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  • Steven Hendricks

The Treadstone Transgression

Author: Joshua Hood


Book Review – Author Joshua Hood delivers ‘again’ in the third installment of Robert Ludlum’s, “The Treadstone Transgression.” Hood is three for three in these Treadstone books. This doesn't happen very often in this genre, but it did with this third high energy, particularly intense action thriller. The entire series has been well written and thoughtfully plotted out. I am now having trouble finding words for this the third and probably the best of the three books in the series.


The Treadstone Transgression once again keeps the reader enthralled, energized, and invigorated while following the latest adventures of protagonist Adam Hayes. Hood has developed him into a most notable central character. I love the storyline of Hayes trying to successfully complete an assignment in time to get back home to celebrate his son’s birthday after many years of missing them. This is unheard of especially for people in Hayes’ field of work. It really added to some individuality to Hayes’ character and helped me as a reader to see into his heart. The whole ‘family’ piece was a great add by Hood. As expected in most of Hood’s writings, the action scenes are very illustrative, copious, and intense.


This book represents the action thriller gene! Adam Hayes is a ‘badass’ and Hood’s depiction of him makes readers appreciate him as one. His ‘witty’ dialogue is awesome too. Readers can’t help but to like him. The Treadstone Transgression featuring main character Adam Hayes, doesn’t disappoint and is on track to being a successful long-standing series like Ludlum’s Jason Bourne, Mark Greaney’s Gray Man, Brad Thor’s Scot Harvath, and Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp.


Joshua Hood has found his niche with this series, and I will continue to read this exciting series.


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