Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Kirkus Reviews selects DS Kane's Baksheesh (Bribes) as a top book!

I just received another email from the folks at Kirkus Reviews (Anna Cooper):

"I just wanted to send the good news that your most recent review for "Baksheesh (Bribes)" was selected by our Indie Editors to be featured in Kirkus Reviews 10/1 Issue. Congratulations! Your review will appear as one of the 35 reviews in the Indie section of the magazine which is sent out to over 5,000 industry professionals (librarians, publishers, agents, etc.) Less than 10% of our Indie reviews are chosen for this, so it's a great honor. "
Note that its predecessor book in the series, GrayNet, was featured in Kirkus Reviews 9/15 Issue.

If you'd like to read the unexcerpted reviews of either book, pick up Kirkus Reviews (

Here is an excerpt of the October Kirkus Review of Baksheesh (Bribes):
“In the fifth installment of the Spies Lie series, former covert operative Cassandra Sashakovich is finally ready to settle down with her family, though a plot to start World War III threatens to pull her back into danger.
At the conclusion of the fourth installment, GrayNet (2014), Cassie had barely survived being shot by an assassin determined to collect a bounty placed on her head. As she recovers both physically and mentally, Cassie, her boyfriend, Lee, and their adopted teenage daughter, Ann, plan for a new life in a new city under new identities. Hopefully, none of their old enemies—many of whom are still hungry for revenge—will find them. Cassie decides to sell her consulting agency, The Swiftshadow Group, to the Israeli mercenary Avram Shimmel and to finally put her obsession with great food to good use by opening a restaurant. Yet an obstacle arrives in the form of Amos Mastoff, the U.S. vice president who becomes president when the president-elect is assassinated the day after the election. Mastoff plans to make Christianity the sole religion in the world by wiping out Israel and rest of the Middle East via a few well-placed suitcase nukes obtained from a Russian arms dealer. The Swiftshadow Group must utilize all of their very special skills to stop Mastoff and his cronies before they wipe out half the world. To do that, they need Cassie’s talents as a hacker. Author Kane shows no sign of running out of wild plot twists and corrupt figures out to destroy Cassie, not to mention the world… readers will be swept away on the tidal wave of sexy, espionage-laced prose...the large ensemble of colorful and incredibly damaged characters… the reappearances of some seemingly forgotten central characters from the pre-Cassie books in the series.”



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