A Spy's Life

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Porter, Henry
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Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014

This is a very well-written thriller! The action starts when a plane goes down and Robert Harland, the only survivor, hears a cell phone ringing in the East River. He wades to the sound and finds his old friend from the CIA dead. Harland uses the phone and takes his friend's wallet, which just happens to contain some discs, for his widow. Robert Harland is a former British spy, now working for the UN. The explanation for the crash does not ring true to him and he suspects sabotage. But why? The answer lies in Harland's past!

The plotting is first rate, grounded and realistic. The action moves from New York to London, Eastern Europe and the former Yugoslavia. It unfolds beautifully, building to an encounter with his nemesis.

Don M.

Written by Don M.

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