DAVID TREVELLYAN

 
Full Name: David Trevellyan
Nationality: British
Organization: British Naval Intelligence
Occupation Agent

Creator: Andrew Grant
Time Span: 2009 - 2012
ABOUT THE SERIES

       David Trevellyan is an agent with British Naval Intelligence.
       Though his department is now known as the Legation Resource Unit, it is still thought of by most as its original name, Royal Naval Intelligence, having been a victim of bureaucratic political correctness. Within this organization, Trevellyan holds the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He has worked for this organization for the past 14 years as of the start of the series, making him in his mid 30's. The various missions, and there have been many, that he has had have taken him to all the continents of the world except Antartica.
       According to the psyche evaluations taken on him when he first started, he is a determined independant thinking who dislikes immensely being told what to do and ever more so how to do it. Apparently, this attitude has only deepened over the decade and a half of service, making him now an agent who much prefers to work alone. Working with others, in his opinion, only slows him down.
       His independent streak as a young man who's father had to move on occasion, forcing Trevellyan to deal with new surroundings, new schools, and new potential enemies. One incident detailed in the first book talked about how, on his first day in a new school, he was accosted by three olders boys who were making fun of his northern accent. When words turned to physical combat, Trevellyan struck first and hardest. Since he was the new kid and the winner, that made him appear the obvious aggressor. Trevellyan then learned both that the truth isn't always obvious to others and winning is better than not.

BOOKS

Number of Books:3
First Appearance:2009
Last Appearance:2012

1 Even Even
Written by Andrew Grant
Copyright: 2009

Having just completed a mission in New York and enjoyed a relaxing meal, Trevellyan probably should have ignored the dead body in the alley. Being found with it by police, he was immediately involved. He was also curious, especially when the dead man turned out to be an undercover US agent.

2 Die Twice Die Twice
Written by Andrew Grant
Copyright: 2010

Trevellyan was hoping to head home but instead is routed to Chicago where a British agent is planning to sell a horrific gas to a small African nation. It is Trevellyan's job to eliminate the agent, recover the gas, and do both without causing a disturbance, not Trevellyan's forte.

3 More Harm Than Good More Harm Than Good
Written by Andrew Grant
Copyright: 2012

David Trevellyan was in the hospital for a mandatory checkup when someone stole his boots. With a bit of time on his hands, he decides to find out who did it but what he finds is a conspiracy that could have dramatic consequences. Now he must decide if looking further into is such a good thing.

MY COMMENTS

       I started reading the first book because it was a new spy series and because the author was the brother of my absolute favorite author, bar none, Lee Child. Mr. Child's ability to create an incredible but totally believable character like Jack Reacher and then to craft numerous stories around the man which are compelling, intriguing, well-flowing tales is without peer. So how would his brother do?
       One could suppose that the older brother helped the younger with suggestions and critiques. One could also suppose that the storytelling gene was passed on to both brothers. Or that both had an excellent teacher somewhere. Whatever the supposition or the real truth, the books about David Trevellyan are promising to be in the same neighborhood as Jack Reacher.
       From the moment I opened the cover on the first book to the time I closed it and wondered how quickly I could buy the next one, I don't know what happened in the world around me. The book was that good.
       The second book just could not be as good as the awesome first, could it? The answer was a resounding yes. Mr. Grant just keeps getting better.
       Now I have just bought the ebook edition of the third adventure. Leave me alone world. I have some reading to do!

GRADE

My Grade: A+

Your Average Grade:   A+

YOUR OPINIONS
johncohn A+ 9/16/2014 7:35:48 PM

These are well crafted books. I am also partial to novels set in the first person. Here's hoping Mr. Grant is a prolific writer. I can't wait for his next book.


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