The Paris Betrayal

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After a rough mission in Rome involving the discovery of a devastating bioweapon, Company spy Ben Calix returns to Paris to find his perfectly ordered world has collapsed. A sniper attack. An ambush. A call for help that brings French SWAT forces down on his head. Ben is out. This is a severance--reserved for incompetents and traitors.

Searching for answers and anticipating a coming attack, Ben and a woman swept up in his misfortunes must travel across Europe to find the sniper who tried to kill him, the medic who saved his life, the schoolmaster who trained him, and an upstart hacker from his former team. More than that, Ben must come to grips with his own insignificance as the Company's plan to stop Leviathan from unleashing the bioweapon at any cost moves forward without him--and he struggles against the infection that is swiftly claiming territory within his own body.

Award-winning author James R. Hannibal ratchets up the tension on every page of this suspenseful new thriller.

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18 reviews
Meagan Myhren-Bennett
May 24, 2021
The Paris Betrayal By James R. Hannibal In a word WOW!!! If you are looking for a high-paced, time-is-running-out-to-save-the-world book you have found it with The Paris Betrayal. Ben Calix is having a very bad day (make that week). He's a spy who has just had a mission go bad. And it just all goes downhill from there. When his mission goes wrong, he discovers that his cover has been blown. And when the attacks keep coming he is more than a little surprised to find himself on the outside looking in. But Ben is more than his latest failed mission, he has come across a potential world-changing bioweapon. There is just one little problem - he has no one who will listen to his evidence. In this deadly game, he is caught up in, there is only one possible outcome, someone will die. Ben just hopes he can stay ahead long enough to save everyone from the mastermind behind it. Having read James R, Hannibal's The Gryphon Heist and Chasing the White Lion I was looking forward to reading The Paris Betrayal. In no way was I disappointed. One is taken from one dangerous situation to another, never knowing who to trust. When a power-crazed individual finances the ultimate bioweapon and sets his focus on bringing down his foe, no one is going to stand in his way. If they do they will die. This is suspense at its best and The Paris Betrayal is not to be missed. In fact, I'd move to the top of your reading list. PS If you love Dachshunds you have to read this book! Absolute must. I was provided a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I provided my honest opinion - all thoughts expressed are my own.
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Emilie Hendryx Haney
June 8, 2021
I enjoyed this book immensely! The Paris Betrayal is actually the first book I've read by this author but I'd heard good things - and they were all true! This book was packed with action, intrigue, humor, and heart in a perfect combination! So much so that, the minute I finished it, I rushed around the house looking for Hannibal's other series (The Gryphon Heist, which I'm reading right now). As for the book, I wasn't really sure what to expect at first (I don't read BCC) and I'm happy to say it ramped up immediately. Ben Calix reminds me of your typical spy (think Jason Bourne or Ethan Hunt) but the set up is perfect to drop you into the action. Without giving too much away, Ben finds himself almost alone and facing some pretty insurmountable odds, but I like the way Hannibal writes it - it's believable for a spy and yet he still faces difficulties. By the end...well, you're in for a ride and I found myself wondering HOW everything was going to wrap up. But it does - and very satisfyingly as well. This is a top-caliber spy story that goes deeper (read the authors note at the end) and will leave you entertained and ready for more! I copmletely recommend this to fans of intrigue, suspense, and thrillers. My rating: 5 stars Thanks to the publisher for this gifted copy. All opinions are my own.
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Third-party review
I won an ARC copy of The Paris Betrayal by James R. Hannibal from The LibraryThing. It took me a while to actually start reading it, but when I did, it didn't disappoint. Intrigue, spies, romance, it hs it all. Very entertaining. Definitely recommend to someone who enjoys mysteries and spy novels.

About the author

James R. Hannibal is no stranger to secrets and adventure. This former stealth pilot from Houston, Texas, has been shot at, locked up with surface-to-air missiles, and chased down a winding German road by an armed terrorist. He is a two-time Silver Falchion Award winner for his children's mysteries, a former Thriller Award nominee, and a 2020 Selah and Carol Award finalist for The Gryphon Heist--the opener for the CIA series that now includes Chasing the White Lion. James is a rare multisense synesthete, meaning all of his senses intersect. He sees and feels sounds and smells, and hears flashes of light. If he tells you the chocolate cake you offered smells blue and sticky, take it as a compliment.

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