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A.K.A. Jane (Jane Nichols #1)

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Plagued by memories of her lover's murder, burnt-out MI5 operative Jane Nichols moves to Savannah, Georgia, and devotes herself to writing hard-boiled private eye novels, however, amongst Savannah's historic houses is an enemy from her past.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 24th 2009 by Warner Books (NY) (first published October 11th 1997)
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Tom Johnson
Jul 20, 2016 Tom Johnson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jane Nichols #1: “A.K.A. Jane” by Maureen Tan. Janie Nichols works for MI-5 in Her Majesty’s Secret Service (hoping to capitalize on the James Bond books). During one assignment a red haired man, later identified as Jim O’Neil, kills her partner/lover. The first 100 pages cover her early missions and backstory. At which point she resigns to concentrate on writing a series of P.I. stories featuring her character, Andrew Jax and his secretary Millicent Jones. Her publisher pays her travel and expe ...more
Katherine Clark
I am in a female spy genre phases., and it has been fun. My current favorite author of this type is Taylor Smith, but I'm reading whatever I can get my hands on. anyway, Jane is an MI-5 agent which automatically makes this a possible interesting read. And it was. but it read as an amalgam of disparate episodes that were just patched together. that didn't work. Also, while I admired Jane's skill throughout most of the novel, she does come off as quite bumbling towards the end in two different sce ...more
Ollie Eubany
Sep 15, 2012 Ollie Eubany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book, read it in two days, I could not put it down. Jane is a tough cookie does not back down for anyone and has seen everything so is not surprise when she and Alex find a dead women in the park. Her lack of expression makes Alex to wonder why she shows no expression. He begins to doubt her story that she is a mystery writer who has has come from London to Georgia USA to rent a room from him to write her books. A really surprise ending.
Sep 25, 2008 Sara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, suspense
I can't even remember how I stumbled upon this author, but I really enjoyed this book about a burned out MI5 agent who tries to live her life as a book author but ends up sucked back into the action in spite of herself. Jane is definitely a character I felt drawn to, and the other folks in the story weren't bad either.
Jan 07, 2008 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like suspense books with full characters.
Shelves: fiction, favorites
An assassin who has an identity crisis. Come on now, it's brilliant. Seriously. Jane is a little robotic at first, as she's had to assume all of these crazy undercover identities, but when all is said and done, she doesn't know who she is anymore...
Dec 03, 2011 Anita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great page turner. The action is occassionally a little hard to believe, but better than most action stories. Some romance as well.
Aug 11, 2007 Jason rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun sumemr read about a kick-ass MI5 agent and spy with a mysterious past. Nice easy read.
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Tan is the author of numerous articles, four fiction novels, and several short stories.

She is a consultant specializing in the science/technology and healthcare fields. Before beginning her consulting practice, she worked for the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and also served as a Public Affairs Officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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