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Dance with the Enemy (The Enemy #1)

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  1,200 Ratings  ·  143 Reviews
Carl Logan was the perfect agent. A loner, with no real friends or family, he was trained to deal with any situation with cold efficiency, devoid of emotion. But Logan isn't the man he used to be, or the asset he once was. Five months ago his life changed forever when he was captured, tortured and left for dead by Youssef Selim, one of the world's most violent terrorists. ...more
Paperback, 358 pages
Published May 30th 2014 by Clink Street Publishing (first published February 6th 2014)
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Jennifer Levac
Feb 21, 2016 Jennifer Levac rated it really liked it
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I really enjoyed this story first from the beginning. It hooks the reader into the life of Carl Logan. We learn just a tidbit of information about his recent past and always kept at a distance for what he does for work. We know he gets the bad guys and it is super dangerous. He does what needs to be done to get them. Carl has been off work after being injured, again we only learn a bit abou
Nov 18, 2015 Matt rated it liked it
In his first novel, Sinclair offers the reader an interesting spin on a long-used thriller approach. Carl Logan is a man whose come off the rails. A long-time member of the JIA, a covert joint US-UK agency whose agents act well below the radar. After Logan was captured and tortured by Youssef Selim, he is unable to function effectively and finds solace in the bottom of a highball glass. During a trip to Paris, the US Attorney General is kidnapped and his motorcade decimated. Logan is pulled back ...more
Tracy Fenton
Jan 15, 2016 Tracy Fenton rated it really liked it
A fast paced action thriller ideal for fans of Jack Reacher.
Actual rating 4.5/5*

From the off, I felt like I'd be dropped into the start of a James Bond film. Beautiful Paris, the city of love, US government bigwig with his young female assistant in convoy with the Secret Service. Suddenly guns and bodies everywhere and the US official is bundled away and disappears. Enter Carl Logan, super spy with baggage.

Logan is a total action hero, rugged, butch, hardcore fighting machine, much harder and grittier than Mr Bond. He's a cross between the aforementione
Mar 18, 2015 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dance with the Enemy by Rob Sinclair 5/5 stars
Firstly staying vague and spoiler free I will just say that if you haven't yet read this book don't read this review as further down it will contain spoilers instead go read the book as it's brilliant
******Ok spoilers below you've been warned*****
On starting this book I was wary that it would need to grab me instantly as I tend to dip into the thriller genre between chick lit and romance reads so if it doesn't grab me instantly I get bored.....withi
Putting this one down for now. Not sure I'll get back to it. I like my thrillers sans preachy political garbage...
Mar 17, 2015 Bev rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-read
Hooked!! Excellent start to a series.

Was introduced to this book by a book club I am a member of and received in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my review in any way.

Excellent first novel and can’t wait for more.

Dance With The Enemy introduces Carl Logan, a covert operative for a British/USA Joint Intelligence Agency, who is on medical leave and in recovery after a life changing ordeal.

Before he has had chance to recuperate fully he is back working for JIA and his boss Mac
Aug 06, 2014 Sanda rated it it was amazing
It's been a while since I dipped my toes in this particular corner of the thriller genre - the action packed kind and Dance with the Enemy turned out to be a perfect refresher course. Carl Logan is a special kind of special agent - the kind that belongs to an agency that doesn't officially exists and the kind trained to solve cases using whatever means necessary. Flying under the radar is essential to his work but of course with Carl it never seems to work out like that - at least not when it ...more
Shell Baker
Feb 16, 2016 Shell Baker rated it it was amazing about keeping me on the edge of my seat! This is going to be one hell a series, I absolutely loved Dance With The Enemy, which is the first instalment in the Carl Logan series.

The prologue starts off introducing Carl Logan giving us a snippet of Carl from what happened 5 months ago being tortured and left for dead, which left me wanting more. Agent Carl Logan is out to seek revenge with Youssef Selim who is one of the world's most violent terrorists. When Selim mysteriously reappea
Aug 03, 2015 Sarah rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
I actually read Rise of the Enemy which is the second in The Enemy series first. After reading Rise of the Enemy I had to read Dance with the Enemy to see where it all started for agent Carl Logan.

