Robert Dugoni – The Eighth Sister

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.

Author: Robert Dugoni
Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini
Duration: 11 hours 20 minutes
Released: 19 Sep 2004
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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The gushing reviews dont comport with what I heard. I only made it to chapter 8. It was so very slow and uninteresting. The main character annoyed me for being willing to put himself in an extremely stupid position so easily. The inability of he and his wife to manage a household with a single friggin child is annoying, too. How are you going to be stressed out to the point of needing medical intervention over one elementary aged child and his after-school activities?

The narrator was breathy, and his sing-song narration was instantly grating. His Russian was spot-on, though. Otherwise, he sounded like a poor mans Scott Brick.

I returned this book.