- File Size: 239 KB
- Print Length: 63 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: May 22, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00WD24P5Y
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,069,122 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Ghosts in Macau (A Mac Ambrose Novella) Kindle Edition
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Where does Mac go to seek contact with Lily? What does she have to be cautious about?
Who is Lily's lover and what has happened to make her want to leave him?
What is Phantom and how is it linked to geckos? Why is this so important?
Why is Lily in grave danger and what does she demonstrate to Mac?
This brief, all-action thriller by author H N Wake will excite even the most jaded of spy-thriller readers to whom I can highly recommend it!
Mac Ambrose is an intuitive and intelligent government agent. She is able to think on her feet, and she also plans ahead. She uses her contacts, and she is not afraid to bend, even shatter, the rules. So when Mac is called to duty for a last-minute assignment in Macau, she must tap into all of these strengths to determine what intelligence the mistress of a Chinese military leader has to offer the US.
In this short story, HN Wake calls upon her own experience, having worked for the government in Asia for a many years. In addition, Ms Wake revs up her creative juices, throwing in a malevolent biotech scheme and a heart-pounding undertaking to protect Lily Lui’s secret and to safeguard her life.
While I felt that Lily was very reserved, I did get a sense of her vulnerability and sadness. Having read Wake’s novel, A Spy Came Home, I already disliked her boss, Frank Odom, and he did nothing in this sketch to change my mind. However, Mac does find a kindred spirit in Herbie, who becomes her invaluable accomplice. I loved Herbie.
International espionage, danger, heroism, and compassion – this short story has all those elements. The plot moves along at a lively pace without taking any shortcuts; Wake does a good job giving us the lay of the land and setting the tone for this mission. It must be done swiftly and cleanly if it is to be done at all.
As in A Spy Came Home, Mac proves exceptionally resourceful. She is a master of disguises, and like a good Girl Scout, she comes prepared for any situation. Best of all, she has a caring heart and the desire to do the right thing. Her boss, Frank Odom, would consider that a liability and the sign of a rogue agent. Mac, I am sure, would call it her greatest asset. Once again, HN Wake has written a terrific tale that makes me want more Mac Ambrose. Even though this short story didn’t have quite as much impact on me as the novel, I continue to be impressed by Wake’s spy extraordinaire – Mac Ambrose – powerfully female. More please.
As a final note, I also need to add that I read Ghosts in Macau as a beta reader for
Ms Wake; I greatly appreciate the opportunity to participate in the publication process with her.
Having very much enjoyed H.N. Wake’s debut novel, A Spy Came Home, which introduces female CIA agent Mac Ambrose, I looked forward to Ms. Wake’s second offering in this entertaining series. Ghosts in Macau does not disappoint! Ms. Wake packs a wallop in this one as Mac takes on the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Not only does this exceedingly capable woman have to outsmart the PLA, she has to work around her inept and obstructionist boss, Frank Odom, whom we first met in Spy. There is something for everyone as we are treated to scary nanotechnology; plenty of ingenious brainpower; lots of action; and a load of thrills, chills, and suspense. We also get great characters. We have not only one, but two strong and resourceful women (Mac and the surprisingly well-developed Lily Liu); another kickass renegade CIA agent (Herbie) to cheer for; and, of course, the miserable Frank Odom who made me want to dive into the story and kick his butt myself.
Overall, I found Ghosts in Macau to be a highly entertaining quick read with an ultra clever plot and a lot of substance for being only 65-70 pages. I strongly recommend this read (as well as A Spy Comes Home) for all thriller fans. I cannot wait to see what H.N. Wake and Mac do next!
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