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Uncover the mystery, unleash the suspense, be intrigued and go where no spy has ever gone before in this science fiction story of international intrigue!Jump into the action on the first page:Be drawn in to this controversial political thriller that will pull you in and leave you breathless until the last page. Be captivated by all the action that you expect from a spy thrUncover the mystery, unleash the suspense, be intrigued and go where no spy has ever gone before in this science fiction story of international intrigue!Jump into the action on the first page:Be drawn in to this controversial political thriller that will pull you in and leave you breathless until the last page. Be captivated by all the action that you expect from a spy thriller; spies, assassins, CIA, Russians, FBI; but not how you would expect them, in this conspiracy CIA story of corruptionBecome entangled in a situation of a normal guy forced into being a spy:Seth Rogan was a shitty spy. Actually, he wasn't a spy at all. Just a guy trying to do the right thing. As a biologist for the largest biotech company in the world, he had a great job, and thoroughly enjoyed all the perks. But when asked to do some tests on the company's genetically engineered (GMO) foods, he became entangled in a trail of corruption, fraud and conspiracy that he wanted no part of, but could not escape from. In a story of mystery and intrigue so true to life it could almost be from today's newspapers, Seth, having bit the hand who fed him, is on the run from them, and the full overreaching strength of the United States government, not as a whistleblower, but as a fugitive, charged with espionage, who finds temporary refuge with an old enemy of the U.S. But his peace is about to be broken as he finds himself in the role of an involuntary spy. Go with our hero on a roller coaster thrill ride of international intrigue and cat and mouse espionage:Seth follows his instincts and does what he thinks is right, but faces danger at every twist and turn. Is this genetic engineering science or science fiction? Fleeing the country like Edward Snowden, Seth wages a battle of wits against the CIA and double agents to bring the message of the dangers of genetically engineered Frankenfoods to the people....

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Number of Pages : 322 Pages
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An Involuntary Spy Reviews

  • Christoph Fischer
    2019-05-19 02:39

    “An Involuntary Spy: A GMO Thriller” by Kenneth Eade is a fast paced and intelligent spy thriller about Seth Rogen, a 45 year old genetic biologist, who stumbles across some facts and secrets about genetic engineering of food products in the US. Compelled to make the alarming find public his only option is to seek refuge in Russia and accept his status as a “whistle-blower” in order to inform the public of the dangers of GMO.When his plane is stopped on a Ukrainian airfield his adventurous run and hide from the CIA begins. Two separate narratives from here run parallel to each other and tell the story of his discovery back in the US and of his new life in Russia. The thriller part of this story is very entertaining, action packed and helps to keep the momentum, while the part set in the past serves as a great eye-opener about the possibilities and repercussions of genetic engineering and modification of food. Not being an expert in the field I cannot evaluate how realistic all of the facts and theories mentioned are and so I have to take the author’s after-word for it. What comes across very clearly however is the risk potential and the ever present dangers of corporate and governmental corruption.Seth, his love interest Natasha and his Russian protector Yuri are well written characters that keep your interest through this story. Aside from the entertaining nature of the book I feel I gained a big insight into GMO and the related research. Eade did a brilliant job at keeping the run of the story smooth and has written a lengthy afterword in which more about GMO is explained that did not suit the character of a thriller.A very gripping and recommendable read.

  • Christopher Krerowicz
    2019-06-08 02:53

    Ever since I watched a gripping documentary on the Monsanto Corporation and how they are ruining the world and the modern day farmers with their genetically modified seed; the subject of GMO and patenting life has always raised my eyebrows. My buddy was told about this book, An Involuntary Spy: A GMO Thriller, via his book club, and after he finished it, he passed it on to me. With his recommendation, and the fact that Im already VERY MUCH into this subject, I didn’t waste a second diving into this one.Amazing from the start, the characters are well thought out, engaging, and very similar to people you probably know in your everyday life; which is what makes this story even more awesome. Typical spy vs spy stuff is getting pretty played out these days, I think what is coming into its own right now, are stories that hit very close to home, and stories about the very near future; not so much the distant future anymore. Many people are more worried than ever about what our future as human beings on this planet holds, and as we top 7 billion people and counting, who knows….Now I am rambling…this is supposed to be a review for a book, but you see what this story does to you? It makes you think, and that spark leads to an amazing blaze of thoughts…that’s what Seth Rogan does to you….and thats what Kenneth Eade’s writing does to you Twists and turns will keep you turning the pages of this one, you will definitely NOT want to put it down!Kudos to Mr. Eade…thank you sirGreat story…Realistic…Deep characters…Easy, comfortable and smooth reading…GREAT RAINY DAY READ!

