The one genre of book that I keep coming back to is the spy espionage stories.
Over the last few years good ones have become fewer are further between, in fact with the exception of people like Nelson Demille, and David Baldacci, since the demise of Tom Clancy’s original self written books, I have really struggled to find a good author in the genre.
Well that’s changed. Karen Cleveland has written a cracking thriller, which hopefully is the start of a great new series.
You can run is written in the first person from two peoples points of view.
Jill is a CIA analyst who helps to verify foreign agents credibility. The safety of her family is threatened unless she verifies a new Syrian assets, code name Falcon.
She does, but then she runs. Resigning from the Agency and creating a new identity she lives a peaceful life for 4 years.
Alex is a journalist and she receives an anonymous tip telling her that the CIA are receiving a lot of information from a Syrian asset that doesn’t exist.
Determined to publish the story she doesn’t realise she’s about to open a can of worms that will plunge Jill back into danger.
Jill responds the only way she can. She has to get to the bottom of the very issue she ran away from 4 years earlier.
From page one this story is sprinting at a great pace. That pace doesn’t let up till the penultimate chapter, then just when you think you can get your breath back, there is that final chapter.
What a hook.
Pages: 336. Publisher: Canelo Crime. Published on: 31st August 2021