Carl Logan after having a hard childhood gladly welcomes the world of being an agent. Obviously being an agent has its downsides which Carl discovered when he suffered at the hands of Youssef Selim. Months later he is on a mission to save Modena but discovers that his arch enemy is also in the area and
Jan 07, 2015 Fara rated it it was amazing
DANCE WITH THE ENEMY is one of those thrillers that hit you in the gut about 20 pages in when you realize that you have something in your hands that you can't bear to part with!!

Carl Logan seems to be just another washed out, drunk, used up international agent at the dregs of his career with a boss who knows that there's still a drop of life left in him left to wring out. And, wring out he does. Like a rabid dog who won't let go, Logan who is hated by every one else in supervision, continues thr
Joel Hames-clarke
Feb 28, 2015 Joel Hames-clarke rated it it was amazing
An excellent thriller, with a little more thrown in.

A superb, entertaining read, this has everything you’d hope for in a thriller – a great plot, some surprising twists, a gripping pace and snappy dialogue. What takes this book beyond being merely excellent within its genre is a fascinating central character with a well-developed background, and a supporting cast that manage to intrigue the reader at the same time as driving the plot along like a rocket. You don’t want to stop when you’re in the
Jan 21, 2016 Susan rated it it was amazing
I received this as an arc from net galley in exchange for an honest review.
Logan has a mission. .....
To rescue Modena who has been kidnapped.
Logan ' s enemy Selim is behind it.
He will find him.

OMG. Wow. Absolutely fantastic read.
I loved the story and the characters.
Logan was of course my favourite character.
I really didn't like Selim. Evil.
What a cliffhanger at the end.
This is a must read and I would highly recommend this book.
Definitely worth more than 5 *.
Jan 15, 2016 Trish rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great plot, interesting characters

This is the first book by this author that I have read. It was well placed, well thought out, and well written. I have already purchased the second book in the series.
Cathy Ryan
Dec 05, 2014 Cathy Ryan rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Dance With The Enemy introduces Carl Logan, a covert operative for a British/USA Joint Intelligence Agency, who is on medical leave and in recovery after a life changing ordeal. Before his recuperation is complete he’s called in by his boss, Charles McCabe, when US Attorney General Frank Modena is abducted. When Logan learns Youseff Selim, the brutal terrorist who left him for dead five months ago could be involved with the kidnapping, he recognises a chance for revenge as his brief is
Victoria Goldman
Jun 05, 2015 Victoria Goldman rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Dance with the Enemy will appeal to fans of Jack Reacher and Ben Hope. The book contains a bit of everything you would expect from an action thriller - fast-paced writing, dramatic chase scenes, deception, revenge and even a hint of romance.

Carl Logan is a special agent, rescued from life as an unruly teenager with little future and trained to become a killing machine. He has a habit of acting before thinking, which can leave disaster and dead bodies in his wake. Yet he gets the villain in the e
May 25, 2016 Uwe rated it did not like it
The book should have another title ...... you are kidding me ! Because this is it, you are kidding me. The story could have been good and the action might have been interesting, BUT the way this character Carl Logan handled the situations as a " agent" trained to kill since he was seventeen is just a farce !
Wow, not only one flaw, the whole book is full of it .......unbelievable. There is only one reason I can find somebody is writing like got no clue and you never read anything
Alan Marston
Jul 23, 2016 Alan Marston rated it really liked it
This is one rip-roaring roller coaster ride involving Carl Logan, a very damaged individual who works for an organisation jointly funded by the US and the U.K. Set off to try and find what has happened to the US Attorney General who has been kidnapped in Paris, he becomes involved with a Federal Agent, Angela Grainger, also with a past. When Selim, a long time target for Logan, becomes involved the whole matter escalates into something else entirely. Logan is good at what he does which involves ...more
Jul 19, 2015 Kerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Carl Logan is a mysterious character, but this helps to make him one of the best agents the JIA has. He is sent to Paris on a private mission to rescue Modena, who had been elaborately kidnapped. Could this be his chance to seek his revenge on Selim at the same time?
When he crosses paths with FBI agent Grainger, the chemistry between them is immediate. He doesn't trust easily, but something about her makes him trust her. He's never felt like that about anyone. Could they solve this case together
Michael Martz
Aug 20, 2014 Michael Martz rated it did not like it
This was not a very good book. At a very high level, the plot seemed interesting, but the execution of the story line was poor. The dimensions I typically look at in reviewing novels (dialogue, writing style, character development, believable situations, tightness of plot) were all well below par. I'm always on the lookout for new talent in this genre, but unfortunately this one didn't work for me.

