The Annihilation Protocol by Michael Laurence is book two in his The Extinction Agenda series.
FBI Special Agent James Mason is once again investigating the shadow group known as The Thirteen. The plan has changed from global pandemic (scary in the time of COVID-19) to chemical annihilation, still with the intent to decimate the world’s population. The Thirteen have been bent on world domination for centuries; their thirst for power knows no bounds. Mason and his group of talented friends stopped them the last time. Can they do it again, in the face of an enemy that always seems to be one step ahead?
The Annihilation Protocol proves that Michael Laurence is still in the business of writing masterful thrillers. The characters are well-rounded with complete backstories. The scenery and background details are vividly described and seamlessly incorporated. In fact, I felt like I was there, scarily. The plot is complex but brilliantly compelling. There is some violence and gore that may be inappropriate for sensitive readers. This is still a 5 out of 5 star read and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good thriller.
My thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.
Publication Date: August 25, 2020