Jerry B. Jenkins is a master storyteller. If you don’t believe me, consider the Left Behind series and the Precinct 11 trilogy as a start. If series do not interest you, then this stand-alone novel will. The Last Operative was published in 2010 by Tyndale.
The Goodreads synopsis says,
“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.”
It is entertaining, suspenseful, and contemplative. It drives home all of its thrills. Politically correct crowds will hate it for some of its content, but other than that, it’s a great spy and espionage novel. I found out it is actually an updated edition of a book he wrote in the 1980s (titled simply The Operative). This updated version certainly brings a lot of thrills and life lessons as it takes you on its adventure.
I enjoyed it a great deal and thought it was fantastic. If you are looking for a good book to read in bed or by the fire, this is one for you.