Gayle Lynds best work to date, The Last Spymaster straddles the hazy void that separates The Cold War and The War on Terror, and sets the scene for a new generation of spies to inhabit our imagination.
In this wonderfully written and breakneck paced novel, Lynds demonstrates that however menacing the treat of terrorism is, the gravest threat to Western nations is our abandonment of conscience. Whereas honor once defined Western masculinity, those who still claim it as their own are few and far between, and more often than not very old men, or women.
Deftly interweaving the public and private lives of her characters, Lynds demonstrates that private life is the foundation of morality and that true morality begins with the commitment to the mother one's children and to those children themselves. But is the man who is true to his family, most often the man who is true to his country? You'll have to read The Last Spymaster to find out.
Jay (great name for a leading man) Tice, Spymaster and traitor's escape from Federal prison triggers the reactivation of a group of Cold War warriors set on hunting one of today's most lethal and fanatical terrorist organizations. But each step is marked by betrayal, and in a plot that twists and turns more energetically than a worm with a fork through its middle, Lynds reveals her characters ambitions, loves and disappointments.
Read this in three days of psare time--that should tell you something :-)
GREAT book. If you are in to spy/adventure thrillers - this is the book for you.
A thrill ride!!! A really intense espionage book. Endorced by Vince Flynn and Lee Child
I usually do not read this type of novel. However, it grabbed my attention and I had a hard time putting it down. It has a lot of twist and turns but it is easy to keep track of who is who, and who is doing what. It takes you around different parts of the world and the United States. It is enjoyable for both men and women. There is no torrid sex scenes, but just a little touch of romance.
Lots of killings in this book but I couldn't put it down, just ignored that fact that so many people were getting dead. A little hard to follow sometimes but I don't read a book if I don't like it, so must have enjoyed it anyway.
This is a fast moving thriller that is a good read.