Stiff and Alone

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While I eventually figured out (I think) just exactly who Nemesis was, who Nemesis was and what the goals were, getting there was an absolute mess. There are at least six POVs in this book, so the perspective it's being told from is constantly shifting and double-crosses and hidden identities seem to reveal themselves constantly. It took me quite awhile before I could even keep the two Russian agents sorted out from each other and their respective alliances. Meanwhile on the American side, Evan and Ben with the help of Ben's newest protégé, Brenda, are trying to suss out Russian spies on American soil and within the federal government. I understand the point of double agents and secret societies is to deliberately lead people in a false direction, but the story would have felt a lot more cohesive if it had been told from one perspective and fewer characters to follow.