Secret Agent paradox how to cry out to God

Secret Agent

Have you ever wanted to be a secret agent or superhero? I grew up with Thunderbirds (yes they were puppets in 1965 – but who cared) and The Hood, the most feared villain and the world’s most dangerous man. Enthralled by the storyline and willing the Tracy brothers to overcome the evil plots that the Hood conquered up, I imagined myself as part of the team fighting for good. Move over Lady Penelope with your pink car! I wanted to be the secret agent with a motorbike decked in leathers speeding to save Scott Tracey – yes I had a crush on a puppet, but then I was only seven!

I had a strong sense of right and wrong and the Tracy family mirrored that quality. The plots were not complicated, and usually, the episodes lasted one sitting. But the dastardly Hood seemed always to get away.

Set in 2060 with their futuristic technology they either rescue or need saving themselves!

In some ways, Jes Drew’s book The Bachelor Missions is similar to Thunderbirds. You have the goodies and the baddies, the intrigue, the rescuer needing to be rescued and a boss man who is keen on disposing of the good guy (or organisation in Thunderbirds case). I wonder if you were a secret agent if you could figure out the various plots that Kristian Clark the main character in the book is embroiled in?

Let me introduce you to The Bachelor Missions – you will find my review below.

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My penny’s worth

A new Secret Agent

Kristian Clark, the main character is a new breed of Secret Agent, well at least to me! He is a man on a mission who doesn’t realise he needs rescuing.

Jess Drew

What can I say about The Bachelor Missions?  Well, it’s full of twists and turns that also incorporates Christian elements too, and Jess Drew draws you into her world of writing right from the start.  I wanted to know who the Boss Man was, what he wanted and why. I didn’t like him.

The main character

Enter Kristian Clark, a spy with morals and a past. A thoroughly good guy, like a superhero without the underwear over his tights! He is lovable but a bit slow on the relationship front. So will he get the girl in the end?

Sorry, who is who?

The plot and subplots were for me a bit confusing – maybe I am getting old – like a comic book detective talking his way through the scene, suddenly changing to the bad guy and his antics to bring down the hero. It might have helped if I read the book in one sitting, but my family expected attention and nourishment at intervals.

Can you have spies without violence?

There were scenes of violence, some seemed to stretch the imagination, and I wondered how certain movements were possible – however, I am not an expert in spy training.

Moments of humour

I enjoyed Jess Drew’s humour in the characters she carved out and could picture the somewhat crazy world of subterfuge. Did I see some pink hair streak by?

The dark side

A lot seemed to happen in the book with the most action centred on the final mission. It did creep me out a bit as I wasn’t expecting such dark happenings, but then there are nasty forces at play in this world. The Hood (from Thunderbirds) was tame in comparison.

Who would like this book?

Reading The Bachelor Missions has been an interesting experience. If you are looking for a different type of book for New Adults as Jess Drew coins it, that has a Christian bias in the spy fiction genre; then you may like this one.

Thank you, Jess Drew, for writing this book.

*I received this book for free. No compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.*

About the Book:

 

Name of book: The Bachelor MissionsBachelor Missions

Author: Jes Drew

Genre: Christian speculative spy fiction

Release Date: February 18, 2017

The good-guys, the bad-guys, and the wild card- it’s the ultimate game of cloak and dagger…

Kristian Clark, private eye, thought his days as a special agent were behind him, but when he’s drafted into action, he finds himself reunited with his old team- and painful memories of why they broke up in the first place. But as he plunges into mission after mission- from a ‘holy heist’ to babysitting a young hacker to going undercover in a cult- Kristian find that everything he tried to leave behind is coming back to haunt him with a vengeance, and then some. First, there’s the mysterious woman who knows more about Kristian- and his past- than makes sense while using science fiction weapons that don’t make sense period. Then there are the shady powers-that-be who are responsible for drafting him back into this world to satisfy their own nefarious agendas. It’s all Kristian can do to keep from being pulled into their games as he tries to figure out who to trust and what to fight for, even as the trap put in place to destroy him is set with a ticking clock.
When did espionage get so complicated?
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 About the Author:

IMG_0231Jes Drew lives with her mom, dad, younger sister (the illustrious Nicki Chapelway), four younger brothers (yes, four), and two dogs. She is the author of both the Ninja and Hunter trilogy and the Howling Twenty trilogy. Besides writing, she enjoys reading, daydreaming, and her day job. There is also a possibility that she may or may not be a secret agent, but that’s classified. Still, you can contact her at http://pausefortales.blogspot.com/

Guest Post from Jes Drew

I began writing at a very young age. I don’t think I even started school yet when I came out with my first children’s titles. The Swan Princess and Flamingo Queen was followed by a sequel The Duck Prince and Unicorn King (because I thought it was unfair that only the mom and sister had to go through transformations), and Julian and Juliette had many reprints- all carefully printed and illustrated by myself before moving to their final destination: safekeeping in my mom’s possession.

Years later, I resumed my writing craft near the end of elementary school with two series of chapter books I wrote and then read aloud to my family. However, it was not until I watched Marvel’s Avengers that I found my true muse (Captain America, obviously). The story was so enthralling, I could do nothing but pick up the pen and compose my first published trilogy: The Ninja and Hunter Series published when I was sixteen. This was followed by the tree books of The Howling Twenties two years later.

But, no longer a ‘young adult’ I’ve moved on beyond that genre to the next age group: New Adult. That genre infamously known for its many vices and sins. However, we as Christians are called to “Take every thought captive to obey Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5b), and a genre targeted toward twenty-somethings should be no exception.

So this is my first release in the New Adult genre. Kristian Clark might be a secret-agent-turned-private-investigator-turned-secret-agent again, but he still deals with the same problems all twenty-somethings face: adapting to a career, longing for a soul mate, and searching for deeper meaning in all the noise. With a little intrigue and cool gadgets on the side because, well, he is a secret-agent-turned-private-investigator-turned-secret-agent after all.

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Grand Prize of the Howling Twenties trilogy, signed, and a fifteen dollar Amazon gift card

and a
1st Place Prize of The Time I Saved the Day, also signed, and a ten dollar Amazon gift card!!

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Author: Margaret Kazmierczak

For over fifty years I have laughed and cried through my life – it has been exciting, exhausting, emotional, challenging and infuriating. No one gave me a map or a ‘How to get out of stressful situations’ manual, to help me on my journey. Instead, it has been God and me, His Word and my mistakes.

So let’s cut to the chase, I am a wife and mother of three almost adult children! I live in the South of England and dislike the rainy climate. Yes, it looks green but so does my face with little sunshine!

With many occupations under my belt, I now spend my time writing – mainly Christian inspirational works on my blog. However, I also include book reviews and some humorous pieces too. I have one published book so far….. keep looking as there are plans afoot for more!

My life is hectic; I am disorganised, and God continually sorts me out.

I hope my words bring you hope, comfort and laughter as I sit here in my dining room praying for inspiration and for the cat to get off my laptop!

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