The Eighth Sister Book Review
|The Eighth Sister
|April 9, 2019, Thomas & Mercer
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|$24.95 Hardcover, $15.99 Paperback, $5.99 Kindle
Bestselling thriller author, Robert Dugoni, introduces protagonist Charles Jenkins in the first installment of a new series, The Eight Sister. Jenkins, owner of a fledgling security consulting business, and former CIA operative, meets with his former boss who gives him the opportunity to make a lot of money by taking on a risky mission. Strapped for money, Jenkins takes the job which means traveling to Russia and finding and stopping a Russian agent who is killing US spies, and is known as The Seven Sisters. Once in Russia, Jenkins finds himself in grave danger, and crossing the Black Sea to save himself; those who hired him are against him as well as the Russian agents he is trying to stop.
Anyone who has read Dugoni's other novels knows that his characters are well-developed and believable. Jenkins is likeable and is just trying to save his business and provide for his wife and soon-to-be-born child. In his sixties, Jenkins may be considered past his prime, but luckily, his skills remain and he is alert to the dangers of this mission. As the story unfolds, the scenarios are fairly plausible, and with several twists, the plot keeps the interest of readers. There are several edge-of-your-seat situations, and there are times when the novel is difficult to put down.
Although most of us don't have experience is spying and espionage, Dugoni sets the scene and creates a believable backdrop for the novel to go forward. Dugoni is an excellent storyteller and the book flows smoothly right up to the denouement where there is an unexpected ending.
Dugoni is an excellent thriller writer and this new series is one to watch and anticipate the next installment.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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