The Hell Of Osirak
“The Hell of Osirak” is a suspense novel that weaves together elements of historical fiction and erotica to create an exciting, entertaining read.
Rothman has delivered an outstanding alternative to the uber machismo of James Bond! Agent Nikki Sinclair is a tough as nails British Intelligence officer who will do whatever it takes to get the job done, even when the actions will end up haunting her for a long time to come. I read Rothman's "Murder by Umbrella" not too long ago and was impressed at how tastefully Sinclair was portrayed, specifically that the lesbian aspect wasn't the primary focus of the story. This is no gigglefest, girl on girl pseudo spy thriller. Sinclair comes across as the real deal, and the exceptional attention to historical accuracy and detail takes this story to the next level.
The story is a globe trotter, taking you for a ride through Britain, Africa, France, Iraq, and New Zealand. The romantic angle involves Agent Sinclair and Agent Dvora Bar Zahavi, who first met while training and were then reunited seven years later, where things pick up pretty much where they left off. Of course the life of a secret agent isn't exactly conducive to romance and when duty calls, love takes a back seat. Sinclair must also deal with the prevailing attitudes of the time regarding her sexuality, which leads to some unsettling and painful scenes.
It's a gripping, totally absorbing story that maintains a red hot pace and lip chewing suspense throughout. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in the series.
- Cat Jones
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