This summer, sin is in. In the hilarious debut Original Sin, a former U.S. spy turned stay-at-home mother of a toddler tries to find a most elusive work-life balance when the USAWMD (United States Agency for Weapons of Mass Destruction) decides it desperately requires her services again, and calls her back into the field.
On the surface, Lucy Hamilton looks just like all the other stay-at-home San Francisco moms. She takes her three-year-old son, Theo, to the beach, to the playground, and to the zoo. She folds laundry and plays on the floor with Matchbox cars until her knees ache. What no one knows about Lucy, not even her adoring husband, is that for nine years Lucy was Sally Sin, a spy for the United States Agency for Weapons of Mass Destruction. And that's just the way Lucy wants to keep it - a secret.
But when Lucy's nemesis Ian Blackford, a notorious illegal arms dealer, hits the USAWMD's radar, the Agency calls Lucy back to action to lure Blackford out into the open. As Lucy races to unravel the mystery that surrounds Blackford's return, she realizes that the answers she needs lie in a past she's tried very hard to forget. With the clock ticking, Lucy must fight to save herself and her loving family - and, oh yes - the world.
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"Starred Review. McMullen's breezy style conveys both humor and emotion and is perfectly suited to her stylized spy adventure. An exuberantly entertaining start to what could become a wildly popular series." - Booklist
"...[A] promising light thriller." - Publishers Weekly
"High-spirited fun that will appeal to readers who enjoy sassy mystery heroines." - Library Journal
"Sally's slapdash, offhand delivery is fun even though the exposition is laborious and the payoff too long delayed - perhaps anticipating the second planned Sally Sin Adventure." - Kirkus Reviews
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Beth McMullen graduated from Boston University with a degree in English Literature. After landing a gig with Reader's Digest, she eventually realized she'd rather write books than condense them. She relocated to San Francisco, California and worked in Silicon Valley to pay the bills, trying to do as much writing and traveling as possible. Finally, after getting married, she and her husband decided to take one year and see as much of the world as they could before they ran out of money. It's a big world. Beth currently divides her time between writing and taking care of her two young children. She holds an MLS from Long Island University and lives with her family in Davis, California. You can visit her website at www.bethmcmullen.com.
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