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Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite
"Life of a Double Agent" by Kenneth J. Kerr brings us into Jim Hunt's Junior year at college. While he was having that Junior year the CIA recruited him to monitor the activities of radicals on the college campus. Once he was graduated he went ahead and joined the US Army. From there he was recruited by a Chinese intelligence agency with the CIA fully knowing and supporting this. Jim serves in Vietnam and then joins Dow Chemical Company then going onto a renewable power company, all the while appearing to be a typical businessman. However, he was not; all the while he was still working for the CIA and Chinese Ministry of State security. Just when he thought he was done with it all, and decided to retire and go to work with the Peace Corps in Russia, the CIA informed him he had one more mission to do.
Kenneth Kerr has created a world full of intrigue and so many twists and terms that you might think of yourself as in a labyrinth. The life of a double agent is not one that anyone would find easy considering you have so many lies to keep track of your whole life. I really enjoyed the character of Jim Hunts and loved to follow his life along in the book. I do not read to many books that are centered around the CIA but this one really made me want to read more. Every step is well-thought-out and you can tell how much work went into the writing. If you like intrigue and like the idea of the inner workings of spy games, this is a book that you should pick up and read.