  • Grady
    2019-06-17 23:41

    `Everything you do in this life has its consequences.'Kenneth Eade may be best known to readers as the author of BLESS THE BEES: THE PENDING EXTINCTION OF OUR POLLINATORS AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO STOP IT, and A BEE, SEE: WHO ARE OUR POLLINATORS AND WHY ARE THEY IN TROUBLE? - two superlative books about his concern for our environment, a topic he takes to the top level in this superb novel. Eade is an international business lawyer, based in Los Angeles, specializing in international law, Internet Law, appeals and complex litigation. He is a member of the Bar of California, the federal District Court for the Central District of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal. He holds a Juris Doctor in Law from Southwestern University School of Law, and a B.A. in Liberal Studies from California State University, Northridge. He is also an accomplished filmmaker and a freelance writer for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and an environmentalist.And given this introduction it should not come as a surprise that he now adds the crown of rising suspense thriller to his resume. THE INVOLUNTARY SPY takes his concern about environmental concerns, weaves that into a story about the dangers of genetically engineered food, teaches the reader about GMO (`A genetically engineered organism, or GMO, as it is commonly referred to, is a plant or animal of one species whose DNA is genetically altered in a laboratory by inserting into it genes from a different species, in order to breed a trait in that organism that does not exist in nature.'), and then further informs us how the government is covering up such information from the public for the sake of favoring the corporate wealthy. That amount of information is sufficient to draw the interest of every reader (or should), but Kenneth Eade now takes it further and creates a novel that is so well written and so intriguing that it seems to be waiting for the motion picture industry to sniff it out.Eade begins his novel in medias res with our hero, biologist Seth Rogan, aboard a flight to Russia where he is seeking asylum from the US government for his activities in uncovering the corruption and fraud surrounding his leaking data the government considers secret. Think Edward Snowden.... His flight sets down in the Ukraine, he meets his bodyguard Yuri who transports him to the Russian Embassy and from there the tension mounts until the title of the book explains the denouement and resolution.Eade's skill with writing dialog is brilliant. His technique for propelling a story forward is second to none. Bind a controversial subject about the environment, the unraveling problems of US governmental secrecy, the transparency of the Internet, and a good old-fashioned thriller and you have Kenneth's next step into prominence in the public's eye. Highly Recommended. Grady Harp

  • Cynthia
    2019-05-20 03:06

    I thought this had an outstanding plot and more real than we could even think. The author points at the end I agree with a lot of what he said. I almost put it down when it got so technical and I felt it was over my head. I felt the author could have got the point across better had he toned it down a little.With that said if you take most of the technical out it was an outstanding read. With some wonderful characters and a few twist you do not see coming. Others you expect but there is a few in there I thought would go another way. Once I over looked the technical things I really enjoyed the listen.I thought the narrator has a smooth voice and I did enjoy listening to him. I felt he brought out the tones great for the characters. I really liked Seth and a few others. There are a few wonderful characters that you grow to care about. Some that will surprised you I know they did me.Honestly if I had read this and not listen to it on audio I would have skip a lot of it. Listening to it on audio I feel sure made this a much better read. The author does give us a powerful message and one that you might want to take a look at. Seth is a bad spy but gets his points across and doesn't back down from what he believes in. I am sure I wouldn't have done half as good as he did when push came to shove. He might be a little nerdy but his heart is in the right place and really all he wants to do what is best for the world while living a quite life.GMO in foods should be everyone's worry and is something we should read up on. I felt the author gave an outstanding story of what could be come of the world in the future.

