Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday Memes: The Russian Endgame by Allan Topol

Happy Friday everybody!
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This week I am spotlighting The Russian Endgame by Allan Topol. This is the third and final book in the Craig Paige series and is a thriller. I got two copies of this one for review from two different sources. Here is the description of this September 10 release:
When former KGB agent Dimitri Orlov orchestrates an alliance between two world powers bent on domination, he unleashes a powerful chain of events that will rock the Western World. The agenda? Eliminate the President of the United States and seize classified military weaponry capable of shifting the balance of world power. But before this nefarious scheme can reach fruition, Craig Page is on the scene, joined by companion Elizabeth Crowder, ready to confront a painful past and the enemies that helped create it. But can the indomitable Director of Counterterrorism emerge victorious? Finding himself facing an old enemy unexpectedly catapulted into a lethal position of power, Craig is pushed to the limit in an effort to foil his enemy's deadly plans and keep potentially devastating military technology out of the hands of those prepared to destroy the world as he knows it. 

Filled with thrills, twists, and danger, The Russian Endgame showcases best-selling author Allan Topol's talent for delivering electrifying, gripping expeditions into the world of international intrigue.
Craig Page, Director of the EU Counterterrorism Agency, leaned back in the chair in his Paris office and closed his eyes. It had only been ten days since his successful defense of the Vatican and the battle for Southern Spain, and he was still emotionally strung out.
Friday 56:
On her return to Paris, Elizabeth was a media star. No one else had the story about President Li's death and Chinese troops in the streets and Tiananmen Square. 


  1. I like the way the author immediately introduces the main character, tells us his career, and indicates his mental state. Good writing.
    My post today features FLY OR FALL.

  2. I like the sound of this one, sounds like a good thriller. Good beginning...

  3. Probably not one I'd pick up but it does sound alright. I'm just not big on political thrillers.


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