BookBanter Boon #8: “Twice a Spy” by Keith Thomson

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Twice a Spy

On the heels of the incredibly reviewed and now New York Times bestselling (as of 2/27 extended NYT list) Once a Spy (Dilys and Barry Award nominee), Keith Thomson returns with a second breakneck thriller TWICE A SPY (Doubleday; available March 8th) that is both clever, engaging and drives the suspense twice as much as the original.

Picking up where Once a Spy left off, Charlie and Drummond Clark, the father and son duo, along with Charlie’s love interest NSA operative Alice Rutherford, are on the run and hiding out in Switzerland from criminal charges against them in America. Their life takes a turn when Alice is kidnapped while trying to exonerate Charlie and Drummond’s criminal charges.  In order to get her back, Drummond must unlock key information lodged in his failing memory in order locate his cache of secret weapons and turn over the most lethal of the lot.  Simultaneously, they must thwart the terrorists planning to use these weapons while being tracked by a formidable CIA case officer and his team.

With TWICE A SPY, Thomson delivers a riveting and high-suspense thriller that again poses the question: What happens when a former CIA agent can no longer trust his own mind? If you’ve read ONCE A SPY you’ll enjoy TWICE A SPY even more but if you haven’t read Thomson’s debut, TWICE A SPY stands on its own.

To be entered into the competition to win a copy of Twice a Spy by Keith Thomson, simply leave a comment on THIS POST of the BookBanter blog about why you like reading Keith Thomson.

Anyone within the US can enter, and I’ll be accepting entries until March 31st at 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time.

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The winner will be announced on April 1st on the BookBanter Boon #5 blog post.