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Casualties

Casualties

By Tom DeGeorgePublisher: AethonISBN: B0CG7VRPZJGenre: Spy ThrillerPrice: $11.99, $3.99
Available from: Amazon

Real world tradecraft, real world people - no space lasers, no master villains, and no diabolical plots for world domination; this is the real thing, the reality of espionage, including the fear, guilt, and never-ending ambiguity. Authentic CIA methods and culture are woven into the telling, and the result is a genuine and believable action thriller.

Tom is a former CIA Officer, retired from the Directorate of Digital Innovation (DDI). That's as deep as he'll go on a resume. Or here. He writes spy thrillers out of respect and envy for Case Officers, and everyone else in the DO (Directorate of Operations). The DO are the fighter pilots of the CIA: “I was Air Force, but I wasn’t a fighter pilot.”

He lives in an old fishing village in coastal North Carolina: "I sleep late, I fly, I write; I have a big dog and a small house. I'm a decent cook and a lousy gardener. And Tom DeGeorge is my true name. I miss the people, the work, and the atmosphere at CIA. No one I know misses the stress, frustration, and the long line at the OHB Starbucks."

Reviews

Amazon recommended this book to me, and boy am I glad they did. This book has the same authenticity and grit that can only come from working in the CIA’s Clandestine Service. I’m very much looking forward to the next Patrick Evans book.

Amazon reviewer

CASUALTIES had me immediately immersed in the story from the first page. The characters were believable, relatable, and I was rooting for Patrick Evans to be successful, not only in his quest, but also in his personal struggles to deal with what happened in the past. Very thought-provoking as to the type of knowledge, skills, and mindset is required to do such specialized work.

With debut author Tom DeGeorge’s real-life experience in the CIA, I found it easy to dive deep into the story without worrying about getting distracted by concerns about credibility. At the end, I came up for air, with my heart pounding, surprised to find myself through with the book. Aside from some graphic language and other minor issues (just my personal preferences), this was extremely well written and engaging. I think this series will be well worth following, and I look forward to Pat’s next thrilling adventure. Great read!

Amazon reviewer

I hated to finish this book, I was so immersed in the characters and the plot. The exceptional description made me feel like I was actually there watching the story unfold. Excellent plot with unexpected twists…..highly recommend this book!

Amazon reviewer