New York City, 1962. Vera Kelly is struggling to make rent and blend into the underground gay scene in Greenwich Village. She's working night shifts at a radio station when her quick wits, sharp tongue, and technical skills get her noticed by a recruiter for the CIA.
Next thing she knows she's in Argentina, tasked with wiretapping a congressman and infiltrating a group of student activists in Buenos Aires. As Vera becomes more and more enmeshed with the young radicals, the fragile local government begins to split at the seams.
When a betrayal leaves her stranded in the wake of a coup, Vera learns the Cold War makes for strange and unexpected bedfellows, and she's forced to take extreme measures to save herself.
An exhilarating coming-of-age story, Who Is Vera Kelly? introduces an original, wry, and whip-smart female spy for the twenty-first century.
A story that lacks any kind of intrigue or suspense. A young woman on an adventure. In harm’s way? Capable of making some kind of impact through her influence or actions? An emphatic no. 2 stars for quality of writing.
A Winter in Buenos Aires
I completely enjoyed Who is Vera Kelly especially the authors keen observations of Buenos Aires and Portenos. Spending time with this book is spending time in one of the worlds great authentic cities. Thank you.
The most boring, non exciting spy book you will ever read.
If you would like to pay for the privilege of looking forward to calling that windbag elderly Aunt who never shuts up about her pus filled boils, buy this book. Anything to make it stop.