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Retirement Sucks For Some?
January 12, 2019
Mostly our book heroes are young, 40’s at the most. I paused over reading a storyline with a retired FBI Agent. How much fun could that be? Well, I’m not sorry I gave it a try. 55-year-old Kate Wise doesn’t know what to do with herself. She has one daughter and no hobbies. Retiring after her husband was murdered seemed like the thing to do....although the author doesn’t really explain why Kate retired. Whatever. Kate is asked to look into a murder of a friend’s daughter. She doesn’t become a PI, which is refreshing. She talks of FBI procedures and rules, which is also refreshing. She was some kind of STAR as an Agent for her abilities. I’m not telling you how or if she gets around the rules, but we are introduced to a young female STAR Agent. Also, there are some surprises associated with her daughter that are fun.
Twice Kate and another character made judgemental assumptions about 2 other characters that were not justified by the characters actions, I felt. It grabbed my attention, though. It made me think of Kate as more of a tough Agent, not so much a homebody or motherly type. I like that Kate has musings about dating and sex. She is wondering about seeing someone again, even though there “wasn’t perfect chemistry between them”. For an investigative FBI procedural this is pretty good! I’m looking forward to reading more of this series.