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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Review of A Spy at Home

A Spy at Home
Joseph Rinaldo
EBook Version

   Garrison, a retired CIA operative decides to confiscate over ten million dollars that was earmarked for a rebel band preparing to overthrow the dictator of an African country. He has been using US money for years to support rebels in foreign countries. The CIA has no idea where all the money goes and no one checks into any of it. Between Garrison and his wife, they device a plan to hide the money and the means to get it fairly easily if they have need of it. His wife, Louisa, eventually decides she wants to use the money for doing good and does not always consider all angles when she comes up with the ideas.
   Eventually, the rebels who were to get the money, start making noises and insisting on their money. The CIA becomes involved and Noah convinces them that someone within stole the money. Eventually, the bad guys come knocking on the door, and Louisa is suddenly gone. Now Garrison is left to care for their adopted Downs son, Noah. Having been gone most of their married life and their son's growing up years, Garrison has no clue as to how to care for Noah. Now in his twenties and developing Alzheimers, he finds himself totally out of his league. The only thing he is certain of, he must make plans for Noah in case he should die.
   This book is told in the first person and goes from the time Garrison and Louisa get married and how they find themselves with an adopted son with Downs Syndrome. This is a very interesting story and full of adventure and intrigue. There are some parts that drone on a bit too much when they are going back and forth out of the country in an attempt to juggle the money. Garrison is a great character but he is pretty clueless when it comes to being a family man because he is seldom, if ever around. His wife Louisa, is a bit self righteous and gets a tad nerve racking when she wants the money to go to charities in massive quantities. It is like she does not think things through; but is determined to have her way. She is extremely over protective of Noah; but obviously loves him fiercely. This tends to cause some tension between her and Garrison on occasion. All in all, this was a very good story and I highly recommend it.
   I wish to thank the author for providing me with a copy for reading and reviewing purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. I was not compensated in anyway except for receiving the book to review.

I give A Spy at Home. 4 out of 5 stars


  1. I need to read this book! Great review. + New follower. Btw your bookshelf on your header looks a lot like mine :D

    -Kimberly @ www.turningthepagesx.blogspot.com

  2. Kimberly, Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am following your blog now. The pic on my header is actually one of my book shelves.