Our Kind of Traitor

From Eileen Effrat
author: Le Carre, John
Our Kind of Traitor
Based on a December 2009 London newspaper article in The Observer that claimed drug money was the only thing keeping the British financial system afloat during the 2008 economic meltdown, Le Carre has written a top notch spy thriller I could not put down.  It all begins quite innocently, as two British nationals, Perry and Gail, take a tennis vacation to Antigua.

There they meet Dima, the number one money launderer for the Russian mob.  Dima wants  asylum in England for him and his family and  approaches the  couple  to make the connection with intelligence authorities in London.  The couple soon find themselves in the spy business. The “traitor” in this book may be Dima, ready to elude the Russian mob, or the corrupt British government officials who want to cover up shady British bank dealings.  This book is about greed , blood money, and the global banking industry.  More importantly, it’s about ordinary people trying to do the decent thing and   losing to “institutions” that have their own agendas for keeping power and wealth in the hands of a select few.

Blood Oath

From Rosemarie Jerome
author: Farnsworth, Christopher
Blood Oath
This thriller adds new meaning to “secret service.”  Nathaniel Cade is an agent sworn to protect the president of the United States.  He is the ultimate killing machine.  He is dark, brooding and dangerous.  He is the president’s vampire.  His mission is to protect humanity from evil forces.  Zach Barrows, an ambitious, young White House staffer becomes Cade’s reluctant handler in his crusade.  Non-stop action, a charismatic vampire, a sarcasticpartner,  conspiracies and an arch enemy, what more could you want?  A sequel, soon!