Spy Review


Matthew Ramsey is a US Army Major serving in Iraq and surrounded by Kurdish forces. He engages in an affair with a beautiful Russian national named Helga Kozlov, but the love and happiness that they find in each other is short-lived. Matthew gets suspected of sending top secret documents to the Russians because of his relationship with Helga, and Helga is accused of being a spy. Both framed with treason and espionage, Matthew is offered a reduced sentence if he testifies against Helga. He doesn’t accept the offer, but is soon faced with a heartbreaking news about Helga’s suicide.


Spy is an action romance novel by Harold J Fischel. It’s about military exploits and dealing with the aftermath of ill-fated events. Honestly, I didn’t know that there’s romance involved in the story. I thought I was going to read something about the life of an undercover and its undercover activities, but I was completely wrong. It turned out that the biggest chunk of its plot involves romance. Nevertheless, the author’s in-depth knowledge of the military, as well as matters in court, is quite impressive and Matthew’s character is very charming. Overall, I’m giving this 4 out of 5 stars. It is action-packed with a good storyline and I recommend this to mature readers who love action and romance novels.

Spy Review by Rabia Tanveer

Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite  5 stars

Action-packed, with high intensity and loaded with plenty of development, this novel is one that will keep you up at night and beg you to finish it before you sleep. Matt is a highly complex and very demanding character. He needs your attention so that you can make your own assumptions in figuring him out, finding out what he really means and is he really what you believe him to be. He has layer upon layer of traits that made him a very dear character to me. The flow was great; he almost nurtures the story and makes it stand out. The narrative was smooth; it added essence to the story and made it entertaining. All in all, this is a very enjoyable novel that I hope has a sequel in the future.