Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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‘Spy Mom’ author presents her new book

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From page A4 | June 14, 2012 |

Beth McMullen of Davis, author of “Spy Mom,” will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday to discuss the book.

Meet Sally Sin: wife, mother, retired spy … or so she thinks. After nine years with the U.S. Agency for Weapons of Mass Destruction — where she desperately tried to stay one step ahead of her dashing nemesis, Ian Blackford — Sally has become Lucy Hamilton, stay-at-home mom to Theo and wife to adoring husband, Will, who knows nothing of her covert past.

But now, instead of chasing bad guys through perilous jungles, she builds giant Lego towers, reads “Green Eggs and Ham,” and crafts exceptional forts from couch cushions and blankets.

Just when she’s starting to settle into retirement, Sally’s old agency boss shows up to recruit her for one more job, involving the illegal arms dealer, Blackford, who is on the move again. Her first novel, “Original Sin,” features Sally’s great chase to thwart Blackford.

Now, in “Spy Mom,” the agency director is taken hostage and Sally is once again called into action for a rescue operation.

McMullen has a degree in English literature from Boston University and a master of library science degree from Long Island University. After landing a gig with Reader’s Digest, she eventually realized she’d rather write books than condense them. She lives in Davis with her husband and their two children.

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