I always go into reading a book by former law enforcement
hesitantly. They usually get the police procedures right, you
would hope so, but the story is usually not so good. This one
however was a pleasant surprise. I actually picked up the book
and kept reading. I didn't stop and watch TV, I didn't clean
the kitchen, heck I didn't even cook dinner, my kids are old
enough to get their own food. I just sat back and enjoyed the
story of Special Agent Kay Malloy. I love that she wasn't
perfect or a total bad ass. That is real, every cop has a
learning curve. You never know it all and you're not really
Jason Bourne with boobs.
I was very impressed that Jan Fedarcyk made her character
real, with a real family and real problems. Kay wasn't stupid
enough to fall for a clear set up, she used her brain to see
what was right there. As the reader you did not sit there
thinking, really it's obvious come on. Jan Fedarcyk took the
honest approach to how an agent really gets a job done and yet
didn't bore you to death.
I think that is what impressed me most about FIDELITY, the
agent didn't rely on bran to accomplish a case and the story
was as close to true about how it's done without putting you
to sleep. That is very hard to accomplish. My only complaint
is I am pretty sure that I know who the bad spy is, but she
could shock me in the next book and I could be wrong. This is
a really great start to a writing career, and I am looking
forward to reading more by Jan Fedarcyk.
A gripping debut novel from “the FBI’s First Lady” (Vanity
Fair) Jan Fedarcyk, featuring a brilliant young Special
Agent named Kay Malloy, whose assignment to the
Counterintelligence Program in New York City has devastating
consequences—both personal and professional.
Kay Malloy always knew hers would be a life of service.
Following the tragic death of her humanitarian parents, Kay
and her brother, Christopher, were raised in a world of
wealth and culture by their godparents. With ambition and
selflessness, Kay joins the FBI to honor her parent’s
legacy, even while Christopher’s life grows increasingly
Paramilitary and male-dominated, the FBI could be an
intimidating employer to anyone less confident, devoted, and
insightful than Kay. But after early success in the Violent
Crime Program in Baltimore she struggles working
counterintelligence in New York. When Kay is assigned to
investigate the loss of Russian government double agents,
she sees this as her chance to prove herself. As pressure
mounts and conflicting leads cloud the investigation, Kay
discovers she must make the impossible choice between those
she loves and the country she’s sworn to protect.
Filled with vivid detail from retired FBI Special Agent Jan
Fedarcyk, Fidelity is both a thrilling, authentic look into
the workings of the FBI and the gripping story of one
woman’s fight to honor both love and duty.