The Accidental Spy - David Gardner (with a giveaway!)
January 9 - February 3, 2023 Virtual Book Tour
About the book -
Harvey Hudson is an emotionally scarred, fifty-six-year-old history professor who has lost his job, his wife and his self-respect. In desperation, Harvey takes a high-tech job for which he is totally unqualified.
So he outsources it to India.
Then Harvey discovers that a Russian intelligence agency owns the outsourcing company and are using him to launch a cyberattack on the U.S. petroleum industry.
Harvey now finds himself in a world of trouble with the Russians and the FBI, and he has fallen in love with the woman from New Delhi who’s doing the job he’s outsourced—who might be a Russian agent.
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Read an excerpt:
David Gardner grew up on a Wisconsin dairy farm, served in Army Special Forces and earned a Ph.D. in French from the University of Wisconsin. He has taught college and worked as a reporter and in the computer industry.
He coauthored three programming books for Prentice Hall, wrote dozens of travel articles as well as too many mind-numbing computer manuals before happily turning to fiction: "The Journalist: A Paranormal Thriller," "The Last Speaker of Skalwegian," and "The Accidental Spy" (all with Encircle Publications, LLC).
He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Nancy, also a writer. He hikes, bikes, messes with astrophotography and plays the keyboard with no discernible talent whatsoever.
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MY THOUGHTS -
This book was such an enjoyable read! I absolutely loved it from beginning to end. It was fun, quirky, witty, edgy, and brilliantly written. Not a dull moment on any page.
The character development was excellent. I loved Harvey and got quite attached to him. He was like this bumbling, loveable, super hero. The FBI agents were... well just like FBI agents should be. I don't know any personally, but I imagine that's what they would be like. Amaya, The Russian spy/love interest, was also a great character but I never really warmed up to her. I was always skeptical. Which is strange because it is usually the male characters I can't warm up to. I think that is because of the way the author wrote his character - he was very likeable.
This story was crazy at times, just like a spy movie. But also heartfelt and relatable at other times. It was really the perfect mix. It kept me giggling and intrigued all throughout. I am not normally a "spy novel" type person. So, If I loved it, that's saying something!
This was my first one by David Gardner, but now I really think I need to go back and read the others. This is definitely an author to watch.
- Thank You!!
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