Author: Humphrey Hawksley
Series: A Kat Polinski Thriller #1
Published by: Endeavour Press on Aug. 1, 2008
Source: Endeavour Press, NetGalley
Book Rating: 9/10
When you move, they watch. When you speak, they listen.
They track you by what you touch and how you walk.
Welcome to the not-so-distant future, where terrorism is so feared that near-total surveillance is the new way of life.
In Washington, a young American agent, Kat Polinski, is on a routine assignment – break into the embassy of the energy-rich government of Kazakhstan.
What she finds is a massacre.
But the worst is yet to come.
The murder of her sister and the discovery of a plot as dangerous as anything coming out of the Middle East, forces Kat on a new mission.
Nothing and no-one will stop her from hunting down her sister’s killer.
But the closer she gets, the more she peels away layers of her own society where fear is used as a control mechanism and governments act above the law.
Kat is on a voyage of self-discovery as the truth about the ‘tragic’ deaths of both her parents – her father in an air crash and her mother’s subsequent suicide – comes into question.
Is anyone, even close family, who and what they appear?
What exactly is the relationship between her dad – a man of high moral principle – and the powerful female Russian oligarch Tina Gracheva?
Fast-paced, intelligent, intriguing, and suspenseful!
This a political thrill ride of murder, surveillance, power, and corruption that reminds us that the line between good and evil can be very blurry.
The main character, Kat, is smart, tough, and tenacious. And the supporting characters are multi-faceted and complex.
The story is well written and well plotted with multiple twists and turns that will keep you enthralled to the very end.
This is a highly exciting, action-packed novel that I couldn’t put down.
It was a great read and I highly recommend it.
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