This was such an exciting take on an espionage story! I know it may seem like a common spy story, but what separates it from other spy stories is its narrative flow and characterization. The plot is so compelling, so I doubt that anyone would stop reading once you start. Matt has to protect the confidentiality of his secret mission, but when he gets involved with a Russian woman, he finds himself charged with espionage and treason. The only way to reduce his sentence is if he testifies against Helga, the Russian woman that he fell for. What makes this a compelling read is the need to find out who the real spy is, and how he can free himself from the total mess he’s in. Overall, I’m giving this book 5 stars for its plot and entertainment value.
For lovers of action romance novels, this is it! This is a book that will keep you at the edge of your seat! I like that this book surprised me for its romantic aspect because I thought I was just going to read an action-packed espionage story with lots of conspiracy involved in it just like how it is on movies. But the romance caught me off guard and I like it, so this book’s unpredictability definitely deserves a good rating. I also like the main character Matthew because he’s very charming, and I applaud the author for writing such a fascinating storyline that is indicative of his expertise in military and law topics. I definitely recommend this book.
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.
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.