“Need to Know”, by Karen Cleveland

Ooh! This is a good one!

Vivian Miller is an analyst with the CIA, specializing in Russian affairs. For the last several years she has been focusing on identifying sleeper cells of Russian agents in the United States. It’s stressful work that often requires long hours. It can make juggling her home life with her husband and four young kids really difficult. Luckily, she’s married to Matt, the perfect husband and father. Or is he? (queue the dramatic music) Continue reading

“The Defector”, by Daniel Silva

If you’re in the market for a really good international espionage/thriller series, I strongly recommend Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon series. “The Defector” is book nine of this, to date, sixteen book series. It provided what I’ve come to appreciate about Daniel Silva’s writing – great characters, an intriguing plot, a frank depiction of the current world order, and a sympathetic account of the struggles of Israel and her people. Continue reading