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Operation: Palmetto

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The chase is on for one man on a mission to prove his worth and the stakes are high...

The chase is on after an Iranian scientist escapes to the USA and from the clutches of Israeli rivals in what is a lightly political, espionage-heavy tale about the Mossad agent dealt the mission to track this target down.


The story spends a lot of time in the head of main character Karl Gruben who has his own doubts and conflicts as he embarks on a journey and joins a group of other agents who are undercover; some are experienced where others like Karl aren't. We see the trials and tribulations of this group as they track down their target using a wealth of tech which they test to sometimes not so great results. Some of the gadgetry used was interesting and original while others were little on the fun/humorous side; a robotic cat comes to mind here.


Every so often I did find the writing style to tell as opposed to show and after what was a fast paced introduction much of the action didn't really unfold until much later - saying that the final quarter of the story definitely made up for that. Karl's inner thoughts are expressed throughout and carries the story. He's a man on a mission to prove his worth and fight for a cause. Will he succeed in his mission and will it be worthwhile in the end? These personal stakes did seem to outweigh much of the political themes putting you in the head and in the moments of this chase story. For those who enjoy an espionage tale with a few twists this is definitely the one for you.

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I'm an indie author from the UK who works in cutting edge science by day and writes by night. I know the struggle that is indie publishing so my blogging efforts focus on spotlighting fellow authors and contributing to the writing community.

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R.T. Breach writes spy thrillers and scifi novels. Seasoned with decades of life experience and dozens of occupations, Breach strives to produce entertaining, fun and emotional novels of heroism, failure and triumph. view profile

Published on January 27, 2021

40000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Worked with a Reedsy professional 🏆

Genre: Technothriller

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