Almost worth the wait,
This review is from: The Waiting Time (Paperback)
I like spy thrillers. Gerald Seymore writes spy thrillers. "The Waiting Time" ticks the boxes for a holiday read with the comfortable feeling that as reader you will be entertained but not surprised in a disappointing way.
The basic tale is satisfyingly coherent and familiar (betrayed lover seeks vengence against various agents and agencies with aging devoted sidekick).
Perhaps as holiday reading it is a bit too complex. The cynical and scary Perkins as one of the pot-stirring spies was too one-dimensionally confrontational). But the characters are well-drawn. I rather liked the book, even for its conscious or unconscious borrowings from Le Carre. After all, that's what spies and fiction writers do, isn't it?