  • Dave
    2019-06-07 22:06

    Full disclosure - I received a copy of this book as a first-reads giveaway.I truly enjoyed this book. It reminded me of a good pulp-magazine thriller. It is a relatively quick read, but packed full. Although this has a better-developed plot than a lot of pulps.It has good character development, a well-developed plot, and some very good twists thrown in. It uses a mix of "present-day" action and flashbacks to paint the full picture. Mixing the two is not easy to pull off, but it is done very well here. The plot is quick-paced, and keeps it up throughout the book. Funny, while it is "spy"-based, I came to think of it as more of a thriller than a spy novel - maybe just my impression.The basis of the plot is genetically engineered foods. Whether one buys into this or not is irrelevant to your ability to enjoy the book. It forms the premise for the plot, but is not the plot. I believe that anyone concerned about either side of this debate can put it beyond them and enjoy the action and twists of a well-done plot. The author has a point that he wants to make, but doesn't use the body of the novel to do so - he puts it in a well-written (and backed up) appendix. While he makes his point throughout the book, it does not dominate it. As with the flashback/present balance, I think he does a good job of walking this line.Bottom line - a well-written thriller, with a quick-paced plot, that has some good twists, and is highly entertaining.

  • Joan
    2019-05-19 19:43

    Expose’ of GMO Foods and Government CorruptionIt is obvious that the purpose of this novel is to educate the public about the danger of certain foods on the market, which are hazardous to human health and not being tested and reported properly by government agencies such as the FDA, who are to protect us. This information is out there, but it is not usual for people who are not scientists to spend much time researching these matters. If readers don’t have the scientific background for such as this, then it is easier to eat foods in the market and hope for the best.The author in this story fictionalized a plot to truly emphasize the dangers so they would be easier to read and understand. It is true that there is much repetitive narrative about the scientific facts that it bogs the story line down, but at the same time, the author attempted to present a fictional tale that would make it easier to swallow.At the end of the story, is set out the background of Mr. Eade, his devotion to making this so public that it can no longer be ignored and he also sets out facts in how GMO foods have been handled in the past by the companies promoting them and the government agencies who are to act as watchdogs, but don’t. It is for his efforts to warn us that I am giving him four stars.

  • Anne-Rae Vasquez
    2019-05-23 03:09

    The story picks up from page one and I loved the fact that readers are introduced to the characters quickly without convoluted descriptions. Seth Rogan, a biologist for a giant biotech corporation Germinat, discovers lies about the genetically engineered food test results that the company and others are trying to cover up. Scientist turned whistleblower and involuntary spy is on the run from his employer and government agencies.I enjoyed how author Kenneth Eade weaves in the real life dangers about GMO (genetically modified organisms) which I had not been fully aware of. I give An Involuntary Spy 5/5 stars. An eye-opener and an entertaining read, "An Involuntary Spy" will appeal to readers who enjoy political thrillers and an action packed story.

  • Garrard Hayes
    2019-06-03 03:57

    On the edge genetic spy thrillerWhen a genetic modified food biologist turns whistleblower and escapes with top secret reports to Russia you get an awesome spy adventure. An Involuntary Spy is a fast paced thriller that is well written, researched and held me cover to cover. Seth Rogan’s life on the run in Russia takes a shocking turn. Spy training, falling in love with a beautiful young teacher and trying to stay out of trouble was a blast. Plenty of twisted and turns kept the plot steaming along with lots of political tension and an action packed ending that absolutely rocked. I’m looking forward to the next Kenneth Eade novel.

  • Sergiusz Prokurat
    2019-06-15 23:50

    “An Involuntary Spy” by Kenneth Eade is a fast-paced, action packed political thriller about Seth Rogan, as he finds himself fighting for survival amidst a web of corruption and deceit. The pace was fast but easy to read, the story simple to follow. The characterizations were well-drawn and I always wanted to read just one more page, then another one and another one. I couldn't seem to put it down! I loved the characters, I loved Kenneth Eade's strength and wit. He has delivered a book completed with all the elements you enjoy such as passion, excitement, adventure and much more! It's a incredible reading. You want to know what happens next.

  • Sam
    2019-06-05 00:09

    Seth Rogan finds himself on the run from the U.S. government and asking for asylum in Russia until he can figure out what to do with the information he has. It seems the company he works for is genetically altering our plants we eat with deadly consequences. I found this to be a fast read and I really liked Seth and the people he meets in Russia. If I had a problem with the book it would be that there is too much technical stuff and it tends to be repetitive. But if you can get past that then you should enjoy the book. I received this from LibraryThing Members Giveaway for an honest review.

