A Sally Sin Adventure
After falling in love and making a quick exit from her nine-year career in the USAWMD (United States Agency for Weapons of Mass Destruction), ex-spy Sally Sin does her best to become Lucy Hamilton, a stay-at-home mom in San Francisco. No one, not even her adoring husband Will, knows about her secret agent escapades -- chasing no-good masterminds through perilous jungles, escaping evil assassins, and playing dangerous games of cat and mouse with her old nemesis, Ian Blackford, a notorious and dashing illegal arms dealer.
In her new life as Lucy Hamilton, she squeezes inside forts crafted from couch cushions by her three-year-old son Theo, makes organic applesauce, and frequents the zoo. But sometimes her well-honed spy reflexes refuse to lay low. She can't help breaking into her own house to check on the babysitter or stop herself from tossing the yoga instructor who gets on her nerves. And when Ian Blackford, who is supposed to be dead, once again starts causing trouble for the USAWMD, the agency becomes desperate to get Sally back on the job.
How can Sally or Lucy or whatever her name is save the planet while at the same time keeping her own family's world from spinning out of control?
Every bit as much fun as a spy-mom thriller ought to be, Original Sin is a fast-paced adventure story for mothers and spies, and anyone who has ever dreamed about being either.
Retired spy Lucy Hamilton, currently a San Francisco stay-at-home mom, proves herself to be "a fabulous multitasker," capable of both playing cowboys with her three-year-old son and tangling with international terrorists, in McMullen's diverting debut. When Simon Still, her former boss at the United States Agency for Weapons of Mass Destruction, calls Lucy back to active duty, Lucy is trying hard to forget a career that her husband knows nothing about and succeeding except when she slips up and accidentally decks her yoga instructor or Simon's assignment stirs long-buried memories. That's when overlong passages of backstory put the brakes on the tenuous momentum of a plot about the return of Lucy's old nemesis, Ian Blackford, long thought to be dead. Blackford's sudden reappearance offers Simon a perfect opportunity to use Lucy (formerly known as Sally Sin) as bait. What no one anticipates is the fury of a mother's protective instinct in this promising light thriller.
I can’t put this book into words it’s so amazing and for fans of Beth McMullen read Ms. smith spy school for girls.
As a stay-at-home mom, it was fun to sympathize with the daily chaos and tenderness that is life with a preschooler while fantasizing about a secret life of action and adventure!