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Good fast-paced action-packed adventure about terrorism on multiple fronts...
on September 4, 2007
This is the second Hawke book I have read - I loved Pirate and thought this was a very close second.
I thoroughly enjoy Ted Bell's writing syle and how he so seemlessly intertwines multiple plots - many more plots/subplots in a single novel than other authors in this genre. The action taking place at the Mexican/American border, Florida Keys, and Amazon jungle are all connected, yet equally interesting in their own right. He makes it seem so easy to jump back and forth between plots, yet keep the reader interested in the developments of each, which proves just how great a writer he is. Although I found some of his one liners a bit cliched and "cheezy," I think its the genre in which he writes that enables him to get away with them. Hawke is essentially the James Bond of the modern fiction world.
What makes "Spy" so compelling is that it is so current and the potential threat of terrorism against the US on multiple fronts is a harsh reality we may eventually have to face (if we arent already- not going to get into that conversation here). Thus, it is this intrinsic potential reality that will give "Spy" mass market appeal. I recommend it for all readers.
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