- Mass Market Paperback: 640 pages
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (February 1, 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780446353205
- ISBN-13: 978-0446353205
- ASIN: 0446353205
- Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 1.2 x 6.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 1,020 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #590,045 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Charm School Mass Market Paperback – February 1, 1989
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"A SUPERLATIVE STORY...RIVETING...THE PLOT IS SO GOOD AND SO GRIPPING THAT PUTTING THE BOOK DOWN IS ALMOST A PHYSICAL IMPOSSIBILITY". -- Boston Herald
From the Back Cover
On a dark road deep inside Russia, a young American tourist picks up a most unusual passenger -- a U.S. POW on the run with an incredible secret to reveal to an unsuspecting world. The secret concerns "The Charm School", a vast and astounding KGB conspiracy that stands poised against the very heartland of America.
Arrayed against this renegade power of the Soviet state are three Americans: an Air Force officer, who will fly one last covert mission into the center of a mad experiment; an embassy liaison, who will have her hopes for a saner superpower balance brutally tested; and the chief of the CIA's Moscow station, who will find his intricate dance of destiny and death reaching its devastating conclusion.
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The book has a ring of both accuracy and plausibility. The characters are well defined, but not so much so that you can't use your imagination to round them out. The story is well drawn and suspenseful, yet not so convoluted that you lose the story line and chain of events.
I have read all of Mr. DeMille's books, and while I have thoroughly enjoyed most of them, this one stands out because the characters are not as sarcastic and "snarky" as the characters in his recent novels.
My only regret about The Charm School is that no one has ever picked it for a movie.
Just when you think the USA is about to do the right thing by service man and women left behind, you just might be wrong, AGAIN, at least in this book, Charm School! From how the embassy finds out about this infamous school to how the men and women lived for years shows DeMille's genius and his masterful plotting which not all authors have. Charm School if not the first of Nelson DeMille's books, it's one of his early books. I think it is his best!
major figures in one story, the descriptive that have you smelling the chimney smoke, the unwashed, the barrenness of the land the almost disgusting opulence of the Kremlin Square vs the most base peasant existence, the incredible page turning story.....the education of landmarks and cityscapes. Just use this as the textbook in Russian history classes and give students a true, vital, glued to the pages lesson they can carry their entire lives. Every student WILL finish this assignment. They will ignore their smartphones for long periods as they feed their brains and souls. Along w Word of Honor, one of DeMille’s finest hours.