The Last Operative
by Jerry Jenkins
Jordan Kirkwood wants to go quietly into the sunset. His career as an NSA intelligence officer has taken a significant toll. His two adult children are little more than distant acquaintances. His wife has been patient and supportive, but he knows she has deserved better. That was part of the reason they were going to London. He wanted her to see Europe like a tourist. But that was before he was given intelligence information during the recent mission to Germany. The threat is grave—bigger than 9/11. And the risk is compounded by the fact that someone inside the NSA is involved. The most hidden place in Kirkwood’s past will have to be unmasked in order to meet the challenges of this mission.
My Review: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
I have always loved spy novels. The suspense, the adventure, the danger, and stakes that involve the survival of civilization make them exciting reads. This novel by the Left Behind Series author has all that and more. This operative is a Christian. And that changes the dynamics in a good way. Jordan Kirkwood is not as close to God as he once was. He loves his wife and adult children but knows he has not given them the time they deserve because of his job as a NSA operative. He also knows he’s allowed his job to affect his relationship with God and caused him to become cynical. But everything is about to be challenged in a new way when he discovers a plot by terrorists that will make 9/11 look tame in comparison. And someone in the NSA is involved. While he tries to make amends with his family and sort out mistakes of his past, he must contend with the greatest threat he has ever faced as an NSA operative. But he doesn’t know who he can trust. I highly recommend this novel. I hope there’s a sequel.
I entered Jerry Jenkins blog contest. I sent him an email with 15 ways I would promote his newest book, “The Last Operative”. I’ll feature the book and review it here as soon as I read it. I won a signed advanced copy and a $100 bill which was very cool since over 500 people entered. Here’s the list I sent him:
- Blog about it at http://wordsharpener.wordpress.com
- Blog about it at http://tameralynnkraft.com
- Post reviews on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Borders, Ebay, and Christianbooks.com
- List it in my favorite book on Goodreads, and Virtual bookshelf.
- Tell my friends about it by saying “Ha ha, I got to read Jerry Jenkins new book before anyone, and you can’t borrow it because it’s too good. You’ll just have to wait until it comes out. Then I’ll stick out my tongue.
- I’ll leave bookmarks in bookstores.
- I’ll read it in doctor’s offices and restaurants with the jacket clearly visible.
- I’ll hide it in the church and tell my church friends the first person to find it gets to borrow it.
- Start book discussions about it on sites like Christianwriters.com.
- Twitter about 100 reasons people should buy “The Last Operative”.
- Have a “Last Operative” spy party with friends where we watch “Get Smart”, “Man From Uncle”, “Chuck”, and I read the first chapter of the book. We’ll also play “I Spy”.
- Say to random people “Did you like LEFT BEHIND?” If they say yes, point to “The Last Operative” and say “This one’s even better.”
- Email everyone I know to tell them about “The Last Operative”.
- Lend it to my mom. If she likes it, she’s better than Twitter at getting the word out.
- I’m a children’s evangelist and workshop leader. When I set up a booth at conferences, I’ll just happen to have a copy of “The Last Operative” setting on the table with a book mark in it. Then when asked, I’ll tell people about it.