If ever a novel should come with a HEALTH WARNING, this is it. Not for the fainthearted; the tension is excruciating.
Never have I read a comparatively slow actioned tale that has wound up so much nerve wracking , breath robbing, heart pounding intensity as this story of a CIA analyst tasked with finding Russian sleeper cells embedded in the USA. Her algorithms are on the verge of breaking into some really meaningful data, when she captures pictures of five sleepers.
She is deeply in love with one of them.
Someone is counting on her love and devotion for her family. Someone is relying on that fact to get her to plant a program inside the high security computers in the CIA to which she has access. Loyalty to her country, or her family?
Cleveland ticks all the boxes. Authentic back story drawn from her own world frames a novel of extreme power. Unbelievable tension notched ever tighter, warmblooded human believable characters, crafty motives, ruthless maneuvering, and a vicious twist.
What’s not to love, if your dicky heart can stand it?
Thank you, PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE South Africa for this ARC.