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I give two stars for the entertainment value and for the insights around the espionage trade. Characters were way too flat tho, their behavior not credible at any point in the story and the one sided view of the author pro-US and against Russia was j ...more
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"A few things I know, deep down in my heart, after reading this book: Jason Matthews has a throbbing boner for the CIA and all its most boring operational procedures. He really hates female Democrats. He also definitely, definitely based the charac..." Read more of this review »
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"Great potential, lack of execution. I never connected to the characters on either side. Unfortunate, I was hoping for a good spy-vs-spy thriller and got a lot of not-much. "
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"No, this author is not the next Le Carre, Graham Greene, or Len Deighton. Yes, he does have considerable knowledge of CIA operational strategies and techniques. But that isn't enough to craft a good story - you also need some believable characters..." Read more of this review »
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Finally I thank my wife, Suzanne, herself a thirty-four-year veteran of the CIA, for sharing an endlessly varied life with me, for the late nights, and the surveillance nights, and the evacuation nights, and for raising two sublime daughters, and for her patience while I wrote.
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