Friday, February 5, 2016

S.E.X. Review~ Counterfeit Conscience by Helena Maeve

On the brink of retirement, a spy will risk all.

The writing’s on the wall. Will Rowe has no illusions about retaining his post as the head of the largest Section field office in South America. Private contractors, some more lawful than others, already see to most of their interests. It’s only a matter of time before Will himself is made redundant. He’d like to think he’s made peace with the inevitable, but when a figure from his past offers one last chance to make a difference, Will can’t resist.

Caught between his duty to the agency and his commitment to protect his operatives, Will must persuade the man who nearly wrecked his career to give up the one and only constant in his world—revenge.

Ignacio was a low-grade runner for the infamous Macias cartel the last time he and Will spoke. Now he is the head of the family and a direct beneficiary of MI6 cost-cutting measures. Will knows that approaching such a man without his superiors’ knowledge or approval is a perilous undertaking, but he doesn’t expect his body and heart to become forfeit. As events spiral out of his control, Will finds himself at the mercy of an old lover intent on awakening desires he long thought suppressed.

Counterfeit Conscience gave more insight into the world of Shadow Play created by Helena Maeve. Will has been brought deeper into the espionage world and made a pawn for bringing Ignacio under his control. Of course, ultimately the strings were being pulled by an agent run-a-muck, Karim.

A good story but at times confusing. I have to admit that by now a graphic of the key players are in my reading future.

The character’s flippant attitude towards each other and those in their lives threw me for a loop or is that supposed to be the mind of a spy? Also, where is Ignacio’s wife while he sleeps with Will, who hoped to rekindle their relationships ten-year lull?

Spies-who-dun-it espionage…all the qualities are there but in a convoluted highway of confusion.

Ms. Maeve continues to keep me intrigued and coming back for more.
Book provided by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review

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