Waiting on Wednesday 07/22/20

Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that first originated at Breaking the Spine but has since linked up with “Can’t Wait Wednesday” at Wishful Endings now that the original creator is unable to host it anymore. Either way, this fun feature is a chance to showcase the upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!

Mogsy’s Pick

Red Widow by Alma Katsu (March 23, 2021 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

I’ve only known author for her historical horror, so Red Widow sounds very different but interesting to me! Not to mention I’m really into thrillers these days.

“An exhilarating spy thriller about two women CIA agents who become intertwined around a threat to the Russia Division–one that’s coming from inside the agency.

Lyndsey Duncan worries her career with the CIA might be over. After lines are crossed with another intelligence agent during her most recent assignment, she is sent home to Washington on administrative leave. So when a former colleague, now Chief of the Russia Division, recruits her for an internal investigation, she jumps at the chance to prove herself once more. Lyndsey was once a top handler in the Moscow Field Station, known as the “human lie detector” and praised for recruiting some of the most senior Russian officials. But now, three Russian assets have been discovered–including one of her own–and the CIA is convinced there’s a mole in the department. With years of work in question, and lives on the line, Lyndsey is thrown back into life at the agency, only this time tracing the steps of those closest to her.

Meanwhile, fellow agent Theresa Warner can’t avoid the spotlight. She is the infamous “Red Widow,” the wife of a former director killed in the field under mysterious circumstances. With her husband’s legacy shadowing her every move, Theresa is a fixture of the Russia Division, and as she and Lyndsey strike up an unusual friendship, her knowledge proves invaluable. But as Lyndsey uncovers a surprising connection to Theresa that could answer all of her questions, she exposes a terrifying web of secrets within the department, if only she is willing to unravel it…”

9 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 07/22/20”

  1. I almost used this today as well, but I panicked because there hasn’t been a cover reveal (that I know of) and I figured Alma Katsu would be talking about it, but I haven’t seen her do that. This will most likely show up on my post next week😁

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  2. These spy thrillers can be great sometimes. Been a while since I’ve read one, I think it was one of John le Carre’s George Smiley books. This one also sounds worth checking out.

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