Queen & Country -- Operation: Storm Front You'll be hard-pressed to find an espionage thriller as gritty, as prescient, as real as Queen & Country, Greg Rucka's award-winning comic that follows the… Queen & Country -- Operation: Storm Front You'll be hard-pressed to find an espionage thriller as gritty, as prescient, as real as Queen & Country, Greg Rucka's award-winning comic that follows the… Oni
Book Review

Queen & Country -- Operation: Storm Front

EW's GRADE
A

Details Writer: Greg Rucka; Publisher: Oni

You'll be hard-pressed to find an espionage thriller as gritty, as prescient, as real as Queen & Country, Greg Rucka's award-winning comic that follows the successes -- and, more telling, the failures -- of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service. This, the fifth collection of the ongoing series, finds Tara Chace and the Minders -- fellow field operatives -- mourning the loss of one of their own while running down the kidnappers of a Russian national. Like the best spy-game authors, Rucka has done his research -- the scenarios feel ripped from the stuff they won't let us see on the evening news. Makes you wonder why novels rarely read this deep.

Originally posted May 14, 2004 Published in issue #765 May 14, 2004 Order article reprints