Title: Need To Know
Author: Karen Cleveland
Stars: 4.25 out of 5 stars
An intriguing counter intelligence mystery involving a CIA analysis working in the Russian section. She discovers something that affects her personally and makes some errors in judgement and then tries to correct them. Overall this is an excellent story which was well presented. I especially enjoyed the zinger at the end which was a really good twist.
I have rated this book 4.5 stars.
I obtained an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.
Vivian Miller is a dedicated CIA counterintelligence analyst assigned to uncover the leaders of Russian sleeper cells in the United States. On track for a much-needed promotion, she’s developed a system for identifying Russian agents, seemingly normal people living in plain sight.
After accessing the computer of a potential Russian operative, Vivian stumbles on a secret dossier of deep-cover agents within America’s borders. A few clicks later, everything that matters to her—her job, her husband, even her four children—are threatened.
Vivian has vowed to defend her country against all enemies, foreign and domestic. But now she’s facing impossible choices. Torn between loyalty and betrayal, allegiance and treason, love and suspicion, who can she trust?
About The Author:
Karen Cleveland spent eight years as a CIA analyst, the last six in counterterrorism. She has master’s degrees from Trinity College Dublin, where she studied as a Fulbright Scholar, and from Harvard University. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband and two young kids.