Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Double Game

Dredging. Fans of spy fiction will have fun reading Dan Fesperman’s The Double Game. In some ways, this is a homage to spy novels. Protagonist Bill Cage yields to the temptation of being led by some unknown person on a trail through Europe to uncover secrets from decades earlier. Having read classic spy stories, Cage is hooked by the way he is being manipulated, and along the trail of dredging up the past, he has to face what was real and what was pretend in his own past. Cage wonders about what work his father did in his State Department job when they lived in Europe. Fesperman keeps up the suspense about who’s manipulating Cage, and which characters are out to help or harm him on his trail of discovery. The whole trope of counterspy comes alive on these pages, leaving readers entertained by the puzzle. I liked Fesperman’s craftsmanship in constructing a fine spy novel and keeping me interested from beginning to end. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Double Game from

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