Waiting on Wednesday: Once a Spy by Keith Thomson

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

I was web surfing a book selling site and came across Once a Spy by Keith Thomson. The description really appeals to me. It's just been released on March 9th. The book description comes from the chapters/indigo book site.

Drummond Clark was once a spy of legendary proportions. Now Alzheimer''s disease has taken its toll and he''s just a confused old man who''s wandered away from home, waiting for his son to fetch him.

When Charlie Clark takes a break from his colossal losing streak at the track to bring Drummond back to his Brooklyn apartment, they find it blown sky high-and then the bullets start flying in every direction. At first Charlie thinks his Russian "creditors" are employing aggressive collection tactics. But once Drummond effortlessly hot-wires a car as their escape vehicle, Charlie begins to suspect there''s much more to his father than meets the eye. He soon discovers that Drummond''s unremarkable career as an appliance salesman was actually a clever cover-up for an elaborate plan to sell would-be terrorists faulty nuclear detonators. Drummond''s intricate knowledge of the "device" is extremely dangerous information to have rattling around in an Alzheimer''s-addled brain. The CIA wants to "contain" him-and so do some other shady characters who send Charlie and Drummond on a wild chase that gives "father and son quality time" a whole new meaning.

With Once a Spy, Keith Thomson makes his debut on the thriller stage with energy, wit, and style to spare. Once you read it, you''ll eagerly await his follow-up, Twice a Spy.


bermudaonion on March 10, 2010 at 1:44 PM said...

Sounds good! At least you don't have to wait on this one!

Mary on March 10, 2010 at 5:48 PM said...

Sounds like an exciting read!

Staci on March 10, 2010 at 7:56 PM said...

That one does sound pretty intriguing!! I like that twist of the spy having alzheimers now.

Diane on March 10, 2010 at 10:14 PM said...

Sounds like a good dose of intrigue. Enjoy!

Literary Feline on March 11, 2010 at 12:40 PM said...

These Waiting on Wednesdays and Tuesday Teasers are bad for my wish list. This sounds like it will be good.


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