Plot: Wilson's storyline is driven by raw tension and high stakes covert actions. The swiftly moving narrative is largely plot driven, with a focus on international terrorism, patriotism, religious conviction, and vengeance-seeking.
Prose: Wilson writes with fluency about the duties of an American operative and the socio-political climate of the moment, with lengthy descriptions of crossfire leavened by frank dialogue between operatives.
Originality: The concept of an accomplished member of the CIA coming out of retirement to face an enemy force is a familiar one. Yet Wilson introduces a protagonist with intriguing circumstances and familial obligations.
Character Development: Character interiority is minimal, with little psychological development on the part of the main character. Readers are offered a modest glimpse of the protagonist's home life but may fail to fully grasp his motivations.
Date Submitted: June 01, 2018
The Benghazi Affair is an excellent read! Once again Steven E. Wilson blends the worlds of covert operations and intelligence, combining history, culture and action in a compelling thriller that could leap from today’s headlines.
The Benghazi Affair by Steven E. Wilson will also be an audio book narrated by Jeff Hoyt and produced by Cedar House Audio. Publication date 9/1/2018.