||Mar 31 2002
A romantic thriller about a chameleon-like assassin and a beautiful federal agent, The Jessica Project pushes the boundaries of gender identity, and explores the possibility that love might help a person reinvent himself or herself.
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Jesse Barrett, assassin-for-hire, is coerced by federal agents into making a terrible choice: go to prison, or help them seize billions of dollars of laundered drug profits while disguised as a woman. Seduced by a beautiful stranger, he wakes up in her hotel room to find himself dressed in a nightgown, with all his clothes and identification missing. Will Barrett cooperate with Kristin Fox, the special agent who trapped him?
When Barrett reluctantly agrees, Kristin prepares him to go undercover against the Juarez cartel. Although she prefers women, Kristin becomes attracted to her creation, convincing herself that his transformation is the cause. While Barrett plots his escape, their relationship becomes physical. Until the mission goes dreadfully wrong….
As The Jessica Project races across three continents to a stunning confrontation on the brink of Iguazu Falls, Barrett and Kristin must save each other to redeem themselves.
By the author of The Game
What started out as a spurned lovers revenge threw
Jesse Barrett into a completely new world. The great
lengths the government goes through to use Jesse
Barrett to bring down a huge drug cartel is matched
only by the lengths Jesse goes to when he falls in
love with agent Fox.
Mr. Farrell has done a wonderful job on this great
read. He has paid great attention to detail and
characterization. It’s not hard to picture the story
as it unfolds, whether they are in the United States
or some foreign island unheard of by many. Mr.
Farrell does a great job putting the reader in these
places as the story carries on.
Seeing how Jesse struggles making it as a woman, and
doing the trivial things that a man has never thought
of before is well written. As he struggles to stay
alive, bring down the drug cartel, live as a woman,
and not let anyone know his secret, he finds the one
thing he never expected – Love.
This is a non-stop read that you can’t put down.
Great action packed story, with a good ending that
ties up all the missing pieces. Definitely a book I
would recommend to anyone who is looking for an escape
from reality and into the mind of a must read author.
Author of The Game
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Reader Reviews for "The Jessica Project"
|Reviewed by Terrance Garp
|If you are finding your spy novel reading becoming a bit mundane and repetitive, I suggest you pick up a copy of “The Jessica Project.” Author Thomas Farrell has taken a tightly constructed assassin-for-hire thriller and projects it through a sexual prism, which separates but confuses our notion of exactly what masculine and feminine mean.
The main character, Jesse Barrett, oozes masculinity as a successful assassin working for a Mexican drug cartel. Once he is cornered by federal agents, his only way out is to cooperate with the government authorities disguised as a woman called Jessica. His government handler. Kristin Fox, oozes her own sexuality except she now plays for the other side, sexually speaking that is. As the fast-paced adventure moves forward, Kristin finds herself attracted to our main character. But who is she attracted to sexually: Jesse or Jessica? Will she fall for Jesse because she now knows him as a woman or will she make love to Jessica knowing that she is a man?
Rushing alongside this sexual gender-bending subplot, is a first-rate adventure novel crisscrossing the world with enough twists and turns to satisfy the most demanding spy novel enthusiast. The story culminates in a series of confrontations: Jessica and the government; Jesse and the cartel; Kristin and her employer; and lastly, Jesse/Jessica, Kristin and their sexual identities. How will it all be resolved? Do yourself a favor--- get this book and find out.
|Reviewed by k
|sounds great I want to read it.|