Monday, August 16, 2010

Enter, David Trevellyan

Long plane journeys are usually spent in the company of three fictional action heroes. Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, Barry Eisler’s John Rain and Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon. A new entrant has joined the ranks. Meet Commander David Trevellyan, a veteran of Royal Navy Intelligence. Andrew Grant (believe it or not a former Telco executive), has written two books so far, Even and Die Twice. Set in New York and Chicago respectively, David Trevellyan takes on all comers. He’s smarter, tougher and more focused than all the bad guys. He’s also faster and funnier. Steve McQueen would have played him in a movie.