Book Review: Breakout by Kevin Scott Olson

Goodreads Synopsis

An American soldier, traveling alone in rural Mexico, is arrested and, without a hearing or trial, thrown into one of the country’s most notorious maximum-security prisons. If the American’s true identity and mission are revealed, he will never leave Mexico alive.
Michael Quinn, ex-Navy SEAL turned CIA special operative, is given the assignment: rescue the imprisoned American before the soldier receives a life sentence from the Mexican government…or a death sentence from the Mexican drug cartels.


I received this book on Goodreads through First Reads.

Breakout starts with an American who is in a Mexican prison. The main character, Michael Quinn’s job is to get him back on American soil before the Mexicans find out that the prisoner is an American agent.

This book, although a short story, reads almost like a full length novel. It was amazing how much the author could put in in such a short period of time. Quinn is reluctant at first about saving the man, not because he doesn’t want to but because he knows how much trouble it will cause if the plan doesn’t go accordingly. After trying everything else, he agrees to do what needs to be done.
Quinn does get sidetracked a bit but not enough to steer him off course. I noticed that even though he is the main character he doesn’t think about himself much. He think about others quite frequently and always puts them first.

The writing style was good and this was a pretty quick read. I feel that this was a great introduction into the world of Michael Quinn and can’t wait to see more.

Read: 3 September 2015
Rating: ✮✮✮

Publication Date: 21 July 2015
Link to Author’s Goodreads Page: Kevin Scott Olson

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