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The Seven Year Itch (The FBI SpyCatcher Series #1)

3.81  ·  Rating Details  ·  43 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews

When turncoats betray America’s Human Intelligence Assets, there is no greater failure than the loss of life—and no one knows this better than lie-detecting FBI Special Agent J.J. McCall. She’s lost two of her most critical sources and will lose another if she doesn’t catch him.

Codename: ICE Phantom.

The long-rumored mole is more ins
Paperback, 378 pages
Published August 22nd 2013 by LadyLit Press (first published December 10th 2012)
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James Fant
Jun 18, 2013 James Fant rated it it was amazing
What do you do after you read an excellently written, intricately woven novel that entertains you on a level you didn’t know existed? You tell everybody about that novel because it would be wrong to keep that type of treasure all to yourself. “The Seven Year Itch” by S.D. Skye, chronicles the adventures of a F.B.I. Agent named J.J. McCall. Her super power (or super weakness) is the ability to detect lies by an itching sensation in her skin. The bigger the lie, the harder the itch. Her power is h ...more
James Blakley
Feb 26, 2013 James Blakley rated it really liked it
In many ways, "The Seven Year Itch" doesn't conform to the spy story standard. For starters, its lead JJ McCall is female and African-American. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Howard University and tops in her Quantico Class, she is one of the FBI's best and brightest field agents. But what also takes things off the beaten path is that McCall reaches a point that few debut characters in the genre reach early-on--that is, burnout. Years of being passed over for promotions and having to compete with ...more
Apr 13, 2013 OOSA rated it really liked it
Pulling Strings

J.J. McCall is a second generation FBI agent. Her mother, Naomi, served under the Hoover administration, when the Black Panthers were thought to be detrimental to the USA. Ten years in, working in the espionage unit, J.J. is still fighting to break the glass ceiling. As an African American woman in the agency, despite her success, she has yet to move through the ranks. No thanks to her racist immediate supervisor, Jack Sabinski.

J.J. and her co-case agent, Tony Donato, for three ye
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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Kudos to S.D. Skye for a debut novel that introduces a unique character into the ranks of thriller heroines–J.J. McCall who is cursed with a generational curse: at the age of seven, she became able to tell when someone was lying to her–she starts to itch.

This novel is full of interesting characters. There’s her ex-Black Panther father who thinks she needs to settle down with a good black man and her brother, who is a police officer an
Reading in Black & White
Apr 02, 2014 Reading in Black & White rated it really liked it
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Mar 06, 2013 Nightstand Novels rated it really liked it

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JJ McCall, one of the FBI’s best and brightest recruiters is laden with the task of finding out who is targeting her Russian spies. With the recent loss of two recruits and a third, her most valuable, missing… guilt is starting to set in, not to mention the stresses of the job. Passed over yet again for a promotion in lieu of a less qualified applicant, she’s ready to throw in the towel and resign. She’s made promises but in order to keep them, she
Maggie Thom
Mar 12, 2013 Maggie Thom rated it really liked it
The Seven Year Itch is a good spy story. FBI Agent JJ, who is cursed or blessed, depending on how you look at it, with an interesting twist on how to detect liars, must use all her skills to discover who killed two of her spies and who is selling the United States secrets.

Sure that there is a mole in the FBI, JJ and her partner Tony, have to figure out who it is before all their hard work is destroyed and more people die. JJ manages to turn another Russian to be their informant and who is also w
Apr 21, 2015 David rated it it was ok
I applaud Skye for introducing a convincing Black female protagonist into a spy novel, but I just didn't want to keep going back to this story. For me there was too much of "What you thought you knew was not really true." And the main plot line moved too slowly for me. I invoked my son Mike's "100 page rule." That is, if the story has not captured you by page 100, close it up and put it away.
Marilyn Diamond
Jul 22, 2015 Marilyn Diamond rated it really liked it
JJ McCall is one of a kind, brilliant and expedient. I imagine her partner Tony Dosanto is one gorgeous man as well. The two of them together can solve any Russian spy espionage. SD Skye is an excellent author. I didn't understand much of her terms but I understood the theory of the story. Can't wait to see what happens with her and her former lover Sixx. Betrayal, espionage, frustration, gruesome murder. Riveting and spellbound.
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S.D. Skye, an award-winning author and former Intelligence Operations Specialist/Analyst in the FBI's counterintelligence program, supported many high-profile cases during her 12-year tenure at the Bureau. She grew up in a law enforcement family. Her father left Air Force Intelligence to become a Metropolitan Police Officer in D.C. Her brother followed in her father's footsteps, serving as a DC po ...more
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