Spy Glass


Loved it! 😍

This story takes you back in time to an era that is rarely seen or even discussed except in the minds of old spies.

I had to keep reminding myself as I read that this was set in the sixties. My mind had the story set right after World War II so when certain things were mentioned I began to argue that the author had it wrong. Then I would actually stop and look it up. Oh, yeah! Right! This is twenty years after the second world war. I was halfway through this story when my mind finally accepted the time frame. The author didn't do anything wrong. I just couldn't get it right.

That being said....

This is true Cold War story that takes the reader through the Communist countries and fights with the KGB. It was a thrill of a ride as one FBI agent goes rogue and is determined to catch a spy who is the cause of so much pain within him. Even if it means his life and career, he's willing to risk it all. Along the way, he discovers many who hate the enemy as much as he does.

It is a story full of intensity with the characters evading capture and moving on to their next goal, leaving bodies behind. Code words. Hidden weapons. Spies working with spies. Who can one trust? Anyone at all? Probably not. And then friends can be found in unlikely places.

I found myself unable to stop reading (after my mind got the timeframe correct). Would they make it to Moscow? Will he escape capture again? I was completely hooked.

A great read that will have you on the edge of your seat. You'll be wanting more Cold War books. I know this book has given new life to that part of my reading life. So glad I was able to read it and enjoy a visit back to a time when spies were real spies.

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March 26, 1965, 8:59 PM

About the author

Becoming a writer came as a surprise. I'd done a little here and there but nothing serious. My son got me started. I offered to make a short story with him to demonstrate how he could use his creativity. We write together and it has become a priceless collaboration. view profile

Published on June 02, 2021

60000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

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Genre: Espionage

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