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Too Many Spies Spoil the Case Miles Archer

Too Many Spies Spoil the Case

Miles Archer

Published February 28th 2002
ISBN : 9781591050377
Paperback
241 pages
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Doug McCool is just a young guy trying to earn a living in San Francisco.The year is 1973 and Doug is working as a process server, slappingunwilling participants with legal papers. Hey, its a job and somebodysgot to do it.So skilled is Doug at hisMoreDoug McCool is just a young guy trying to earn a living in San Francisco.The year is 1973 and Doug is working as a process server, slappingunwilling participants with legal papers. Hey, its a job and somebodysgot to do it.So skilled is Doug at his profession that he is often called upon toperform specials, those tedious handlings that no one else wants.Unfortunately, it just so happens that Dougs latest case involves Iranianand Israeli governmental groups. Soon hes embroiled in a Middle Eastpolitical scheme and his life is dangling in the balance.Miles Archer has mastered the technique of character development. Hedescribes each player with clarity and forthrightness. Archer is also adeptat writing clever dialogue, spinning in a sarcastic, dry humor that reallyallows the reader to identify with his protagonist.Written in first person narrative, Archer takes his audience inside themind of Doug McCool. He unleashes Dougs thoughts and emotions by showingnot telling, an essential ingredient in good writing. Archer weaves inhistorical events from the 1970s, astutely guiding his reader through thetimeline of events. While the protagonist is involved in some prettyshading dealings, he redeems himself in the end, making Doug a very likablecharacter indeed.Sex, drugs and rip-roaring action, this suspenseful thriller has it all. Itcould easily be turned into a blockbuster action film. Unfortunately, itseems the author may have had this same idea in mind while writing TooMany Spies Spoil the Case. The oft-repeated phrase in the movies is abit irritating, but if you can get past this minor disruption, youll be infor one adventuresome ride.