Agent X FBI agent turned bricklayer Steve Vail once helped the FBI solve a brilliant extortion plot It was supposed to be a one and done deal But when he s in Washington D C to see Kate Bannon an FBI assista

  • Title: Agent X
  • Author: Noah Boyd
  • ISBN: 9780061826986
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Hardcover
  • FBI agent turned bricklayer Steve Vail once helped the FBI solve a brilliant extortion plot It was supposed to be a one and done deal But when he s in Washington, D.C to see Kate Bannon an FBI assistant director on what he thinks will be a romantic New Year s Eve date, suddenly things get complicated The FBI has another unsolvable problem, and it has Vail s name wriFBI agent turned bricklayer Steve Vail once helped the FBI solve a brilliant extortion plot It was supposed to be a one and done deal But when he s in Washington, D.C to see Kate Bannon an FBI assistant director on what he thinks will be a romantic New Year s Eve date, suddenly things get complicated The FBI has another unsolvable problem, and it has Vail s name written all over it.

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    About "Noah Boyd"

    1. Noah Boyd

      Noah Boyd was the pseudonym Paul Lindsay, of a former FBI agent who spent than twenty years working on some of the Bureau s toughest investigations, including the Green River Killer case and the Highland Park Strangler case which he s credited with solving.The first book in his Steve Vail series, The Bricklayer, was published in 2010 The second, Agent X, was published in February 2011 Boyd s intimate knowledge of the Bureau s inner workings, including its weaknesses, and his in the trenches experience lent unusual authenticity to Vail s character and the novel s investigative details Boyd died in 2011, at the age of 68.

    429 thoughts on “Agent X”

    1. This is a fable meant to teach that you should never trust a misogynistic Lithuanian chess master I swear I am not making this up Read the book if you don t believe me It s nice to see a new author improving his game This one s a lot meatier than the first Steve Vail book, The Bricklayer I d still like to have depth in the personal backgrounds of the main characters, though Agent X involves a deadly scavenger hunt created by a Russian spy called Calculus The clues lead FBI agents Steve Vail and [...]


    2. We are men who find chess fascinating Did you expect our lives to be secretly interesting Noah Boyd, Agent X Truly a surprise spy book that was thrilling and amazingly constructed, thoroughly enjoyed the mystery aspect of the book Steve Vail is such a fun investigative character, that had a hint of sass and always never following the rules, it was so fun to follow his character The clues left by the Russian spy about top government operatives selling government secrets to the Russians was just a [...]


    3. Selfish of me, but I was so sorry to learn that Noah Boyd died last month I really like the Steve Vail character as much as Jack Reacher and had hoped for many bookschokengtitik

      titikchokeng220 Great line attitude Whatever misguided thing you are about to do, I m in Complex, maybe even a bit convoluted, but I really like the characters.


    4. after the last book i read, i found myself longing for an action or thriller book and so i went to gr s recommendation section and i stumble upon noah boyd s novel agent x the author himself had been a fbi agent for a span of twenty years after reading the novel, i can say that the author did not dissappointeve vail is a detective working for a fbi headquarter he knows a lot about the mechanics of firearms, is very resourceful to make most out of pressing situations, and pursues hard investigati [...]


    5. Agent X February 2011 is the second bestselling novel under the name Noah Boyd, which is a pen name of Paul Lindsey Lindsey, who wrote a total of 7 novels, served as a Marine officer in Vietnam and then worked 20 years with the FBI Unfortunately, he died at age 68 in September 2011 after a battle with leukemia So this series may go no further.Both Noah Boyd books revolve around former FBI agent Steve Vail, who now works as a freelance bricklayer in Chicago thus the title of the first Boyd book, [...]


    6. It was good to get back to a simple ol book that just entertained, and lacked all the drama and majesty of the books I have been reading lately This book was fun, entertaining and reasonably well written, managing to captivate me and as any good crime thriller should confuse the hell out of me right up to the end Okay, so it isn t an amazing book But I did like it , and it was definitely worth the read The characters were interesting, with the banter between the characters being fun and light he [...]


    7. Many of you read Noah Boyd s first mystery thriller, The Bricklayer last year It was not only a bestseller but one of the best mystery thrillers of the year.Noah, is an ex FBI agent that spent twenty years with the Bureau and has been involved in many high profile cases, including the Green River Killer case and the Highland Park Stangler case which he is credited for solving.Steve Vail is an ex FBI agent, that is now earning a living as a bricklayer, that left the service because he is very str [...]


    8. I like a good spy thriller novel every now and again In my teens I read pretty much nothing else Len Deighton, John Le Carre, Ted Allbeury, Graham Greene, amongst others So I was quite looking forward to Agent X In my view it was the literary equivalent of a Steven Seagal movie The prose was workmanlike and flat and the dialogue wooden, lifeless and corny The characters have no depth and their back stories are practically none existent There is barely any chemistry between the leads, despite the [...]


