Firstly I wish to thank Anna Zanetti of Midas PR for inviting me on the Blog Tour for The Treadstone Resurrection by Joshua Hood
The first novel in an explosive new series inspired by Robert Ludlum’s Bourne universe, perfect for those who binged Treadstone.
Treadstone made Jason Bourne an unstoppable force, but he’s not the only one.
Operation Treadstone has nearly ruined Adam Hayes. The top-secret CIA Black Ops program 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. Working as a cabinet-maker in rural Oregon, Adam thinks he has left Treadstone 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.
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.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
The original Bourne series is quite a legacy to follow but Robert Ludlum has woken Threadstone from its hibernation and a new and exciting chapter has begun in style. Adam Hayes had built himself a new life after Treadstone but something from his past was not done with him yet. An email from a former colleague followed by an attack from a pretty specialised team give Adam no choice but to retaliate but it has been a while since he needed to use his special talents. If he is to find out why this is happening now he has to sharpen up his skills and mindset to have any chance of surviving. It is game on.
This is an all-action non-stop survival thriller that Hayes can’t wait around on, to be tracked down. He doesn’t even know if this is someone he had been up against in the past or even his own side tieing up loose ends, him definitely being one of them. The grizzly scenes aren’t held back on, as there is full-on do what you need to do to find answers approaches. It all comes with the territory and de-sensitizing of all conscience to get results.
Every page brings a new danger, a new assailant and Hayes a force that seems like it has been building like a shook-up pop bottle that has just been released. If you like your action in a story to be a blow by blow account then this is the book for you. This is a very exciting start to this new series which I am sure will be huge. The author has done an amazing job to re-awaken this simmering series and bring it back to the boil.
HERE, IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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