The Amateur Spy

Dan Fesperman, Author Knopf $23.95 (367p) ISBN 978-1-4000-4467-2

War correspondent Fesperman, the winner of the CWA’s John Creasey Memorial Dagger Award, shines the light of his insider’s knowledge into the dark corners of Jordan and Jerusalem in his gripping fifth thriller. After a career as an aid worker in some of the world’s hot spots, 55-year-old Freeman Lockhart has retired with his 37-year-old Bosnian wife, Mila, to the Aegean island of Karos. The first night in their new home they wake to find three intruders, who spirit Freeman away to a nearby location where he’s ordered to fly to Jordan to spy on a former friend and co-worker, Omar al-Baroody. When Freeman declines, his captors tell him that if he doesn’t do what they ask, they’ll tell the world his dark secret involving Mila from their days working in Africa. Freeman heads off to Amman to do their bidding. Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., a wealthy doctor, Abbas Rahim, plots an act of terrorism that will threaten the lives of the government’s highest power brokers. Freeman may be an amateur spy, but Fesperman (The Prisoner of Guantánamo ) proves once again that he’s a consummate professional. Author tour. (Mar.)

Reviewed on: 01/07/2008
Release date: 03/01/2008
Genre: Fiction
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