Hopefully, Mr. Sinclair will improve his technique and tighten up his storytelling in subsequent ef
Todd Simpson
Feb 07, 2016 Todd Simpson rated it it was amazing
Excellent Book. It was recommended that I read Rob Sinclair's books and I haven't been disappointed. He has a talent for writing Action Thrillers, that grab your attention and keeps it throughout the story. The main character is Agent Carl Logan, who finds himself in the thick of the action. There's always something happening in this story, and it moves along at a good pace. I also liked the FBI Agent Angela Grainger, and the Interaction she has with Logan. I'm looking forward to book two.
Anna Read
Jan 21, 2016 Anna Read rated it it was amazing
Dance with the Enemy - upon reading the prologue I just knew this was going to be my kind of book and it did not disappoint. It is an exciting, fast paced, action packed mystery thriller which had me hooked from start to finish. A real page turner which was hard the put down with it's twists and turns and explosive finale.
Well done Mr Sinclair, this is a great read and I highly recommend it.
Apr 15, 2016 Neil rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, thriller
I have to say this book is a real page turner that you just don't want to put down.
The story goes at a frenetic pace and leaves you wondering what is going to happen next.
I for can't wait to read the next one.
Mar 08, 2015 Dizzeemonkee rated it it was amazing
Not one to really get hooked on a book but this was brilliant.

Started reading after meeting Rob on Twitter and I'm glad I did.

Has that one more page factor, a sign of something special.

Can't wait for the next book.
Jan 29, 2015 Michelle rated it it was amazing
I won this book on a bookread giveaway Wow!This is the best book I have won so far in the giveawsys. Many Thanks. From just page 3 I felt like I was there I stayed up till the wee hours of the morning to finish it and cant wait for the next installment Thanks again
Caryl Williams
Jan 27, 2015 Caryl Williams rated it it was amazing
I found this book to be a fast paced, well written thriller. The writer, Rob Sinclair is up there on the same level as other more successful and well known writers of thrillers. A cracker of a book, and I will be reading the other books in the series.
Jim A
Jul 31, 2015 Jim A rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A better than average thriller from a new to me British author.
David Baird
Dec 05, 2016 David Baird rated it it was amazing
Carl Logan is a man who has been trained to take orders and not ask questions but after things go wrong on a recent job he’s no longer the same agent he was. He’s been broken and it’s clear throughout the story that while he’s still good at his job he’s just not as focused as he should be.

From the first big scene involving the kidnapping of the Attorney General Frank Modena I was hooked. The detail had me gripped as I focused on the action.

Logan is sent in to find and retrieve the Attorney Gener
dennis barron
Oct 25, 2016 dennis barron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dance with the Enemy. Rob Sinclair

This is a very masterful, well written spy thriller. Logan, the primary character, works for a covert organisation run by England and America. Very few people know they exist. They are well funded, access to information from government agencies from both governments. There not restricted to any rules of law or fair play. The Attorney General from America has been kidnapped in Paris. Logan is called in. This book is chunk full of unbelievable twists and turns, de
Alexander Hawley
Nov 23, 2016 Alexander Hawley rated it liked it
Dance with the Enemy by Rob Sinclair - following reading Dark Fragments this book was recommended in an Amazon review. The short and snappy style of Rob Sinclair, evident in Dark Fragments, was made for this kind of book. The style seemed to be somewhat reminiscient of Lee Childs, however, in my view it fell short. I would still give this book 3 stars, despite this.
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Rob is the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling Enemy series of espionage thrillers featuring embattled agent Carl Logan.

His explosive debut, Dance with the Enemy, was published in 2014 and introduced the world to the enigmatic Carl Logan. The second novel in the series, Rise of the Enemy, was released in April 2015 with the third, Hunt for the Enemy, released in February 2016.

His l
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