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EVA DESTRUCTION

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Full Name: Eva Destruction
Nationality: Australian
Organization: MI-6
Occupation Agent

Creator: Dave Sinclair
Time Span: 2017 - 2018

ABOUT THE SERIES

       Eva Destruction is an agent with MI-6.
       She is in most of the adventures we have of hers.
       When we first meet her, she is a barista in a small shop in the middle of London, handling out pithy comments to the customers and giving them her own nicknames as they prepare to order. Despite the almost-but-not-quite sarcastic way about her, it is important to note that Eva knows her coffee.
       Ms. Destruction is an Australian who has relocated to England - when I could not discern but she most definitely is from Down Under as her accent and her attitude shows. She is in the second half of her 20s, unmarried but carrying the scars of a few too many bad relationships. She readily admits she is drawn like a moth to bad boys and then has to deal with the fallout when they prove her right - they are bad. She seems to want to carry her reminders openly considering her series of tattoos.
       The first recorded adventure shows how she comes to the attention of MI-6 as a more-than-qualified agent-to-be. It also presents Destruction (what a bad name for a character) as someone who speaks her mind, even when it is better to remain silent. She does not suffer fools at all, even when the dolt is herself. She also shows in that drama that she knows how to take care of herself in a pinch. She swings a mean bat and can hurl with ease anything not tied down.
       As the series progresses, she learns the finer points of all the normal spy craft and she gains a good grasp of other, more traditional ways of handling trouble like guns and martial arts. She never loses her natural talents, sass and attitude, though.
       If the jerk she has to deal with is being extra jerk-y, she will let him know it. She cannot help herself.

BOOKS

Number of Books:4
First Appearance:2017
Last Appearance:2018

1 The Barista's Guide To Espionage The Barista's Guide To Espionage
Written by Dave Sinclair
Copyright: 2017

Her job was to get close to and monitor Harry Lancing, a gazillionaire who, as it turns out, has a desire to wipe out all governments on the planet so he can start again. Once she learned this, she would normally have eliminated the problem. Unfortunately, Eva Destruction kinda fell in love with the megalomaniac.
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2 The Rookie's Guide To Espionage The Rookie's Guide To Espionage
Written by Dave Sinclair
Copyright: 2017

This tells of Eva Destruction on her very first mission. She is just supposed to go looking for a fellow agent who everyone thought was dead. Simple, really. Just find out if he was really alive. Then she runs into a secret organization called 'The Tempest' and someone attacks a NATO conference and mayhem starts to surround the young agent.
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3 The Amnesiac's Guide To Espionage The Amnesiac's Guide To Espionage
Written by Dave Sinclair
Copyright: 2017

It is really uncool when someone has robbed Eva Destruction of her memories for the past half year. It is even uncooler when she wakes up in her apartment as armed men break in wanting to kill her for something that happened during those blank months. And apparently she used to know about a planned attack on an upcoming G8 summit. Too bad she has no idea what.
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4 The Dead Spy's Guide To Espionage The Dead Spy's Guide To Espionage
Written by Dave Sinclair
Copyright: 2018

A bombing at a Russian embassy is a bad thing meant to get people riled up. Then a CIA agent in Hungary is killed and tension ratchets up more. Then there is the attack on MI6. A new Cold War is about to envelop the world and Eva Destruction must put together a team of veterans from the first one to figure out who is doing what.
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MY COMMENTS

       First, the name. Why the author picked that one is obvious. Normal old-fashioned saying. I am old enough to have heard Barry McGuire's #1 hit, "Eve of Destruction" back in 1965. Catchy melody. Scary lyrics. So I get the urge to make a play on the phrase as a name. It just sounds dumb for a last name.
       Until ....
       Eva Destruction, as a name, made me think before reading the first book that she was accident-prone and that wherever she went, she cause mayhem and catastrophe. I was wrong. Mind you, wherever she goes, she gets involved in mayhem and catastrophe but to be fair to this woman, she does not usually cause it. She does, of course, react to it in her own special, snarky way and that is a hoot to read.
       
       One peeve I have is that the books love to jump around in time. The author handles it quite nicely and after a while I got used to it and I think if the author had tried to tell the story from beginning to end it would not have been so captivating. So my peeve is unwarranted. Still, it is easier and easier these days to confuse me so when you read the books, and I recommend you do, be ready to start towards the end and move back and forth a bunch.
       I do not want to end on a bad note. This is a fun series. The character, bad name and all, is really, really a hoot and I would love to read more of her.

GRADE

My Grade: B+

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