Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: Enemy Within
SERIES: The Executive Office #3
AUTHOR: Tal Bauer
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 485 pages
RELEASE DATE: March 28th, 2017
The White House, infiltrated.
The president, running for his life.
A traitorous general, intent on burning the world to the ground.
When everything falls apart, who do you trust?
President Jack Spiers fled Washington DC on the heels of a devastating attack on CIA headquarters, masterminded by one of America’s own, former General Porter Madigan. While the world believes Jack was killed in the bombing, he embarks on a wild infiltration mission, smuggling himself into occupied Russia to rescue the love of his life: former Secret Service Agent and First Gentleman Ethan Reichenbach.
Reunited, Jack, Ethan, and deposed Russian president Sergey Puchkov, along with President Elizabeth Wall—the only person left in Washington DC who Jack trusts—must work together. They piece together a desperate plan, hunting Madigan to the ends of the earth and the bitter frigidity of the Arctic, where Madigan’s world-shattering doomsday plan comes together.
Outnumbered, outmaneuvered, and outgunned, Jack, Ethan, Sergey, and the rest of the team struggle to put a stop to Madigan and his army. In the desolate extremes of the Arctic, their resolve, their strength, and even their love is tested, pushed to the absolute limits as choices must be made: choices that pit the fate of the world against the love in their hearts, and the loves of their life.
As the world crumbles around them, Jack and Ethan find themselves waging a war on two fronts—against an enemy they can see, and another, hiding within their ranks.
Who can be trusted when the enemy is within you?
This book was LOOOOOOOONG…but as long as it is it’s EQUALLY as good. I absorbed it like crack-candy and could not put it down. I had so many, “WTF”, “NOOO!!”, “OMG!!”, “THAT BASTARD”, “Holy Crap” moments while reading this story. It was all consuming and I loved every stankin’ minute of it. Some suspense mystery books bore me. Tal’s writing is enthralling and captivating and always showcases the couples exquisitely. I’ve adored this series so much and this is series icing on the cake with cherries and sprinkles. All of the GREAT characters come out to play in book 3 which I loved.
Ethan and Jack are still trekking through the unknown trying to put an end to Madigan and his deranged team of psychopaths. There love, passion and connection burns just as bright in this book as it did in the others. I don’t know somewhere along the way Ethan and Jack became a favorite couple of mine.
Sergey is still trying to banish years of denial running rampant in his brain while still keeping Sasha at a distance. Love takes no prisoners however and both men are helpless to fight their attraction.
Also, Adam and Faisal come out to play. This couple pulls at my heartstrings. They’re so damn sweet together. I could read a whole series just about these two men.
There is a TON going on in this story. Political machinations, warfare, betrayal, violence, love and loss. Buckle up because these stories are one hell of a ride and I loved every minute of it.
As you can tell this is not a standalone, so don’t even try. But why would you even want too? This whole series is MAGNIFICENT. The writing, plot, characters, EVERYTHING…just works so well. Absolutely Recommend.