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Confessions of Eden

(Michelle Reagan #1)

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Michelle Reagan--code name Eden--is the CIA Special Activities Division's newest covert action operator, an assassin, who struggles between wanting to succeed in her new profession for herself and her charismatic boss, and the moral quandaries of what she must do to innocent people who are simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Although she faces seemingly intractabl ...more
Paperback, 1, 304 pages
Published May 6th 2019 by Evolved Press
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Jeannie Bee
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Voracious Readers Only.

This is the first book I’ve read by Scott Shinberg. I love Michelle’s character and am interested to see how she develops in future books. The storyline is interesting and well paced. By the end I felt I knew the characters and had empathy for things that happened. Would definitely like to read more by this author.
Eva Newman
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was an intense book. The main character is great. I can't wait to read the next one.
Tasha Cockburn
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Michelle is a CIA officer, an assassin. The book as she explains at the beginning is her memoirs to help her deal with everything she’s done. The first few chapters are captivating, the first kill, and you begin to understand the ins and outs of her missions and how they work. Although the book is fiction, it’s written in such a way you believe it’s true. The whole book comes alive before your eyes.
Throughout the book you learn about her personal life, her work life, her partner and her team ma
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Tim Knight
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read
Billy Buttons
Jun 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was entered in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:
Title: Confessions of Eden
Author: Scott Shinberg

Star Rating: 3.5 Stars
Number of Readers: 16
Stats
Editing: 7/10
Writing Style: 7/10
Content: 7/10
Cover: 5/10
Of the 16 readers:
12 would read another book by this author.
7 thought the cover was good or excellent.
16 felt it was easy to follow.
12 would recommend this story to another reader to try.
Of all the readers, 5 felt the author’s strongest skill was ‘plotting a
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Keyla Damaer
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
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The fast pace beginning highlighted by the first person narrative voice of A Michelle Reagan Novel - Confession of Eden by Scott Shinberg throws the reader right into the action, the first mission of this secret undercover CIA agent. As the youngest and only female member of a little team, she struggles from the start to be accepted by the other members. And when, after years, she finally does, boom! Well, you’ll have to get to that point to find out what this means
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David
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The female protagonist we've been waiting for. Michelle Reagan is a breath of fresh air.

The book was engaging. It took on the format of a memoir, which will never see the light of day, as a way to process a decade of black ops work for the CIA. This was an interesting format to tell the story in. Even with time gaps in the story, it was easy to watch the progression from HS graduate to finely tuned instrument of death.

This is an explosive book to kick off a new series. Characters that I was inte
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Janet Thomson
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from VR in exchange for a honest review.
Excellent book, well written and fast paced.
Michelle trained at CIA and involved in work all over the world.
She struggles to balance work and personal life, living a secret is not easy!
Characters are very believable, you laugh with them and cry with their loss.
Excellent. Have not read Scott Shinberg before but would love to read more; excellent writer.
Scott
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
"For fans of crime and espionage, 'Confessions of Eden' comes across as a tour de force in entertainment." Romuald Dzemo, Readers' Favorite Book Reviews (5 STARS)

"'Confessions of Eden' is told in a powerful voice, featuring streams of consciousness that plunge readers into the protagonist's turmoil. Fast-paced and filled with action, it is one of those books you feel compelled to read nonstop." Christian Sia, Readers' Favorite Book Reviews (5 STARS)
Becky Stephens
Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller, spy
This book, as CIA covert operator Michelle explains, is her memoirs to cope with the very messy business of covert action. While most civilians would consider her an assassin, her team prefers to use the term operator. Her memoirs are her way of making sense of her feelings about her specialized profession, gaining recognition in her male-dominated field, balancing her career with her personal life, and living with taking out what her team member, Arnaud, calls WPWTs—Wrong Place, Wrong Time.

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Scott Shinberg has served in leadership positions across the US Government and industry for over twenty-five years. He has worked in and with the US Air Force, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and most "Three-Letter Agencies." While in government service, he served as an Air Force Intelligence Operations Officer and a Special Agent with the FBI. He lives in ...more

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