Nomad by James Swallow #BookReview


Marc Dane is an MI6 field agent at home behind a computer screen, one step away from the action. But when a brutal attack on his team leaves Marc as the only survivor – and with the shocking knowledge that there are traitors inside MI6 – he’s forced into the front line.

However, the evidence seems to point towards Marc as the perpetrator of the attack. Accused of betraying his country, he must race against time to clear his name.

So this book caught my eye on a shelf some while ago. Recently I started reading it eventually. I like it. Very well written. I’m talking about Nomad by  James Swallow. A gripping thriller focused on a British spy on the run.

It starts in a sunny Barcelona evening. Then the whole world breaks apart. Then we move to France. And the conspiracy and betrayal begin. Filled with plots, new identities. Love makes its way in the book as well.

Coverup and setups make you question if this could actually be true. And how chilling it would be, were it true. A lot of details that make you feel like you know the characters right away.

Nomad by James SwallowWe follow Mark all over Europe as he tries to escape his own colleagues. Not knowing who can he trust. He has to make tough choices along the way and not rely on his luck anymore.

And the part that made me like it the most was the insight into the terror-training camp. And how cold-heartedly they were presented. Interesting point of view for sure. Very fast paced and with great focus on the bigger picture, not just the actual present action.

Of course, Nomad gives us an insight into the internal politics of the British Intelligence Agency and how people work at those levels as well.

I heard good things about James Swallow and I tend to agree. I like the way he makes the action flow and how the story makes you wanna go to the next page and see what’s next.

An interesting book for sure. Let me know if you like it as well. Hope you enjoy it. I know that he recently released a new one, we’ll see how that one goes.

Bis bald!



  1. This sounds like a real fast paced book. I would enjoy reading this one. James Swallow is a author I have not read before. Thanks for the review.

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