Monday, August 16, 2010

The Last Operative Book Review

Okay so it was more like a few weeks rather than a few days but here goes...

I received a copy of Jerry Jenkins' book The Last Operative from Tyndale House for me to review. I have to admit, I was a little leary going into this book because I wasn't a fan of the Left Behind series. I'm glad though that I stuck it out and read the book.

The novel opens with a spy waiting to meet his wife for a vacation. Before the first chapter ends, his wife has been killed and Jordan Kirkwood's life is changed forever. He discovers a plot to inflict serious damage to the United States. Kirkwood becomes obsessed with identifying who the threat is and how he can neutralize the threat. Complicating the story is that Jordan has no idea who within his agency he can trust.

I was impressed with the writing style and this book kept me on the edge of my seat. The conversational structure of the book kept it flowing and avoided the choppy "he said/she said" transitions. I finished it very quickly and was disappointed when it ended. I read a lot of spy novels each year (it's one of my favorite genres) and this book was as good as others I've read. All in all, this was a good book and I was pleasantly surprised.

Tyndale House provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my fair and honest review.