In Caged Animal, book fifteen of David Archer’s Noah Wolf series, Noah is sent on a rare solo mission. Noah Wolf still isn’t himself. He seemed to be losing his edge in World Order, book fourteen in the series and things haven’t improved for him yet. I’ve read all the previous books in the series so I’m a fan of both David Archer and Noah Wolf and expect the best from them.
Noah, codename Camelot, workswell with his team and is surprised when he is assigned to work as personalsecurity for CIA agent Derek Simpson. Noah and Simpson have history, whichmakes the assignment even more unusual.
Once again, Archer has deviated from the rapid action plot utilized in most of the books in this series. Perhaps this is a strategic move that will only enhance the action when it returns. I did appreciate that the reader is given the opportunity to gain a little more insight into what makes Noah a lone wolf. The editing issue has improved somewhat, and the writing is still strong, just different than what I, as a fan of the series, have come to expect. Caged Animal is still a good read and I give it 3 out of 5 stars. I still highly recommend this book and the entire series to fans of action thrillers. Book sixteen, Deep Alliance, is currently available and I’ll be reading and reviewing it soon.
Publication Date: April 8, 2019