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Full Name: Amy Cornwall
Nationality: American
Organization: CIA
Occupation Agent

Creator: James Pattinson, Brendan DuBois
Time Span: 2019 - 2023


Amy Cornwall is an agent with the CIA.

At least she will be.

When we first meet her she is an officer with the U.S. Army Intelligence. She tells us early on that "I've been through basic, extended basic, two infantry tours in Iraq, and was one of the first women to make it through US Army Ranger training. In the past few years, I've gone face-to-face with some of the most dangerous people in the world, interviewing Al-Qaeda, ISIS, and Taliban men (always men!) who looked at me with such hate from their black and brown eyes that it has caused terrible dreams at night and paranoia during the day; I am always looking over my shoulder."

Later, when certain events will make staying with the military not a remote possibility, she will pick up a card given to her by a shadowy figure she deals with in the first recorded adventure and before too long, she is part of the Agency doing work quite similar to what she had already been doing for some years.

As she then describes, "I'm originally from Maine, then went into the Army, and now I'm the lead officer for this squad of the CIA's highly classified Special Activities Division - a very bland name for a very dangerous job. We go in way behind enemy lines, kill bad guys, then get the hell out. Along the way, we work very, very hard to ensure that our names and activities never appear in the newspapers. Considering I'm married to a journalist, that can sometimes be a challenge."

That spouse is Tom, a reporter and a writer. Together they created Denise, their daughter who is now ten years old.


Number of Books:2
First Appearance:2019
Last Appearance:2023

1 The Cornwalls Are Gone The Cornwalls Are Gone
aka The Cornwalls Vanish
Written by James Pattinson, Brendan DuBois
Copyright: 2019

Amy Cornwall arrives at her home in Virginia to find it empty. She receives a chilly phone call demanding that she find and free a prisoner within 48 hours or her husband and 10-year-old daughter are dead. Now she must make use of every skill she learned as an Army Intelligence Officer to find this person as well as learn who took her family.
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2 Countdown Countdown
Written by James Pattinson, Brendan DuBois
Copyright: 2023

"An undercover CIA agent excels at working from the shadows—until a botched field operation reveals dark dealings between her bosses and an informant. And a hidden plot by a terrorist genius that could kill thousands of Americans. Among them: her husband and daughter.
She has to go dark. The Division wants to erase her. And they know every detail about her identity, her history, and her family. 
Her countdown has begun."
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Being a secret agent means keeping secrets as well as getting them from others and Amy Cornwall seems quite good at both, much to the disconcert of her journalist husband. That makes this series kind of unique in that he is trained at and makes his profession at learning the facts about people he meets while she is particularly adept at keeping her secrets locked away.

That sort of made me curious who was going to be the more successful, her or him. Well, her, as it turns out because she is good at her job. And the author is pretty darn good at keeping me intrigued.


My Grade: B+


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