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Kindle Edition eBooks Details
  • 08/2011
  • B00FAT8DLY
  • 336 pages
  • $4.95
Michelle Argyle
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Monarch: A Romantic Spy Thriller
M.D. Argyle, author

Adult; Mystery/Thriller; (Market)

Nick’s life as a CIA spy should be fulfilling, but it has only given him unhappiness—a wife who committed suicide, and two daughters who resent everything he has become. Now, stuck in the Amazon on the last mission of his career, he must track down Matheus Ferreira, a drug lord and terrorist the U.S. has tried to bring down for years. If he succeeds, he’ll have the chance to start his life over again. Just when Nick is on the brink of catching Ferreira, he’s framed for a murder that turns his world upside down. His only chance of survival lies in West Virginia where Lilian Love, a woman from his past, owns the secluded Monarch Inn.
Reviews
Amazon.com

Wow... This book had some really great elements and was superbly written but I struggled at times to stay focused on the book. It should not have taken me this long to finish. Someone else used the term sentimental and I think that is a good word. The book shifted back and forth between spy thriller and sentimental character study. It was at those moments with the healing from divorce, moving on in an uncertain future, the struggle of new love, the sadness of what never was, betrayal, and forgiveness that lost me- don't get me wrong it was really moving and strongly written. The imagery and symbolism of the butterflies awesome.. But unfortunately character studies are not my cup of tea. I am an action, intrigue, mystery, and romance kind of reader. So those moments in the jungle and confronting the enemy had me hooked, they were great. Also really well written and captivating. I kind of drifted away after the shift back.

This author is obviously diverse. I feel that I am not giving the book justice with the three star but I have to stay true to my opinion. So let me say that if you like character studies, sentimentality, and don't mind a bit of action and blood...you will love this book! I think you have to like those elements first and foremost- not action and suspense- to truly appreciate this book. Thanks.

Formats
Kindle Edition eBooks Details
  • 08/2011
  • B00FAT8DLY
  • 336 pages
  • $4.95

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