Twice a Spy

Twice a Spy

by Keith Thomson
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Twice a Spy 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
sued5320 More than 1 year ago
Picks up where Once A Spy ended. A retired spy with Alzheimer's (Drummond Clark) on the run with his son (Charlie Clark). Dad has snippets of clarity, always at just the right time. If you're looking for a completely believable story, this isn't it. (After all, it is Fiction.) I very much like this author's writing style - it flows well. Enough detail to keep it interesting without being cumbersome. However, I do admit to being a bit lost once or twice. I had to go back up a few pages, thinking I missed something. All in all a good read, but reading Once A Spy first is a must.
grumpydan More than 1 year ago
This espionage thriller keeps you on your seat, but if you haven't read the first book, Once A Spy, you may be a little confused like I was. Charlie Clark is on the run with his ex-spy father who has Alzheimer's disease. While trying to find a way to show that they are innocent, Charlie's girlfriend, Alice who happens to work for the NSA is kidnapped. This novel is filled with a lot of spy stuff and with relationship issues as Charlie learns more about his dad. I would have enjoyed this more if I had read the first book.
gl More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Twice a Spy partly for the spycraft which was fascinating and fun, but largely because of the father-son interplay. What would it have been like to have had 007 or an elder Jason Bourne as your father? Charlie Clark is finding out just that - except his father is in the early stages of dementia. So it takes some understanding, creativity, and patience to get the elder Clark to reveal his techniques, his craft, and his secrets. The father-son dynamic and Drummond Clark's dementia add a certain levity and sadness to the novel and make Twice a Spy a particularly enjoyable read. If you are partial to spy novels and thrillers, don't miss Keith Thomson's Twice a Spy! ISBN-10: 9780385530798 - Hardcover Publisher: Doubleday; First Edition edition (March 8, 2011), 336 pages. Review copy provided by the publisher.
KenCady More than 1 year ago
Twice A Spy is not twice as good. But it is twice now that I read a book because the author blurbs on the cover were by authors I liked, and it is twice now that those authors have disappointed me. Twice A Spy is a hard read as it is mostly just silly. The author's need to write in a comic way turned me off. Now, those pre-publication books that get all the good reviews might have been more fun, I don't know. I never get one.
hardcharger More than 1 year ago
On a scale of 1-10 with WEB Griffin, Joseph Wambaugh, Daniel Silva, Tom Clancy, Robert Crais a 10 I rate this a 2/10. The plot is good however too much fantasy in this horrid book. I am finding it difficult to push through, have only read half of it and frankly it sucks.
RNichols More than 1 year ago
Advanced Copy Review: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest meets The Bourne Ultimatum. The story/plot line was magically crafted, how you weave Alzheimer's into a spy tale I'll never know, but the father and son duo are a hit. I thoroughly enjoyed this second book in the series. I would recommend reading the first book Once a Spy before reading this one, things will flow much better for you. I am now a super fan of Keith Thomson and can't wait for the next installment. Give this author a shot, I promise you will not be disappointed.
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I know i just joined earlier today but im quiting. Nothing ever happens. * walks away*
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"Girl are overrunning almost everything now." Said a boy around 18, who walked in and looked around." Hiya. I'm Grason."
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"Alright." She nods, and proceeds there.
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Ok
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm interested in being in the research lab. *a black haired guy walks in.*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buzzes on. Skandar's voice comes through. "Mike this is Skandar. Please come to the weapons lab. Ive got a lead on the orb." There is a buzz as the intercom shuts off.
CBH More than 1 year ago
Even though the story started out, as least in my mind, a bit slow and confusing, when everything did come together it was great. The storylines, characters, locations, and activity made me want to get to the next page to check on what Keith Thomson did with his characters. The confusing part to me was determining who the "good guys" were and who was against them, but it did come together. Charlie and Alice were CIA or were they spies? Was Charlie being followed or shadowed by someone and were they friendly or otherwise? Could he go to the racetrack in peace and possibly get away with some recreation along with some spying? Charlie and his father, Drummond, who had been a spy but was now suspected of possibly having Alzheimer's at times, worked well together well but was Drummond suffering from the disease or was this a ruse to make people think that? Charlie got in and, sometimes out of trouble by himself, but many times Drummond came to his rescue. The locations were all over the world where many strange things occurred and many strange people came into play, some claiming to be law enforcement and others just there for unknown reasons-at least at first until missions became clearer. Alice, Charlie's love, was in the action but then became busy working elsewhere keeping in touch most of the time through coded words and phrases. The center of attention was a weapon, ADM's (atomic demolition munitions) that spies from many areas of the world were trying to purchase or steal to sell to various governments. Charlie was trying to sell them but he was one of the few that knew they were only dummy ADM's, not the real thing. Others that tried to gain the weapon did not know they were fake so they went to all extremes of killing, hunting, torturing, kidnapping (including Alice), and going anywhere to follow clues as to the weapons location. As the shooting continues, sometimes Charlie was shot; Drummond was shot, along with them shooting many others in their attempt to avoid certain spies. There are airplane flights piloted by friends and enemies at various times. Sometimes those pilots were Charlie and/or Drummond, knowing or not knowing what they were doing. There were also sea chases as the avoidance of enemies continued. Capture and escape of friends and enemies were quite adventurous and original. Hiding "in plain sight" occurs but it doesn't always work to evade those searching. Snipers who attempted to hit their mark were sometimes successful wounding or actually killing some good guys, as well as bad ones. Would Drummond get worse or better from the Alzheimer's and would an attempt to find medical help work? If you are not hooked on "Twice A Spy" by now you must not like spy stories. The action continues non-stop and what you expect to occur rarely does. I do recommend this book to anyone liking an action packed spy thriller.