Hey guys! Happy New Years Eve! I bet we’re all excited for 2018, and I’m here with an additional reason to be excited for the new year- the release of “Seven-Sided Spy”, by Hannah Carmack.
Renowned. Proud. Feared.
Diana Riley is not to be trusted.
The year is 1963 and in the midst of the cold war, the CIA’s finest and most fatal female agent, Diana Riley, vanishes. Kidnapped by the KGB and taken to the backcountry of North Carolina, her and her team of unsavory partners are forced to undergo illegal experimentation.
But, when the experiments leave them horribly deformed and unable to reenter society without someone crying monster, the previously glamorous and high maintenance spies must escape KGB captivity and avoid recapture at the hands of Wesley Russ, a ruthless KGB agent with an intense and well-justified grudge against her former flame Diana.
In an attempt to reverse the effects of the experimentation and reenter society, Diana enlists the help of a hip and eclectic alien enthusiast to get in touch with the CIA. However, isolation has its downfalls. What the spies don’t know is that the CIA is undergoing a serious coup due to the assassination of President Kennedy.
This novel had everything that I love in a good story- complex characters, moral gray area, complex themes and a whole slew of twisted events that are disturbing enough to spook anyone. This story didn’t play on gratuitous violence to achieve its effects. It played on a much more disturbing story element- human nature.
The real strength of this novel lies in Hannah Carmack’s ability to hold a mirror up to human nature’s ugly side and paint a beautiful, heartbreaking, and complex narrative about what it truly means to fight for good and find forgiveness.
Check out Seven-Sided spy for a thrilling, heartfelt read!