Published By Thomas & Mercer
Publish Date: April 9, 2019
The Eighth Sister (Charles Jenkins Book 1)
A pulse-pounding thriller of espionage, spy games, and treachery
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.
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"It doesn’t get much better than this! “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."
“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
“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
“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