MWSA's 2006 Novel of the Year
Author Lynds has become an icon! There comes a time when the disciple becomes their very own a master – that has now taken place for author Gayle Lynds. She has co-authored some great books with the old spymaster writer himself, the late Robert Ludlum; but her newest book offering even surpasses her own standout individual creations“Masquerade,” “Memorized,” “Mosaic” and even her very popular “The Coil.” “The Last Spymaster” is the crowning creative achievement to this writer’s career that was already successful both in sales and critical acclaim.
Lynds uses the English language like an artist’s brush to paint visions of her thoughts and ideas with just the right words and phrasing. Her writing technique of story telling is becoming her own signature of high-testosterone suspense. She is a one-of-a-kind author who is now, not just known as the best female author of spy thrillers, but THE BEST AUTHOR OF SPY THRILLERS.
“The Last Spymaster” is a must read page turner. It is high octane energy and action packed with great characters and enough twists and turns to make all fans of spy genre stories feel more than satisfied. This is another of her books that cries out for a movie version. The reader will be able to follow the flow of action and energy; it is a great reading adventure!
Reviewed by: Bill McDonald (2006)
As chief of the CIA's elite Clandestine Services, Jay Tice was a legend throughout the world of international intelligence. But secretly he was also a traitor, selling information that would compromise the security of the United States for decades to come. Since his treachery was exposed, Tice has been kept under strict surveillance in a maximum security prison. Then one morning, his cell is discovered empty. Tice has vanished--without tripping an alarm or leaving any trace of his passing.
Elaine Cunningham is a hunter, a CIA operative who specializes in finding people who don't want to be found. Young, gifted, and a maverick, she is assigned to track Tice--until she discovers there is far more at stake than an old spy's last run for freedom.
Lurking in the shadows are other hidden players with their own lethal agendas…and from Geneva to Washington, Berlin to New York City, a deadly conspiracy is coalescing. With only a few hours to go and the future of millions in the balance, Cunningham must uncover the truth behind the legend of THE LAST SPYMASTER