Genre: Realistic Fiction/Adventure
# of Pages: 368
Colt Shore grew up attending an elite private school where he was trained in many skills required of a spy, but he always intended to enter the profession as an information person and never as a field agent. He also grew up believing his parents had him after their first beloved child died, which always left him feeling left out. He is quite surprised to learn that who he believes to be his parents are actually his grandparents and his dad was actually a spy killed in the line of duty. His mother is still an active agent and introduces him to spy headquarters. When he is asked to help out with a mission, his mother argues against it, but does not stand in his way. He finds that the mission is simply too good to resist, but once he gets in the field he must learn quickly how to make decisions as the mission morphs into something much bigger than he signed on for.
The evolution of this mission is done so in a way that seems logical, although there does tend to be a lack of fear on the part of Colt and the person he is trying to protect. The action sequences are well written and adequately describe how Colt manages to get from one tough situation to another. He does have luck on his side in a few instances but not in an unbelievable way. Colt’s personality engages the reader from the beginning and many will want to follow his adventures for many books to come. Highly recommended for fans of spy novels and reluctant readers.