  • Cindy
    2019-05-26 02:51

    I received a copy of this book as a first reads giveaway. The story is so badly written and edited that I struggled to get through it but felt obligated to do so. The title of the book grabbed my attention because I am generally drawn to espionage novels, so it was quite a let-down to realize that the spying part consisted of the main character breaking into the apartment of two FBI agents who had tracked him down in Russia. The author is definitely on a crusade against genetically modified foods and has clearly done his research in that area. In the beginning, that part was very interesting to me, but it got old fast and nothing else in the book held my attention.

  • A.B. Joseph
    2019-05-25 02:58

    I love this book. The story plot is original, the characters are complex, believable and fascinating. The characters are wonderfully written so that you know exactly what they're thinking and feeling. It was easy to picture them in my mind. I really enjoyed the way this story developed. It was an interesting book that kept me reading. I enjoyed this author. I can't wait to get another Kenneth Eade book! To anyone looking for a great book that sucks you in from the start, completely mesmerizes you and doesn't let you go till the last page – this is the book you’re looking for.

  • Tulay
    2019-05-25 20:39

    Must be read everyone.Five star isn't enough for this book, thank you Mr Eade. You thought me a lot about what I am eating and drinking. After getting this book free, at the end to have it permanently turned around and bought it. Sure you'll do the same. Learned about lots of chemicals and what they do to our bodies and environment. Government is for the companies, not for the people. Even our vote is joke, who gets the most money is being elected. Hope one day our tiny voice combined with other millions of voices will make a difference.

  • Jaime
    2019-06-11 22:50

    Eade's novel is capable of quickening pulses and taking one's breath away. Fans of thrillers and political stories will embrace his vision throughout this gripping work of fiction and race to finish to unearth how it all could possibly end. The controversial sub-plots throughout the terrifying storyline will engage intelligent conversation and have your friends begging to borrow this book. Thought provoking, easy to follow and not to be missed!

  • Gary Koenig
    2019-06-08 03:00

    A book that leaves a taste in your brain.It was only after reading the authors comments that I really began to appreciate this books value.It has made me think about GMOsand what they are doing to us.More over what our government is doing while parading around as fighting liberals when they are just lining their pockets. Shame on the American public for not finding out who these people really are before voting for them.

  • Wendy Jensen
    2019-05-17 19:46

    Whoa, what a thriller. An outstanding book. Just a regular guy at a great job with lots of perks, for a biochem company when he was told his data was incorrect when he knew perfectly well that the GMO food was not fit for consumption. Although this book is fiction, I finished reading it wondering, what if............. I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

  • Amelia Barrett
    2019-06-16 23:55

    Should Be Required Reading!If you've been paying attention, you already know GMOs are bad news. But, you ain't heard nothin' yet. Hold on for a very bumpy ride (and a great read)--and don't read this as you're eating.... Scary, but very helpful, thought-provoking stuff.

  • Debbie
    2019-06-05 19:57

    An Edward Snowden like whistleblower leaks GMO (genetic modified O) food safety tests to the press and is considered a traitor to his company. How will he survive on the run?It is an easy read and not very interesting.

  • Angie D
    2019-05-19 02:00

    I AM SO EXCITED.I cant wait to read this, considering the fact that I absolutely love spies! (seriously, its becoming a problem guys) as soon as I receive this book and read it, I will re-do this review. until then, fellow goodreadians

  • InD'tale Magazine
    2019-06-16 01:50

    This fast-paced political thriller takes off running and doesn’t stop until the very end!Read full review in the 2014 March issue of InD’tale Magazine.

  • Robert S. Levine
    2019-06-17 02:43

    Good Story BUT!Good Story but marred by the environmental activism. There was quite a bit of the author's feelings about GMO in the book. He obviously is totally against GMO.

  • Adam Bricker
    2019-05-30 21:45

    Really enjoyed this book. Fun, entertaining read with some thought provoking ideas.

  • Janna Shay
    2019-05-19 02:08

    Read the review at InD'tale Magazine

  • Ellen White
    2019-05-30 21:43

    Interesting concept, generic foods, with him being a biologist. Finding there was something inside the food. He is on the run, as a spy, he is not, but he is running, Russia is to give asylum. Good reading and a different type of plot that intrigues you, and how it will end.

  • Vighnesh
    2019-06-11 02:03

    It was totally diffrent spy novel.Author make very impressive research on GMO food.

