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The Plot Mirrors The Title
Reviewed in the United States on October 24, 2020
I was really disappointed in this book, and especially the author, whom I have read many times and enjoyed. The plot is so thin it is transparent. Bringing a whiz agent back for a mission, becomes the whole story, and the mission is forgotten. Soul searching and hand wringing abound, but the big mission never takes off, There are a few well done action scenes, but that is it. If the mission was included, all of this story could have been presented in a couple of introductory chapters. The plot, as it is, never reaches the level of being a grabber.