[[ BOOKS ]] ⚦ Of Our Own Device Author M.K. South – Shiningweb.info

What Do You Do When You Realize That The American Dream You Ve Been Working For Isn T Enough If It S Yours Alone And What You Re Told To Do Will Destroy The Only True Friend You Ve Ever Had Summer Of 1985 Jack Smith Is A Rookie CIA Case Officer Posted At The American Embassy In Moscow Despite His Gregarious Nature, Jack Is A Lonely Man Not Only Is He A Reluctant Spy, He Is Also Gay.When He Meets Eton Volkonsky, A Talented Nuclear Physics Student, Jack S Bosses Instruct Him To Develop The Russian As A Future Agent Their Friendship Deepens, And Jack Is Torn Between His Suspicion That Eton And Friends Are With The KGB And His Attraction To The Man But He Continues Telling Himself And His Bosses That He Is Just Doing His Job, Developing His Agent.Only When He Leaves Russia Does Jack Admit That He Has Been Fooling Himself He Takes On Assignments In Various Countries, With A Hope That Eventually They Will Get Him Back To Moscow.As Introspection And Growing Doubts About What He Does For Living Torment Jack,the World Is Buffeted By A Whirlwind Of Dramatic Events Diplomatic And Spy Wars, The Rise Of AIDS, The Chernobyl Catastrophe, The War In Afghanistan And The Disintegration Of The Communist Bloc.Given A Second Chance, Will Jack Make The Right Choice Of Our Own Device


About the Author: M.K. South

M.K South has worked in international finance and development for over 20 years, living in or traveling to many countries including the ones featured in this debut novel Currently, M.K works in Central Asia and continues globetrotting, for work and to experience the world I was born a vagabond, says M.K., in a snow clad little place thousands miles way from the sun drenched city on the Black



10 thoughts on “Of Our Own Device

  1. says:

    I always find it very difficult to write a review of a book that deeply moved me I had a look at my reviews of my all time favorite books recently, and had to hold myself back not to make them disappear forever They sound like a disjointed mumbling of a ten year old girl who has just discovered the existence of an exclamation mark Besides, these reviews are not very helpful But again, I am running out of word


  2. says:

    I would like to share a few thoughts about this really OUTSTANDING book.To get to the point other reviewers were so right This is NOT a romance Rather, it s an EPIC, CONSUMING LOVE STORY Romance doesn t hit it too weak and to little to grasp what this book offered in its entirety It is so much Even if you know it won t last and it ll hurt you in the end But in your heart of hearts, you ll know what you have to


  3. says:

    4.5 It s 1985, Glasnost and Perestroika have come to Russia, AIDS, which had been steamrolling through the gay community, is making its presence known to the world at large, and the Year of the Spy is in full swing between the C.I.A and the KGB Welcome to the world compellingly and masterfully brought back to life by M.K South in Of Our Own Device To his colleagues in the American Embassy in Moscow Jack Smith is a


  4. says:

    This book is very well researched which in this case is both a good thing and a bad thing Let me explain The good part is that the facts as laid out in the book make you want to go and look for details, for pictures and facts, a thing I did and enjoyed The bad thing here was that South was not curbed by a good editor not to use all that research in the actual book but rather to use it in those mysterious magical wri


  5. says:

    Scene Two friends at a restaurant Friend 1 Wow, the food here is really terrible Friend2 I know And such small portions, too I m at a complete loss I don t know how to rate this book The espionage aspects were completely over my head, so essentially I skimmed 80% of it, looking for the love story parts When I got to them, I found the writing sophomoric The characters were well developed but their dialogue was clumsy Jack


  6. says:

    4.5 stars.Loved it If you love a love story, but need it to be then a simple romance, you re going to love it If you love a story that is full of historical events that shaped our world as we know it, you ll love this book.But most of all I loved the characters I loved Eton s clever naivety, his quiet and total love He is the perfect character for me.I also really loved Jack, but OMG, Eton just stole my heart It s very obv


  7. says:

    Jack Smith is a somewhat reluctant CIA agent under deep cover in soviet era Moscow in the mid 1980s Preternaturally handsome, he is at heart a gay man, but as a spy he is whatever the company requires him to be as an American working in Soviet Era Moscow he does whatever is required to project an image of banal heterosexuality Jack is smart, savvy, suspicious as is required of him, while remaining empathetic and as the novel p


  8. says:

    Detailed and knowledgeable, but perhaps a little overlongAt 766 pages this is quite a long novel, but the characters are richly formed and keep you wanting to find out what happens in the end.The author does deliver huge detail to the daily life of an American spy in Moscow and East Berlin in the 80 s including the boring stuff such as report writing They also give good insight into counter surveillance routines, dead letter drop


  9. says:

    I am pleased that I was lucky enough to read this powerful historical novel with beautiful, captivating figurative language M.K South, the author Of Our Own Device, managed to draw a faithful picture of the USSR during the last years of its life and of my own childhood, a childhood which happened to fall neatly into the post Soviet era I was born in 1977, and my school years stretched from 1984 until 1995 Even though, frankly speaki


  10. says:

    I will be honest I am having the hardest time writing this review Not because the book was bad Far from it But because there is just so.much The biggest problem I had with this book is just that the writing got..slow There would be action and you would get into it and then BAM tons of information that made me have to put the book down for a few One thing you need to know is this is NOT a romance by any means This book takes place in th


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