THE EAGLE LEGACY
A successful solicitor is found murdered in the picturesque village of Mittand Burrow. A village like any other quaint English Parish, where everybody knew your business and secrets were hidden in gossip and hearsay. A place where petty pilfering and poaching were the worst of crimes, until now. The Village is about to become the epicentre of a global catastrophe, and will never be the same again.
Jack Case of LARA - Land Air Reconnaissance Agency - a ghost task force, is assigned to investigate, after a sinister discovery as to the cause of death is revealed and uncovers a plot that threatens to annihilate the very fabric of the modern world.
An ancient force defeated for what was hoped the third and final time, is again building forces ready to devastate the global economy and millions of lives as they attempt to resurrect a new hell on earth.
What dark secret has the sleepy village been hiding for 50 years?
Who is writing invitations to certain death?
Why is the widow being hunted?
And what ancient horrors are hidden in a secret location somewhere in Europe?
In a race against time, Jack must discover all the answers as he travels the Northern Hemisphere with the help of misfits and Mavericks to find the source of the evil and attempt to save the world.
This is one of those 'can't put down' thrillers. You go from one idea to another only to be amazed by the twists and turns. This is an author to watch. Fantastic characters, superb storyline. Buy it and be thoroughly entertained and itching for the sequel.
Mick F - (London)
A very good read. Just when you think you've deciphered the plot a new twist appears. Excellent.
Eileen H - (Essex)
A real "page turner" that keeps you guessing all the way. A fun, entertaining read that'll leave you waiting for the next Case file!
Claire H - (Essex)
Loved it! Not usually one for spy or thriller novels I thought I'd give this one a try following a friend's recommendation. And it is superb! A truly riveting read takes you on an epic journey filled with tension and suspense. Not a book to start before bedtime as you will not be able to put it down
Jane - (Birmingham)
A contender for the crown of Dan Brown!
A cracking fast-paced thriller with a myriad of plot twists. Completely ‘unputdownable’.
Superb pace and a host of believable characters. I thoroughly recommend this book. I want to see much more of Jack Case. This writer is one to watch! Bravo!
Kym R - (Nottingham)
Great book ... The characters came alive in my head, I felt I knew them all personally by the end. The locations described in such detail I felt I was there with them. The plot twists and turns and the action is relentless leaving you on the edge of your seat well done! Jack Case makes James Bond look like a schoolboy in comparison.
Dave C (Rayleigh)
BOOK LITERATI INDEPENDENT BOOK REVIEW
Paperback: 553 pages
Publisher: Independently published (8 May 2019)
ISBN-10: 1798484846ISBN-13: 978-1798484845
A quiet village in the Southwest of England, idyllic, peaceful and picturesque. Until death comes to call. No suspects, no motive. But a cause of death that thrusts the world into chaos. One man is tasked to uncover the evil and stop a threat desperate to destroy everything in its path. Jack Case must travel across the Northern Hemisphere in a race against time to stop the resurrection of a hell on earth. And time is running out…
The Eagle Legacy is the first in a thrilling new series of books from Mark D Richardson featuring Jack Case. Jack is part of LARA (Land Air Reconnaissance Agency) a ghost agency called in in difficult circumstances and is made up of ex-military personnel from across the disciplines. When there are a couple of murders that look like professional hits in the quiet English town of Mittand Burrow, Jack is called in to investigate. A mysterious woman, a bank vault in Oxford are somehow at the centre of the rising body count and Jack finds himself taking on a group set on world domination. Fast-paced with an intelligent and complex plot this is a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
I find it hard to believe thatThe Eagle Legacy is Mark D Richardson’s first novel, as the plot and writing are so well executed. At over five hundred pages this is an epic and ambitious thriller that had me gripped throughout. I love this type of thriller and if you are a fan of Scott Mariani’s Ben Hope series or Chris Kuzneski’s Payne and Jones series then this book is definitely for you. The attention to detail is amazing in this book, the time spent drawing of full picture of the setting, the characters and the plot really brings this story to life. The best thing about this was it didn’t distract in anyway from the plot like some other books, it all just blended together like a painting in the imagination so you could see the setting clearly and had an all round knowledge of all the characters.
As well as all the action, and twists and turns there are quite a few humorous and tongue in cheek moments.
The character of Jack Case is part of an independent ex-military team for hire to help with security and reconnaissance. He is the typical military type, strong, well built and with no fear. He is the perfect hero for this book and through the book his personality comes through, the tough man does have a softer side to him occasionally and a sense of humour. There is a variety of wonderful characters in this book, including a French police officer, Antoine Valois who smokes like a chimney and keeps a flask of wine with him which he drinks whilst driving and leading up to operations, American LARA operative Riggs who believes he is gods gift and is incredibly charming but also very sarcastic. Add to this the wonderfully quirky characters in Mittand Burrow and you have yourself the most brilliant cast to keep you entertained, and guessing to their involvement.
The Eagle Legacy is an absolutely brilliant read that I raced through. It has murder, mystery, thrills, explosions, secrets, lies, humour and plenty of action that combine to make this such an exciting read. Mark Richardson’s research, detail and easy writing shine through and personally I can’t wait for the next book in the series. Move over Ben Hope, there is a new hero in town.