Ten Seconds to Dead
Ten seconds may be all she has left ...
Kate Edison witnesses her father’s death and, in order to keep his memory alive, decides to follow in his footsteps by joining the CIA. She molds herself into becoming exactly what the CIA is looking for---and captures their interest, both personally and professionally. But before she can finish the CIA process, Kate is offered a...more
Kate had watched her father die at the age of sixteen. From that moment on, she knew she was destined to follow in his footsteps and join the CIA.
Several years later she finds herself interviewing with the CIA. Once the week-long interview process was complete, she ...more
Wow, just wow!! This is a great debut from a new author. I really like suspense/thriller/mysteries so when I saw the FB post asking for readers to read an ARC I said yes, and I'm so glad I did. I found this story enthralling. It captivated my attention completely and I didn't want to stop reading. There are a few places in the storyline that allowed me to rest and relax my brain for a bit, then it was back to the action again!
I don't want to give anything away that isn't in ...more
I loved the fast paced, all in, nature of this book. It was interesting and occupied my whole mind while I read it (and even some while I wasn't reading!). This isn't a light, fluffy read, a lot of times it felt gritty and violent. The romance is on the light side with the plot definitely being the driving force. There are a lot of players in this game but I never felt overwhelmed by them. Well, sometimes I was overwhelmed by them individually being evil, fearful or cra ...more
This is the first book in the Ten Seconds series by L.A. Clayton.
Wow. Just wow. This is like watching an entire series of Alias all in one go! Just a wonderful read. I am excited to see what more this debut author has to offer. She already has put the finishing touches on book two of this series. I got a sneak peek at the end of this book and am ready to dive into TEN SECONDS TO PANDEMIC right now. How fitting that it really resonates with the pandemic we are currently facing. Maybe Clayt ...more
Well, I wasn’t disappointed. The story line was believable - terrifyingly so - and the characters honest and real. The world of the AGI was hauntingly realistic and it scares me to no end; I don’t doubt something akin to this exists somewhere. Kate is the kind of girl I want to be when I grow up.
I absolutely loved ...more
Violence: Yes, quite a bit, about as much as a Bourne movie
Language: There was no offensive language that I can remember
Sex: No sex. Some kissing.
I thought I would never get to sleep after reading this book because of how amped up I got reading it! I'm normally a rom-com gal and stick overwhelmingly with romance (I didn't even have a bookshelf tag for this book), but I took a chance on this first-time author (which I cannot believe this is her first book!) and I'm hooked ...more
This book was all kinds of intense and action packed. I loved it! There are a few parts that are a little slower but it is still an edge of your seat page turner. PLUS Kate is awesome! I loved her and her desire to learn and help people. Her story is such a great one and the friends she made all have great personalities that just add to the story. I really hope that we get to see some more of her AGI friends in the next book! On that note, AGI is all sorts of messed up haha the ...more
I was almost a third into this one before I realised there was going to be a story line. The detailed explanation of every stage of Kate getting into the CIA wore me out. How often did she ogle an instructor or a fellow agent? How many times did she roll her lips between her teeth? Was any of that appropriate for a potential agent? When the story line finally emerged it was another laughable shadow government outfit ready to establish a new order. What followed was predictable. ...more
From the very first page I was pulled into this book and couldn’t stop reading . It is phenomenal A spell binding spy thriller like Ken Follett or Clive Cussler. It is the first book I have written by L.A. Clayton but I am looking forward to reading many more
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Kate Edison is a lot like her father. Gifted with true photographic memory and knowing her father was employed by the CIA, she has only ever dreamed of following in his footsteps. Witnessing his death was a kick to the gut but solidified her decision to become the perfect agent. She’s done nothing but prepare herself for her inevitable future with the CIA. She attacks her training with gusto and breezes through much of it with top grades. But before ...more
Oh My Gawd this book is amazing. I was hooked after only reading the first page and a half. This story had me intrigued from the start, not once did I ever get lost in following the storyline or confused on what was taking place at all. The authors amazing writing made me believe that I knew all the characters intimately and that I was in the story with them. The story was close to what I believe is true in real life to make me believe ...more
And then L. A. Clayton kicks this adventure into high gear. The author creates a stunning and complex plot moving at a relentless pace. Well-develo ...more
L.A. Clayton, ABSOLUTELY LOVED UR 1ST BOOK!! Look fwd 2 ur next one. ;-) Kate is such a strong character that u cant help but root for her. Man, to have a photographic memory-I can only dream to be so gifted. I definitely would hav gotten better grades. Wow... I dont think I've ever talked 2 some1 that actually trusts our government and if some1 ever told me they do, I'd advise them 2 read ur book. Secret squirrel govt is mysterious and scary. Thank God she was able to get help ...more
This book is a delight ...more
Kate was sixteen years old when her father died right in front of her. With her photographic memory and excellent instincts, her father knew she was destined to work for the CIA and follow in his footsteps. After weeks of painstaking mental and physical training as a CIA recr ...more
Before Kate completes her CIA tr ...more
While the details and names may be different, Ten Seconds to Dead fills a void Alias fans have been feeling since the series ended in 2006. It is filled with covert operations, computer hacking, devices the layman only wishes she had access to, and a tough heroine who doesn’t disappoint. You will find yourself holding your breath as Kate manages to escape harrowing mission after mission, but not always unscathed. Kate’s desire to follow in her father’s foo ...more
Through the many twists and ...more
I read this book on a recommendation from my sister (I was the guinea pig and was told to tell her if she should read it, the author is a friend of her friends). This is far from the normal book genres I read, so I honestly was skeptical at first. I usually read a book of this size in 24-48 hours and this took me 4 days because I needed time to decompress (romance is my go too genre, and though this has some romance, thriller was way strong in this one).
It was such a gre ...more
The main characters were very likable. The plot kept making turns that kept me guessing. There was a couple spots that dragged a little for me, but mostly I was trying to figure out how this part was important for the story. It did bother me a little how different relationships developed in the book. I guess ...more