Behind Blue: Girl Who Fell, Book 1 (Hail the Queen Series) Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Maybe she ran because he beat her. She’s the face that launched a thousand ships. And she’s back.
A wacky, compelling, no-holds-barred saga that dissects the world of espionage as never before.
Mixed-race teenager Helen leads a cast of characters entitled The Dirtied Dozen, in this under-the-radar Brit thriller series from Amazon best-selling author Raechel Sands.
Told through the eyes of 12 women spies - CIA, MI6 and KGB - even Clinton, Obama, British PM Johnson, and his aide Cumming, get a look in.
In London, MI6 wants a perfume munition containing a weaponized virus - and engages a psychopath to coerce its Russian inventor. Meanwhile, an Irish translator on their Russia Desk is reading Ulysses on a stake out.
"Sure everyone must pretend to read Ulysses,” she mused.
The power was still out but, being in the window, she could see the page. The character in the novel, Mr. Deasy, had been pinching the wings of his nose, and variously slagging off Jews, women - and Helen of Troy:
A woman brought sin into the world.
For a woman who was no better than she should be,
Helen, the runaway wife of Menelaus,
Ten years the Greeks made war on Troy.
“And here he is: this Ulysses, this tricksy man - Mr Metapox. Creator of a deceitful monster, the ultimate Trojan Horse!”
Nearby finished her Virgin Mary, set the glass down, and closed her paperback of Joyce's classic. She looked at Grinin; she looked at Blanka; but she thought of Helen.
“I wonder what sort of queen she was…?” Her mind ran on.
“If she came back, what would she be like? Where would she go? What would she do?"
|Listening Length||6 hours and 19 minutes|
|Audible.com Release Date||May 07, 2020|
|Publisher||Tango Romeo Books|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #310,321 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#117 in LGBTQ+ Science Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#644 in Magical Realism Fiction
#655 in LGBTQ+ Science Fiction (Books)
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Then you have Felicity, the "bad guy" agent; she's always looking for someone to sleep with and at the same time might rip off his or her arms with just a tiny flick of her fingers if she's pissed off! There are many more colorful agents in this book that round out the characters.
Metapox 1 takes place in London, as the spies are working with a defected Russian. They want him to create a vaccine for a horrific, country-wide genocide virus that can be used for germ warfare. He actually was the one who created it, back in Russia. But other agents want him to make it again, so that Britain has the germ warfare weapon as well. There's plenty of intrigue involved here with the agents on different sides...
There are also a lot of WWII and Auschwitz references while Blanka vividly dreams during dialysis. I studied a lot of WWII in college, so I enjoyed the historical parts, although they were very sad. This book isn't very long, but there is a lot packed into it!
Metapox 1 is the first in the series. The author, Raechel Sands, leaves some parts of the story unanswered. I look forward to reading what happens in the next book!
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This edition is also very attractive in it's presentation. I'm looking forward to part 2.