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Defector In Our Midst based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
The jihadists are at it again plotting destruction of the infidel, so don't be mislead by the title this is more like a "saboteur or spy in our midst". Myk McGrath a top rated CIA operative is assigned to case to track down terrorists planning the downfall of the US. They have kidnapped a Chinese scientist to work on a new weapon, can Chen Wu be found before the weapon can reek havoc. Myk is motivated by the appearance of Saji a terrorist he knows was responsible for his wife's death in the Madrid train attacks. The investigation however is slowed dramatically by realisation that the terrorists appear to have inside information. During his investigation Myk uncovers some of his own family history of which he knows very little, having never met or ever really known anything about his aunt Rachel and her relationship with his mother, this encourages further digging. The author Tom Fitzgerald has woven two stories ( family / work ) together to produce an outstanding action thriller that I found hard to put down.
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings An interesting take on political thriller with current and historical themes tying together - this peaked my interest and kept my attention until the end. Myk has an interesting past, but doesn't know everything as his mother kept some things from him and he is closely tied to the Holocaust. The new modern terrorists are intertwining with relatives related to the Holocaust and taking a modern take on it. I was a religious studies major in college and now live right outside of DC, so the mix of religious themes and political thriller were right up my alley. I loved how this employee of the CIA was not just a CIA suit, but also had a personal life that interfered with his investigation. This may sound crazy, but I sometimes feel like the police or agents of such don't have personal lives that affect their work when in real life they bring work home and sometimes home gets taken to work like any other person, I loved that part of this book.