First off, some information from Goodreads website on the book. Scroll down for my thoughts.
In Baku, Azerbaijan, CIA operations officer Daria Buckingham is arrested for a heinous crime. Her former boss, retired CIA station chief Mark Sava, is sure she’s innocent and tries to help her out ? landing him in the middle of the new Great Game, an espionage war over oil that has China, Iran, and the United States clawing at each other’s throats. Back in Washington, DC, Colonel Henry Amato, assistant to the US national security advisor, is keeping a close watch on the situation. His stake in the Great Game is high and personal. The first novel of a globetrotting new thriller series, The Colonel’s Mistake takes listeners on an unforgettable ride into the shadows of the world’s most volatile region, where the good, the bad, and the brutal play a deadly chess game of global espionage.
My Review. It was very well written for a debut novel, the first in the Mark Sava series, an ex CIA agent living in Baka, Azerbaijan. Sava gets pulled back into working for the CIA as a fellow agent is accused of murder and Mark is convinced she is innocent. As you read the protagonists travel from Baka to Iraq, Dubai and France there is plenty of fast paced action, jumping around a little as you get taken to the USA for the Colonels part of the story. It is the first book I have read regarding this part of the world and oil, an enjoyable read, not all that long so it shouldn´t take too long to finish. I am looking forward to reading the second installment The Leveling expected to be published sometime in May 2013 Click here to read reviews of The Leveling and Spy for Hire