The Spy Coast: A Thriller (The Martini Club)

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Tess Gerritsen, the author of thirty novels, including the Rizzoli and Isles series, opens The Spy Coast with a chilling flashback scenario in Paris where a frantic woman named Diana realizes she has become a target. Diana grabs her go bag, kills her pursuers, and flees Paris. Whew!

Now, prepare to spend time becoming acquainted with a group of lovely older people who share a secret with Maggie Porter. They are all former CIA operatives. Maggie took early retirement because an assignment went horribly sideways. At last Maggie has found a peaceful, quiet life as a chicken farmer in rural Purity, Maine alongside endearing neighbor Luther and his granddaughter Callie. They also farm chickens.

Maggie and her former spy friends have a book club. Tonight, the meeting at Lloyd and Ingrid’s home begins with martinis in hand, and then this tale takes a sharp turn. Luther and Callie have found a dead body on Maggie’s driveway. Purity’s acting police chief Jo Thibodeau is called to Maggie’s farm, where she eagerly jumps at the chance to work a murder case.

The beginning chapters are a bit choppy; however, readers should be patient. Tess Gerritsen delivers a thrilling, endearing read.

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Author Tess Gerritsen
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 366 pages
Publisher Amazon Publishing
Publish Date 01-Nov-2023
ISBN 9781662515132 Buy this Book
Issue November 2023
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller