Alias Emma by Ava Glass was a fast read, and very enjoyable. It is more of a thriller than an espionage novel, nevertheless, I found myself engaged.
Miss Allende explores multiple themes throughout the narrative, focusing on women’s issues in Latin America, but does not beat the reader with it.
A terrorist group took over a 100 hostages in Vienna. The rescue attempt went horribly wrong. CIA Vienna branch believes the inside breach was in their office.
Liane Vinson is a researcher in an animal testing facility, however, one of her favorite primates, a bonobo called Bea, starts to display the ability to speak.
White “The Memorist” is a bit slower than the previous novel, I thought the story was more interesting, the characters are more fleshed out
Israeli art restorers/ spy Gabriel Allon is called one more time into service to investigate the mysterious murder of his friend Benjamin Stern
I found the plot to be a bit too convenient, information happens to fall into Sam’s lap just at the right time, I did enjoy the Russian/British interaction
The mystery was not as involved as the previous book, I figured out who the killer is a bit before the ¾ mark. However, I found the side stories more compelling
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick is told in vivid narrative, it is sinful and tense, with flashes of violence, graphic sexual acts and grief
The story is readable, literary, the characters are well drawn and the mischief and mayhem which can gives small towns their unique characteristics are felt