Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Eighth Sister
by Robert Dugoni

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Pages: 478
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Former CIA case officer Charles Jenkins is a man at a crossroads: in his early sixties, he has a family, a new baby on the way, and a security consulting business on the brink of bankruptcy. Then his former bureau chief shows up at his house with a risky new assignment: travel undercover to Moscow and locate a Russian agent believed to be killing members of a clandestine US spy cell known as the seven sisters.
Desperate for money, Jenkins agrees to the mission and heads to the Russian capital. But when he finds the mastermind agent behind the assassinations—the so-called eighth sister—she is not who or what he was led to believe. Then again, neither is anyone else in this deadly game of cat and mouse.
Pursued by a dogged Russian intelligence officer, Jenkins executes a daring escape across the Black Sea, only to find himself abandoned by the agency he serves. With his family and freedom at risk, Jenkins is in the fight of his life—against his own country.

Kritters Thoughts:  This was an interesting sort of political thriller with a CIA and FBI edge.  This book went from an ex case officer being reactivated and running around Russia to the courtroom in the most interesting way.  Charles Jenkins left the CIA a long time ago and his previous boss has searched him out to send him out on a new case in Russia where he has had previous experience and in the mean time his boss has promised to rescue his company that is moments away from falling into financial ruin.  All while his wife is experiencing a hard pregnancy and his son is growing to know what his dad does for a living.  

I love a political thriller, but this was so different from the norm.  It had the usual biting nails wondering if he will get out of the bind, but then it went to the court room and there was a different anxiety feeling that was unexpected for this type of book for me.  With almost two stories in one, this book kept great pacing and it was almost impossible to set this one down even during a busy week.  

After reading this one, I may have go to search out more from this series and see if they all stack up to this one!


Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


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