Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Original Sin Review
Original Sin : A Sally Sin Adventure by Beth Mcmullen
Genre: Adult Fiction
Library Thing Early Reviewers Win
SHE HAS A LICENSE TO KILL. AND CARPOOL.
Seeing Lucy Hamilton, you would think she is just like any other suburban stay-at-home San Francisco mom. She takes her three-year-old son Theo to the beach, playground, and the zoo. She makes organic applesauce, folds laundry, and plays on the floor with Matchbox cars until her knees ache. What no one knows about Lucy, not even her adoring husband Will, is that for nine years she was known as Sally Sin, a spy for the USAWMD (United States Agency for Weapons of Mass Destruction). And that’s just the way Lucy wants to keep it – a secret.
Ian Blackford, a notorious illegal arms dealer and Lucy’s long-forgotten nemesis, returns to the USAWMD’s radar, and they are forced to call Lucy back to action to lure Blackford out into the open. As she races to unravel the mystery that surrounds Blackford’s return (and get dinner on the table), she realizes that the answers she needs lie in a past that she’s tried very hard to forget. In a race against time, Lucy must fight to save herself, her family – and, oh yes – the world
This debut novel was a fun read. I liked the fact that it was a woman who was the former spy and not the man. Sally/Lucy is lovable and believable as a mom, but you’re not sure how good a spy she was.
This would be a fun movie to watch and it was a fun book to read. I think the series will be a fun change from your ordinary spy novel. After all how many former spies are comfortable being ordinary.
This was a Library Thing Early Review book sent to me for review.