Book Review | Initium

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Initium by Natalie Walters.

Book Blurb

When an explosion rattled the cobblestone streets of Ireland in 1998, it left the CIA questioning one of their own, but Intel officer Tom Walsh refuses to believe his friend Sean is guilty. Tom is certain Sean wasn’t behind the misdirection of information that led to the deaths of dozens, but he’s missing and the CIA won’t go back to find him or the truth.

Unwilling to let Sean become a scapegoat for a botched mission, Tom quits the CIA and takes an unsanctioned contract job with the hopes of finding his friend and those responsible for the deadly attack. But when the new mission goes awry, Tom finds himself in a battle against an Irish dissident paramilitary group determined to strike again.

With only a hunch to go on and a red-headed bartender’s help, Tom puts himself in the path of danger and discovers his own passion for stepping in where the government can’t.

Get ready for Lights Out with this glimpse into the life of the man behind the SNAP Agency and what pushed him to find a better way to strategically protect and neutralize threats against America and her citizens. In this fast-paced novella you’ll meet Director Walsh as he assembles his team: Jack Hudson, Lyla Fox, Nicolás Garcia, and Kekoa Young.

From Goodreads

Danielle’s Review

Initium is the prequel novella to Natalie Walters new romantic suspense series about the SNAP Agency. I love novellas and this was a split-time suspense about the founder and director of SNAP.

Tom Walsh is working in Ireland with the CIA when a bomb explodes. When they don’t hear from one of their undercover operatives, they leave without him, much to Tom’s regret. The fallout could affect not only Tom’s career, but his relationship with his girlfriend and even his life.

I loved getting a sneak peak into the four members Tom gathers to be a part of the SNAP Agency. The way each joins the team is unique and shows their personality. It made me quite excited to dive into the first book in the series, Lights Out.


I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.

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