A Spy With Scruples by Gary Dickson

This is a spy thriller that takes place in Europe during the 1960’s Cold War era. This is the second book with the main characters(Desiree and Scott). I would read the first book, An Improbable Pairing. You don’t have to read the first book but you will understand the characters a little better if you do. You get to see a lot of Europe in this story. I received a copy of this book from Smith Publicity for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I give this book a four out of five stars.


The unintended consequences of acing a test . . . or when all else fails, try blackmail.In July of 1964, after marrying in Paris, Desirée and Scott Stoddard are honeymooning in the South of France when their idyll is interrupted by a notice from Scott’s draft board advising him that his status is being reviewed. Desirée, the former French countess who is already three months pregnant, doesn’t understand why her new husband, an American, must traipse off to some military base in Germany to be tested. Scott’s remarkable scores on the tests attract the attention of the CIA, and Scott, much to his dismay, becomes part of their world of intrigue and deceit. How can he get back to the life that he and Desirée had envisioned? When all else fails, blackmail is the answer.A Spy with Scruples plunges readers into the complicated political world of Cold War Europe. From neutral Switzerland to the aristocratic salons of Paris to bombed-out Berlin, Scott ingratiates some and offends more. But he has a plan

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