Bowlan was also Sava's first boss at the CIA, so Sava feels a responsibility to personally recover the remains of his friend. He hops on a flight to Tbilisi, visits the hotel room in which Bowlan died, and is shocked when he discovers an oil painting that depicts a woman he knows all too well...
So begins four of the most violent and blisteringly personal days of Sava's life as he struggles to protect his future, and the future of a country he loves, by fighting demons from his past.
What I liked: I've been reading this series since I got the first for free. There's something about the hero, Mark Sava, that keeps me coming back for more. He's human, he's relatable and he makes mistakes that everyone would make. His cast of supporting characters is all too human too. How about that. An author who can write a good story without over playing the hero angle.
Mr Mayland tells a great story. I like the way he portrays his characters. They all have good points and bad points. I think I've said this before; this author can paint a picture of Eastern Europe that makes you feel like you're really there. I'm a history buff but never have delved into the section of the world Mr Mayland writes about. He made me curious enough to do a bit of research and his descriptions seem to be spot on. He doesn't pull any punches with the corruption running rampant either. Even the most likeable characters have an angle to play.
Death of a Spy took place over the span of 4 days and they were grueling days for Sava. He started out to do a very simple thing, recover the body of one of his investigators and it turns into a whole big thing.
While this is the fourth book in this series, the characters are still growing and developing, mainly because the author keeps putting them in circumstances they've never dealt with before.
What I didn't like: I didn't write the review for Death of a Spy right away and sometimes when that happens, I forget what he book is about. Not the case here. I guess what I'm saying is, there was nothing not to like in this book!
Overall, a very complete, compelling story. I hope to read more about Mark Sava and his exploits!!