The Birth of a Spy Couple by Ian Griffin
(Fiction / Espionage)
The Birth of a Spy Couple is the book for fans of espionage fiction to read this holiday season. It’s a compelling tale about a spy couple who emerges from a chaotic world while serving a military assignment. I was immediately drawn into author Ian Griffin’s story – one that he wrote after serving in the United States Army.
Because of his experience serving nine years in Germany, Griffin is able to craft a fascinating setting. His perspective is certain to grab readers, just like it grabbed me – and he absolutely delivers in this heart-racing story.
In the novel, Rick and Katja are two soldiers stationed in Kitzingen, Germany. Their military assignment brings them a unique proposition – an invitation into the dangerous world of espionage and assassinations while still on active duty. Little did they realize that this would change everything. Throughout the book, Griffin does extraordinary work to portray their new life – and he displays how it tests their lives, and their commitments to each other.
As you follow Rick and Katja’s journey, you’ll be fascinated by the people they meet, the obstacles they face, and the danger that surrounds them. Beyond that, there’s a deeply human element to the story – as they must come to understand how they can remain intimate and connected as a couple while doing such risky work. They are tested daily and face uncertainty. The novel has a chilling ability to keep you on the edge of your seat as they confront darkness and an old enemy dark cell.
The author successfully sprinkles in his experiences and insight into an addictive narrative that delivers across all literary fronts. The novel transcends espionage and elevates the genre to incorporate a charming romance between two complex characters. There’s truly something for every fiction reader in this book. I hope it makes your list this holiday season.