The focus of my blog is to review book series and not individual novels. But writers are going to continue writing novels within a series even after I have done my review, so I plan on reviewing the individual novels as they come into circulation. Nick Thacker has recently added book #6, The Aryan Agenda, to the Harvey Bennett series.
I think for most of us when we see the word Aryan, we automatically think Nazis. So is The Aryan Agenda about Nazis? Well, umm, yes, of course it is, but this isn’t just your ordinary thriller featuring Nazis, it is also about the lost city of Atlantis. So what does the city of Atlantis and Nazis have in common? Well you are going to have to read the book to find out.
The Harvey ‘Ben’ Bennett series is a lot like James Rollins’ Sigma Force series except that instead of having highly trained operatives, as is true with the Sigma Force gang, the agents that make up the Civilian Special Operations (CSO) are a mixed bag of highly motivated individuals that want to do good in the world. Harvey Bennett, who prefers to go by the name Ben, is an ex-forest ranger turned action hero. He is joined by the love of his life ex-CDC computer investigator, Juliette Richardson along with part ex-military, part Tasmanian devil, Reggie ‘Red’ Gareth to investigate the disappearance of the father of archaeologist, Sarah Lindgren, who played an important role in the previous novel, The Paradise Key. Lindgren’s father is also an archaeologist and his disappearance coincides with a paper that he recently released that reveals interesting information about the lost city of Atlantis. Bennett, along with his colleagues, see Lindgren as their friend and want to help her out, but what they find is more than they can handle, well almost.
Lots of action with Nazis to boot, The Aryan Agenda proves to be a fun read. Though it could be read as a standalone, it would be more enjoyable if you read the rest of the series first.
To learn more about the series check out the Harvey Bennett series.