Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
Much Given: A Cold War Thriller by Dylan Patrick Grant is an intense, action packed thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat and biting your nails until the very end. The novel is told from the perspective of three different men all from three different sides of the fight. The first one is a KGB covert operative named Vladimir Koransky; he is leading the mission that will win the Soviet Union a shocking advantage over the USA. However, things are not going as he hoped and the best thing for him is to accept his defeat, but he won’t and he can’t.
He rejects the abort order by Moscow and engages in an intense game of life and death with Marine Intelligence Officer Major Michael Alexzinski. Both of these men will not back off and none of the two will accept defeat. But there is a third man that neither of them knows about; an FBI agent named Blake Hazelton is in the race for his own agenda and he is not willing to stop as well. He will get what he wants, even if he has to steal and kill for it. What will happen when these three men collide? Who will win?
Much Given is a fascinating action thriller that you will enjoy a lot. This is a fast paced novel that you will appreciate for the action and the close-to-reality theme. I loved all three major characters, but Blake was my favorite. I loved to hate him and I enjoyed his tenacity and pigheadedness. This is an intense novel that literally had me catching my breath and biting my nails. Brilliant, simply brilliant.