cover image The Eighth Sister

The Eighth Sister

Robert Dugoni. Thomas & Mercer, $24.95 (478p) ISBN 978-1-5039-0303-6

Forty years after leaving the CIA, Charles Jenkins, the hero of this nail-biter from Edgar finalist Dugoni (The 7th Canon), is living in Camano Island, Wash., with his pregnant wife and nine-year-old son. Since Charles is threatened with losing his debt-ridden security consulting company and his home, he agrees to be reactivated when his former CIA station chief, Carl Emerson approaches him. He is sent to Moscow, tasked with finding the woman responsible for the elimination of three of seven Russian women known as the Seven Sisters, who were chosen from dissident parents and trained from birth to infiltrate Russian institutions and provide the United States with valuable intelligence. Charles must identify this assassin, the Eighth Sister, so the CIA can take action before the remaining four agents are harmed. He quickly discovers that the Eighth Sister is not as Carl portrayed. Someone has set both her and Charles up, putting both in grave danger. Dugoni delivers an exceptionally gripping spy thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Agent: Meg Ruley, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Apr.)