Ghosts in Macau by H.N. Wake
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Thanks H.N for providing the ARC in exchange for an honest, unbiased review...You rock!!!
H.N. Wake turns up the heat with this short Mac Ambrose novella. China - a rising dragon from the east and the Macau is its Las Vegas.
Amid the glitz, glamor and lights of Macau is set the thrilling story of old school espionage, retrieving an hiding an asset deep from the heart of the country. It is a thankless job, never acknowledged or credited, the op goes south - the agent is left hanging in the wind, the op delivers on what it promises, the bosses at the top take all the credit for a job well done... And there is a third way - The bosses dump the op because it is too risky and you are left stranded again...
China and Mac Ambrose have a turbulent history as hinted by Wake in the previous book, she is a fearless operator, but this time around we see the emotional, the human element of Mac Ambrose. I will not get much into the story line for the fear of giving out too much and spoiling the story for others, but one thing I would say for Mac Ambrose she is a gritty operator with her head screwed on at all times.
She differentiates between right and wrong; God have mercy on you if you are on her wrong because she definitely won't.
A quick read, whetting the appetite for the next book in the series. If there were any grouse I had it would be that it ended too soon...