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I understand why Audible classifies the genre as contemporary Sci-FI, but The Agent's genre is espionage thriller. This is the third novel in British author Mark Dawson's Isabella Rose series. The series should be listened to in order. Even better, listen to Dawson's three novel Beatrix Rose series first beginning with In Cold Blood. Isabella is Bestrix's daughter and was in her early teen when her mom died. Her age is 15 years in The Agent. An ex-British espionage agent named Pope who worked with Beatrix Rose plays a major part in the first three novels in the Isabella Rose series, but it appears that his role may be complete. If you like espionage thrillers with lots of action and extreme suspense give Mark Dawson's novels a try.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
Well, I guess there's to be yet another Isabella Rose novel. Don't know if I'm up for another. Dawson spends an inordinate amount of time on scenic routes and descriptive weaponry. This includes a narrative of every street the agents turn on as well as types of weapons, where they originated and how many rounds they fire. Pope, Isabella and the supporting characters are more of an afterthought to a travel guide. I for one am more interested in the story than the roads in China! Way too much unnecessary background in these novels that actually take away from the plot and make for some very boring listening. Which speaking of, the narrator uses the same tone of voice for young girls and boys which I find irritating. These had the potential to be some very good novels if only the author had stuck more to try the story line.
Great series really enjoyed all 3. Looking for the next one to continue the story.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Could, not put the series down. Hope there will be a next book as I need to know if Isabella and Pope meet again :-)
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