Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers' Favorite


The novel, Black Hawk Day Rewind by Dominick Fencer and Baibin Nighthawk, centers on the life of Barnett Cooper, a reluctant British agent who finds himself being hunted by the beautiful CIA agent, Anaïs Degann. Barnett’s father was a military man and he grew up resenting his father and his frequent absences from the family home. Barnett wanted to be a doctor and his father wanted him to follow in his footsteps. When his father died, Barnett goes on to medical school and fulfills his heart’s desire. On a university exchange program in Argentina, he meets Professor Zimmerman and his life takes a completely different path. He becomes Mark Savannah and is thrust into the clandestine world of espionage. Then he comes face to face with assassin Anaïs and discovers a sinister secret deep within the CIA.

Black Hawk Day Rewind is a fast paced thriller that is bound to keep you reading until the wee hours of the morning. Written by Baibin Nighthawk and Dominick Fencer, the story is obviously well researched. From a seemingly normal household, the plot brings the reader into a world engulfed in secrecy, betrayal and violence. The world of espionage, however, also offers friendship, loyalty and love. As Barnett Cooper undergoes a metamorphosis and becomes Mark Savannah, there is a sudden but smooth shift in the tone of the story. The characters in the story are well developed and each of them is quite interesting. This is a novel that will turn a boring day into a thought-provoking one as we follow the life of Barnett Cooper alias Mark Savannah, student, spy, lover and psychiatrist, as he tries to confront his past and at the same time find happiness in life.