There are a lot of different reasons why I choose the books read. Sometimes it's the cover. Sometimes the plot grabs me. Sometimes it's the author's bio. This book kind of had me with all three. I'm a sucker for mysteries and many of the plot elements in this one made me want to check it out. There's a mash-up of government spy intrigue and old school hard-boiled mafia with all the aforementioned parties involved and even a romance. The lead character also suffers from amnesia, which brings to mind one of my favorite Guy Pearce movies Memento. This book is definitely worth a read, especially since the author has a free link to the audio version, which is voiced by several celebrities, inside the Kindle version. I end up doing a lot of my reading in the car, so this helps. If you plan on hitting the road for a long trip, this book would make excellent company. Audio books with a cast instead of only one reader, good soundtrack, and special effects are rare. It's like going back to the old days when families would sit down to enjoy radio dramas together. Now that I've read McKnight's Memory, I think I may tackle his non-fiction work How to Live the James Bond Lifestyle.
I'm amazed at how well McKnight was brought to life. A CIA agent struggling with amnesia, trying to remember his life. There were times I was unsure of his sanity, and it only pulled me in deeper into the story, wondering what would happen next. Full of Action, suspense, and romance. Definitely a worthwhile read.