I can’t resist a great sit-at-the-edge-of-my-comfy-chair-and-read-‘til-I’m finished suspense, and Jordan McCollum’s I,Spy satisfied my ravenous hunger for that adventure. But I had to switch from my iPhone (when its battery ran too low**hangs head in embarrassment**) to my Macbook and read to see if C.I.A. operative Talia Reynolds managed to . . . wait!
I’m getting ahead of myself.
Talia Reynolds, an operative for the C.I.A. is stationed in Ottawa, Canada, not exactly the place where you’d think American secrets are kept, let alone where they might be stolen. Her boyfriend, Danny, an American aerospace engineer, also works in Ottawa, but he doesn’t know Talia’s a spy. All Danny knows is Elliot, her partner at a “law firm” is always calling or texting, and coming between them in someway. Talia keeps breaking dates with Danny, hurting him in the process, but it’s necessary for her to do her job. On the other hand, she’s almost caught by the (possible) enemy mid-operation when Elliot is distracted talking to his wife on the phone. Talia struggles with her boss’s stupid warning: she’s better off alone.
Jordan’s writing is witty and fun, and I found myself laughing at Talia’s snarky attitude around all her male co-workers. She has interesting, if not weird flaws. I, Spy is an enjoyable, page-turning read. I highly recommend it.
The book blurb:
Canada is probably the last place you’d expect to find an American spy. But even idyllic Ottawa has its deadly secrets—and so does CIA operative Talia Reynolds. She can climb through ventilation shafts, blend in at the occasional diplomatic function, even scale buildings (small ones). But there’s one thing she can’t do: tell her aerospace engineer boyfriend Danny about her Top Secret occupation. It worked for a year, keeping Danny in the dark, keeping him away from danger, keeping her secrets. And then Talia finally catches a hot case: Fyodor Timofeyev. Russian. Aerospace executive. Possible spy? She can make this work, too—until Danny needs her at the same time her country does. And when Fyodor targets Danny? Suddenly her schedule isn’t the only thing suffering. Now to save her secrets and her country, Talia must sacrifice the man she loves.
About the Author
An award-winning author, Jordan McCollum can’t resist a story where good defeats evil and true love conquers all. In her day job, she coerces people to do things they don’t want to, elicits information and generally manipulates the people she loves most—she’s a mom. Jordan holds a degree in American Studies and Linguistics from Brigham Young University. When she catches a spare minute, her hobbies include reading, knitting and music. She lives with her husband and four children in Utah.