Turn coat

With the exception of what I thought was unnecessary explicit sex, A Single Spy by William Christie is a novel I enjoyed. It takes place during World War II. The main character, Alexsi, is an orphaned teenage boy who becomes a spy for the Russians. Despite his young age, he is streetwise and speaks several languages. His command of the German language makes him a prime candidate to spy on the Germans. Familial connections place him in a government office where he has access to highly classified information which he passes along to Russia.

The twist comes when Alexsi radios information, which he believes he will be commended for, only to be disbelieved by Stalin himself! This makes him question everything he has been taught to believe.

The story is fast paced and based on events which occurred during the war which made it all the more interesting.

As stated earlier, the novel contains graphic depictions of sex. I don’t think it added anything of benefit to the story. Take that away, and I’d recommend the book. I liked the way the story ended and have expectations of a sequel.

About dianeledet

Professional Writing Consultant, Graduate of DePaul University School for New Learning 2008
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