I picked this up based on a review I would have benefited from reading the prior books in the series The writing style is good, with a decent amount of suspense, and lots of realistic detail regarding espionage conducted underwater by sub and diving The story is typical for this genre The characters never came to life for me, and the book lost momentum whenever the main characters conducted an inner dialogue. Completely unrealistic but a decent fast paced read if you are casting about for a thriller This might make a better movie than it did a novel Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. Another excellent novel A spy without a country Yuri Kirov is a wanted man A former intelligence officer for the Russian Navy, he is living incognito in the United States But the Russians are not through with him He is recalled to duty and ordered to complete one last mission infiltrate a Chinese naval base and install spy hardware on their newest nuclear submarine As a Navy veteran and expert in underwater technology, Yuri is the perfect man for the job But with his family in danger in the US he is also the perfect pawn By the time Yuri discovers the true purpose of his mission, it is too late A new Cold War is heating up And it s about to go nuclear Praise for theThe Good Spy An explosive, high stakes thriller that keeps you guessing Leo J Maloney The excitement never stops high adventure at its very best Gayle Lynds A page turner with as much heart as brains Dana Haynes A fast paced adventure that will take readers on a thrilling journey Diana Chambers Breathless entertainment Tim Tigner