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Publisher Description

"True master" and #1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille presents a chilling, relentlessly suspenseful story of Cold War espionage perfect for fans of the hit FX show The Americans (Dan Brown).

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.

Mysteries & Thrillers
April 1
Grand Central Publishing
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews


The Charm School ... True to the countries

I have spent considerable time in the former Soviet Union ... some 30 trips between 1997 & 2006. Mr DeMille has captured the gritty reality, the beauty, the pathos, & the absurdity of life inside & outside of the embassy, Moscow, & the villages. And he wrapped it all in a rollicking, thrilling, & sometimes sickening adventure. The consummate evil in the bureaucrats (on both sides) as they engage in their high stakes game-playing seems very real to me, tho I have not experienced it in such a high stakes manner. The contradictory appearance of gratuitous rudeness & extraordinary kindness of the Russian people is dead on!

All this insight into a country and a page-turner of a story ... what's not to like. I (almost) never give the top rating to anything as I know that perfection should not be defined by my limited experience. But this one has to have the top rating.

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Great Read!!

This by far was one of the best books I have read in a while...refreshingly good. I could NOT put the book down.

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The Charm School

Excellent book. Enjoyed it immensely.

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