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Full Name: Carl Logan/James Ryker
Nationality: British
Organization: JIA
Occupation Agent

Creator: Rob Sinclair
Time Span: 2014 - 2021


       Carl Logan is an agent with the JIA.
       The Joint Intelligence Agency is a highly covert organization funded by the U.S. and the U.K. It maintains a fair sized group of agents operating around the world, lead by a senior official with many years in the intelligence-gathering business and overseen by politicians from both countries. The agents were broken into six groups, each with its own leader, and Logan was one of the best in his group.
       Was is the key word as at the time of the first recorded adventure, he had gone inactive nearly half a year and was only now being pulled back into service. The question on his superiors' minds was whether he was ready or too far gone. His immediate supervisor, named Mackie, is determined to get his man back on track but Logan does not make things easy for him. Logan is by no means the most respectful part of any team and after the year he has had, he cannot really say for certain if he wants back in.
       Still, Logan is good at what he does and even with the bender he has been on and the rust that has surely started to set in, he is still one of the best there is in the field and he has to be to stay alive. Unless you consider the nightmare from what caused him to go on his bender. Or you throw in the shakes that he gets which he never experienced before his trauma. All this might sound like a man who is a loss or it could be a man who is learning what it is like to be a human again.
       That would be a change for Logan - being human, that is. His childhood was, according to him, pretty horrific until he had grown big enough to not be a punching bag for his foster father. Then he began to run with a very unpleasant group as a teenager doing things no one would be proud of. At 17 he was selected by Mackie to be a part of the JIA and for the past 18 years he had been an agent who spent far more time thinking how to get the job done than thinking about what it was doing to him. Then came a messed up op against a sadist known as both an Islamic terrorist and a money-hungry capitalist and the things done to Logan when his cover was blown are the things nightmares are made of. The nightmares belong to Logan.

       Logan's life will change quite a bit through the course of the series. Even his name will change as he decides at one point to break away from the only career he has ever known. One thing that will not change, however, is that people will get very nasty around him and he will have to get even nastier.


Number of Books:10
First Appearance:2014
Last Appearance:2021

1 Dance With The Enemy Dance With The Enemy
Written by Rob Sinclair
Copyright: 2014

Before his capture by the terrorists, Carl Logan had been one of the very best agents in the field; cold, ruthless, relentless. Then came the torture and being left for dead. Now Logan is back but different and some feel not able to do the job. When his terrorist nemesis shows up again, kidnapping the American Attorney General, Logan has a chance to see for himself if he still has what it takes.
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2 Rise Of The Enemey Rise Of The Enemey
Written by Rob Sinclair
Copyright: 2015

As Carl Logan runs for his life when his cover is blown on a mission in Russia, he has to wonder who was behind the slip-up and was it really a mistake or a way for someone on his own side to get rid of him.
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3 Hunt For The Enemy Hunt For The Enemy
Written by Rob Sinclair
Copyright: 2016

He has been branded a traitor and is on the run in the frozen Russian winter when his own JIA after him as well as others. Carl Logan has to prove he is not the enemy but to do so, he has to uncover who really is.
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4 The Red Cobra The Red Cobra
Written by Rob Sinclair
Copyright: 2017

Carl Logan has created a new life for himself under the name of James Ryker. He thought he was done with his old life but then his former boss at the JLA comes calling with news that an old adversary had resurfaced and Logan/Ryker has a chance to stop her for good.
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5 The Black Hornet The Black Hornet
Written by Rob Sinclair
Copyright: 2017

The love that James Ryker, formerly Carl Logan, had always hoped for has disappeared. Ryker is determined to find her again even if the trail takes him into Mexico and up against a major drug cartel.
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6 The Silver Wolf The Silver Wolf
Written by Rob Sinclair
Copyright: 2017

Unable to find his lost wife, Carl Logan/James Ryker is finding another mission - one of vengeance which takes him back to England where he is willing to take on the JLA to find the answers he needs.
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7 The Green Viper The Green Viper
Written by Rob Sinclair
Copyright: 2018

Getting a coded message from your boss through a dead drop is hardly something new for James Ryker. Except when your boss has been dead for a while. The message was a plea for help and Ryker cannot ignore it though it means working alone.
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8 The White Scorpion The White Scorpion
Written by Rob Sinclair
Copyright: 2018

James Ryker is sent to Chabon in Africa to "protect British interests in the region". Ryker decides the best way to accomplish that mission is to infiltrate the close protection team of that country's government but in doing so, he finds the line between the good guys and the bad guys is very hard to define.
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9 Renegade Renegade
Written by Rob Sinclair
Copyright: 2021

Book 1 in the Ryker Returns series.
Now working freelance, James Ryker takes on assignments for the secretive JIS on a case-by-case basis. This current mission was a simple surveillance gig until the object of the monitoring is kidnapped off the street in broad daylight. Now Ryker wants to know who and why but that task is complicated when his good friend Sam Moreno disappears as well.
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10 Assassins Assassins
Written by Rob Sinclair
Copyright: 2021

Book 2 in the Ryker Returns series.
Ryker is on a mission to Prague when he learns that back in rural England, a man was murdered. The interesting part to Ryker and the reason he paid so much attention to it was the fact that the victim was a man that Ryker had been assigned to kill a decade earlier and was certain he had succeeded.
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       Sometimes a series can really grow on you. That is the case with Carl Logan/James Ryker.
       The first book did not make me a big fan. Please understand, I enjoyed it but there were little things that just kinda made me worried about the overall series. Nevertheless, I went on to the second book and that sat much better with me. The third was even better and I was on a roll with the character.
       Then he "died" and got reborn and at first I was like "what?" but that attitude did not last long and I was "okay, I get it" but whether the character called himself Logan or Ryker there was no doubt it was the same guy and he was getting more and more interesting.
       I have now read the first four books. I have the other two and plan to read them but other things keep getting in the way. Right now I have given this series a B+. I strongly suspect that with the reading of the 5th and 6th, the grade will go up a notch.
       Like I said, the series can really grow on you.


My Grade: B+


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