Published by: Carina
Publication Date: August 25, 2016
Number of Pages: 232
Series: Nadia Laksheva Spy Thriller #1
Source: Review copy
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A chilling and utterly compelling thriller that you won’t be able to put down!
The only thing worth killing for is family.
Everyone said she had her father’s eyes. A killer’s eyes. Nadia knew that on the bitterly cold streets of Moscow, she could never escape her past – but in just a few days, she would finally be free.
Bound to work for Kadinsky for five years, she has just one last mission to complete. Yet when she is instructed to capture The Rose, a military weapon shrouded in secrecy, Nadia finds herself trapped in a deadly game of global espionage.
And the only man she can trust is the one sent to spy on her…
66 Metres is an excellent debut novel for J.F. Kirwan. I don’t recall ever reading a novel where so much of the story takes places underwater (without being set on a submarine), but Kirwan’s diving experience combined with his descriptive style made it easy to imagine how these scenes played out. I learned a lot about the ocean, currents and diving, and would love to see a shipwreck one day!
In this first outing, Nadia is a fledgling spy. After 3 years of intensive training and 2 years on operations, I expected her to be more advanced in her trade. Basics like situational awareness, spotting a tail and maintaining focus on the job should be second nature to her. To be fair, she is operating against her will, but for such a smart character, she is easily distracted.
Nadia is an extremely likable character though and showed tremendous development throughout the book. Her adaptability and quick learning style offers hope that she will evolve into a true professional agent during the next book in this series. I, for one, look forward to her next adventure!
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About the Author:
Barry (JF) works by day in aviation safety, and writes at night. He is also a diving instructor and has dived all over the world. He got hooked on writing when people started arguing about his characters as if they were real people. He is married and lives in Paris, because the coffee is better there, and he needs coffee to write.
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