By Tim Smith
Paperback: 452 pages
File Size: 279 KB
Print Length: 122 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: eXtasy Books (September 15, 2013)
Tim Smith is an award-winning best selling author whose books range from romantic mystery/thrillers to contemporary erotic romance. He is also an award-winning freelance photographer.
About the book: Nick Seven and Felicia Hagens left the CIA for the laidback ease of the Florida Keys, leaving behind a life of intrigue. When Nick’s former mentor becomes part of a conspiracy with international repercussions, Nick breaks his self-imposed exile to stop him. The case throws Nick and Felicia into a juggernaut of espionage, government cover-ups and political assassinations. Will they succeed in stopping the plan in time? Can their relationship survive another unwanted adventure?
In some lines of work, strong friendships develop between men, born of mutual respect, loyalty and trust. Having absolute faith that your partner will be watching your back can mean the difference between life and death in some professions. Working for the CIA is one of these professions and Nick Seven and his mentor Special Agent Gadge Harmon had such a relationship.
However, the repercussions of a stakeout in Brooklyn, New York one night in 2006 changed both their lives forever.
Now, years later, Nick has retired from the CIA and has settled in the Key Largo, Florida, with his beautiful sexy ex-spy girlfriend Felicia. Putting the life of a spy behind him, Nick is happy, life is good as they say. Then one day he receives a surprise visit from Gadge’s wife Verna, a woman who has never liked him.
From her, he sadly learns how life has been for his old friend and mentor. His last job before he retired was at the Guantanamo Bay facility overseeing the detainees. Gadge is a meticulous follower of the rules, and unfortunately he cannot come to terms with what he saw there, and the experience, she says, has changed him immeasurably. Verna is very worried and she thinks he is in self-destruct mode, however, after visiting him, Nick realises very quickly that there is more going on than meets the eye, Gadge is hiding something. But what is it?
He calls in the help of a trusted colleague, and with the assistance of his girlfriend, Felicia they battle to discover what is really happening, and what they can do to help his old friend and mentor. In their desperate search for answers they delve deep into hidden corners, however, nothing prepares them for the secrets they discover, a web of political intrigue, cover-ups and a conspiracy of international proportions.
I loved reading this fast moving thriller so much that I just could not put it down and finished it in one sitting. It was jam-packed full of action and excitement right from the start, a great story with many twists and turns to keep you guessing and some very explicit sexy scenes.
This is the first book I have read by this author, it was everything I could have asked for in a spy thriller and I shall certainly be looking out for his others.
Reviewed by Susan Keefe
(9 January 2014)