Smart, sassy, funny, capable, sexy female detectives are a staple in adult fiction. Now, Beth McMullen adds a new dimension to the genre with the introduction in "Original Sin" of Sally Sin, wife, mother, and spy. Retired from her dangerous life as a spy for the United Agency for Weapons of Mass Destruction (USAWMD), at the beginning of the novel, Sally is living as Lucy Hamilton with her adorable toddler, Theo, and her husband, Will, who has no idea of her past life. It does not take long for the past to intrude and Lucy is drawn back into the spy life to face an old nemesis who is both evil and, of course, temptingly handsome.
Lucy/Sally must maintain her household and save the world. If that sounds too serious, don't be alarmed. Though the story is a fine adventure stocked with flashbacks to the excitement of her earlier spy career, it is also filled with laugh-out-loud incidents as Lucy/Sally alternates identities and careens through both lives, always on the edge of discovery or death.
Readers who enjoy a blast of humor mixed with suspense will welcome Sally Sin and look forward to more of her adventures.
Recommended by Carol Brannock