John Rykken

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  • The Impenetrable Spy on Dec. 23, 2011

    Secret government agent Zack Carter likes gorgeous plates of lasagna, beer, cars, guns, and action. Lots and lots of action. In The Impenetrable Spy, Carter almost gets more action than he can handle as he squares off against Chinese terrorists, a corrupt politician, a raggedy psychopath with gnarly yellow teeth, and—my personal favorite—the sly Frenchman, Vincent Bon Jones. The Impenetrable Spy chronicles Zack Carter’s ruthless, bloody adventures as he travels from one locale to the next, foiling one heinous plot after another. This book is 86 pages long, reads quickly and was written by twelve-year-old author Spencer Brokaw. I think it’s an excellent first book. Spencer has a big vocabulary, a knack for describing complex settings and a comprehension of plot, character and, of course, action. Many of the scenes reminded me of video games like Call of Duty and Splinter Cell, but as I’ve spent many dozens of hours playing those games myself, the scenes had nostalgic value. In any case, good work, Spencer. Don’t stop writing. I'm looking forward to the next book.
  • The Impenetrable Spy on Dec. 23, 2011

    Secret government agent Zack Carter likes gorgeous plates of lasagna, beer, cars, guns, and action. Lots and lots of action. In The Impenetrable Spy, Carter almost gets more action than he can handle as he squares off against Chinese terrorists, a corrupt politician, a raggedy psychopath with gnarly yellow teeth, and—my personal favorite—the sly Frenchman, Vincent Bon Jones. The Impenetrable Spy chronicles Zack Carter’s ruthless, bloody adventures as he travels from one locale to the next, foiling one heinous plot after another. This book is 86 pages long, reads quickly and was written by twelve-year-old author Spencer Brokaw. I think it’s an excellent first book. Spencer has a big vocabulary, a knack for describing complex settings and a comprehension of plot, character and, of course, action. Many of the scenes reminded me of video games like Call of Duty and Splinter Cell, but as I’ve spent many dozens of hours playing those games myself, the scenes had nostalgic value. In any case, good work, Spencer. Don’t stop writing. I'm looking forward to the next book.