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Sugar Plum Spies

Sugar Plum Spies, November 2022
Section 47 #2
by Jennifer Estep

Author Self-Published
Featuring: Desmond Percy; Charlotte Locke
ISBN: 0160920094
EAN: 2940160920092
Kindle: B0B1BMXKMX
e-Book / audiobook
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"Spies and danger rolled into a Christmas theme"

Fresh Fiction Review

Sugar Plum Spies
Jennifer Estep

Reviewed by Annetta Sweetko
Posted November 15, 2022

Romance Holiday | Romance Fantasy | Fantasy Urban

SUGAR PLUM SPIES is a different look at your typical holiday fare!

An analyst for Section 47, Charlotte Locke, is undercover at a holiday Nutcracker themed party. The hostess is a key to an enemy that the Section wants to find and eliminate. So dressed as a toy soldier, dealing with an over-the-top chef, Charlotte plans her escape to the office to gather her information.

The only bright side to this caper is Desmond Percy, a cleaner for the Section. In this case, he is the back-up for his lovely partner and lover. Something about this case, especially after seeing another former cleaner - Gabriel Chase, at the fancy party - feels off to Desmond. If Elsa Eisen, the party hostess, has hired Gabriel, then there was danger afoot. Maybe it would be a good idea to cut and run - maybe they should enjoy the holidays away from everything after all. A thought - until the bullets start flying.

SUGAR PLUM SPIES is a fascinating mixture of spy, paranormal, romance, and action. As Charlotte and Desmond continue their search for a dangerous enemy Henrika Hyde (A SENSE OF DANGER) while enjoying time together, readers are entertained with page after page of action and danger. Both are paramortals with amazing talents, and both work for a secret agency that is searching out terrorists, who are other paramortal or normal human, and criminals other agencies just can't handle. Both Charlotte and Desmond are Legacy members, both practically born in the agency and both are good at their job. Their nicknames for one another will make you smile when she calls him Dundee and he calls her Numbers.

An unexpected surprise comes when during the party - there is a heist to capture a special ring and what ever else these baddies can steal from the hostess and her guests. A lot of bad guys, good fights, tricks and magic ensue as they try to rescue the guests and stop the thief and get the information they wanted in the first place.

SUGAR PLUM SPIES will have you thinking of Nutcrackers and ballerinas dancing as a Sugar Plum Fairy in quite a different light. The holiday spirit surrounds the players in this book, as does the danger and intrigue. This holiday special will have you doing a binge-read and still want more.

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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Estep serves up an action-packed holiday adventure in her Section 47 urban-fantasy world of secrets, lies, and superspies with amazing magical abilities. Perfect for fans of Alias, Die Hard, James Bond, Jason Bourne, Nikita, True Lies, and Netflix’s Bodyguard.


Most spies take a break for the holidays, but not me, Charlotte Locke. As an analyst for Section 47, a secret spy organization, I normally use my magical form of synesthesia to uncover lies and track paramortal bad guys from the comfort of my cubicle. But tonight I’m going out into the field, along with my partner, Desmond Percy, a powerful galvanist.

Instead of enjoying Christmastime in the city, I’m in a German castle, dressed like a toy soldier and masquerading as a waitress at a swanky Christmas Eve party. My mission? To gather information that will help Section 47 track down a dangerous enemy.

Despite the glitz and glamour, I can’t shake the sense that something is wrong—and that Desmond and I might not leave the party alive.


My name is Desmond Percy, although I’ve had many aliases during my years working as a cleaner for Section 47. But I’ve never had a real partner until Charlotte Locke.

My part of the mission is simple: pretend to be a guest and keep an eye on things at the party while Charlotte uses her synesthesia to track down the information we need. But what starts out as a sugar plum dream quickly turns into a holiday nightmare.

Forget the mission. All I want for Christmas is to keep Charlotte safe.

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