You know what they say the best laid plans of mice and men, hmmm, although the proverb doesn’t seem to include women but still, my plans for the weekend went out the window sometime on Friday. And I never managed to finish A LIFE TO KILL this weekend. In fact, I haven’t picked up since Friday due to every conceivable interruption known to, well, woman!
And while we did manage to get out for a few hours on Saturday, we never got to go see Captain Marvel—as part of my birthday celebration. Yes, you read right, I have a birthday this week, but please, don’t tell anyone, they’ll all want a slice of cake and, well, you know how it is with cake, there’s only so much to go around.
Anyway, I digress, the one shiny moment of the weekend was stopping by my local book shop to pick up a copy of, STAR OF THE NORTH by D.B. John, which I’d had on order. Another book I’m really excited to read:
Star of the North opens in 1998, when a Korean American teenager is kidnapped from a South Korean beach by North Korean operatives. Twelve years later, her brilliant twin sister, Jenna, is still searching for her, and ends up on the radar of the CIA. When evidence that her sister may still be alive in North Korea comes to light, Jenna will do anything possible to rescue her—including undertaking a daring mission into the heart of the regime.
Her story is masterfully braided together with two other narrative threads. In one, a North Korean peasant woman finds a forbidden international aid balloon and uses the valuables inside to launch a dangerously lucrative black-market business. In the other, a high-ranking North Korean official discovers, to his horror, that he may be descended from a traitor, a fact that could mean his death if it is revealed. As the novel progresses, these narrative strands converge and connect in surprising ways, ultimately building to an explosive and unforgettable climax.
Now, doesn’t that sound intriguing?
So, how’s your Monday going?