THE POTENTIAL – David A. Davies

The PotentialLook no further if you are after a thriller of character depth, plot twists and factual settings.

In Bonn, Chris Morehouse, a UK citizen working as a chauffeur for the CIA, is driving the US Ambassador when an attack is made to either kidnap or assassinate him. Natural defensive instinct and excellent judgement enables Chris to save the man’s life and causes the CIA to take another look at him for further training.

Dare Chris hope for a life of excitement beyond that of a security driver? Although a fit ex-special forces soldier, he is also fallible and screws up from time to time. But the action follows him like a dog on a leash. The terrorists don’t know what, or who, he saw during the attack. Who is behind the attackers; what is their agenda and is Chris in danger from them as well?

Yes. A whole set of deadly pieces lie embedded in the puzzle.

The action lunges from Germany to the USA, to the Middle East in a series of linked threads where most of the players have their own intriguing, convincing back-stories. The telling is fluid and engaging, even with a large amount of figures in the tapestry, but the only fault I find is the flip from one Point-of-View to the next and back in the same sequence. Sometimes the same paragraph.

Safely a good start to a potentially great series; thank you to for this free copy which I selected to review. Assuredly, we will accept further ARCs from David A. Davies if he cares to send them over.

About peterjearle

Writer of thriller novels. 6 Published: 'Purgatory Road', 'The Barros Pawns', and the Detective Dice Modise Series:'Hunter's Venom - #1' 'Medicinal Purposes Only - #2', and 'Children Apart - #3; and 'Tribes of Hillbrow'; all from Southern Africa.
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