Do you like spy dramas? I do! I love spy movies, tv shows, and books. When I was younger (and let’s face it, still to this day) I thought it would be so cool to be a spy. Go on adventures, be stealthy, fight bad guys, use super cool gadgets. With that being said, I couldn’t pass up reading Countdown America when it was offered to be sent to me.
In the novel, Isabella is a former CIA field agent turned Chief Supervisor. Her late husband was also a CIA agent and now her 6 year old twins and her mom are her world. Things are going great; Isabella just got promoted to Chief and she’s starting to move on from the death of her husband. When all seems good in her life, she begins to be targeted by Russian assassins but she has no idea why and/or what the bigger picture is of what they want. Not only are they trying to kill her, but they’ve also kidnapped her mother and children. Isabella, along with her most trusted friends/colleagues, must find her family and figure out what the Russians want.
I really liked the book and it was a definite page turner. I liked that the chapters were short so it was easy to read through and I always felt like I was reading a lot even if I only had a little bit of time.
The book was suspenseful and I wanted to keep reading to find out what was going to happen and why they were after Isabella. My only critique of the novel is that I wish the whole Russian plot was more developed. The ending felt rushed through and it would’ve been nice to see it fleshed out more. I guess what I was looking for was a little more spying and investigating. But, I don’t want to give too much of the story away so I won’t go in to more detail about what was or wasn’t in the novel.
If you’re looking for a quick spy drama to read for the end of summer, then Countdown America is a good choice!
*I was sent this book for review purposes, but all opinions are my own. *
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