The Shiro Project
by David Khara
(translated by Sophie Weiner)
A Consortium Thriller
Publisher: Le French Book
Release date: November 18, 2014
Length: 250 pages
About the book:
When yesterday’s enemies become today’s best allies and when mankind seems on the verge of repeating the errors of the past, what can a lone man do against the madness that is bound to follow?
After his mentor is kidnapped, a Mossad agent teams up with his worst foe, but first must face himself. He is enlisted against his will in a fight that’s not his own and takes him from present-day Czech Republic to past Manchuria. He has to put an end to the activities of a mysterious group who have gotten their hands on weapons of mass destruction.
What do Japanese war camps, US Army research and an annihilated modern-day Czech village all have in common?
Warning: The book contains some violence
Fans of thrillers and spy books alike are certain to enjoy David Khara’s The Shiro Project, a follow up to The Bleiberg Project. Using the same narrative style, traveling between the past and the present, Mr. Khara continues to develop his anti-hero Eytan Morg as he battles “The Consortium”, a villainous organization bent on world domination. Adding to the emotional angst and tension of the story, Mr. Khara provides Eytan with an interesting sidekick as they travel between Tokyo and Prague in their battle to stop The Consortium’s latest attack. While a part of a series, this book can be enjoyed on its own.Having already met Eytan Morg in The Bleiberg Project, I was thrilled with how Mr. Khara provides further development of his character. A man who excels at completing whatever mission he’s assigned, regardless of how many people he has to kill to do it, Eytan Morg is more than just an agent for Kidron (a secret faction of Mossad) – he’s also a friend, a painter and a man determined that no one will ever go through what he himself has undergone at the hands of The Consortium. While Eytan is a man who has seen and done things I personally could never imagine, I completely connected with him and found myself totally rooting for his success at whatever task he had to undertake. I even found him occasionally amusing and very likeable.When Eytan’s boss, and personal friend, Eli Karman is kidnapped enroute to New York by “The Consortium”, Eytan is forced to work with Elena, the woman he captured at the end of The Bleiberg Project. While Elena is reluctant to help Eytan at first, she soon finds herself his companion and travels with him as they track down the people responsible for wiping out an entire Czech village while testing a weapon originally developed in the U.S. While Elena has some major issues, she’s really emotionally and morally messed up, she is an interesting character and I have to admit I find her intriguing.Will Eytan and Elena be able to stop “The Consortium” from unleashing a new weapon of “mass destruction”? Will Eytan be able to rescue Eli in time? You’ll have to read The Shiro Project to find out. I highly enjoyed this quickly paced thriller and can’t wait to see what Mr. Khara dreams up for his characters next!My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Crowns
FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour from the publisher via NetGalley for a fair and honest review. I received no additional compensation for my opinion of the material provided.