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Robert Dugoni never disappoints as he presents a spy thriller that is over the top. A tall African American somehow manages to operate in Russia assisted by a well oiled machine that has numerous operatives.
The two last sisters need to be extracted and Charles goes rogue trying to help a woman. He has the FSB, mafia , and police after him. It is all action with split second escapes and negotiations with enemies.
To me Mr. Dugoni has delivered another superb, tension filled suspense thriller. Charles Jenkins, CIA operative, enters Russia to extract the final two surviving Sisters of the original Seven Sisters who, over decades, provided intelligence to the US. Fearing for their lives, they had gone silent – hence the title. After foolishly intervening to protect a young woman from being attacked by thugs, Charles Jenkins's re-appearance in Russia, sets off alarm bells. Spycraft, misdirection, competing loyalties and moralities make this a great read. The tale is sprinkled with current Russian political names that appear in the western press. The competing loyalties are the struggles of those Russians at the top to retain their power; the loyalties the Russian mafia have and the assistance they provide to Jenkins; the use by the CIA of the mafia. It is a timely book what with the Russian false flag operations, propaganda, and invasion that have in the last few weeks been occurring in the Ukraine. Very highly recommended.
Fact is always more entertaining than fiction - Dugoni takes the contemporary headlines and uses it as a back story to provide the historical context and rationale for the ethos that drives the decision making and drive to regain Russian dominance and the return to a soviet socialist state. The background of the plot is to save the last of the sisters - deep background CIA assets who are being exposed. Jenkins is caught up in a complex plot making his mission difficult to complete without the help of a few friends. The arrogance of the Russian Government knows no bounds. Viva la 🇺🇦 Ukraine.
This is the third Charles Jenkins’ book in the series and they just keep giving. This time Jenkins returns to Russia to free the final 2 silent sisters. But an event in the bar when he returns to Russia not only means the Russian FSP is after him, but he had made an enemy of somebody he shouldn’t. With him trying to get out of Russia again, the story is told from all angles. Will he get away this time? Another page turner and a 5 out of 5. If you haven’t read all 3 books, I would recommend it.
I love the story’s with Charles in them. They are fast and very exciting I read this book in a day and a half. I do hope he writes more with this character in them and also he goes back to Russia as I find it fascinating.
What a great series. Unputdownable and full of anxiety that Jenkins could overcome the forces pitted against him by not only the Russian FSB but the Russian Mafia too, but having good friends in very strange places saves the day. Hope he stays at home now with his family so I can have an early night.