Book Review and #Giveaway: Twice A Spy by Keith Thomson (Ends 6/23) CLOSED

Wednesday, June 01, 2011 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
In the tradition of Robert Ludlum, Thomson’s novel featuring a former spy and his son poses the question: What happens when a former CIA agent can no longer trust his own mind?

Charlie and Drummond Clark are now in Switzerland, hiding out from criminal charges in America and using the time to experiment with treatments to retrieve Drummond’s memory. When NSA operative Alice Rutherford, with whom Charlie has fallen in love, is kidnapped, the Clarks must dodge a formidable CIA case officer and his team to get her back.

My Review
It's been a while since I'd enjoyed a good old spy thriller - although I continue watching good ol' spy movies from time to time. Twice A Spy by Keith Thomson reminded me how fun a well written spy story can be. It follows the adrenaline-pumping race of a father and son duo who are trying to outmaneuver everyone in a run for their lives - and save the son's girl in the process. The CIA, the NSA, the fanatics, the police, the disgruntled former spies, and just plain killers for hire seem close to impossible to avoid. Enemies are at every turn, a dangerous explosive device is at play, and the father - an extraordinary player in his day - is suffering from early onset Alzheimer's. And just when I thought the two were relatively safe, the stakes of the game became much, much higher.

I enjoyed the plot, the characters, and Mr. Thomson's writing style and sense of humor. This book is somewhat of a sequel to Once A Spy. Although I have not read the earlier book, it did not prevent me from finding Twice a Spy an irresistible page turner.

The Giveaway
Thanks to Doubleday Publishing, two (2) lucky readers will win a copy of Twice a Spy by Keith Thomson!

To enter, please comment below with the title of a good book you've read recently.

For extra entries, feel free to do any or all of the following:
  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway – you can do this once a day, feel free to copy and paste: "#Win Twice a Spy by Keith Thomson @kqthomson! #Giveaway ends 6/23 {US} @aitmama @doubledaypub #contests #books http://tiny.cc/u5lfs";
  • follow @doubledaypub on twitter;
  • follow @kqthomson on twitter;
  • if you like Doubleday Publishing on Facebook, let me know below for an extra entry;
  • if you like Keith Thomson on Facebook, comment below for another entry; 
  • go here for additional ways to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is June 23, 2011, 11:59pm EST. The winners will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or alternates will be chosen. Open to those of age 18+ with mailing addresses in the U.S. The winners will receive their prizes directly from the sponsor.

Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the book with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation - monetary or in kind - has been obtained for this post. Cover art and book description courtesy of the publisher or PR firm.

97 comments:

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