Is “Confessions of Eden” drawn from today’s headlines, or are the headlines drawn from what little is visible of Eden’s footprints?
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: New Second Edition Cover 18 May 2021
- WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award - Best Contemporary Fiction
- WINNER: Literary Titan Book Awards - Gold Medal
"This novel is purpose-driven; it is written for those who enjoy action, but the strength of the characters is one of the irresistible elements of this well-crafted thriller. ... Fast-paced and filled with action, it is one of those books you feel compelled to read nonstop." ~ Christian Sia, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews (5 STARS)
"For fans of crime and espionage, Confessions of Eden comes across as a tour de force in entertainment." ~ Romuald Dzemo, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews (5 STARS)
Michelle Reagan—code name Eden—is the CIA Special Activities Division’s newest covert action operator, an assassin, who struggles between wanting to succeed in her new profession for herself and her charismatic boss, and the moral quandaries of what she must do to innocent people who are simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Although she faces seemingly intractable decisions as she executes her missions across the globe, the adversary most difficult to overcome may very well be her own conscience.
Through it all, only one man has ever called her an ‘assassin’ to her face. Someday, if she has her way, she’ll marry him—if she lives that long.
All statements of fact, opinion, or analysis expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the official positions or views of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) or any other U.S. Government agency. Nothing in the contents should be construed as asserting or implying U.S. Government authentication of information or CIA endorsement of the author’s views. This material has been reviewed by the CIA to prevent the disclosure of classified information. This does not constitute an official release of CIA information.
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EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS a fast moving, intensely emotional, edge-of-your-seat thrill-ride. Where does the reality of today’s veiled world of international espionage end, and the fictional story begin? That may be impossible to discern in Confessions of Eden, an action-packed new addition to the great military espionage traditions of Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, Stephen Coonts, and Len Deighton.
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"Scott Shinberg makes readers feel what it is like to be a covert operative and to work on dangerous missions. What makes the narrative so spellbinding is the internal conflict within the protagonist, the fear of ultimately losing her humanity. There are tight spots in the plot, narrow escapes, and also disturbing moments of intense action that have strong consequences on the characters. Both the key and the minor characters are so well crafted that they keep the reader riveted. Confessions of Eden is well written, with intense action and an interesting sense of balance when it comes to the plot points and style. The dialogues are measured and revealing and the author uses these to develop other elements of the narrative — humor, conflict, character, and plot. For fans of crime and espionage, Confessions of Eden comes across as a tour de force in entertainment."
"This novel is purpose-driven; it is written for those who enjoy action, but the strength of the characters is one of the irresistible elements of this well-crafted thriller. Scott Shinberg creates a compelling protagonist in Eden and infuses her with humanity and realism. It is interesting to follow the psychological conflict she experiences, for while she has a very difficult career, she is deeply human with a strong sense of justice and the concept of right and wrong. It is this element of humanity that adds strength to the realism permeating the narrative and it makes the story even more interesting. Confessions of Eden is told in a powerful voice, featuring streams of consciousness that plunge readers into the protagonist's turmoil. Fast-paced and filled with action, it is one of those books you feel compelled to read nonstop."
"The fast-paced beginning highlighted by the first person narrative voice of Confession of Eden: A Michelle Reagan Novel by Scott Shinberg throws the reader right into the action, the first mission of this secret undercover CIA agent. ... Despite dedicating some pages to the first mission of the woman to explain in details the struggle of the first kill (a fascinating description that made me wonder if Scott Shinberg, as an Air Force Intelligence Operations Officer and a former FBI operative, ever killed someone and if he felt that way… yes, I’m dying to know), and my personal struggles with the first person narrative voice, I enjoyed Confession of Eden from the first page to the last. The approach to the story from a woman's point of view, although not always correct in my opinion, is interesting and the author gets to the point about how most women feel in every working field except for their home kitchen. Definitely an interesting read."