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Karen Cleveland's first novel is Need to Know. Posted during the CIA' s motherhood vacation, where she worked as an internaly, she was snatched by a frahling, after a" heated" sale in the United States and to more than 25 publishing houses worldwide, and snatched by Universal as a floating Charlize-Theron account.
It puts a great deal of stress on us to like the book, doesn't it? is a counter-intelligence analysis for the CIA, a growing force that has developed a system to identify Russians who are deep in America as sleepers spy. As she can use the new programme to gain unauthorised computer use of a suspicious agent in Russia, she finds proof that she is threatening to ruin her wife, husband and husband as well as her entire professional life.
First-time writers are often affected by other materials, and Cleveland is no different. More importantly, Need to Know is the derivation of The Americans, Joe Weisberg's successful TV show for the FX net-work, in which a normal-looking US pair are actually Russians sleeping pills working to save the motherland within the United States.
You know, the problem with this novel drug from there. but she doesn't speak czine. This may be reasonable, as the CIA website mentions knowledge of languages as "desirable" for qualified analysts but it does undermine our faith in their capacity to handle Russia's first-hand brain.
What the CIA itself is looking for in its analysis is the high standard of troubleshooting, and here Vivian is falling far, far behind. All of a sudden, when her life is imploding, she is spending the first half of the novel like a mother in a grocery store who has dropped her bag. "I' m an informant, for Christ's sakes.
In the middle of the novel, as if someone were holding a phial of salt under her nostrils, she apparently snatches out and swears to defend herself. Vivian Miller is not Jenette Vasquez, and she is definitely not Ellen Ripley. Unfortunately, their wish to save their kids makes them vulnerable, not strong.
If you like this novel or not depends on what kind of phantasy suits your tastes. Need to Know appeals to a clientele that prefers romances and home tension. She spends so much exciting hours at the morning meal with her husbands and kids, or the trip to class or bedtimes, the continuous flashback of engagements, the early marriages and the birth of the kids, and the unrelenting descriptions of Vivian's mental state going up, down and to the side until you want to shout, make this tale a tale that will not address some people but will still find her aficitors.
But if you are looking for good spy fantasy, especially something that matches the outstanding writings of the Americans, Need to Know is a novel you don't really need to know anything about.