Need to Know

Need to Know

A Novel

Book - 2018
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Vivian Miller is a dedicated CIA counterintelligence analyst assigned to uncover the leaders of Russian sleeper cells in the United States. On track for a much-needed promotion, she's developed a system for identifying Russian agents, seemingly normal people living in plain sight. After accessing the computer of a potential Russian operative, Vivian stumbles on a secret dossier of deep-cover agents within America's borders. A few clicks later, everything that matters to her--her job, her husband, even her four children--are threatened. Vivian has vowed to defend her country against all enemies, foreign and domestic. But now she's facing impossible choices. Torn between loyalty and betrayal, allegiance and treason, love and suspicion, who can she trust?
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781524797027
1524797022
Characteristics: 290 pages ; 25 cm

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rmleanos
Sep 20, 2018

I found it to be one of the most boring books I've ever read. Cleveland really didn't put her best into it for being a a former CIA analyst, if she was one at all. I question it.

Save your time. It is worthless. Too bad I spent the time reading it. What is ever worst is the resources it took to make it.

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molly
Sep 09, 2018

Great writing and excellent story. A novel must have both!
Can,t wait for her next book!

ArapahoeAlice Aug 17, 2018

I was constantly guessing what would happen next and couldn't predict it. I loved how the CIA agent, Vivian, was constantly torn between her loyalty to the CIA and serving her country, and taking care of her four children. If you love intricate suspense, don't miss this book

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allmyangels6
Aug 15, 2018

Excellent book! Once you finish reading chapter one, you will be hooked! Suspenseful, and thrilling. This is a must read. If you like the tv show "The Americans" or "Homeland", then this is the book for you. I would rate this a 5*'s.

scl_Cori Aug 07, 2018

This book was a fun page-turner that was a little different than any "light who-dunit" that I've read so far. I finished in a quick two days and would recommend this book for a fun, easy read that has a good twist involved.

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edwarmo
Jul 07, 2018

Just keep reading. At one point I thought that so many bad choices had been made and rationalized, that the story was hopeless. I plowed on and it did get to a tipping point that allowed for the possibility of good triumphing. Lots of extreme twists throughout the book. Also, there were so many opportunities for the book to end, but it continued with yet other twists. There HAS TO BE a sequel.

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Zoelexi777
Jul 06, 2018

This was a really good read. It had a different twist to a great mystery. Definitely worth the read.

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writermala
Jun 20, 2018

Who better than a former CIA Analyst to write a CIA thriller? Yes, Karen Cleveland is that but she is more; she is a mother and she knows what it would be like to face a battle between her need to protect her children and be true to her job which means her country too. Vivian Miller faces this battle when she uncovers a secret that will threaten her job, her family, and even her life. She's in a situation where no matter what she decides to do her family will never be the same again. Cleveland tells Vivian's story in a gripping way and you're sure to keep turning the pages till you reach the surprising finish.

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dkkeith
Jun 06, 2018

Good read. My second book this month. Kept my interest.

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KJP48
Jun 06, 2018

Need to Know is a very good debut novel. I didn't expect the ending until I had about 1 page to go. Maybe others saw it coming, but I didn't. I would definitely read another novel by Karen Cleveland. It was a fun page-turner.

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