Thursday, September 19, 2013

Not Such a Thrilling Thriller....

Tho I'm upgrading the computer, I can still relate my findings about the novel I just finished. I have read no other books by Dan Fesperman, but the relatively recent spy thriller, "The Double Game" was not very good. The premise was, a journalist (currently working unhappily in PR in Washington DC) becomes involved resurrecting clues to a Cold War spy network inwhich his own father (a State Dept. officer) and himself (as a child-pawn) is implicated. Old spy novels' plots are used as clues. It was flat, complicated, lacked compelling characters; I like to finish books I start to read--this was a challenge to wade thru. I love a good LeCarre novel--this was tepid by comparison.

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