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The Bachelor Missions

(Kristian Clark and the Agency Trap #1)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  25 ratings  ·  21 reviews
The good-guys, the bad-guys, and the wild card- it's the ultimate game of cloak and dagger... Kristian Clark, private eye, thought his days as a special agent were behind him, but when he's drafted into action, he finds himself reunited with his old team- and painful memories of why they broke up in the first place. But as he plunges into mission after mission- from a 'hol ...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published February 1st 2017 by Boo's Books Publishing
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Elizabeth Dragina
Oct 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: dnf

2.5 stars ~

Wow. I just ..... wow.

Ummm, this book really didn't do anything good for me. It made me cringe, grimace, roll my eyes, sigh in annoyance, and everything else that goes with that. I was so frustrated with plot development, character arcs, lack of description, and the awful way each case slammed me around.

I was so confused (*growls at Klark*) with the mystery, and the point behind everything.

· Then we have a Christian Seductress
· A guy named Garrett who was lite
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent story! We have the ultimate battle between good and evil. We stir the pot with a cult, and a secret agent with a painful past. Excellent characters fascinating story!
Grace Morris
4.5 Stars!!!!

THIS BOOK!!! THIS BOOK!!! I LOVED IT SOOOO MUCH!!! There was a few things I wished it had, but I loved it so much! I hope to write a review one of these days, but for now, know that I loved it and maybe pick it up to. =D

Edit 9/26/19:

After I have gone back online from moving, I started going over the books I needed to write for review. I found the oldest book I read which I promised to review and was going to start writing it. When I open my file I've been using for writing this year'/>Edit
The Bachelor Missions deviates from the author's usual teen girl protagonist in that its main character is Kristian Clark, a handsome twenty-something spy who also happens to be an eligible bachelor. Kristian has left his former spy team at the beginning of the first installment and has begun work as a private investigator, until he and his former teammates are called back to work for a new government agency. Thus begins the revival of his spy career, and another chance at a relationship with the love o ...more
Lynda Edwards
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle-books
This novel reads somewhat like a novella collection—it has three parts linked together by several characters, but each part is almost a standalone in itself, though several characters appear in each mission. The first part deals with a missing relic, the second with finding hackers into a secret computer system, and the final is a rather disturbing look at spiritual warfare as Kristian goes undercover in a cult to find some missing girls.

Throughout the book we learn about Kristian’s
Carol Keen
Meet Kristian Clark, who all the girls swoon over. He's all noir in style. He's a PI, who happens to be in the here and now, aka present time. I'm not sure how he wound up being the stereotypical noir private eye. Kristian made me laugh, as he works on his noir image, but can't smoke a cigar without choking on it. He's an interesting character, a reasonably complexed guy, with typical confusion for a guy about his age.

Before the book gets going good, Kristian is pulled back into his old world o
Nov 02, 2017 rated it liked it
This is the quirkiest novel I have read in ages. Disappearing and shape shifting people. Futuristic weapons. Double, triple, quadruple agents. A handsome hero who can overpower three thugs at a time with amazing feats of strength and agility, but he can't keep names straight. Secret and nefarious organizations bent on, well, I'm not exactly sure but it's bad, whatever it is.

The characters are quirky. The plot is full of entanglements, odd twists and turns. The dialog is snappy, so sn
Andrea Hintz
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a spy book that has a lot of new and interesting elements compared to a normal spy novel. It had a Christian element to it, which I love as I am a Christian. The character development is realistic and superb and there is plenty of action, adventure, and romance. I enjoyed the storyline and characters a lot. The writing style is great as well. Looking forward to the next book in the series!
Virginia Winfield
Nov 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a book with many twists and turns. I am still not sure who was the bad guys and who were the good guys. I do know that Kristian Clark is good but not sure about anyone else. I look forward to seeing how this story continues in the second book. I received an copy of this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
Fiction Aficionado
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense
3.5 stars ~ Well, this is definitely one of the quirkier books I’ve read this year. In fact, I was a little unsure what to make of it at first. The hero definitely had a retro feel to him (with shades of Sam Spade), but then there were other things that put this book firmly in the present, and others yet that took it into the speculative realm (like freeze guns, memory imbibers, and even some references to the spiritual realm toward the end).  I get the feeling that I would be able to make bette ...more
Margaret Kazmierczak
My penny’s worth

A new Secret Agent

Kristian Clark, the main character is a new breed of Secret Agent, well at least to me! He is a man on a mission who doesn’t realise he needs rescuing.

