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The Russia Account

Written by: Stephen Coonts
Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Stephen Coonts’ newest novel The Russia Account pits CIA officer Tommy Carmellini against a murderous, international financial conspiracy that leaves a trail of death and corruption, extending from a small bank in Estonia, to the highest reaches of the Kremlin, to the halls of the Congress, and perhaps even to the CIA itself putting Admiral Jake Grafton, the head of the CIA, in the crosshairs of an assassin.

Burglar turned CIA warrior Tommy Carmellini has starred in eight previous Coonts’ thrillers, from Liars and Thieves to The Armageddon File. Realistic, passionate, in love with life, Tommy struggles in our turbulent age. Critics have labeled him a “hip, modern hero.” With the help of his mentor Jake Grafton, up to now Carmellini has always managed to foil his enemies. Discovering and defeating the powerful forces behind this massive, bloodstained financial conspiracy that threatens the very foundations of the United States government will be his most difficult challenge. Perhaps, he suspects, an impossible one.

©2019 Stephen Coonts. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 2019-08-14

The end...

The end of the Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini series? It appears very likely. At age 73 it seems that Stephen Coonts wants to end the series.

THE RUSSIA ACCOUNT has strong aspects of both a political thriller and an espionage thriller, but like other two recent novels in the Tommy Carmellini series it is really a political thriller with the espionage aspects supporting the political aspects. The publisher's summary is rather weak, but I'm inclined to simply add that it is a Stephen Coonts novel so a strong plot and fast pace are there as expected. I will add that the novel is about contemporary US politics and it does choose and support a side. The Grafton/Carmellini series of 19 novels covers over 30 years from The Flight of the Intruder in 1986 with Jake Grafton a young Navy pilot to 2019 with Admiral Grafton retiring after many years as CIA Director. I've read most of the books with every one being superb. Eric G Dove has narrated the six most recent novels in the series and he is the voice of Tommy Carmellini.

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  • Jeffrey
  • 2019-08-19

another home run

great story... sad to hear this is the last of the series... enjoyed the whole library thank you Stephen

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  • Stiller
  • Springfield, VA United States
  • 2019-08-16

So disappointed again.

I have listened to or read all of Stephen Coonts books. I have felt that after the Art of War the quality of the story lines and the development of the characters has degraded into political commentary. So sad to see these great characters become so one sided. Unless this changes this is my final Coonts read.

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  • itinerant
  • 2019-08-16

inept reader: avoid

What little I heard of the story sounds interesting and fun. Unfortunately, the reader has no concept of cadence, seems unaware of why punctuation was invented, and is unfamiliar with the conventions of syntax.

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