Reviews and Blog Posts: Spies

Black Widow. Volume 1, The finely woven thread

by Nathan Edmondson

Reviewer Rating:
4

What is Natasha Romanov doing when she's not out saving the world with the Avengers or using her unique talents in service to S.H.E.I.L.D.? She'd probably rather you not know. She's private like that. But here we get to follow her exploits in trying to atone for her past as...

Death sworn

by Leah Cypess

Reviewer Rating:
3

Ileni used to be the most powerful and promising sorceress of her people, but when her magic begins to fade, the Elders give her a task tantamount to a death sentence: enter the Assassins' Caves as the sect's new magic tutor and find out how the last two tutors were...

Velvet. Volume 1, Before the living end

by Ed Brubaker

Reviewer Rating:
4

Globe trotting spy action that follows who everyone thinks was the secretary to the director of the Allied Reconnaissance Commission, but, as we learn, who has a past that is more action-packed. The story takes place from the 1950s to the 1970s (the 70s being "the present"), so the spies...

This means war

Reviewer Rating:
4

If you're looking for a guilty pleasure movie to relax with after a long day, this is it. Chris Pine (Captain Kirk) and Tom Hardy (of Inception) are CIA agent partners and best friends. Separately, they meet and are attracted to the same beautiful girl - Reese Witherspoon. ...

Angelmaker

by Nick Harkaway

Reviewer Rating:
4

I listened to this one on the recommendation of a colleague, and it was the perfect cure for a gray winter day! Clockwork, rogue scientists, spies, mysterious trains, men who want to be gods and ancient alliances of thieves all come together for a fun mystery/road trip. At times I...

The English girl : a novel

by Daniel Silva

Reviewer Rating:
2

Typically Silva is a great spy thriller writer with an incredibly competent Israeli hero who also happens to be an expert art restorer. We get pieces of that here, but the plot has holes in it to drive a truck through. None of the suspense happens and this reader saw...

Bomb : the race to build and steal the world's most dangerous weapon

by Steve Sheinkin

Reviewer Rating:
5

One fascinating story after another with great photographs of the people involved in the development of the bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of WWII. Sheinkin is adapt at sharing the telling details that bring the characters to life. Oppenheimer’s dates for example are far...

NERDS : National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society

by Michael Buckley

Reviewer Rating:
4

NERDS is pure fun.  It’s full of spy action mixed with hilarious comedy.

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