THE COIL

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Former CIA operative Liz Sansborough is now a college professor in Santa Barbara, California. Her life undergoes an abrupt change when she finds out that her cousin Sarah has been kidnapped in Paris, and the kidnappers are demand-ing the long-lost files of Liz's deceased father--a high-level Cold War assassin known as the Carnivore--in exchange for Sarah's safe return.

Under the apparent guidance of the CIA, Liz travels to Europe to search for the files, which she's not even sure exist. Liz joins an old family friend, British agent Simon Childs, and together they set forth through England and France, attempting to elude pursuers.

High-octane, nonstop action permeates the pages of this finely tuned espionage thriller. Don't miss this masterfully crafted novel. (Jul., 500 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Sheri Melnick