It’s war—cyber war with the Russians! In the Russian corner, it’s a new AI netbot code named Soul Searcher spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories online about Benjamin Butler. Why Benjamin, you ask? He is the head of the Department of Defense’s black ops division. But the real reason is because of his friendship with the Russian’s true target, uber spy Evan Ryder. Evan is fighting in the US’ corner, of course. Currently, she is trying to discover the Nemesis Manifesto and why they are killing both American and British agents.
The book’s fictional POTUS and his staff look very similar to our current President. We can only hope that there are not as many games and counter-intelligence going on in the real world as there are in this fictitious one.
I loved the idea of a female superspy. It’s a nice twist on the Bourne movies. However, the complexity of the plot is somewhat overwhelming at the beginning. But stick with it and you will be rewarded with an exciting, powerful and unexpected conclusion. Nemesis Manifesto is an enjoyable read for political fiction and espionage fans. 4 stars!
Thanks to Forge Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.