Countdown America Book Review

In Countdown America, Isabella fights her way through assassins, cyber-terrorists, and duplicitous fellow agents, leading her to uncover a Russian threat that is hell-bent on destroying the United States.

About Countdown America

After the loss of her husband, CIA agent Isabella Bendel accepts a promotion to Chief Supervisor—a much less dangerous position than what she’s accustomed to—so she can raise her two children without fear of leaving her children without any parents. But any illusions of safety are shattered when, while on her Sunday morning jog in a Washington, DC park, Isabella survives a brutal assassination attempt. She hauls her assailant into CIA headquarters, confident she can get to the bottom of why he was after her. Her blood runs cold when she learns the truth… as he was trying to take her out, armed terrorists abducted her children and mother right out of her home. Pushed to the brink of what any mother can endure, Isabella calls on all of her training and deadly skills to get her family back. During this mission, she fights her way through assassins, cyber-terrorists, and duplicitous fellow agents, leading her to uncover a Russian threat that is hell-bent on destroying the United States.

My Thoughts

I fell in love with this fast paced, intense story that will keep you on your toes from start to finish!

In this story we have a strong, independent female character, Isabella Bendel. She is the Chief Supervisor of the CIA and came into this role because of her quick thinking, gut instincts, knowledge and strength. We also learn of the death of her husband due to cancer shortly after the birth of their twins. This gives an element of fragility to an otherwise incredibly strong woman.

We dive into quite the plot as Russian forces are determined to destroy America. There are so few people to trust in this story and at times we are left questioning why would any one want to cause Isabella harm? Why would they want to kidnap her family? What is her connection to the attack?

Once her family is kidnapped, Isabella goes into fierce battle mode and will do anything to get them back. With the amount of people she can trust on one hand, her world is constantly shattered as we turn the pages. Will she be able to save them? Will she stop the Russians?

This was one intense and full of suspense novel. I never saw the twists coming (which I love!). My heart was sore for our main character but wow is she one tough cookie. She never gave up hope and fought to the end. You admire her determination, her strength and her ability to trust her instincts. You are left on the edge of your seat praying that her family is okay and she makes it there in time. This is a definite must read novel – I could not put it down!

You can purchase a copy of this book on Amazon.

Rating: 4/5

About the Author

As a writer, I’ve long been fascinated by the world of espionage. Working as an accountant in New York, I’m constantly inspired by the sights and sounds of a large city, and how that forms the perfect environment for a fast-paced thriller. Given our currently unstable political climate, as well as the Russian hacking of the election, I knew that now was the time for a spy story set in the world of political cyber-espionage, led by a fierce female protagonist.

Disclosure: I received a digital copy of this book in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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