Saturday, August 4, 2012

In The Queue

The Sentinel: A Spycatcher Novel by Matthew Dunn shows the United States and Russia on the brink of war and only Will Cochrane, the master spy, can find and unmask the diabolical double agent responsible for it all. The CIA director assigns Will Cochrane a simple mission. Infiltrate the remote submarine base in eastern Russia's Avacha Bay, locate the MI6 agent operating under the code name Svelte, and decode his message-or die trying.

Will successfully locates the base but finds Svelte near death, his last words are the final clue: 'Only Sentinel can stop him'. Now it's up to Will-with the help of the top-secret joint CIA-MI6 Spartan Section-to uncover the true meaning of Svelte's message . . . and discover the identity of the legendary operative known only as Sentinel.

M.L. Stedman's The Light Between Oceans: A Novel will sweep you into a story about extraordinary characters who seek to find their North Star in a world where there is no right answer; where justice for one person is another person's tragic loss.  Isabel always wanted a babe of her own, so when a boat with a dead man and an infant wash up on the shore near the lighthouse, which is miles from anywhere; she convinces her husband to allow them to raise the child as their own.  This is a mesmerizing and beautifully written novel which seduces the reader into accommodating Isabel's decision to keep her "gift from God." 

Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History by Antonio J. Mendez and Matt Baglio is a riveting story of top secret identities and international intrigue.  Argo tells the gripping account of the collusion between Hollywood and high-stakes espionage. This is the true story of the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis and the amazing American hostages rescue.

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