The Obelisk is an action-packed thriller. Gideon Davis, a peace negotiator for the United Nations, has brokered many peace accords around the world. Tillman Davis, Gideon’s older brother, has taken the route of warrior and apparently turned rogue mercenary. Their parents died when they were youngsters.
Tillman took on the role of protective older brother. Unfortunately their differing views on how to go about combating terrorism caused them to become estranged. When Tillman, a.k.a. Abu Nasir (Islamic Jihadist) decides to surrender, the President of the United States asks Gideon to be the negotiator. What unfolds is a page-turning adventure that will keep you from putting it down.
Howard Gordon has done an incredible job jumping from executive producer of the television show 24, to thriller novelist. The characters are very well developed and the plot is well laid out. I cannot wait for his next offering. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys reading Flynn, Thor, Clancy, Cussler, etc. You will not be disappointed.