Personal rating: 5/5
Yearly count: 7
The Lions of Lucerne is a typical thriller – Scot Harvath, an ex-SEAL, now Secret Service agent, must go at it alone in order to rescue the president of the United States. Framed for murder and with two different parties trying to kill him, it’s a constant struggle to stay alive and free so he can clear his name and get the president back. This is not the only book that uses this kind of plot, but when reading this that doesn’t matter. The plot is well executed, with enough tension in it to keep you reading as well as likable characters to play the main parts. I really liked Scot Harvath as a character – he’s competent, sympathetic and interesting. The only little quibble I had was that sometimes Scot is called by his first name in the narrative, while only a paragraph below he’s called by his last name again. It was like the author couldn’t chose whether to have Scot go by his last or first name in the narrative. But that small issue didn’t detract much from the book and I wholeheartedly give it five stars. I’m very much looking forward to reading more in this series.