  • Dean Paul Baker
    2019-06-09 21:59

    Neither fish nor fowl for me this one . I bought this as I was promised a fast paced, gripping spy thriller. For me it was none of these things. It's actually an industrial/governmental whistle-blowing exercise (and a quite predictable and not very entertaining one at that). It's more Erin Brocovich than James Bond. There's VERY little action and what there is is not very exciting and quite predictable. I bought this expecting an action packed Bourne type spy thriller (especially from the cover design) . But from the first page it was clear this was not what I was getting. Firstly the main character comes across as pretty unsympathetic. He's quite a weak character so you can't really root for him. Also the name: Seth Rogan, conjured up the image of the actor Seth Rogan, so in my mind he was a chubby, sloth-like guy who you couldn't imagine being able to do anything remotely physical. It also made the romance aspect seem quite implausible, especially in the context of the weak character. I couldn't see any woman falling for him. He gave no reason to. The KGB agent Yuri was poorly researched and acted in a very clichéd but ultimately confused manner, adopting Americanisms and Russianisms willy-nilly and at times displaying an implausible ineptitude for a supposedly highly trained agent.The pace was quite slow for a 'fast paced' thriller, nothing really exciting happened for the first 40% of the book. The first bit of 'spying' we get is some snooping in the bosses office, hardly Bourne or Bond. Then after that, not much real action, just the slow drip of more and more GM Food research info.Whilst I appreciate the GM foods 'expose', it's not really something I haven't heard of before (would make a better documentary subject than a story line for a spy novel) and to be honest, the technical details that were trotted out really got in the way and slowed down the story. It also wasn't enough to be informative. The authors notes section at the back gave more detail and to be honest, either that (in an expanded form) should have been put out as an informational/educational pamphlet or scrapped in favour of a more entertaining storyline. The quality of the writing didn't seem to a great standard either. Didn't draw me in. As other reviewers have stated, it seemed a bit 'high school English class' in style. Though I understand it is the writers first novel, it could really have used some polish. A lot of the story was quite implausible and really stretched the suspension of disbelief. Ie the amount of 'break-ins' by mysterious govt agencies, the amount of times Seth was conveniently knocked out to end a scene, the fact that despite having two KGB body guards (albeit one unknown to him) they didn't seem remotely concerned that their charge was being targeted by the CIA and FBI, who seemingly were able to operate quite blazonly on Russian soil? And also, once identified, chose not to investigate, leaving the 'spying' to Rogan (whose stock method of espionage is to just burglarize their apartment, and merely confirming his suspicions and not really advancing the story). Also the suitcase and pen drive of documents, if the KGB wanted it, they'd just take it. They wouldn't ask nicely and just shrug when you said no (but by then I'd given up on getting any realism). The chapters were also ridiculously short, some less than 2 pages which was quite irritating. In his blurb, the writer compares himself to John Grisham, which on the evidence of this book, is not a a worthy comparison. All in all, this book didn't really grip or entertain me. I stuck with it to the end, optimistic it would pick up but it didn't. Predictable and rather anti-climactic ending which hinted at 'further adventures' for Rogan and his Russian bride but which left me not really caring for what they did next. Sorry, but I didn't really enjoy this.

