism only an undercover FBI agent can bring. "Enemies Among Us" will grab you from word one and stay with you long after you've read the last evocative page. Mitch Rapp has a new friend in the world of fictional heroes, FBI Special Agent Matt Hogan."
Vince Flynn, "New York Times" #1 best-selling author
"Knowing Hamer 'walked the talk' as an FBI undercover agent gives this thriller a genuine edge that rings like a struck bell."
Kevin Sorbo, producer/director and star of "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and Gene Roddenberry's "Andromeda"
"Hamer brings a realism to his writing few authors can."
Karri Turner, actress from the CBS series "JAG" and recipient of the 2009 USO "Heart of a Patriot" Award
*Winner of the San Diego Christian Writers Guild "Best Fiction Award""
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 32.
- Review Date: 2010-01-18
- Reviewer: Staff
Novels about undercover FBI agents nabbing terrorists are more credible when written by former FBI agents. Hamer's nearly three decades as a street agent gives weight to this thriller about erstwhile reckless agent Matt Hogan's redemption with the agency, his wife, and guilt-ridden past. In order to save his job, Hogan must leave his dangerous operations and infiltrate a Christian hospital, which he sees as a red herring to get him off the streets. But as the hospital is suspected of helping terrorists, Hogan has never had a more important assignment. Beyond thriller-speed action, the author includes references to Osama bin Laden, reflections on the difference between guilt and shame societies, and just enough hot married love for Christian fiction. Suspense is often pre-empted by unnecessary spoilers in the middle of the action: “Fate was about to confront the team.” Otherwise few flaws mar what is a page-turning roller coaster that feels like Jack Bauer's 24 without sailing over the top. Stereotype-bending dialogue and believable characters elicit fear of evil and call forth hope that good exists in all ethnicities and religions. (Mar.)