The Charm School - Nelson DeMille

The Charm School

By Nelson DeMille

  • Release Date: 2001-04-01
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 326 Ratings)

Description

WITH NEARLY 50 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE, NELSON DEMILLE IS "A TRUE MASTER." - DAN BROWN

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille's chilling, relentlessly suspenseful story of Cold War espionage in the vein of the hit FX show The Americans.

On a dark road deep inside the Russian woods at Borodino, a young American tourist picks up an unusual passenger with an explosive secret: an U.S. POW on the run from "The Charm School," a sinister operation where American POWs teach young KBG agents how to be model U.S. citizens. Their goal? To infiltrate the United States undetected. With this horrifying conspiracy revealed, the CIA sets an investigation in motion, and three Americans--an Air Force officer, an embassy liaison, a CIA chief--pit themselves against the country's enemies in a high-powered game of international intrigue.

Reviews

  • Great Read!!

    5
    By Bbbbbbbb1234098765
    This by far was one of the best books I have read in a while...refreshingly good. I could NOT put the book down.
  • A Good Read

    4
    By Sanhueza Family
    Interesting and educational for the time and place it was written for. I thoroughly enjoyed the glimpse into the Russian culture and CIA world.
  • The Charm School

    5
    By BOD3
    Excellent book. Enjoyed it immensely.
  • The Charm School

    5
    By gwsjr5
    I've read many of DeMille's books and this one is by far the best. It is almost too believable. The characters are well developed. I found myself respecting the good guys and really hating the bad guys. That's how good this author is.
  • The Charm School

    5
    By Pat, Hudson Ohio
    Now that I've read The Charm School a second time, I must state these are the best two fiction books I've ever read! Absolutely, intriguing from start to finish.
  • Almost Great

    4
    By wfrankel2
    Having read several of the John Corey novels, it may just be that The Charm School involves someone else and that I have a problem coping with that. In either case, this story is terrific and the last 100 pages pulled me in the way every page of a John Corey story does. The rest though was at times a little slow to develop which is why I only say almost great. I do appreciate DeMille's level of detail describing the Soviet Union; it felt like I was there. I definitely recommend but readers should just know that it's a little different than they might be used to.
  • Another DeMille Great

    5
    By Pooting Ran
    This is the 10th book I've read by DeMille and once again it didn't disappoint. Great characters and fantastic story that really makes you think about some of the POWs and MIAs of the Vietnam War. A must read.
  • Cold war classic that holds up

    5
    By savoytruffle
    I first read this book as a 12 year old and loved it, but I was apprehensive about how it would feel at 30. If anything, it's a lot better being more able to follow the political and sexual intrigue. It's also fascinating to imagine how the Vietnam War was as far off in history to the book's protagonists as the late Cold War (and this book) are from us now.
  • Loved it

    4
    By Jduchess
    Very entertaining
  • Outstanding

    5
    By kabluton
    My cousin recommended this book and I could not put it down. It was my first by this author and won't be my last. Definitely worth the time and price.

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