Publication: 25th February 2020 – Head of Zeus
Working as a cabinet-maker in rural Oregon, Adam thinks he has left Treadstone – the CIA Black Ops programme – in the past, until he receives a mysterious email from a former colleague, and soon after is attacked by an unknown hit team at his job site.
Operation Treadstone has nearly ruined Adam Hayes. The top-secret CIA Black Ops programme trained him to be a nearly invincible assassin, but it also cost him his family and any chance at a normal life, which is why he was determined to get out. Everything changes when he receives a mysterious email from a former colleague, and soon after is attacked by an unknown hit team at his job site rural Oregon.
Adam must regain the skills that Treadstone taught him – lightning reflexes and a cold conscience – in order to discover who the would-be killers are, and why they have come after him now. Are his pursuers enemies from a long-ago mission? Rival intelligence agents? Or, perhaps, someone inside Treadstone? His search will unearth secrets in the highest levels of government and pull him back into the shadowy world he worked so hard to forget.
Coinciding with the much-anticipated return of the Treadstone series – released by Amazon in January 2020 in the UK – and with the 40th anniversary of the first Bourne book, The Treadstone Resurrection is the latest instalment of the franchise. Picking up the baton from Robert Ludlum, Joshua Hood is an author and former Airborne Division fighter, whose real-world experience and combat training makes him the perfect writer for The Treadstone Resurrection.
Happy weekend everyone and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Treadstone Resurrection, the new novel by Joshua Hood.
If you are looking for an action-packed heart-racing spy novel, then this is it. The Treadstone Resurrection introduces a new hero in the Bourne universe, former CIA agent Adam Hayes. I have read enough spy novels to know that you may leave the CIA, but that doesn’t mean that the CIA leaves you. Adam Hayes has retired and he is leading a quiet and normal life which is interrupted when a hit team tries to kill him. Why do they want to kill him? And what does it have to do with the email he received from a former colleague? Adam knows that to go back to his quiet life and his family he needs to go back to the world he had hoped to leave behind.
All fans of the Jason Bourne series will love The Treadstone Resurrection, although don’t expect it to be a Jason Bourne novel because, except for a few references, this novel stands on its own. The chasing, the shocks, the revelations are never enough and the protagonist never rest. Adam Hayes is a very likable hero. The author craftily inserts his backstory in the narrative making the protagonist feel more authentic and less like a killing machine. I am sure there is much more to it and I am already looking forward to reading it.
The writing is fantastic, the characters are complex and engaging, and the story is intense, fast-paced, and adrenaline-filled. Do you want more? There are twists that just keep coming and a gripping and surprising ending that will leave you wanting for more. Highly recommended!
A huge thank you to Midas PR for inviting me to join the blog tour and providing me with a copy of this fantastic book!
Robert Ludlum (1927 – 2001) was the author of twenty-seven novels, each one a New York Times bestseller. There are more than 225 million of his books in print, and they have been translated into 32 languages in 50 countries. Among his best-sellers were The Scarlatti Inheritance (1971), The Osterman Weekend (1972), The Matarese Circle (1979). He is most famous for the Jason Bourne series – The Bourne Identity (1980), The Bourne Supremacy (1986) and The Bourne Ultimatum (1990). The series was adapted for TV in 1988, for a film featuring Matt Damon in the lead role in 2002, and for a brand-new TV production from the writer behind Heroes and Chicago Hope in January 2020.
Joshua Hood is the author of Warning Order and Clear by Fire. He graduated from the University of Memphis before joining the military and spending five years in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a team leader in the 3-504 Parachute Infantry Regiment in Iraq from 2005 to 2006, conducting combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. From 2007 to 2008, Hood served as a squad leader with the 1-508th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Afghanistan for which he was decorated for valour in Operation Furious Pursuit. On his return to civilian life he became a sniper team leader on a full time SWAT team in Memphis, where he was awarded the lifesaving medal. Currently he works as the Director of Veteran Outreach for the American Warrior Initiative.