Title: Bai Tide
Author: Erika Mitchell
Genre: Espionage Thriller
After the events of Blood Money, CIA case officer Bai Hsu is assigned to a high-security private school for what he’s told is an easy assignment. Just a few months after he arrives, a hostile operative with ties to North Korea tries to break in to a school event, with motives unknown.
As his investigation progresses, he unravels a plot that, if not stopped, will result in the untimely and murderous deaths of tens of millions of people.
Bai Tide is Bai’s greatest challenge yet. A mission that will take him from the windswept beaches of San Diego to a whiteout blizzard in the foothills of Pyongyang, and make him question everything he thought he knew about working in the field…and about himself.
Bai Hsu is a relative newbie when it comes to espionage. He’s not as well-trained as James Bond, nor a lady killer, but he does know his way around. And even though he might still be a little green, he knows how to kick ass. The book is filled with action sequences, from chasing scenes to fight to undercover works to just about everything you can think of in a spy thriller! The book has a rather large cast of characters, larger than I’m used to from thrillers, but they all add something to the plot.
The plot itself isn’t straightforward either, in fact it manages to mislead the reader quite a few times. The writing impressed me too – writing action scenes isn’t always easy, and Erika Mitchell does an amazing job.