Betrayal


Fiction - Thriller - Terrorist
286 Pages
Reviewed on 12/13/2013
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Author Biography

A mathematics and philosophy major with an adventurous spirit, Tim served in the Green Berets where he learned Russian and specialized in Soviet counterintelligence, but switched from espionage to arbitrage with the fall of the Berlin Wall. After working a couple years as a Foreign Exchange Trader, he returned to school to earn an MBA from Wharton, but it was his concurrent Masters in International Studies that steered Tim's career.

Moving to Moscow in the midst of Perestroika, then Brussels during the formation of the EU, and eventually landing in Silicon Valley, Tim has enjoyed a globetrotting career in the medical device industry. Equally active outside the boardroom, Tim has climbed the peaks of Mount Olympus, hang glided the cliffs of Rio de Janeiro, and parachuted into places undisclosed. He walked the Serengeti with a Maasai warrior, worked medical experiments with an orbiting cosmonaut, and crossed the Atlantic with the Gorbachevs. While none of his adventures were intended as research for his thrillers, they certainly help.

Addicted to reading thrillers since 1994, Tim has been writing them since 2004. He lives with his wife Elena and their two daughters in California.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Betrayal by Tim Tigner is a thriller that revolves around betrayed FBI Agent Odysseus Carr and his FBI Profiler sister Cassandra. Believed dead by the corporate and political powers that framed Al-Qaeda for the murder of his team, Odi has actually been rescued by an Iranian missionary doctor. As he seeks justice Rambo style, the same people who manipulated Odi's death are now using his sister Cassi to track him down. These two are just the start of a series of cunning betrayals that give this political thriller its name.

We all live in a world filled with the fear of terror attacks and terror strikes. Betrayal introduces a new and creative form of terrorist weapon in a fast paced thriller with many twists, turns, and moments of suspense. The scenes are crisp and deep. The story is engaging and readers will be quickly be hooked. The characters of Cassi and Odi are powerful and intelligent. Amplifying different aspects of the terrorism angle, Betrayal has two competing themes running throughout: patriotism and greed. The author has blended these masterfully and thought provokingly into the plot. Readers who like themes of espionage, politics, and terrorists will enjoy the story.

There is not a dull moment in the book. The story is intellectually stimulating and the writing is cogent. All the characters contribute in their own unique way to the pace, intensity, depth and complexity of a gripping story that is sure to pull you in.