James Bond May Have Met His Competition…

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Marie Lankenau writes, THE MORE you know, the farther away you seem to stand from uncovering the truth.

Marie Lankenau writes, THE MORE you know, the farther away you seem to stand from uncovering the truth. THE MORE you know, the farther away you seem to stand from uncovering the truth. Cammie Morgan, a spy-operative in training at the elite Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, is no longer a stranger to the complications of secrecy and ulterior motives when a trusted ally and prior Covert Operations teacher Joe Solomon is accused of belonging to the Circle of Cavan: a terrorist organization that recruits spies form the Blackthorn Institute for Boys and seeks primarily to steal CIA and MI6 top-secret information. Rather unexpectedly, Cammie's entire academic staff has tightened security and blocked access to all secret-passageways with secret intentions of both keeping students within the stone walls and warding off unknown outsiders.  Having just endured a deadly chase in London as the Circle was on her tail, Cammie is decidedly the new target to the group's ambitious leaders.  Feebly armed with vague insight to the mystery– "follow the pigeons–"  Cammie struggles to escape from the Circle's radar and determine whether or not Joe Solomon is responsible behind the death of her father, whose death was popularly credited to the guns of undercover terrorists. What is it that Mr. Solomon is desperately urging Cammie to discover, how can the Academy split apart the allies from the enemies, and most importantly, did Joe, a prior Blackthorn attendee, join the Circle of Cavan with hopes to sabotage its works? In the highly acclaimed fourth installment of The Gallagher Girl series, Ally Carter delivers a near faultless continuation to the romance, interrogations, secrets, lies, Code Blacks, missions, gossip, and broken communication units of the Gallagher Academy with Only the Good Spy Young. Although book #4 failed to rediscover the Gallagher Academy's regal character,  true espionage-addicts and fans of Carter will push the minute flaws aside and relish in the richly depicted and juicy suspense of this teen-empowering novel. Newcomers to the series may also find relief in their freedom to begin wherever they please in the series, as all history is accumulative. The criteria is flexible; Only the Good Spy Young evolves into something of a piece of common ground among light readers and murder and rampage buffs alike because of its all-encompassing moral– which truly is to believe in oneself and realize that integrity will always prevail against deceit.