The Eyes of Others

A Watchtower Thriller

Fiction - Thriller - Political
355 Pages
Reviewed on 03/05/2016
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Author Biography

Mikael Carlson is the award-winning author of the novel, The iCandidate and the Michael Bennit Series, The Tierra Campos Series, and the Watchtower Thrillers.
A retired veteran of the Rhode Island Army National Guard and Unites States Army, he deployed twice in support of military operations during the Global War on Terror. Mikael has served in the field artillery, infantry, and in support of special operations units during his career on active duty at Fort Bragg and in the Army National Guard.
A proud U.S. Army Paratrooper, he conducted over fifty airborne operations following the completion of jump school at Fort Benning in 1998. Since then, he has trained with the militaries of countless foreign nations.
Academically, Mikael has earned a Master of Arts in American History, and graduated with a B.S. in International Business from Marist College in 1996.
He was raised in New Milford, Connecticut and currently lives in nearby Danbury.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Carol Coetzee for Readers' Favorite

A team of highly trained intelligence analysts are sent to Iraq on a mission. Whilst there, their convoy is ambushed and some of the team members are killed. The seriously injured survivors are treated in a hospital. Once released, Eugene "Boston" Hollinger starts to have strange dreams and consults a dream therapist, Dr Tara Winters, to help him understand his mysterious dreams. With more understanding of his almost prophetic dreams, he rounds up a team and sets off in search of a high ranking government mole. Corruption, betrayal, secrets, lies and a cat and mouse hunt all make for an exciting read. How will Boston's dreams help him to uncover this mole? They seem to be his only clues on this deadly hunt.

A twisting and gracefully woven plot unravels on the pages as Boston tries to determine the identity of the mole to save himself and others. It certainly keeps you guessing as you attempt to determine who this mole could be. Can you solve it before Boston does? Meanwhile, Dr Winters is trying to find out exactly what happened to Boston in the hospital, and if he really does have PTSD. The Eyes of Others by Mikael Carlson is a real page turner, filled with action, mystery, and intriguing, surprising twists and turns.

If you enjoy suspenseful genres with a twist, you should most certainly read The Eyes of Others by Mikael Carlson. The characters are well developed and the pace is steady and relentless. Mikael Carlson has a great writing style, and the book is well written and easy to read. The plot is intriguing and captivating, holding your attention throughout. Mikael has created realistic, unique and gritty characters which become like family, some of which you love, others which you dislike, but nonetheless you are embroiled in their exploits. There is very little gratuitous violence, which is refreshing in a novel of this genre. The ending was surprising and unexpected as well as thought provoking, and stayed with me long after I had read the final pages of The Eyes of Others. An excellent read!