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In "Mesmerized," Gayle Lynds delivers a modern-day story of passion and treachery, packed with authentic detail, politics, history, and romance. From the corridors of the FBI's Hoover building to the dangerous streets of the new Moscow, "Mesmerized" will take you on the roller-coaster ride of a lifetime, climaxing in a great showdown at the home of American democracy itsel ...more
Paperback, 576 pages
Published April 30th 2002 by Pocket Star Books (first published January 1st 2001)
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Apr 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
If you love cutthroat thrillers in the middle of political action, this espionage thriller is for you. This takes place in post-Cold War Era America between Russia and the USA, while another kind of war is going on. Beth Convey is an international lawyer, who's also a heart transplant patient, is caught up into a mess, when she came across and witnessed a murder. Jeff Hammond is a former spy turned journalist, when it's after a possible mole in the FBI, and a potential person of interest. Beth a ...more
Jan 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I just finished reading Mesmerized bi Gayle Lynds, and was pleasantly surprised. The blurb on the back cover made me think this was going to be a supernatural thriller, and I suppose it was, in an oblique way. This is more a novel of political intrigue.
When Beth Convey receives a heart transplant after a heart attack, she gets drawn into a plot to restart the Cold War.. I won't post a spoiler, but this was a very riveting read. One of the best compliments I can give is that I would like to se
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Detailed and well-developed spy thriller from 2001. The author's prescient comments about Putin during his first Russian presidency are eerie in 2017! Recommended for political spy fi readers.
Aug 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Russian spies in DC - even though this book was published in 2002, for *some* reason this book doesn't seem 15 years old.
Sarah Sammis
Jun 28, 2011 rated it liked it
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This is a quick read for a book that's over 500 pages long but I just couldn't get into it. Jeffrey Hammond reminds me of the inept detective from Lupin III and Beth, the main character waffles between being too perfect to being Pauline (as in "The Perils of Pauline"). By the half way point, the book seemed stuck in a rut of having Jeff and Beth meet under bizarre circumstances only to have the bad guys suddenly appear. A better book in this genre is Day After Tomorrow. If I come across a copy I ...more
David Gill
Really good book.
Margaret Rosinski
Jun 19, 2013 rated it liked it
Probably a 3.5. New author and I liked her a lot. Very intriguing.
Wendy Klassen
Dec 14, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: mystery
Makes you think about organ transplants.
Jul 16, 2008 rated it really liked it
Good fiction. For a slow reader it kept me interested enough that I finished in 2 weeks...that's good for me for a approx 450pg book!
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