Traitor by David Hagberg
4/26/22; 240 pages
Kirk McGarvey #27
Traitor by David Hagberg is a highly recommended thriller and the 27th and final novel in the Kirk McGarvey series.
Otto Renke, the CIA chief of electronic surveillance, has been arrested, charged with treason and quickly whisked away to be held in a secret location. His best friend, Kirk McGarvey (Mac) and his wife Petey fly in from Japan to clear Otto's name and support his wife, Mary. In the meantime, Otto is being interrogated by a homeland security agent. Someone or some foreign agency is clearly targeting Otto and must be stopped. Sadly Otto's computed, named Lou, is unable to be accessed for help. The real traitor must be found in order to clear Otto.
As the 27th novel in the series, I admittedly felt like I was
several steps behind in knowing the players and their background
in this series. It is still an enjoyable thriller and provided
plenty of tension and suspense. There is enough information
provided to follow along with the characters current situations as
well as their back story. No concrete information is giving about
the evidence that is being used to charge Otto, but aside from
that, Mac and Petey are fighting other intel agents while trying to
prove Otto's innocence. This was at times a rather slow moving
thriller but it still held my attention throughout. I somehow
haven't read any of the previous novels in the series, but
Traitor has convinced me that it's time to start at the
beginning of the series and work my way to this final novel.