The eighth sister / Robert Dugoni.

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      Summary: "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 assassination--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."--
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      8th sister.
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      DUGONI, R. The eighth sister. [s.l.] : Thomas & Mercer, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 21 out. 2019.
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      Dugoni R. The Eighth Sister. Thomas & Mercer; 2019. Accessed October 21, 2019.
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      Dugoni, R. (2019). The eighth sister. Thomas & Mercer. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Dugoni, Robert. 2019. The Eighth Sister. Thomas & Mercer.
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      Dugoni, R. (2019) The eighth sister. Thomas & Mercer. Available at: (Accessed: 21 October 2019).
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      Dugoni, R 2019, The eighth sister, Thomas & Mercer, viewed 21 October 2019, .
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      Dugoni, Robert. The Eighth Sister. Thomas & Mercer, 2019. EBSCOhost,
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      Dugoni, Robert. The Eighth Sister. Thomas & Mercer, 2019.
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      Dugoni R. The eighth sister [Internet]. Thomas & Mercer; 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 21]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 February #1

Dugoni opens this uneven thriller by introducing Charles Jenkins, 64 years old, with a pregnant wife, a nine-year-old son, and a business going bankrupt. We weren't expecting James Bond, but this? What thriller fan wants to read about such everyday dreariness? Things pick up when we learn that Jenkins is ex-CIA, and his old boss, leveraging the man's parlous finances, sends him on a dangerous mission to Moscow to uncover the traitor who's betraying U.S. agents within Putin's government. We have a torturer with a pair of shears and a woman with a silenced pistol, and everything is gloriously under way. A long section that has Charles frantically maneuvering through icy water should be read in a warm room; it's that good. Back in the States, however, the plan unravels, and so does the novel. The scenes that have the hero's old allies turning on him remind one of those TV thrillers that stop telling the story and start talking about it. Dugoni's numerous fans will likely stay with this one. Others may jump ship. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2019 April

Forty years ago, Russian specialist Charles Jenkins left the CIA in disgust after a botched op in Mexico City. Now, with his finances in disarray and his younger wife in the throes of a difficult pregnancy, the 64-year-old security expert finds his former station chief on his doorstep. Seven long-serving female spies in Russia are being hunted down by an eighth "sister," apparently a counterintelligence agent for the FSB (formerly the KGB). Three women have already died. Jenkins reluctantly agrees to help, though he knows if anything goes wrong the CIA will deny him aid and recognition. In Moscow, he tangles with a relentless FSB officer. This is only the first stage of what will turn out to be a desperate cat-and-mouse game with odds against him. Set in the new Cold War between Putin's Russia and the United States, Dugoni's 15th novel (after The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell) is a riveting tale of treachery. VERDICT With lean prose and spot-on local color, this plot-driven thriller pulses with tension and fraught escapes, the action capped by a courtroom drama as good as any from Grisham. A must-read for fans of legal thrillers and/or spy novels.—Ron Terpening, formerly of Univ. of Arizona, Tucson

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 February #3

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.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.