Top positive review
A thrilling, complex, international spy story...
3 October 2016
I chose this book because I had read Kevin Wignall’s A Death in Sweden and thoroughly enjoyed it. This is an exciting and very different spy story. Finn Harrington believes he has successfully retired from clandestine operations, but he is shaken when his neighbour's daughter goes missing and he discovers he has been the subject of surveillance by a mysterious company with ties to his old agency. The story is less about spies and more about people. What a ride. Our hero is a complex mix of introspection and explosive action. The various relationships he struggles with throughout the story run the gamut from antipathy and alienation to affection and adoration. If you like complex spy stories with lots of international intrigue, this is the book for you. As action takes place in the present, flashbacks reveal the many people involved and how they have contributed to the present. The action is thrilling, and the suspense grows as Finn is forced to confront the issues from his past. Definitely worth reading. That being said, I now find myself looking forward to reading something a little less complex!