In A Spy is Born, Author Ed Sheehan has crafted an action-packed, suspense-thrilling, historical military novel introducing Pat O'Sheen. Actually, this is the fifth Pat O'Sheen thriller and this novel is a prequel that explains how a mild mannered, religious family man becomes the fearless warrior and a spy he is in first four O'Sheen novels, and therefore, this novel might be the best place to introduce readers to Pat O'Sheen novels.
Newlyweds, Eddie and Dale O'Sheen, are planning the perfect life when Eddie is drafted from college into the military. During Basic training, the army realizes that O'Sheen has special talents that with intense training could turn him into a fierce warrior, so they send him to Special Forces training. But after nine months of rigorous training, when he goes to war, Eddie feels pangs of guilt each time he kills enemy combatants.
After a fierce battle, Eddie is in a deep funk when his war buddies start calling him Pat on his Saint Patrick's Day birthday. O'Sheen uses the name Pat to create an alter ego who learns to kill without much guilt. A CIA agent hears of Pat multilingual skills and his sniper partner's talents, and he recruits snipers lieutenants O'Sheen and Burkowski for perilous missions to rescue POWs behind enemy lines.
Dale fears that she is losing her sweet, religious husband to his alter ego, Pat, who is becoming an expert at infiltrating behind enemy lines. When she fell in love with Eddie in high school, he was considering becoming a priest. Now her fears grow more and more each time he is shot in combat. She starts fighting to keep Pat from taking over her gentle Eddie's personality. Could they ever return to the perfect life she had planned with Eddie? Or would Pat force her husband to be a spy? Could she handle living with the man she loved with his split personality?