Shooting in the Dark

Shooting in the Dark America is reeling from the Iran hostage crisis which is threatening to topple the Carter presidency and Claire Brooks is reeling from the collapse of her marriage Frantic to escape the wreckage sh

  • Title: Shooting in the Dark
  • Author: Carolyn Hougan
  • ISBN: 9781933397535
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Paperback
  • America is reeling from the Iran hostage crisis, which is threatening to topple the Carter presidency, and Claire Brooks is reeling from the collapse of her marriage Frantic to escape the wreckage, she hops a plane to Amsterdam Tulips, wooden shoes sounds restful Not exactly Amsterdam is packed with visitors, some noisily celebrating the new queen s coronation, aAmerica is reeling from the Iran hostage crisis, which is threatening to topple the Carter presidency, and Claire Brooks is reeling from the collapse of her marriage Frantic to escape the wreckage, she hops a plane to Amsterdam Tulips, wooden shoes sounds restful Not exactly Amsterdam is packed with visitors, some noisily celebrating the new queen s coronation, and some quietly plotting a response to Iran Claire couldn t find Iran on a map, but a reckless one night stand with a reporter lands her in the thick of the intrigue, where even tulips can pack a threat She s already learned she cannot trust her husband, and now, it seems, she s stumbled into a world where everybody s loyalty is up for grabs Stunningly good .This novel is big It s complicated It s witty, it s violent, and it will give readers a first rate run for their money Los Angeles Herald Beautifully conveys the feel of that classic situation, the ordinary person in extraordinary circumstances

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    1. This is the second Carolyn Hougan book I've read in the last few months--again a reprint of one of her books from the early 1980s. I think that's what I liked about this book, looking back with a 25 year perspective makes you realize how right she was in a lot of ways. The book tells the story of Claire Brooks, whose husband of 8 years announced he was leaving her as she got ready to go to the dentist. Claire can't face him, so on a whim she buys a plane ticket to Amsterdam. Unbeknownst to Clair [...]

    2. I liked the setting, the suspense and the pacing. At times, I had trouble following all the political manuevering and the CIA espionage stuff. The main character, Claire, was a little too gauzy. She seemed so overwhelmed constantly by her situation that I never got a sense of who she was except by the reactions of the other characters to her. But I did read it fairly quickly and I did want to finish it and I did get caught up in it. It was interesting, intelligent, believable and suspenseful but [...]

    3. This was a good old-fashioned spy novel. The author had a writing style that really dragged me in and kept me reading.

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