Jess Drew

What can I say about The Bachelor Missions? Well, it’s full of twists and turns that also incorporates Christian elements too, and Jess Drew draws you into her world of writing right from the start. I wanted to know who the Boss Man was, what he wanted and w
Nov 13, 2017 rated it liked it
“The Bachelor Missions” is a very imaginative speculative spy novel that combines present-day with retro and futuristic elements. Hero Kristian Clark loves his 50s style clothing and attempts to dress and act the part of a private eye from that era. Somehow he has yet to accomplish smoking cigars. This young man definitely has some other issues. He still blames himself and God for the death of a close friend. Although he believes himself in love with a particular young woman, he seems to also be ...more
Nov 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
In a genre new to me, The Bachelor Missions held many surprises with endless twists and turns. I have read spy/suspense books before, but there's a personal aspect to this one that makes it unique. Not to mention the numerous gadgets used by our characters- those blew my mind! I think what really drew me in on this one was that I have come out of this age bracket not long ago, and the personal and spiritual struggles our agent faces brought a lot of connection to my mind and my heart. I am alway ...more
Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
This book had be at the cover. I mean, did you see it? Let’s just say that he makes me want to be a spy! Or at least read the book to see what it’s all about. I like it when a cover draws you in like that. I know a lot of people buy books online, but I still prefer to go to a traditional book store. Had I been looking in this spy section of the story and came across this cover, I would definitely take a closer look!

I thought this was a fun read. It enabled me to release the inner-spy
Becca (Reflections From My Bookshelves)
This was the weirdest but hard to put down book I have read in a while. It is an adventurous spy novel with a futuristic twist. I enjoyed most of it. Some of the scenes were a little more creepy then I usually read. I thought it was a creative story with a variety of fun characters. She developed them well throughout the story. I enjoyed watching them interact with each other.
I was a little confused a couple times when the scene changed. For example, Kristin was at home and then the next p
Ashley Dawn
Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is absolutely an original book. I've gotta admit it isn't what I was expecting but it was pretty good. Kristian is a character that I liked. He isn't what you would expect from a PI. I guess the best word is quirky? Absolutely not average! The book is a good mix that appealed to me. It had humor (loved the 'dry' humor), scifi, romance, suspense, and more. I got a little lost in the story, but overall I enjoyed it.
Kristian is a guy I would like to sit and have a conversation with, he is jus
Nov 05, 2017 rated it liked it
The Bachelor Missions seems to be a cross between Scorpio, where the characters are highly intelligent and unconventional, and Leverage, where the line between the good guys and bad guys is razor-thin. As a big fan of 1940s mysteries, I enjoyed that the author captured the 1940s/1950s genre through the main character’s internal and external dialogue. I did struggle a bit in the beginning trying to keep the characters and their relationships straight, and periodically it seemed the author was try ...more
Nov 13, 2017 rated it liked it
"The Bachelor Missions" by Jes Drew is the first book in (The Kristian Clark ) series and even though I liked the story, it was hard to follow sometimes, there was a lot of people and it was somewhat hard to tell who was the good guys and who was the bad guys. I feel like part of the mystery was solved but the end left me feeling that there was a second mystery that was only hinted at. Yes, I plan on reading the second book when is published because I want to know who the mysterious lady is and ...more
I was initially drawn to The Bachelor Missions because of the espionage vibe of its publicity material.
What I found was a thriller filled with complex characters and storylines.
While the novel definitely has a retro feel, there is also some pretty advanced technology featured in this story, as well.
Unfortunately, I didn’t completely connect with the writing style, which kept me from completely connecting with the characters.
This was definitely a “me” thing, so others migh
Jennifer  J.
Nov 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hold on to your seat as you journey through this unusual and fast-paced novel replete with myriad plot twists-and-turns, morphing characters and thought-provoking faith message.

Bachelor Missions as the first in The Kristian Clark and the Agency Trap Series, certainly sets the pace and leaves you wondering about what’s next. This is not a dash-and-drop read but rather is one that requires concentration in order to keep up with the characters’ transformations and storyline development.
Jes Drew
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Kristian, oh Kristian. If I could bring any of my characters to life, it would be him. Then we could get mar-

Ahem. Anyway, if you like spies, advdnture, intrigue, and not knowing who on earth the protagonist is going to end up with until it's too late, you should read this. Especially if you like your heroes swoonworthy.

Now excuse me while I go scheme how I can get rid of the leading lady so I can slide in...
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Jes Drew is the author of the Ninja and Hunter trilogy, the Howling Twenty trilogy, the Kristian Clark saga, the Castaways trilogy, and Mind of Darkness. She lives with her mom, dad, younger sister, four younger brothers, and two dogs, obsessing about her true love, Captain Steve Rogers. There is a possibility that she may or may not be a superhuman, but she hasn't discovered her powers. Yet. Also ...more

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