Title: Sparrow 59
By: Devon Ashley
Series: The Sleepers Coalition #1
My Copy: Ebook for Review
The Bourne Identity meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith for the New Adult crowd.
Members of the CIA’s specialized team Sparrow, who investigate specifically into black market deals involving stolen medical research, were all murdered in one quick sweep. Drew and Samantha, team five-nine, have been more than just partners since their academy training days. Safeguarding their secret tryst from everyone in their professional lives, they trust no one but themselves. But when Samantha finds herself suspiciously spared and Drew missing, she doesn’t want to believe what the CIA claims – that Drew is not only alive and has defected from their organization, but is facilitating the deaths of prominent research developers worldwide. Now the only member of Sparrow who hasn’t been killed off, Samantha finds herself under serious investigation by association – and a prisoner within her own home.
Just when she’s on the verge of being labeled a murderer and a traitor herself, Drew activates a beacon only she can see, taunting her from across the world. He knows she’s watching, and she knows he could be gone forever if she doesn't oblige his silent request. With nothing left to lose and everything to gain, Sam goes rogue to track him down and clear her good name. But when she finally catches up to her partner of four years, he hasn’t a clue who he is or what he’s done, and the men chasing him down suddenly want to acquire her as well.
Frantic yet determined, Samantha is forced to protect a man she no longer trusts in order to learn why he went astray – and why his associates are determined to retrieve him. But is Drew really a victim himself in a much greater scheme, or will his memories prove lethal, leading Sam into harm’s way like a lamb to slaughter, ultimately risking the life of the only member of Sparrow he managed to save?
This book description had me captured with the Mr. & Mrs. Smith crossed with The Bourne Identity. I am a huge fan for stories with spy, and the added powerful female role was just a bonus. Drew and Samantha have made quite a life out of nothing, but it is a bittersweet success. Now at the beck and call of the CIA they are living a lie, and it is obvious things are about to take a turn for the worse. The story definitely takes off running when we jump right into a mission with Drew and Sam hanging from a balcony. The pace is set very quickly, and the action is packed. The conclusion has left my heartbroken, but I am anxious to see if there can be a sequel with a happy ending. I just can not accept were we have been left in this book. So here is until I get the chance to see book two.