EVA DESTRUCTION

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

Creator: Dave Sinclair
Time Span: 2017 - 2019
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:2019

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

"Meet Eva Destruction, the only thing quicker than her mouth is her talent for getting into trouble. It's true she's always had an eye for a bad boy but when she falls for billionaire super-villain Harry Lancing, it seems that even Eva may have bitten off more than she can chew. Eva hurtles headlong into terrorist attacks, assassinations, car chases and the occasional close encounter with a dashing spy who seems determined to charm Eva into bed as he is to thwart Lancing's plans to bring down every government on Earth."

2 The Rookie's Guide To Espionage The Rookie's Guide To Espionage
Written by Dave Sinclair
Copyright: 2017

"Eva Destruction is back in her first ever assignment. Straight out of the MI6 academy, Eva is on the trail of a supposedly dead fellow agent. It’s a nothing assignment given to a rookie, but when suicide bombers hit a NATO conference the mission is kicked into high gear. Eva chases a carnage of gunfire and explosions across Europe in search of the mysterious shadowy organization, ‘The Tempest’. The Rookie’s Guide to Espionage is a high-octane thrill ride that will keep you guessing until the very last page."

3 The Amnesiac's Guide To Espionage The Amnesiac's Guide To Espionage
Written by Dave Sinclair
Copyright: 2017

"Eva is an MI6 agent who wakes to find armed men in her apartment hell-bent on revenge. The only problem is, she has no idea what they're talking about. Someone has stolen the last sixth months’ worth of her memories and the fate of the world rides on getting them back. On the eve of the G8 summit, Eva is thrown headlong into globe-trotting assassinations and gun battles on the trail of the mysterious plan known only as Halcyon. Together with a besotted CIA agent and a misogynistic MI6 operative, Eva races across the world to retrace her steps in the hopes of finding answers."

4 The Dead Spy's Guide To Espionage The Dead Spy's Guide To Espionage
Written by Dave Sinclair
Copyright: 2018

"When the world’s on the brink of a second Cold War, the only person to call is Eva Destruction. After a bombing in a Russian embassy, the murder of a CIA agent in Budapest, and an attack on MI6 itself, Eva assembles a team of Cold War veterans and puts the pedal to the metal in a race to prevent chaos on a global scale.
With twists at every turn, she’ll do almost anything to bring down those responsible, except drink instant coffee."

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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