The Warrior by Ty Patterson instantly grips readers with the rape and assault on African women witnessed by Major Zeb Carter. Zeb is a private military contractor who's job is to visit a few villages in North and South Kivu to get information on who's capturing mines and selling the minerals to people in the states. His investigation places his sights on someone who needs to pay for these heinous acts and Zeb is ready for him to pay up.
The Warrior is a fast paced debut thriller by Ty Patterson that follows the usual pattern. What makes these types of novels distinct are always their main character. Zeb is an interesting, mysterious guy that intrigues me. There's no doubt he's skilled at his job working for the Agency, I only wish I knew more about him. Where does he come from? What's his motivation? I'm hoping in future novels by this author, he will address the need for more depth in his character.
Because no thriller is complete without any sorts of thrills or action, there is more than enough here to keep readers on the edge of their seats. In between these moments are a little choppy, but I found that it was easy enough to follow.
Overall, The Warrior is an engrossing, quick read that fans of thrillers won't want to miss. I look forward to reading more by this author. Hopefully Major Zebediah Carter will be his leading character in future novels. ***