Book Review: Five Star Spy

“Friends don’t let friends fail their mission…

Brent Peterson is back in town after chasing operatives of the group known as The 10,000– and he’s much worse for wear.

Emily is delighted to see him, but she’s worried: Agent Nighthawk never fails at a mission, but if she doesn’t help him he just might fail this one and let a mysterious 10,000 criminal slip through his fingers.

Not to mention worsen the barely-healed gunshot wound in his shoulder…” (from Goodreads)

FTC DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts and opinions.

New HQ? Check. Callbacks to the previous books and short story? Check. If it’s even possible, higher stakes? Also, check. Basically the perfect beginning to season two. 😀 ❤

I seriously had no idea how much I missed these, and I’m so happy right now. This installment started off with a bang and ended with one too. Brent and Emily were still a brilliant, adorable team despite Brent being a little out of commission, and he definitely managed to pull some CRAZZYYY stunts. XD Emily is always fun undercover, but I think this one takes the cake. She was so clever and her internal dialogue this time was especially funny. XD (Also, I need Derrick in charge of my wardrobe, because that dress = perfection.) While I’d take an entire book just of them bantering and *ahem* flirting at the coffee shop, it’s always fun to see them in the field, and I can’t wait to see what they do next.

Santa was surprisingly epic in this one, and the new character (who shall remain nameless) was a fun addition. O.o. Also, why can’t new HQ be real and have job openings?!! I won’t spoil anything, but it’s about as epic as you can get. XD

And could an epilogue be any more perfect?! ❤

Just a note, there were some mentions and brief descriptions of blood in relation to a gunshot wound. There was also some peril including kidnapping.

Best quotes: She stood and shook her head. “I must be glad to see you. I’m talking to you even while you’re unconscious.”

Brent snorted with laughter, squeezing his eyes shut and shaking his head. “Don’t make me laugh and fall off this chair.”

Altogether, I can’t wait for the next book. 😉

(And that random tech who Googled “how to kill wasabi burn” is my personal hero. 😛 )

Season stats so far…
Codenames: one (from the short story) + another near-miss
Car crashes: surprisingly, none
Awesomeness level: 107%

(I highly recommend reading the short story “Right Number” before reading this book. It is available on the author’s website:… )

4 thoughts on “Book Review: Five Star Spy

  1. Okay, this new HQ that you mentioned sounds cool!! I’m probably not a good spy (I may or may not crack easily… okay fine, look at me funny and I’ll spill everything!!) But, if HQ were real and they do have job openings, could I work as the receptionist? Ooo, or maybe the janitor and take out a bad guy with my awesome mop! (maybe I could soak the floor with water and soap so the bad guy will trip over, right into the spies’ hands… could happen, right?)
    What job would you take, Kate?

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