On the lam from the FBI, the ICE PHANTOM continues with plans to defect to Moscow but not before seeking revenge on J.J. McCall. Meanwhile, the FBI commences Task Force PHANTOM HUNTER, a team ordered by Director Russell Freeman to track down suspected Russian illegals within the U.S. Intelligence Community—and not a moment too soon. An agent of the Russian Intelligence Services is targeting the nerve center of U.S. national security, taking the lie-detecting FBI Agent and her cohorts’ next mole hunt to the highest echelons of the U.S. government.
J.J. and her co-case agent lead the motley crew of spy catchers while she struggles to deal with sobriety, conflicting feelings for Tony and Six, and an egotistical Secret Service agent whose jurisdictional stonewalling complicates her every effort to identify the culprit before he gets away—with murder.
I love a good spy movie but I will admit that I had never read a spy thriller until I picked up The Seven Year Itch by S.D. Skye. It is the first book in the J.J. McCall series, and after reading it I knew I had to move on to Son Of A Itch. Son Of A Itch picks up where the first one stops so I will make it clear that this is not a standalone.
To be quite frank, J.J. is a badass!! While reading these books, a part of me couldn’t stop thinking about Angelina Jolie’s character, Salt. She is a strong heroine but has a serious thorn in her side in Lana (must read the first book to understand her character and why she is a thorn). The writing is meticulous. I am not well-versed in FBI speak but Skye has a writing style that while it is quite detailed it did not leave me feeling lost.
I am normally a romance/chick lit kinda gal, but I absolutely love reading these books by S.D. Skye. They took me on a different kind of journey and into a world I will probably never experience on my own. And, to me the mark of an excellent book is when it transports you to another world and allows your mind to make its own movie.