An exciting but detailed novel

3.75 out of 5 stars

This was one of those books that I thought I would like from the start.  I did enjoy the book, but there were more than a few times that I got bogged down in the details.  The main character is both believable and not, which is sort of frustrating as a reader.  Yes, you want to believe that people can do extraordinary things and be amazing — but you also want them to still feel human and real.  I think that Wallace skirted that line a little too much in Trojan.

The writing style was interesting and like I mentioned pretty detail oriented.  It reminded me a bit of Stephen King with the attention to detail (but I haven’t been able to read a King novel start to finish because I get too lost in the details).

The book had a feel of the big author Thrillers with action and martial arts and a seemingly unbeatable main character.  But, I think that Wallace just needs to evaluate what details are needed and what ones are there as filler.

Overall, it was an enjoyable read that took me a little longer than most to finish.  If you love detail oriented novels this is for you.  Also, if King novels don’t bore you with details and you love a good Thriller I think that you will definitely enjoy this.


Book Description:

Trojan: The Enemy Within by David L Wallancefour-stars
Trojan: The Enemy Within by David L Wallace
Genres: Thriller
Pages: 294
Format: Kindle
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Victor Walker's sole responsibility as Sr. Manager of White House Defense Armament Systems was to ensure America's flagship armament servers remain up and operational, to protect against major attacks, both foreign and domestic. His performance garnered him praise for his genius from both the office of the President and the Secretary of Defense. On the evening of August 7th, a dark cloud overshadowed his otherwise bright and shining existence. Suddenly and without warning, all flagship armament servers crashed – a complete meltdown. Star Wars, Air Force One, Doomsday Briefcase and Guidance Systems were all rendered useless. As Victor raced to ID the root cause of the disaster to avert a non-defensible strike on America, he found something didn't pass the smell test. Indicators pointed to a rodent on the loose – to a Trojan – to a mole within America's government that was assisting a hostile enemy.

About the Author:

5809298Before publishing my debut novel, I served over 27 years as an information technology professional working initially for the US Navy, and then the Department of the Navy and various fortune companies. I’m a UCLA Writing Program alumnus, who writes mystery thrillers and children stories. After years of crafting and fine-tuning my story telling ability, 2016 is the year of the launch of my debut novel titled Trojan, which is based on a “what if” scenario I envisioned years ago while attending the Naval & Marine Corps Computer Science School at Quantico. My vow to my readers is to capture your imagination and keep you engaged, from the beginning of each story to its riveting conclusion.

Thanks to Sage’s Book Tours for including me in this tour, check out the other dates and blogs involved:

August 9th Brian’s Book Blog ~ REVIEW
August 9th Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang! ~ BOOK SPOTLIGHT
August 11th Freda Hansburg ~ INTERVIEW
August 12th my name is Sage ~ REVIEW
August 15th Celtic Lady’s Book Reviews ~ BOOK SPOTLIGHT
August 16th Books, Dreams, Life ~ REVIEW
August 18th Indy Book Fairy ~ BOOK SPOTLIGHT
August 23rd Literary Lunes ~ INTERVIEW
August 25th Reecaspieces ~ BOOK SPOTLIGHT
August 29th The Book Adventures of Emily ~ REVIEW
August 30th Books are love ~ BOOK SPOTLIGHT
September 5th Hogwash ~ REVIEW


4 thoughts on “Trojan: The Enemy Within by David L Wallance

  1. Brian –

    Thanks a million for your thoughtful review of my novel Trojan. I’m flattered by your comparison of the details to those of Stephen King – I’ll take that on any day of the week :). Your points on both character and action are well noted. I’ve added your blog and platform as one of my regular stops in cyberspace.

    David L Wallace

    1. Thank you David!

      If you ever consider doing a book or books in audiobook format, please let me know. I’d love to give it another whirl.

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