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The Eighth Sister: A Thriller: 1 Hardcover – 9 April 2019
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An Amazon Charts, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal bestseller.
A pulse-pounding thriller of espionage, spy games, and treachery by the New York Times bestselling author of the Tracy Crosswhite Series.
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.
“A gripping thriller…[The Eighth Sister] is destined to be a classic in the genre, and Dugoni is arguably one of the best writers in the field right now.” ―Associated Press
“With lean prose and spot-on local color, this plot-driven thriller pulses with tension and fraught escapes, the action capped by a courtroom drama as good as any from Grisham. A must-read for fans of legal thrillers and/or spy novels.” ―Library Journal (starred review)
“Dugoni delivers an exceptionally gripping spy thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“[Dugoni] has outdone himself here, serving up a double-barrelled blast of action mixed with espionage in what’s perhaps his most unputdownable thriller yet…Treason, moles, and plenty of misdirection…Robert Dugoni’s The Eighth Sister is a high-stakes game between spies, and he doesn’t take his foot off the gas pedal for a second.” ―The Real Book Spy
“The Eighth Sister is a taut thriller in the fine tradition of spy stories.” ―Authorlink
“If you’ve eagerly devoured [Dugoni’s] previous works for their cinematic pacing, tautly written thrills, and wonderfully developed characters, you’re in for all of that and so much more with [The Eighth Sister].” ―Bookreporter
“The perfect pacing and brilliant intrigue of [The Eighth Sister] result in a page-turning, intelligent tale that will keep readers engaged until the very last page…The perfect combination of espionage, history, and quick-witted characters―a rare feat in the thriller genre.” ―New York Journal of Books
“A marvelous read that begs for a sequel. There is more story to tell.” ―The Missourian
“Dugoni’s novel is, on all counts, a first-rate thriller!” ―Popular Culture Association
“The Eighth Sister is a great mix of spy craft and classic adventure, with a map of Moscow in hand.” ―Martin Cruz Smith, international bestselling author
“Feels so fresh and authentic we could see the story breaking in the headlines tomorrow.” ―Mark Sullivan, bestselling author of Beneath a Scarlet Sky
“Exhilarating…A tightly written, flawlessly executed espionage novel that takes the reader on a refreshingly unique, white-knuckle journey through the byzantine world of modern intelligence.” ―Steven Konkoly, USA Today bestselling author
About the Author
Robert Dugoni is the critically acclaimed New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon bestselling author of the Tracy Crosswhite Series, which has sold more than 4 million books worldwide. He is also the author of the bestselling David Sloane Series; the stand-alone novels The 7th Canon, Damage Control, and The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell, for which he won an AudioFile Earphones Award for the narration; and the nonfiction exposé The Cyanide Canary, a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. He is the recipient of the Nancy Pearl Award for Fiction and the Friends of Mystery Spotted Owl Award for best novel set in the Pacific Northwest. He is a two-time finalist for the International Thriller Award, the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, the Silver Falchion Award for mystery, and the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award. His books are sold in more than twenty-five countries and have been translated into more than two dozen languages. Visit his website at www.robertdugoni.com.
- Publisher : Thomas & Mercer (9 April 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 478 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1503903036
- ISBN-13 : 978-1503903036
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 2.54 x 20.96 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 527,423 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I enjoyed this book right up to the last page and word.
Both parts had the the essential element of credibility. The intrigue of the US spy network in Russia moulded into the US legal system being manipulated by the CIA.
This is a very pleasing book and I look forward to the sequel(s) with great anticipation.
It's a bad performance.
Won't be buying another one with this "performer" that's for sure.
PS. Book seems okay though
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I thought that it was a load of predictable rubbish and gave up reading before I had read half.
Maybe it improved later on.
Mr Dugoni should read some superior spy novels such as John le Carre , Graham Green, Alan Furst etc etc, and then try again.
Established authors often lose their edge as they churn out book after book. This one just seems to get better.
The Eighth Sister is long, involved and absorbing. I was pleasantly surprised when the excellent David Sloane appeared in the second half to add a welcome courtroom drama to the spy thriller of the first half. Whether the author’s depiction of the FBI, CIA, Russian intelligence, undercover activity etc is true to reality or not, we will probably never know – and who cares? Nobody seems to complain that James Bond and his adventures might be the product of the author’s rich imagination.
I would recommend this book to anybody who wants an intelligent thriller with plenty of action and a satisfying ending. Keep writing, Mr Dugoni!