Blowback Continent-hopping chases, high-stakes ops, and intra-agency romances are all well-worn espionage-thriller clichés, but Blowback 's reliance on them is offset by a critical asset: coauthor… Blowback Continent-hopping chases, high-stakes ops, and intra-agency romances are all well-worn espionage-thriller clichés, but Blowback 's reliance on them is offset by a critical asset: coauthor… 2013-10-01 Fiction Blue Rider Press
Book Review

Blowback (2013)

COVERT AFFAIRS For her fiction debut, former CIA operative Valerie Plame teams up with crime writer Sarah Lovett
COVERT AFFAIRS For her fiction debut, former CIA operative Valerie Plame teams up with crime writer Sarah Lovett
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Oct 01, 2013; Writers: Valerie Plame, Sarah Lovett; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Blue Rider Press

Continent-hopping chases, high-stakes ops, and intra-agency romances are all well-worn espionage-thriller clichés, but Blowback's reliance on them is offset by a critical asset: coauthor Valerie Plame, the former covert CIA operative who famously resigned when her cover was blown in 2003. Her insider intel guides the novel, a cat-and-mouse game between CIA officer Vanessa Pierson and an international nuclear-arms dealer who's assassinating her informants. Plame, aided by crime writer Sarah Lovett, hits the target in her fiction debut, setting up a planned series with a high-octane tale of deception. B

Originally posted Sep 25, 2013 Published in issue #1279 Oct 04, 2013 Order article reprints
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