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A Spy Came Home (A Mac Ambrose Novel Book 1) Kindle Edition
A mission. A conspiracy. Two veteran agents face-off in a daring cat-and-mouse game that could change the nation.
Gritty, gutsy Mac Ambrose is a twenty-year veteran of the CIA with a penchant for risk-taking and a strong moral conscience. She is recruited by her closest friends to run a dangerous domestic operation: bring down the powerful gun lobby so the Senate can pass new legislation. In four weeks.
From Washington’s corridors of power, to Kentucky’s rolling hills and New Orleans’s wealthy suburbs, Mac baits the snares for a corrupt lawmaker, an unscrupulous lobbyist, and a crooked gun manufacturer. From a safe house in Philadelphia, she begins to rebuild the life--and to reconnoiter the love--forsaken years ago in the name of national security.
But Cal Bertrand, the dogged ATF agent with a checkered past and a lot to prove, is hot on her trail. Will he uncover Mac and the conspiracy before the traps go off?
If you like Jack Ryan, Jack Reacher, Jason Bourne, and Lisbeth Salander, you will love Mac Ambrose.
If you enjoy page-turning thrillers loaded with satisfyingly complex twists, sabotage, and intrigue, then the Mac Ambrose series is for you.
What Readers Say About Mac Ambrose:
***** "Mac Ambrose is smart, confident, audacious and tough."
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***** “So, so, so much more than a spy novel."
***** "Loaded with suspense, taut pacing."
***** "I simply couldn't put it down."
***** “THAT REALLY WAS a fun ride!”
***** "Mac is a consummate spy, but her flaws make her interesting and human."
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- Language : English
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- Print length : 371 pages
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The trouble I had reading the book was perhaps the complexity and number of parties involved - the “alphabet soup” of law agencies and the flashbacks to years before the current date when Mac was reminiscing about her long time love interest, Joe. Then we also have school girl friends that are behind her mission and a couple of other girls involved, one a new staff member at the paper and the other her friend outside the paper. Several times I found myself backtracking to check on a situation or person to get them in my mind’s eye as they reappeared. Maybe more explanation of the characters as they reappeared or were introduced would have helped the story flow for me.
Because of my reading troubles with this book, I have not rated it as high as I may otherwise have done, but have to say that the story line was excellent and Mac is a master of behind the scene planning and implementation of her plan to bring a mission to a successful conclusion.
This book is full of spies, dirty politics and long friendships - Fabulous read
Top reviews from other countries
Mac Ambrose is an employee of the CIA who's well known among her colleagues as a risk taker. So when Mac is approached by a life-long friend in an attempt to eradicate an upcoming gun lobby in order for the Senate to pass a new legislation, she is more than interested and willing to help.
Whilst an AWOL Mac does all she can to get to the route of one of the most powerful gun lobby supporters, the CIA are trying to track her down - they need to know what she is doing, even if it goes against what they support.
As Mac gets closer to the Senate vote, she realises everything she gave up when she dedicated herself to the American Government. Will this be the final mission of her CIA career? And will the gun legislation pass?
What did I think?
I'm not usually a huge lover of spy books and the like, but this one really surprised me. It is really well written and the story behind it is gripping. I'm so glad I gave it a chance and (not for the first time!) I have been encouraged to try similar genre books.
I must admit, I did find it quite difficult to keep up with at certain points during the book as it was quite 'busy'. There are a number of strong characters throughout the book and I felt that sometimes it didn't merge quite as well as it could have.
Wake has captured many issues currently affecting America and caught every readers attention. Unfortunately, more often than not we read about mass-shootings in America so I think that Wake was brave in targeting a sensitive issue in a gun-loving country - Wake really wrote it the best way possible.
A well out thought out story keeping Mac one step ahead all the time.