Book Review: Isolated: A Jason King Thriller (Jason King Series: Book 1) by Matt Rogers

Isolated (Jason King, #1)

Title: Isolated

Author: Matt Rogers


Date of Publication: August 14th, 2016

Number of pages: 272

Part of a series: Yes

What series: Jason King

Hard Impact – 0.5 (Prequel)

Isolated – Book 1

Where you can find this book: Amazon

Goodreads synopsis:

On a cold night in Australia, two construction workers driving along a deserted mountain road are gunned down inside their vehicle. The killings are fast. Efficient.

An assassination carried out with expert precision. The only witness to the crime is a man resting by the side of the road. Recently retired, he’d flown halfway across the world to escape his demons.

Ex-U.S. black ops operative Jason King.

Quickly spotted, King is targeted by those in the shadows of a small country town, ruthless killers determined to tie up loose ends. They have no knowledge of the violent past they are about to revive…

My review:

This book read just like an action movie and I swear that is what part of the appeal of it. It starts off so nice and calm, with Jason King just walking away from a bar and sitting under a tree. Then, BAM, people are getting killed left and right.

I loved it.

This book is action packed and at one point in the book, I started asking myself, does Jason King have superhero powers? He went through stuff that would kill normal people (being ejected through a car’s windshield stands out in my mind the most). Nope, he is an ex-U.S. Black Ops (Delta Force) and he is a killing machine that seems like he can take almost anything.

The storyline was a bit vague in the beginning but after a bit of detective work and a beating of a local biker gang, he finally starts off on his quest and the storyline even out. It seems that there is something going on in Jameson, it isn’t good and Jason King is determined to get to the bottom of it. And oh boy, did he.

Like I said above, Jason King was a killing machine. Put it this way, at one point in the book, he took on 10 men at once and killed them all….by himself.

The ending of the book was what I expected but it was kinda sad. All of the storylines were wrapped up and there was a couple of twists in it that I didn’t see coming. Also, while the storylines from this book were wrapped up nice, Jason King’s was not and the author left it so that there could be a second book.

How many stars will I give Isolated? 4

Why? Great book that exploded within the first chapters and kept up the insane pace and action.

Will I reread? Yes

Will I recommend to family and friends? Yes

Age Range: Adult

Why: Sexual situations (but not graphic), language and extremely graphic and violent killing scenes.

**I received a free copy of this book and volunteered to review it**