King of Queens is the first novel in the Ed Maddux series by R.J. Patterson. It takes place in the weeks leading up to the Worlds Fair in New York City in 1964. Ed Maddux works in the marketing department in General Motors offices in New York and is busy working on preparations for their exhibit. He is approached by the CIA to be a temporary civilian asset for them to try to get information from an old college friend and a prominent politician who has been meeting with a suspect Russian agent who is believed is preparing some sort of attack soon in New York. Ed reluctantly agrees after seeing his friend talking to the Russian agent at a restaurant. But can he get them the information and in time?
This story keeps the reader glued to the book to see what’s going to happen next in the story. There is plenty of action along with some unexpected twists. It is a very good book overall.
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World of Sleuth’s Rating: *****
(Five out of five stars)