I really like this series and I think that in many ways this is the best book yet in the series. Although I am not usually a huge fan of spy thrillers and I’m very stingy with 5 star ratings I just liked so much about this story that I’ve awarded it one of those not allowed 4.5 stars because of one little nit pick that I’ll talk about later and rounded it up to 5. I still really haven’t figured out for sure just who all those double agents were working for but Lane and Darling and now Sergeant Ames had it all under control. Again we have all the usual great descriptive writing of the setting, weather and food and once again I learned a bit of history because I was skeptical of when the word Motel came into use which caused me to do a bit of Googling and read the history of Motels in the US and Canada and sure enough the word was used in the late 1920’s so it was legitimate for the Easy Two Motel to be in Kings Cove in 1947! This book sure ties up a lot of loose ends from the previous books and I hope this includes the end of Dunn’s obsession with Lane. I am also very happy to see Aptekar finally get his retirement because, as unlikely as that seems, I have come to like him quite a bit. I only hope that all this doesn’t signal the end of this great series because I can see many more adventures with Lane and Darling and the rest of the great people of Kings Cove. Oh and BTW I think Ames is still my favourite character in the series. Now to my little nit picking - Here’s a quote from Chapter 24 where Ames has the flat tire -
“And he never would have left dirty boots and an unsavoury looking bucket in the trunk. He took these out as they covered the wheel well, and then pulled away a blanket that covered the spare tyre. To his utter chagrin, instead of a spare tyre, there was a small brown suitcase.”
I can not accept that a car in British Columbia in 1947 would be equipped with “tyres” and not “tires”. Note that the Britishism of a “boot” has been replaced by the Canadianism of a “trunk” and if for nothing else but consistency “tyre” should have been replaced by ‘tire” throughout this book. A great read and I sure hope there are more to follow.
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I Think This is The Best Book Yet inThis Great Series and You Should Read This Series in Order.Reviewed in Canada on 20 May 2019
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Another winner from IonaReviewed in Canada on 24 May 2019
Rarely do I read a series of books as my limited attention loses interest. The combination of characters, history and Canadiana keep me engaged and anticipating the next escapade of Lane’s.
Very GoodReviewed in Canada on 16 November 2019
This series just gets better and better with each new volume!
Good enjoyable read.Reviewed in Canada on 31 March 2021
Can't wait for the next one in the series to come out.