Top critical review
…decent espionage thriller that was entertaining.
Reviewed in the United States on November 1, 2021
Book Review - Titus Black, a covert black ops operator in R.J. Patterson’s “Behind Enemy Lines,” is a ‘do whatever it takes’ type of survivor. Even after getting ousted from the CIA, Black manages to land on his feet, which many former covert operators have difficulty doing without turning ‘bad.’ While his government may have given up on him, Black refuses to quit on his country. When tasked with a left-for-dead mission - Black comes back with questions about an alleged secret operation that threatens to shatter trust in the U.S. military. As he and the clandestine organization that he is now working for start to unravel the mystery, Black finds himself caught in the crosshairs of a plot to silence him, permanently! R.J. Patterson takes the reader on a fast-paced, mystery thrill read in the first book in the Titus Black thriller series. This story moves along at a ‘zippy’ pace and doesn’t waste any time in telling its story. It’s only 310 pages so Patterson gets to the point quickly and doesn’t look back. This is not a major detailed-laden espionage action thriller, but still a decent read. It’s more like a short spy thriller read on training wheels. No complex twists and turns just a standard espionage tale that is short, sweet and entertaining. I wasn’t expecting anything extraordinary and yet I was still pleased with the plot, the characters and the storyline. If interested in a short and not so complex espionage story, check out R.J. Patterson’s Behind Enemy Lines. Again, not anything special but still entertaining to read.