Author H.N. Wake
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review
The Anonymous Make History
Today, the United States faces unprecedented levels of gun violence. Massacres are taking place in communities on a regular basis. In schools, lockdown drills are now as commonplace as fire drills. Politicians on Capitol Hill, impotent in the face of one of the most influential lobbying powers, have failed to pass gun legislation since 1994.
Mac Ambrose, a twenty-year, international veteran of the CIA, is recruited by her closest friends to run a domestic operation: bring down the gun lobby by any means necessary so the Senate can pass a new assault weapons ban. In four weeks.
From the hearing rooms of Capitol Hill, to the rolling hills of Kentucky and the wealthy suburbs of New Orleans, Mac flawlessly sets the traps of a multi-pronged strategy to ensnare a lawmaker, a lobbyist and a gun manufacturer. From a safe house in Philadelphia, she rediscovers relationships forsaken in the name of national security.
What did I think?
I’m not usually a huge lover of spy books and the like, but A Spy Came Home 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.
A Spy Came Home 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.
My Rating? ♥♥♥♥
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