The first book in this series, Last Protector, introduces Clayton White, a secret service agent making the biggest step in his life—he’s proposing to his girlfriend Veronica. But when Veronica’s life is threatened, he becomes entangled in a political and deadly quest for answers and mutual survival.
It’s rare that a political and spy thriller starts with the hero already in a relationship.
As Clayton is reflected in Veronica’s eyes you learn quite a lot about the qualities and shortcomings of the protagonist early on. This makes him real, relatable, and refreshingly honest, despite his high-level career and skill set. While Clayton is hot on the trail of this foiled assassin, there is a back story that emerges, centered on a family drama and the underlying motivation of greed and power.
Gervais is a master at his craft. The suspenseful book moves swiftly, keeping readers on edge and interested. He does an excellent job of creating a storyline that draws you in and keeps the energy humming. With his military experience and work as a federal agent, the Canadian author weaves his own heart-pounding experiences and vast industry expertise into his protagonist, Clayton White.
I eagerly look forward to the next installment in the Clayton White series by Simon Gervais, The Last Sentinel.