If anyone could be called the KING OF MODERN THRILLERS, it would be David Morrell. Morrell’s claim to fame is often summed up in the words “He Wrote Rambo.” This is an incredible disservice to a man who has written many of the absolute best thrillers of all time.
“The Brotherhood of the Rose,” (Random House, $15. 448 pages. Soft cover). Morrell’s first big international thriller.
Two boys in an orphanage are befriended by an elderly man, who unknown to them belongs to the CIA.
He makes the boys love him as a substitute father, and then trains them to be his personal intelligence operatives.
The story is filled with all kinds of authentic CIA history and trade craft.