Reviewed by Caleb Shadis

The Trinity Six is about Sam Gaddis, a professor who picks up the trail of a British spy who had allegedly worked for the Russians back in the 40s and 50s. The spy would have been a contemporary of Philby, one of the more famous spies caught working for the Russians. At first, Sam just considers it good luck that the opportunity to write this book fell in his lap since he’s in a financial pinch. As things continue, he begins to realize he’s caught a tiger by the tail, and he doesn’t feel so lucky any more.

Reading this book, I would give the first half roughly 3 stars, and barely that, since the writing was decent. However, I could not get over the fact that Sam just seemed to be an idiot. Maybe he was supposed to be missing the forest through the trees, but the story didn’t flow very well for me.

However, I would give the second half of The Trinity Six 4 stars. It felt more like an espionage novel as things started picking up and the storyline smoothed out quite a bit. Overall, I found it a decent fun read in the vein of a Baldacci or Silva.

Rating: 3.5/5

Caleb is a software engineer and amature woodworker living in southern Minnesota. He has more hobbies than he has time or money for, and enjoys his quiet time reading.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by St. Martin’s Press. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.