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Ase my genre landscape I decided it was time for another espionage thriller But around the 50% mark I seemed to be floating above myself watching me try to get
the book It really low on the spy stuff but I liked the premise of Poland in 1992 whenInto The Book It
the west and the east still had soWest and the East still had so doubts Maybe I Just Like My Spies Dark And Twisty He D just like my spies dark and twisty He d enough of Warsaw s gray streets and grim underground passages glancing at the faces of passersby each a map of a wounded country and wondered if what he considered his rebelliousness bred in America s suburban comfort could have survived what they had endured Or would he have resigned himself to the half empty glass of their existence FBI Agent James Jay Porter has been dispatched to Warsaw Poland to find out why dead men eep appearing on the river bank each with the nob of a sixth finger and hands that light up a geiger counter like the fireworks celebrating WiankiThis is 1992 and the Soviet Union has very recently imploded The major concern that the US and their allies have after this collapse is how secure is the massive stockpiles of nuclear material the Russians developed during the Cold War The rush to embrace capitalism in Russia has consolidated the economy into the hands of the few who are strong enough to control it In other words Russia has become a Mafia state where everything is for sale What better way to make a few million dollars uick than to smuggle some of this nuclear material to somebody with the ambition to use it or threaten to use it to leverage his way to power That person turns out to be General Drako Mladic the head of Yugoslavia Secret Services who dreams of the power that owning the most dangerous weapon ever created will bring him He has made contact with a Russian scientist Dr Sergej Ustinov who has developed a portable nuclear bomb He also has a long term relationship with the Director of Organized Crime Basia Husarska in his pocket and when he reuires it in his bed He feels Poland is the perfect place to make the exchange for what he wants He just needs to get Ustinov and Husarska together Husarska is a classic femme fatale Her fur coat hung open to reveal long legs sheathed by black stockings She looked as glossy and sexy as if she d stepped off the page of one of his girlie magazines Dravko had sent that black clad angel of seduction for him Sergej raised a hand and feebly waved She nows there is no better time to score big than when a country is in flux while it is struggling to discover a new identity She is willing to do anything to escape Poland as long as she can figure out a way to leave with enough money to live in the style she wishes Nct Soviet Union The FBI sends an agent to help with the investigation When he learns that a Russian physicist who designed a portable atomic bomb has disappeared the race is on to find him and the bomb before it ends up in the wrong handsSmith’s depiction of post cold war Poland is gloomily atmospheric and. .
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2019 really has set the bar for these spy thrillermysteries and The "Fourth Courier Is Keeping "Courier is Al Fin Libre keeping momentum alive With the crash of the Soviet Union Eastern Europe is a complete disaster The United States and its Western allies are nervous that with the USSR s crash that corrupt leaders in it s satellites will be able to uncover nuclear materials Yugoslavia is going through it s own civil war with each of the ethnic groups currently at war with each other FBI agent Jay Porter is assigned to Warsaw Poland to investigate Russia s interference with it s weapons of mass destruction As Jay investigates cold cases on mysterious deaths in Warsaw linked to Russian mafias he uncovers a strange connection between Russian leadership and the leader of Yugoslavia s secret services Drako Mladic As Porter does a deeper dive into Drako s life and teams up with CIA agent Kurt Crawford With Kurt by Porter s side the two will stop at nothing ateeping Drako at bay even if they play his worst insecurities against him The Fourth Courier is an action packed adventure that is medal to the meddle fun It s atmospheric in both setting and time period and you ll really feel
that you transported to post Cold War Eastern Europe We really don t get a lot of periodyou transported to post Cold War Eastern Europe We really don t get a lot of period about this time and we never get a main character representing the LGBT community The portrayal of the gay characters is tastefully done and the story is intriguing While at times I felt the narrative was too surface level I did find that the plot was fun to read along If you re a fan of historical fiction you ll really enjoy this fun fast paced espionage historical fiction I was approached by the author to read and review his latest novel The Fourth Courier which I was very happy to doThis is a spy thriller set in Warsaw Poland in 1992 at the end of the communist era A number of gruesome murders becomes an international case when it s feared that the victims may have been couriers smuggling nuclear material out of the Soviet Union FBI agent Jay Porter is sent to help the investigation and when he discovers that a Russian physicist who designed a portable atomic bomb
Has Disappeared The Race Isdisappeared the race is to find him and the bomb before it ends up in the wrong hands This is an action packed novel that not only entertained me but also gave me a good insight into the period and ways in Poland at that time Good characters lots of action and a very good plotI would like to thank Timothy Jay Smith and Net Galley for supplying a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review Thanks to NetGALLEY and Skyhorse publishing for a digital galley in exchange for an honest review In an effort to further incre. A Fast Paced Espionage Thriller for Alan Furst Fans Set In Post Cold War Poland It is 1992 in Warsaw Poland and the communist era has just ended A series of grisly murders suddenly becomes an international case when it's feared that the victims may have been couriers smuggling nuclear material out of the defu. O become accustomed to Time is short and her desperation is forcing her to take and chances that will either land her in prison for the rest of her life get her dead or fly her away to an island escapeMladic is a complicated conflicted man who wants
to be with men but loathes his own desires He could masuerade for others but Basia had nownbe with men but loathes his own desires He could masuerade for others but Basia had nown for too long When the stunts he wanted her to perform turned demeaning she recognized it for what it was degradation of women as permission to desire men CIA agent Kurt Crawford El Papa Rojo knows perfectly how to handle Mladic Crawford is black gay lethal and built like a Greek God He is willing to do anything it takes toeep Mladic from acuiring what he wants This is a tale of double crosses within double crosses seasoned with a healthy mix of murder There are dead couriers with slashed faces and to join them as a diabolic plan starts to unravel Porter and Crawford may be one step ahead of the game but with each new revelation the board flips from Monopoly to Clue to Risk Will they lose on one of the last major moves of the Cold War leaving the world in a permanent state of jeopardy at the hands of an ambitious ruthless man Timothy Jay Smith perfectly captures the gloomy atmospheric uncertainty of Poland in the upheaval of the 1990s Opportunities uniue possibilities and even dreams are opening up for the Polish people for the first time in than a generation Smith s depiction of his amoral characters are fully developed fully fleshed creatures who force people of principle to change the rules of engagement if they have any hopes of stopping them While reading this book I was able to relive my own anxieties from the 1990s when I too was worried about the dissolution of the Soviet Union and what that meant to the security of their nuclear arsenal I was in particular reminded of the nightmare events of the 1997 movie The Peacemaker starring George Clooney and Nicole KidmanJust before Timothy Jay Smith got in touch with me about reading his book I d just watched the strange ambiguous very unsettling movie Dark Crimes 2018 release in the US starring Jim Carrey which is based off a true story by David Grann This movie depicts a Poland still suspended in a distant past with many people worried about an uncertain future and the effects the perversities of freedom sex drugs and outside culture would have on the emerging new Poland Need a great thriller Look no further Smith delivers I want to thank Timothy Jay Smith and Arcade Publishing for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at. Murky in a world where nothing is uite as it seems Suspenseful thrilling and smart The Fourth Courier brings together a straight white FBI agent and gay black CIA officer as they team up to uncover a gruesome plot involving murder radioactive contraband narcissistic government leaders and unconscionable gree.
Timothy Jay Smith