Monday, July 29, 2013

Fool's Game

Fool's Game by Heather Huffman

I purchased the ebook from Barnes & Noble.

My review:

Cat is a Jason-Bourne type assassin-- with multiple identities and literally killer spy skills, she was an early recruit into a top-secret organization that the government has decided to exterminate. Unlike Bourne, she doesn't work alone and she knows exactly who she is and who she was, including some painful experiences that she'd almost rather forget.

Though her most recent publication, Fool's Game was actually the first book written by Heather Huffman, and it shows. Scene-setting and character introductions are never Huffman's strongest suit, but this book clunks along for the first few chapters. The action scenes, on the other hand, are perhaps even better than they have been in her previous books, though they do stretch the reader's credulity in a few points.

I wanted to love this book, but there was too much going on and too many characters who were too weakly developed. It was a nice enough read and doesn't demand too much attention, so this would be the perfect book for when you're sick on the couch and just want some comfort and distraction.

Stars: 2.5

For more information about why I am a devoted Heather Huffman reader, check out my comments on my review of Roses in Ecuador. If you are thinking about picking up one of her books, I think Throwaway is by far her best to date. Ring of Fire and Suddenly a Spy are also fun reads.

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