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An Amazon Best Book of the Month: Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense
“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.
- ASIN : B07D6PZ6P1
- Publisher : Thomas & Mercer (April 9, 2019)
- Publication date : April 9, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 3553 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 437 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,059 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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Charlie is approached by his former CIA station chief and reluctantly recruited into what is supposed to be a few quick trips to Russia to gain some valuable intel. It will also provide some needed cash to keep his business afloat. His first trip is suspenseful, but successful. On the second trip, things go horribly wrong and we're off to the races.
As usual, the author's writing is clear and vivid. The characters, locations and action come alive, even when they fall into some obvious spy novel stereotypes. The reader is kept on the edge of their seat, turning pages to find out what happens next. Then, about two-thirds of the way through, the story takes a bit of a left turn, changing from a spy novel to a legal drama. By this time, the story has the reader hooked and anxious to finish. But the change in pace is a bit jarring.
I won't say I saw the end coming. But I feel like I picked up on most of the clues to the underlying mystery as they were dropped along the way. This didn't detract from my enjoyment of the story. But I like it when spy novels keep me guessing a little more. Even so, I enjoyed this book and recommend it.
Disclosure: Thank you to Netgalley and Thomas & Mercer for providing a free copy of this book in return for my honest review.
Having realized this one was very much out of your comfort zone , I prepared for an all. ,
nighter one of my favorite ways to read your books.. This one didn't disappoint in any way ,
I even enjoyed the Russian .
So now I will pass it to my oldest son who speaks many languages including Russian for him to enjoy.
I can't recommend this book highly enough.
Thanks Robert , PLEASE keep those ideas.flowing.
First of all the main character is an Afro-American and 6'5'', which is fine if you are NOT a spy sent to Russia! There is NO way this man could run and hide anywhere in Russia, because he would stick out everywhere he went! You have to understand that out of a population of 142+ millions Russians there are only 0.01 % Afro-Americans. So everybody would point out the American spy, based on his skin color. I laughed when the Russian spy looking for Jenkins, was showing photos to Russians, asking if they've seen this man! All he had to do was mention his skin color!
Second, there are a lot of Russian phrases used, that are written in Russian. They sound like they've been plucked from a Russian guide book and some are grammatically incorrect! If the author wanted to use Russian, he should've consulted a native speaker at least!
In conclusion, I don't think the author should write about Russia, because he hasn't done enough research, and has no clue about Russian life, based on this preposterous story!
Top reviews from other countries
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.