**Disclaimer: I received a free copy of these books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions on this book are my own.**
The Demeter Code gives you a front row seat into the world of CIA agents, Ridley Fox and Nita Parris. A company's secrets are stolen and sold. Thirteen U.S. soldiers are dead and the woman responsible claims she is innocent. People around the world are dying from an "allergic reaction". The company's secrets, the thirteen dead U.S. soldiers, and one of the worst terrorists known to U.S. authorities are all connected. But how? Follow Ridley and Nita on a wild, action packed journey to discover the truth.
I could not put this book down! I love a good thriller and this has definitely made my favorite's list. The action starts from the very beginning and it doesn't let up until the end. I loved how fact-paced this book was! My heart was racing through this whole book and every time I thought I had figured out all of the connections, I was thrown another curve ball.
The dynamic between Ridley, Nita, and their IT genius, Dewan, was so well-written that you felt like you were eavesdropping on an actual conversation instead of reading a book. While Ridley and Nita were the main characters of this story, I would have to say that Dewan was my favorite character hands down. His quick-wit and technical know how definitely make him the unsung hero in their group. Without him and his technical prowess, they wouldn't have gotten as far as they did in their quest for the truth. Katy Sparks, the woman accused of killing the thirteen U.S. soldiers, was also one of my favorites too but I could be a little bit biased since she's from Alabama as well. Her southern charm and gentility adds a softer element to the story. Especially when she and Ridley end up stuck together in a hotel room.
Russell Brooks really did his research and was able to really bring this story to life through science and technology. I felt like I was reading a story that could have been ripped from today's headlines. If you're into spies, fast-paced action, plot twist and turns, and computer hacking, then I definitely recommend this book!