Friday, April 24, 2015

I Bet the Russians Love Their Children Too

Whoops! Almost forgot!

#31 – The Charm School – Nelson DeMille
Recommended by: EW

This was a really fun book if you enjoy spy thrillers set during the Cold War.  This book was written in the 80s, when the Russians were clearly the bad guys and the Americans were clearly the good guys. Women served as bait and love interests, depending on scene, the men were super macho, and the body count was high and gory. I’m a big fan of the TV show The Americans and this book is a great complement to that series. In fact, I’m pretty sure this book was required reading for anyone working on that show. It was a solid read. A CIA agent and an American diplomat get caught up in a plot that could topple tentative peace talks between two governments. The tension practically oozed off the page. If you are a big fan of Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn, W.E.B. Griffin, etc., then this is the book for you.  

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