Robin Monarch is not your normal CIA operative. His father was an American cat burglar, and his mother was an Argentine con artist. Both parents were killed when he was a young teenager.
Monarch learned his skills on the streets of Buenos Aires and from the Brotherhood of Thieves, but he also had help from another person — a nun.
In “Rogue” (Minotaur Books, $24.99) by Mark Sullivan, Monarch is leading a group in the CIA, and they're sent to destroy an al-Qaida plot called “Green Fields.”
Monarch discovers what the plan is all about and that he's being deceived by his government superiors.
He goes rogue. Now everyone is after him, including Russian gangs, arms dealers and the government.
But Monarch knows the secret of “Green Fields” and he may have one big con left.
It's a pumped-up thriller filled with twists. Monarch may be in for the long haul.
— John Harrington