Dec. 15, 2012
-- S.D. Skye, a pseudonym for an award-winning author, has just released the first novel in her new FBI series featuring African-American FBI spy catcher J.J. McCall. Her family was vexed with a a generational curse that allows her to detect lies. Following in her mother's footsteps, she uses her "gift" to protect her country.
When turncoats betray America’s human intelligence assets, there is no greater failure than the loss of life—and no one knows that better than FBI Special Agent J.J. McCall, a born lie detector who recruits foreign spies to catch American traitors. She and co-case agent Tony Donato have lost two of their most critical Russian sources in the past two years, and they may lose another in just a few short days if they don’t catch him. The ICE PHANTOM. Code name for a near-dead investigation initiated to identify a rumored insider spy more insidious and elusive than Ames and Hanssen combined. After a decade of fruitless investigations, the Intelligence Community fears it might be chasing ghosts—but J.J. and Tony suspect he might be burrowed deep inside FBI counterintelligence. And his body count is going up.
Drawn into an unsanctioned mole hunt, J.J. and Tony have a week to catch ICE PHANTOM, save a key source’s life—and their own. While J.J.’s lie detecting ability helps them narrow down the list of suspects, the ultimate lie, the one she’s been telling herself for too many years, may help the ICE PHANTOM defect to Moscow and get away with the murder of the man she cannot live without.
Skye's debut FBI Series, filled with mystery, espionage, romance, and suspense, will keep you burning through the pages until J.J. catches the very last spy.
Says Skye of the new series, "J.J. McCall's character is very loosely based on a real FBI Agent with whom I worked during my tenure at the Bureau. She's a counterintelligence executive today in a top field office. Few novels focus on African Americans in the espionage business, and I would guess none are female FBI agents who catch Russian spies--but they do exist. I wanted to bring light to these remarkable women, who no doubt face insurmountable odds to become leading forces in the law enforcement and intelligence communities."