Author Nelson DeMille takes back to the Cold War deep inside Soviet Russia where United States’ “diplomats” work inside Moscow seemingly simultaneously against the KGB and the American diplomatic community…
“I need the truth. The real truth, not the Soviet truth. I need some information on a former Red Air Force training facility…North of Borodino…A former ground school. The Komitet uses it for other purposes. You know the one I mean, don’t you?…but it must not be too important, General, or you’d have told me long ago…It is so important, Colonel, so potentially dangerous for the future of Soviet-American relations and world peace, that it is better left alone…If you know anything about the facility at Borodino, you will know that getting me out of here is a cheap price for what I can tell you…It will blow your mind, Colonel.”
In The Charm School, fate pits an unlikely trio of a CIA spook, an Air Force Spy, and an embassy office worker against the KGB in a race to find out what is going on at the Charm School. A race that is made very difficult by the intense spying by the Soviets and restrictive travel…oh and the fact that they may just decide to kill you.
Nelson DeMille is one of my favorite authors and his work has never disappointed me. Going back to the Cold War era is almost nostalgic for those of us who grew up then and hating the Russians seems very natural. Take the time and pick up this novel.