The High Yield Vector

A Fast Paced Spy Thriller: Mark Savannah Espionage Series Book 2

Fiction - Intrigue
416 Pages
Reviewed on 02/20/2016
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Author Biography

Baibin Nighthawk writes spy fiction, thrillers and science fiction. She is the co-author of the Mark Savannah espionage series and of the Dhungwana Chronicles. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Certificate in Art (Martenot Arts Plastiques, Paris).

Dominick Fencer writes spy fiction, thrillers and science fiction. He is the co-author of the Mark Savannah espionage series and of the Dhungwana Chronicles. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and an MBA.

Nighthhawk and Fencer are the authors of 'Black Hawk Day Rewind' (Mark Savannah Espionage Series Book 1), The High-Yield Vector (Mark Savannah Espionage Series Book 2) and 'Dhungwana 2117 - The Dhungwana Chronicles (2117- 3451) Part 1'.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite

The High Yield Vector (Mark Savannah Espionage Series Book 2) is written by Baibin Nighthawk and Dominick Fencer. After foiling the corrupt activities of a powerful member of the CIA, Mark Savannah was now on the run for his life; and what better way for a burned British intelligence agent to stay alive than by playing dead. After escaping, Mark had made his way to Mali where he stayed for several months before moving to Niger, from where he proceeded to the Democratic Republic of Congo where he was to play a vital role in reaching out to communities worst affected by HIV/AIDS. While in the Congo, just like in Mali and Niger, Mark witnesses human suffering at its very worst as communities are ravaged by poverty, disease and political conflict, and their agony is further exacerbated by the selfish intentions of foreign forces. In an unexpected turn of events, Mark finds himself working for British intelligence once again, albeit off the book, but he is not so dead after all because it is not so long before his worst enemy locates him.

Once again, Baibin Nighthawk and Dominick Fencer delivered an epic spy thriller guaranteed to give lovers of the genre an amazing reading experience. The High Yield Vector (Mark Savannah Espionage Series Book 2) is the ultimate making of spy stories as they should be told; espionage, greed, and the ultimate clash of intelligence agencies. Although the book is spy-themed, which it delivers excellently, it also honors the selfless dedication of humanitarian workers who constantly risk their own lives and give all they can to deliver desperately needed aid to those - especially in third world countries - whose lives have been devastated by poverty, disease and war.

Lorena Sanqui

Mark Savannah is back in The High Yield Vector, the second book in the Mark Savannah Espionage series by Baibin Nighthawk and Dominick Fencer. British Intelligence found out that Mark Savannah is alive and so he’s on another mission, albeit remaining dead and buried to the rest of the world. He is to find out which organizations are behind all the chaos in several African countries by observing and acting as a mercenary. In return, he will get back his status in British Intelligence and gain a new identity in New Zealand. But Mark has learned about a biotech company doing experiments on the local community with GMO seeds and he can’t help but interfere. His urge to investigate the company becomes stronger when he finds out who is behind it.

The High Yield Vector is Book 2 in the Mark Savannah Espionage Series, but I think it can be read as a standalone. Not having read the first book, I found the story easy to understand and follow. The story flowed smoothly and was written well. The action scenes were lacking a little heat, but it was gripping enough that I still liked it very much. What is great about this book is that surprises are plentiful and every chapter is an anticipation of what might come next. I think many more obstacles will come Mark’s way. I am excited for the third book, and will read the first one in the meantime. I think the story line and many of the characters in this book have appeared in the first one and, though it was easy to get into, I still recommend reading the books in order so as not to spoil anything.

Samantha Dewitt (Rivera)

This isn’t the first time Mark has found himself fighting for his life against people he should have been able to trust, but it is the first time he’s getting some people on his side of the situation. Whether he can finally succeed in his goal of stopping the enemy and his plans or whether he’s going to end up dead for real is going to depend on his own smarts as well as those of his new (and old) friends. Pavel and Anais might be the most important people in his life right now, but only if he can get back to the world he left behind and look to fix the problems threatening more than just his life in The High Yield Vector by Dominick Fencer and Baiban Nighthawk.

This book is full of adventure and plenty of mystery at the same time. You feel yourself really drawn into the story and each of the characters, whether it’s Mark and Pavel or Maribel and Amghar, there’s definitely someone that readers can relate to and plenty of characters that you’ll hope make it to the end (with this much action you never know). I would recommend this book to readers who really like action and adventure stories because that’s definitely what it is from the very first pages all the way to the end (though with a little bit of romance thrown in there too). The High Yield Vector is a continuation of Mark Savannah’s story, but it’s definitely not finished by any means. So I’ll be watching for the next book.