“In Goldsmith’s suspense novel, a young woman is recruited to be a spy....Nicollette accepts the position. She weathers an extensive orientation process, training to join an all-female group of spies. Thus she begins a James Bond–esque adventure traveling Europe and learning the job as she goes. She is ultimately pulled into a Cold War plot involving a plan to overthrow the Communist government in Bulgaria. She later works on an assignment in the Middle East in which a few of her friends end up in danger....Nicollette is an intriguing protagonist....A slow spy novel with a capable lead.”
A Nasty Business: The Journey Begins
A.R. Goldsmith, author
Nicollette Beverley is a star athlete in a small Cotswold village in England when British Intelligence makes her an offer she can't refuse. Bright and hard-working, Nicollette excels in training. With her family's support, and with the friendship of the other young women who survive training alongside her, Nicollette soon finds herself involved in the scary business of spy work—something no training could ever have adequately prepared her for.