Engaging debut thriller,
This review is from: Cloaks and Veils (Paperback)
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Cloaks and Veils is an interesting book, more so because you know the author has 'lived and breathed' what she is writing about. The story is your typical 'who is doing what to whom and where', with lots of twists and turns you'd expect from a thriller in this genre. Very engaging and well written.
But, it is the fact that the author has personal experience of this environment that for me let this down somewhat. I did feel at times she let her personal feelings for the CIA interfere with the story, and used this book to make some points about what she thinks is wrong inside this organisation. Especially when it came to operational procedure and hierarchy did I feel she was airing some of her frustrations.
However, I did like it. It was nice to have a female protagonist and the story itself moves along at a decent pace.