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3,0 von 5 Sternen“Brainy, Beautiful, Bad*** Spy”
23. Juni 2019 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
If you like your spy novels with lots of sex, this is the book for you. Takes place in Djibouti, Africa, present time, so, Embassy spy, CIA, terrorists, U.S. Army Special Forces, bombs, kidnappings, treason, and more. It’s all together with a pretty-much-love-at-first-sight story thread. It feels rushed, without a lot of substance to the characters. It just didn’t grab my interest, even though I feel the author probably did a lot of research for the story.
3,0 von 5 SternenLikeable Characters, Uninspired Plot
16. Juni 2019 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
What drew me to Ms. Grant's first books was her attention to detail, her complex characters, and her ability to make even the most complex issues readable and relatable. I feel that lately she's dropping the ball on her characters.
While I really liked Carlos and Kaylea, and thoroughly enjoyed their cheeky banter, I didn't feel the depth of these characters like I had with characters from previous stories. I didn't get a sense of who they really were because we were told their backstories instead of having them unraveled for us throughout the story. Two paragraphs on Carlos's backstory, two about Kaylea, and voila, that's it.
She used to write a slower reveal, allowing their actions to be the catalyst for discussions about their pasts and their motivations. I miss that.
I also feel robbed of the former complexities of her stories; the depth and breadth of the assignments her characters undertook. This story was more action driven rather than character driven. I missed the emotional connection between the two protagonists, how they complete each other. In a non-codependent way, mind you.
It was a quick read, which also boggled my mind, and overall enjoyable, but I miss how she used to write.
Fast paced suspense that brings us back to Horn of Africa continuing the conspiracy that's been running through out the series. Along with the action and suspense their are smokin times a plenty between SF officer Carlos Espinosa and undercover CIA operative Kaylea Halper.