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Past Perfect by Susan Isaacs
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Feb 14, 2009

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bookshelves: intrigue-espionage
Read in February, 2009

When I was a kid at the movies I would occasionally find myself practically diving under the seat or hightailing it to the back of the theatre and hiding behind the heavy red velvet curtain, eyes scrunched shut and ears plugged tight until I was pretty sure the scary part had passed by.

Fifty years later: Something there is about a mystery or spy book or movie that makes you want to scream out to the heroine, “No! No! Don’t go there!” You know that it’s going to be an all’s well that end well kind of book and yet … that shivery frisson can be there anyway. When the teaser from the first chapter finally came into being, there I was, hardly daring to breathe, trying to keep our heroine hidden and out of harms way.

I enjoyed the book. Author Susan Isaacs did a good job of portraying some of the clandestine cloak and dagger suspense of the CIA in a modern tale of a former CIA employee digging back into the past to solve a modern whodunit.

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