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On The Black: (A CIA Mystery Suspense…

On The Black: (A CIA Mystery Suspense Thriller)

by Theo Cage

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There is James Bond, Matt Helm, MacGyver, and now Burroughs Rice. As with any spy figure, there are great escapes, gadgets, and bad people. Author Cage mixes all three and adds a beautiful woman to join Rice in the escapades. There is a lot of action, much of it unrealistic, but fun and entertaining. ( )
  bemislibrary | Aug 7, 2016 |
Main character Burroughs Rice is hiding after spending years as a secret agent. However, he is found by powerbrokers and his wife is abducted. In order to free his wife and be released by his captors, he has to agree to go to Africa to rescue the daughter of a powerful political figure who has been abducted by the Brotherhood of Blood.

Well written and believable, this book is worth a read. ( )
  daleala | May 14, 2016 |
I received this book either from Librarything member giveaway or early reviwer. I don't remember which one. This was a very good read. Lots of action and dual plot lines woven together fairly well. The main characters were developed fairly well and the support characters even had a fairly decent backstory provided. I Highly recommend it to hose who like spy thriller novels. ( )
  baldincali | Mar 16, 2016 |
On the Black by Theo Cage is an interesting take on the government agent gone rogue in retirement. The agent left government service and the government was trying to kill him. They got his wife instead of him at one point in time. He went in to hiding on a mountain in Washington state for 10 years.

He has finally been located. They are trying to capture him using contractors under the control of the former head of the CIA. He escapes the first attempt on the mountain, resulting in the death of one of the agents.

The story of why he is on the run and the steps he has taken to protect himself and his surviving friends and family. This story is released in bits and pieces throughout the story.

While on the run again, he meets up with two women. One on the run from he mob and one a good samaritan who treats him after a wreck and hides him. These characters along with two friends who have been helping on the run help reveal the good side and the human side of the hero of the story.

After this last attempt to capture/kill him by the ex-CIA head and former President, he is out for revenge. He is also helping the woman on the run from the mob get revenge and freedom from the mob.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It had a few unbelievable moments as do most thrillers. You began to like the hero as the story about his past is slowly released and the human side of him came out. ( )
  rufusraider | Sep 26, 2015 |
On the Black is an action packed page turner. I usually do not like spy or mob novels. However, Theo Cage did a great job of intertwining the two.

Rice is an ex-black ops Navy Seal who has secrets. He has been hiding away on Mt. Ranier for the last 10 years. All he wants is to be left alone. Unfortunately, the ex-CIA director has had private mercenaries hunting him and they found him.

Addie is a young girl in hiding from the mob. She has secrets too and was put in the WITSEC program to keep her safe. She has been on the run for the last few years. Addie believes only Addie can keep herself safe.

Their two worlds collide and it is a race to try and keep themselves alive.

This is the first book I have read by this author and I am impressed. It is well written, the characters are well developed and I love the fast pace. It was hard to put down because I just wanted to know "what next?" ( )
  Diane_K | Sep 7, 2015 |
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One of the most decorated covert agents in U.S. history, Burroughs Rice, has been “on the black” for ten years, deep under cover and running for his life from some of the world's most dangerous power brokers. 

When a mysterious government agency stumbles onto the ex-agent in the wilds of Washington state, they force Rice to deal with a terrible secret. What follows is a harrowing road trip across the American heartland with Rice at war with an army of International mercenaries, an organized crime family and an ultra-violent biker gang. 

Complicating his mission is a young hitchhiker he rescues, and a trauma nurse who becomes an unwitting ally.

ON THE BLACK comes to a surprising climax in the nation's capital - an armed showdown in one of the country's most famous national treasures. 

Based on hundreds of hours of research, including interviews with actual intelligence operatives, ON THE BLACK is epic, suspenseful, and ultimately revealing.
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