    9. If you enjoyed The Bricklayer I definitely did then you will really enjoy this a defined and complex novel which keeps you on the edge on your seat I am right in reading that Mr Boyd is no longer with us


    10. No better than an average yarn with a tediously slow pace around solving a mystery and sexual interactions 4 of 10 stars


    11. Plot Summary Ex FBI agent Steve Vail navigates a maze of hidden codes and brain teasing puzzles to stay hot on the trail of a band of Russian spies in this breathtaking follow up to his New York Times bestselling debut, The Bricklayer FBI agent turned bricklayer Steve Vail once helped the FBI solve a brilliant extortion plot It was supposed to be a one and done deal But when he s in Washington, D.C to see Kate Bannon an FBI assistant director on what he thinks will be a romantic New Year s Eve d [...]


    12. Book 10 Agent X Last Chance to Die image error Steve Vail, ex FBI, now a bricklayer wants to spend a romantic New Years Eve with Kate Bannon, Assistant Director of the FBI But of course it s not to be It seems that no matter where these two go it s all action.The FBI is approached by a Russian intelligence officer 250,000 for each traitor Unfortunately he called back to Moscow and Steve and Kate have to use the clues left to track these traitors The clues are cryptic and as soon as they unearth [...]


    13. Boyd returns with another exciting installment in his Bricklayer series for lack of a better name , that equals, if not tops, the last one Full of even intrigue and drama, the book practically sells itself with its plot and character development While it did have some cheesy moments in the dialogue, the story than made up for it With three mini stories woven into one, we can see Steve Vail in numerous lights and really get to the core of the character s development While the story is nothing u [...]


    14. Noah Boyd s life makes up for a remarkably authentic background for this book His own life was a former FBI agent and his character of Steve Vail, aka Bricklayer was derived from his father s occupation As I did not read his first book, this is my thought of where Bricklayer came from He was a disenchanted FBI agent and rules got in his way of doing his job effectively Therefore, Steve Vail becomes a nomad with the skill of an office of the law but none of the stops Despite this, it does stand o [...]


    15. This is Noah Boyd s second book In his initial book he introduced us to ex FBI Agent Steve Vail and Steve is the main focus of this book Boyd is an excellent writer with many twists and turns in the plot and story line that require the unique abilities of Steve Vail I really have enjoyed these books and am anxiously awaiting the next book The books combines international spy story lines, FBI and government moles, bad FBI leadership and a few other things Noah Boyd is ex FBI and I can imagine how [...]


    16. This is the second book by Noah Boyd and sadly the last as he died not long after the book came out The book is all so call Agent X , the first book is called the BricklayerSteve Vail was a FBI agent but he got fired twice is now a bricklayer and does sculptures that no one sees he has gone to Washington to meet Assistant Director Kate Bannon for New year Eve party but before there get there the police ask for help finding a missing boy.Steve is than ask to help with a Russian agent that can ide [...]


    17. Very Very GoodVery Very GoodI finished the Brick Layer very pleased with the whole package The story, the plot, the characters and the ending So, I jumped directly into Agent X.Again everything was satisfying, the book is a success Some of the jumps from clue to solution were hard for me to follow But the constant twists and turns were part of the charm of the main characters There are few slow interludes in these pages You will need to have a lot of energy to keep up with the action But it is w [...]


    18. This is a sopho slump book The first book in the series was much stronger The puzzle and mystery are OK but much of the supposedly romantic charming banter was stilted and flat Many moments were unrealistic and many continuity errors almost had me throwing the book against the wall I will hesitate to read from this author.





    19. This was an odd book for me There were parts I was mildly interested in, parts that somewhat irritated me and parts that bored me Nothing was really terrible enough for me to stop reading, but nothing was so amazing that it kept me on the edge of my seat either I haven t read the prequel to this book, The Bricklayer, but Agent X stands on its own well enough that it wasn t an issue, which is good.The basic premise is that Steve Vail is some kind of hybrid of James Bond and Dr House He s super sm [...]


    20. I m never a fan of books where the villian sits with the hero, or heroine, at the end, and while holding a gun on them, clearly with the intent of killing, proceeds to explain every aspect of their master plan for 10 minutes Time that, of course, could be used to commit the deed But, instead, at the last moment, good triumphs To me, it is lazy storytelling As is far too clever banter between characters when their world is about to blow up A little realism would go a long way Nelson deMille does [...]


    21. Book 2 in the Steve Vail series I like this guy, a lot ex FBI and has no bones about telling the FBI exactly why he left and is proud to be an actual bricklayer Even saying all that, Steve finds himself sucked back into another FBI case, with his partner, etc Kate Bannon Confidential information is being stolen and sold and Steve is on the case The repartee between these two is classic


    22. The only negative thing I can say about this book is that half way through I learned that the author had passed away and in a way that s like the main character getting killed off and I like the series too much to know that it s over now.




    23. The story was pretty good but the writing bugged me It seemed cheesy I could imagine this being a Lifetime movie that I watch in my pajamas while rolling my eyes.




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