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Agent X: A Novel

by Noah Boyd

HarperCollins | February 8, 2011 | Trade Paperback

Agent X: A Novel is rated 3 out of 5 by 1.
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Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 in

Published: February 8, 2011

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062064207

ISBN - 13: 9780062064202

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Something for Everyone Also published under the title “Last Chance to Die” Book 2 in the Steve Vail series Former FBI Agent Steve Vail and Assistant Director Kate Bannon are back. This second instalment to “The Bricklayer” works perfectly well as a stand-alone title although to understand where the characters come from, it is always preferable to read books in sequence. This is definitely for the dye hard lovers of espionage. In a blurb: Steve is asked to return to the FBI by Director Bob Lasker to handle a particularly challenging and sensitive case involving Kate Bannon, former confrere and Steve’s sometime love interest. She was rumoured to have attempted suicide but the director was never really convinced and would like to prove it. Steve agrees to help and immediately digs into the mystery and the deceit behind Kate’s incident. Steve and Kate work together on leads that take them deep into the political world and the dark and dangerous underground of foreign espionage involving the Russians. My thoughts: This second novel is a fast-paced and intricately detailed thriller giving an overview on how a FBI Agent may proceed in solving high-profile cases. The author presents us with a challenging story and a smart-alecky lead character, Steve, who had no trouble recognizing that the Russians had moles working within the FBI. Navigating a maze of hidden codes and deciphering the names of the rogue agents became his priority, a delicate operation, one he exceled at, a real cat and mouse game to get to the agents before the Russians eliminate them and silence their mission. I enjoyed most of the story, although, I admit losing some focus along the way. The plot is loaded with puzzles and plenty of action; some are repetitive and border on the silly side at times, nevertheless, the storyline is nicely written and is an entertaining read. My favourite of all the characters is Kate Bannon, she is far more engaging and intriguing than the wild card lead protagonist. It was also fun to follow the hot and cold romance between Kate and Steve; the dialogue between them is rather peppered with sarcasm making it an interesting relationship…Overall, the story is a well-rounded with a little something for everyone who is attracted to the world of thriller novels. This series may come to a sudden end with the sad and unfortunate passing of its author.
Date published: 2011-10-07

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Agent X: A Novel

Agent X: A Novel

by Noah Boyd

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 in

Published: February 8, 2011

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062064207

ISBN - 13: 9780062064202

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About the Author

Noah Boyd is the author of theNew York TimesbestsellerThe Bricklayerand a former FBI agent who spent more than twenty years working some of the Bureau's toughest investigations, including the Green River Killer case and the Highland Park Strangler case (which he's credited with solving). He currently works on cold cases when he's not writing. He lives in New England.