Best first line ever (or very close):
I know I’m not crazy. I know this because it said so in my file, which I stole out of Director Gray’s office on a drunken dare from a guy who eventually disappeared in Somalia.
Thus begins Original Sin by Beth McMullen, the first book about a retired spy who gets called back from the preschool drop-off line to confront her nemesis before he can destroy the world.
McMullen’s deft prose dances back and forth between the tyranny of a pooping three year-old and the perils of a weapons deal going down in the Cambodian jungle. I read the book in less than twenty-four hours and could go on and on about how much I enjoyed it, except that it would keep me from getting to the sequel, To Sin Again. Highly recommended.