My rating: 5 of 5 stars
My first impression was - Books with introductions like these can easily give someone a heart attack. There I was thinking pretentious, okay, dialogue, bla di bla bla and then BANG. For those who have followed Ludlum’s Bourne series, you will have high expectations of books that have anything familiar. I assure this book will not disappoint.
As I got to the middle I felt - It is fast-paced, developed with a sense of style and intent so you know everyone’s going to end up somewhere and all that secrecy of the MI7. Excellent plot. Theme execution was well done and the concept of espionage was consistent throughout the book.
As I neared the end, I thought - A slight tinge of James Bond appears on and off. In Skyfall when you see and M and Bond develop a sense of trust when she trusts him above everyone else, I felt that in this book as well.
“MI7 isn’t a holiday camp. If she can’t cope with the army, what’s our interest in her?”
“We both know we’re the opposite of the army. We train individuals to accentuate their individuality. The army’s about corporateness.”
My final impression and recommendations - Overall, this is one of those rare novels that is unique, totally engrossing, cleverly plotted and keeps you hooked until the very last word. Highly recommended.
Disclosure - As a Quality Reads UK Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for my book review. This book review is based on my thoughts, opinion and understanding of the book. This book review does not reflect the opinion of other book club members.
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