  • Kenneth Eade
    2019-06-07 01:52

    FROM MIDWEST BOOK REVIEWAn Involuntary Spy: A GMO Political Spy Thriller is nonstop action at its best and is recommended for any who love international intrigue, espionage, and a healthy dose of political interactions blended into a mystery and adventure story.Now, one might expect that a professional spy (much like James Bond) would be at the heart of such a story, but think again. What if said spy were actually an ordinary individual trying to do the right thing? What if he was a biologist and actually made a poor spy? And what if his work with genetically engineered foods led to a trail of uncertainty and danger causing him to be marked as a dangerous fugitive by his own government?These elements all weave a complicated plot with one Seth Rogan at its heart, providing a compelling and winning saga that invites readers to experience events through Seth's eyes - making the scenes and sequences nearly impossible to stop reading.This is a complex story line packed with unexpected twists and turns in nearly every chapter. It might stymie a reader looking for a lighter, more predictable read; but it's just the ticket for fans well used thrillers and mysteries and who seek a bit more complexity and challenge in their leisure reading.The ultimate messages (about caring for one's job and environment enough to take action about accepting the consequences of said action, and about the dangers of genetic modification and government interactions with such programs) are clearly presented along with action-filled chapters supercharged with an adrenalin rush at every turn.While the government is busy labeling Seth as a fugitive and traitor to his country for his actions, Seth is equally frantic, doing many things outside his comfort zone from running from everything he's known to carrying a secret that could change the world or result in his murder.As Seth discovers his company is secretly paid by the government and harbors some dangerous secrets, his role as team leader at work changes to become that of a deadly adversary.And always at the heart of the action are insights into the forms and perils of genetic manipulation: "Everything in each ecosystem is interrelated. The process of evolution has created an intricate balance between the plant and animal life in the system…This process has developed over millions of years and now we come along and play God with it….Whatever Seth and the company did now could affect the environment for the next seven centuries, or even longer."How Seth moves from an employee whose primary concern is to do his job and collect a paycheck to an activist on the lam makes for hard-hitting account with the side benefit of inviting readers to examine the entire realm of genetic manipulation and its moral, ethical and scientific dilemmas.In a world where nobody can be trusted, what are Seth's alternatives? As his actions turn into an international affair involving the highest levels of governments, Seth finds his own evolving concerns lie at the heart of the controversy and comes to realize that his individual actions could, truly, change the world.Big business, big government, scientific snafus, intrigue, spies - it's all here. Any who want a more realistic, modern-day James Bond complete with contemporary ethical concerns will find themselves held hostage to the fast action and intrigue in An Involuntary Spy, right up to a satisfyingly-unpredictable conclusion made all the more powerful for its real basis in today's uncertain experiments compliments of Monsanto, Dow, and other genetic manipulators. D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review

  • Will Fett
    2019-05-22 00:49

    Not a good book. So many grammatical errors throughout that it is hard to read. The female lead is referred to by two different names throughout. Poor editing because that should be a simple find-and-replace if you want to change the character's name. While there is a grain of truth in the science he tries to cite the majority of it is taken out of context. And this is supposed to be a cutting edge GMO thriller, yet a lot of the science he is talking about is a decade old. So much has changed in the last ten years in the field of biotechnology that the book is really outdated. The only thing good I can say about it is that it is a simple, quick read.Merged review:Not a good book. So many grammatical errors throughout that it is hard to read. The female lead is referred to by two different names throughout. Poor editing because that should be a simple find-and-replace if you want to change the character's name. While there is a grain of truth in the science he tries to cite the majority of it is taken out of context. And this is supposed to be a cutting edge GMO thriller, yet a lot of the science he is talking about is a decade old. So much has changed in the last ten years in the field of biotechnology that the book is really outdated. The only thing good I can say about it is that it is a simple, quick read.

  • Dianna
    2019-05-21 00:40

    I won this book through LibraryThing - Thank you! Seth Rogan is a scientist working for a huge biotech company with great pay and wonderful perks. Both of which he enjoys to the fullest. Until one day he discovers his company has been falsifying documents on the safety of GMO's. They had been genetically modifying plants, mostly corn, to resist the pesticide they sell to kill weeds. Deemed safe by the company, Seth's findings told a different story. It is a trickle down effect that this GMO gets into the soil, the air and into the food chain chain. So ultimately into humans, which he believes (and there are studies), would link the GMO foods to obesity, cancer, diabetes, digestive problems, allergies, ADD and even gluten intolerance. He wants to do the right thing and tell anyone who would listen about the potential dangers of GMOs and the wrong doing of his company. So he steals documents with proof and when he is discovered, he finds temporary refuge in Russia and the adventures begin.The story is a fast read, the characters almost believable and the subject matter too scary and close to home. Will give you pause to consume anything corn related, and should, just in case.

  • Dan
    2019-06-07 21:45

    I received a copy of this book through the Librarything members giveaway.I liked this story with reservations. It's a quick read and in many parts I was captivated, but my mind kept on picking up the grammar mistakes and typos to the point that my pace slowed way down. The best part of this book in this writer's opinion, is the author's notes after the story. Eleven pages of must-read material about the future of GMO's, and guess what? There no typos or grammar mistakes that I caught.If there was a proofreader for "An Involuntary Spy", he or she should have been fired and someone that knows basic grammar should take over. 3 stars