Date of publication: March 22, 2016
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
In the world of literary characters, all superheroes are tough. Sharp. And deadly serious. They know how to fight, they know how to kill.
But not this one, not Enrico Moretti. He’s just smart.
And he’s a lover, not a killer.
When the news about a stolen list of Europol’s crucial undercover agents hits the global black market, he is sent to Paris to retrieve the list, minimize the damage and capture the traitor. Cliché?
Not really. Because this young Italian isn’t Jason Bourne. He doesn’t know much about fighting, chasing or killing. But he knows something about seducing. And gambling. And drinking. And being a former police negotiator, most of all: storytelling. So when he gets a proper cover story, an unlimited amount of money to spend in the world’s capital of love and teams up with a beautiful but dangerous black-haired girl and tough guys from Balkan’s underground, his wild mission can begin…
This book reminded me of a James Bond novel. Except Enrico Moretti wasn’t James Bond. Well, he wasn’t anything but a playboy (and I am being nice in describing him like that).
I did enjoy reading this book. The whole spy storyline was fascinating to me. See, I grew up on James Bond and every time I read a spy novel, Sean Connery’s face comes to mind. Haha.
It was a very fast paced book with twists and turns around every page. I did like that Enrico was a player/horndog. I did like that he got served by The Black Cat (hehe….read the book to find out the name). But, he got the job done and in grand fashion.
The ending of the book was great. The twist that was there I didn’t see coming (and I am good at figuring them out).
How many starts will I give First Mission Paris: A Spy’s Guide to the City of Light? 4
Why? While I enjoyed the book immensely, it lagged in the middle and there were too many subplots going on to where I got a little confused when the author began to tie them up.
Will I read it again? Yes
Will I recommend to family and friends? Yes
Age Range: Adult.
Where to buy: Amazon