Update: ebooks 4-6 of the series have been combined into a single set, Assignment: Danger.
A tiny device causes big trouble in Assignment: Sydney, the fourth installment in the SpyCo Novella Series.
When an Australian scientist develops technology capable of revolutionizing nuclear missile warfare, North Korea’s rogue government will stop at nothing to get their hands on it. Straight from a harrowing mission in Istanbul, top SpyCo agent James Burke is dispatched to head off disaster. Little does he know he will face one of the most difficult decisions of his career.
Point of view:
I’m DNFing this one. I’m OK with irreverent humor, but this is too frequent and seems to cross the line more than I’m comfortable with. Burke’s repeated comments about other women, especially when supposedly in a relationship, were particularly cringeworthy. Also, despite being warned by Dot that Park has probably been in his room and planted bugs on his clothing Burke just ignores this and continues to travel without checking any of his belongings. Then is surprised when a tracker is found. I don’t expect protagonists to be perfect – but this seems really, really dense on Burke’s part. It kind of killed it for me and I found I lost the minimal interest I had in the plot…
I enjoyed the first 3 and they only seem to be loosely connected, so I’m still inclined to check out the next one, Assignment: Alaska.
About the authors:
The authors have a website for their joint ventures at: E2Books
Craig A. Hart is the stay-at-home father of twin boys, an author, and audiobook narrator. He has served as editor-in-chief for The Rusty Nail literary magazine, manager for Sweatshoppe Media, and publisher for Northern Lake Publishing. He was also director for Northern Illinois Radio Information Service, a broadcast outreach that brought daily news and information to the visually impaired. Craig was the host of the interview program The Games & Writers Show, and is now the host of the Good Sentences podcast, along with author S. J. Varengo. A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Craig lives in Iowa City, Iowa with his wife, sons, and anti-social cat.
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Scott James (S.J.) Varengo was born in 1960, (fifty years to the day after the passing of Mark Twain – take from that what you will), in a city called New York. Two years later he formed a band called The Beatles . He returned to New York City to attend Fordham University (having been told it was a basketball powerhouse) before transferring to the State University of New York at Potsdam (having been told it was located in the tropics), from which he earned a bachelor’s degree in Art History. (Aside from the handsomely framed diploma and his ability to run art categories on Jeopardy, it hasn’t really paid off).
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