I was initially drawn to The Bachelor Missions because of the espionage vibe of its publicity material.
What I found was a thriller filled with complex characters and story lines.
While the novel definitely has a retro feel, there is also some pretty advanced technology featured in this story, as well.
Unfortunately, I didn’t completely connect with the writing style, which kept me from completely connecting with the characters.
This was definitely a “me” thing, so others might not necessarily feel the same.
The Bachelor Missions has a spiritual message woven throughout the novel.
Those who like a thrilling read might want to look at The Bachelor Missions.
I received a complimentary copy of this novel. However, all opinions are my own.
About the Book
Name of book: The Bachelor Missions
Author: Jes Drew
Genre: Christian speculative spy fiction
Release Date: February 18, 2017
The good guys, the bad guys and the wild card — it’s the ultimate game of cloak and dagger…
Kristian Clark, private eye, thought his days as a special agent were behind him, but when he’s drafted into action, he finds himself reunited with his old team — and painful memories of why they broke up in the first place.
But as he plunges into mission after mission — from a “holy heist” to babysitting a young hacker to going undercover in a cult — Kristian find that everything he tried to leave behind is coming back to haunt him with a vengeance, and then some.
First there’s the mysterious woman who knows more about Kristian — and his past — than makes sense, while using science fiction weapons that don’t make sense — period.
Then there are the shady powers-that-be who are responsible for drafting him back into this world to satisfy their own nefarious agendas. It’s all Kristian can do to keep from being pulled into their games as he tries to figure out who to trust and what to fight for, even as the trap put in place to destroy him is set with a ticking clock.
When did espionage become so complicated?
Click here to purchase your copy!
About Jes Drew
Jes Drew lives with her mom, dad, younger sister (the illustrious Nicki Chapelway), four younger brothers (yes, four) and two dogs.
Drew is the author of both the Ninja and Hunter trilogy and the Howling Twenties trilogy. Besides writing, she enjoys reading, daydreaming and her day job.
There is also a possibility that Drew may or may not be a secret agent, but that’s classified. Still, you can contact her at http://pausefortales.blogspot.com.
Guest Post from Jes Drew
I began writing at a very young age. I don’t think I even started school yet when I came out with my first children’s titles. The Swan Princess and Flamingo Queen was followed by a sequel, The Duck Prince and Unicorn King (because I thought it was unfair that only the mom and sister had to go through transformations), and Julian and Juliette had many reprints, all carefully printed and illustrated by myself before moving to their final destination — safekeeping in my mom’s possession.
Years later, I resumed my writing craft near the end of elementary school with two series of chapter books I wrote and then read aloud to my family. However, it was not until I watched Marvel’s The Avengers that I found my true muse (Captain America, obviously). The story was so enthralling, I could do nothing but pick up the pen and compose my first published trilogy: The Ninja and Hunter series, published when I was 16. This was followed by the tree books of The Howling Twenties two years later.
But, no longer a “young adult,” I’ve moved on beyond that genre to the next age group — New Adult, that genre infamously known for its many vices and sins. However, we as Christians are called to “take every thought captive to obey Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5b), and a genre targeted toward 20-somethings should be no exception.
So this is my first release in the New Adult genre. Kristian Clark might be a secret agent-turned-private-investigator-turned-secret agent again, but he still deals with the same problems all 20-somethings face — adapting to a career, longing for a soulmate and searching for deeper meaning in all the noise.
With a little intrigue and cool gadgets on the side because, well, he is a secret agent-turned-private-investigator-turned-secret agent, after all.
Bibliophile Reviews, November 2
Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, November 2
A Baker’s Perspective, November 3
Bigreadersite, November 3
Fiction Aficionado, November 4
History, Mystery & Faith, November 5
Aryn the Libraryan, November 6
Reflections From My Bookshelf, November 7
Blogging With Carol, November 8
Multifarious, November 9
Carpe Diem, November 10
A Reader’s Brain, November 11
Karen Sue Hadley, November 11
Neverending Stories, November 12
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, November 12
margaretkazmierczak, November 13
Mary Hake, November 13
Daysong Reflections, November 14
Ashley’s Bookshelf, November 15
To celebrate her tour, Jes Drew is giving away a grand prize of the Howling Twenties trilogy, signed, and a $15 Amazon gift card!
Also being given away is a first-place prize of The Time I Saved the Day, also signed, and a $10 Amazon gift card!
Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim nine extra entries!