Book Review: Blackwater

Author: Paul Vincent Jacuzzi

Published: 2023

Rating: 4/5

Dalton Drake, a former Canadian Intelligence agent, is leading a relatively normal life with a career in the private sector when he is suddenly thrust back into the world of espionage. When a former colleague visits him in Canada and then is mysteriously murdered, Drake is unwittingly ensnared in a high-stakes mission that takes him half-way across the world. He is enlisted to help track down missing nuclear materials in North Africa and the terrorist intent on using them against the West. In the process, Drake is confronted with an old foe and complicated personal relationships from his past as he works with a team to find the nuclear weapons before it’s too late. 

Blackwater is a gripping work that immerses readers in a world where suspense reigns supreme. The intricate plot twists and turns, keeping readers on the edge of their seats. Jacuzzi’s prose is evocative, painting vivid scenes that transport readers to the heart of the story. The author’s attention to detail is evident, as he carefully crafts each character’s backstory, motivations, and conflicts. With masterful storytelling and a cast of complex characters, Jacuzzi weaves a tale that captivates from beginning to end.

Paul Jacuzzi’s Blackwater is a masterfully crafted military thriller reminiscent of Tom Clancy and Ian Fleming that combines suspense and skillful storytelling. Jacuzzi’s ability to develop compelling characters, and intertwine a complex plot makes this novel a standout in its genre. Fans of military thrillers will find themselves immersed in a tale that lingers in their minds and leaves them yearning for more.

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  1. “The best spies don’t even know they have been recruited.” Who said that? Colonel Alan Brooke Pemberton CVO MBE, Edward Burlington’s handler in MI6, leader of Pemberton’s People and a protagonist in #TheBurlingtonFiles fact based espionage series. See

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