Confessions Of Eden
Confessions of Eden
Michelle Reagan — code name Eden — joined the CIA after graduating high school and found herself thrust into the shadowy world of covert action and assassinations. On missions spanning the globe, her final victim may end up being her own sanity.
Reader's Favorite® Book Reviews
"Confessions of Eden is told in a powerful voice, featuring streams of consciousness that plunge readers into the protagonist's turmoil.
This novel is purpose-driven; it is written for those who enjoy action, but the strength of the characters is one of the irresistible elements of this well-crafted thriller. Scott Shinberg creates a compelling protagonist in Eden and infuses her with humanity and realism.
Fast-paced and filled with action, it is one of those books you feel compelled to read nonstop."
~ Christian Sia, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews (5 STARS)
"Confessions of Eden by Scott Shinberg is by far the best espionage thriller I have read this year: rich in action, danger, and unexpected turns. The plot is made up of Michelle’s reminiscences. This novel serves as her memoir in which she tells her story. The missions mentioned in the book are gripping and adventurous and filled with dangerous events. I liked the way the short stories and the descriptions of the missions came after each other and, despite the time gaps, there was no break in the story line, everything just falls into place to create a bigger story. " ~~ Literary Titan (5 STARS)
Confessions of Eden
Confessions of Eden is an impressive espionage page-turner superbly crafted with an intriguing first-person narration of the internal motivations, misgivings, and murderous missions of the CIA’s newest assassin. The global adventures of Michelle Reagan—codename Eden—give the reader rare insights from an insider’s point-of-view into the complex world of military and intelligence covert actions. The author weaves a fast-paced story with rich imagery and a contemporary, informal style.
Confessions quickly engulfs the reader in Michelle’s journey to become and ‘operator,’ the term she and her team prefer to the more pedestrian word, assassin. Where the reality of today’s veiled world of intelligence and international espionage end and the fictional story begins is impossible to discern. The heaviness of the subject matter is lightened by the author’s witty, if dark, sense of humor. Michelle’s arduous journey to master her deadly skill set and achieve full inclusion into her small, elite team is a rocky road with detours masterfully woven into the easily readable narrative.
Vivid descriptions of both characters and locales make one wonder just how much of Confessions is made up and how much is based on real people and events drawn from the author’s own experiences. Fiction becomes believable as Michelle’s journey to find (and save) herself, becomes increasingly intense, both personally and professionally.
With love and loss artistically woven throughout, Confessions of Eden is a fast-moving read with intense emotion and action sequences which the author artfully conveys.