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Review of Assassin's Trap by D. C. Shaftoe

by Allbooks Review (writer), , November 07, 2012

Back from his first adventures in the book; Forged in the Jungles of Burma, where he was kidnapped and interrogated, the ever suave MI-5 agent John Brock thrills us again with his continued espionage

Back from his first adventures in the book; Forged in the Jungles of Burma, where he was kidnapped and interrogated, the ever suave MI-5 agent John Brock thrills us again with his continued espionage adventures. This time, Brock who is the head of counterterrorism for Great Britain's secret service finds that his life is threatened by an unknown band of assassins. In Assassin’s Trap, Brock must use his cunning and skills to foil the would-be assassins while at the same time protecting his beloved wife from their clutches.

This book starts off with a bang-up car crash and continues it’s pace at the same speed never letting up on the proverbial gas. Brock always keeps his wits about him even when his life is in danger, while at the same time, behaves in a caring manner so that his wife won’t worry about his safety.

D.C. Shaftoe does a wonderful job of balancing the plot’s action with Brock’s real and endearing concern for his wife. She uses just the right amount of humor in her writing which helps to make all of her characters very real. It’s a spy fantasy that resonates well with women - a sophisticated spy who has heart pounding adventure after adventure who is at the same time, a considerate husband who appreciates and respects his wife.

There’s more coming. The threat replayed in John’s mind as the rain poured down his already soaked body, the chill on his skin matching the chill in his heart.

When his mobile rang, he checked the caller ID. It was his wife. If he let the call go to voicemail, she might worry – and frankly, he could use a little Caroline right now.

Pausing to wipe the water from his phone, he answered, trying to keep his voice easy and light. “”What’s up?”

Packed with plenty of action, this book delivers what readers want - a married spy who cares as much about his relationship with his wife as he does his exciting job. Assassin’s Trap is an engaging story, well written, sported by referenced material, and filled with subtle humor. Shaftoe’s characters are real and the dialog moves the plot along. Assassin’s Trap certainly managed to capture this reader with its character’s exploits.

Reviewer: Wendy Thomas, Allbooks Reviews



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