Tuesday, August 19, 2014

#Review: ALL ENEMIES by Allan Leverone



4 of 5 stars

I've read most of Mr. Leverone's books and especially enjoy his thrillers.  ALL ENEMIES is the second book featuring CIA operative, Tracie Tanner. Ms. Tanner is a consummate professional with amazing skills to get out of sticky situations. When the CIA Director asks Tracie to take on an assignment "off the books," she is mystified as to why her assignment is in the USA, but she soon learns what's at stake--The Secretary of State, JR Humphries, has been kidnapped and it's up to her to find him.

This book is tension-filled as Tracie navigates through all the evidence, but the evidence doesn't add up for her. She doesn't believe for a minute that the Russians are involved. Informing the Director of her suspicions does nothing but get her fired! The story is all-engrossing and I was eagerly turning the pages to find out what happens next. Tracie's character is smart, savvy and inventive--exactly what a covert operative should be and a force to be reckoned with. There was one scene though that I thought didn't quite ring true and a little far-fetched for me when Tracie confronts the kidnappers for the first time. That scene aside, ALL ENEMIES will delight thriller fans. It was an eye-opener to see how far technology has come since the Reagan era. If only, there had been cell phones. RECOMMENDED.

I received this book in exchange for an honest and fair review.