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The Silent Sisters by Robert Dugoni
Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini
Series: Charles Jenkins #3
Published by Brilliance Audio, Thomas & Mercer on February 22, 2022
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Length: 10 hours
Format: Audiobook, eARC
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
After a harrowing escape from Russian agents on his last mission, Charles Jenkins thinks he’s finally done with the spy game. But then the final two of the seven sisters—American assets who have been deep undercover in Russia for decades—cut off all communication with their handlers. Are they in hiding after detecting surveillance? Or have they turned and become double agents? It’s Jenkins’s duty to find out, but he’s been added to a Russian kill list. It will require all of Jenkins’s knowledge of spycraft—and an array of disguises—to return to the country undetected.
But plans go awry his first night in Moscow when Jenkins gets involved in an altercation that ends in the death of the son of one of Russia’s most powerful organized crime leaders. Pursued by mafia henchmen, Russian agents, and a particularly dogged Moscow police detective, Jenkins is determined to track down the final two sisters and get them to America—or die trying. As various forces close in, Jenkins fears this time he might’ve pushed his luck too far.
I am really enjoying the Charles Jenkins series, which begins with The Eighth Sister, which was a heart-stopping fire hose of action and life-or-death danger. Charles Jenkins is unusual in that he is older, in his 60s, and left the CIA 40 years ago. He has a young son and a newborn daughter. I think you should read it is order due to the character and plot development as it progresses. Definitely some of the same people and goals are still in play in The Last Agent.
In spite of his complete distrust for the CIA, Jenkins still loves his country. He also has his own sense of honor and compassion which clearly have him going into a new life-threatening situation. In fact, his sense of honor make things extremely difficult on this mission. He’s already on a kill list for the Kremlin and now pretty much everyone is after him.
The action and danger were non-stop. There are several after him, and the silent sister he is here to save. Some of the players are familiar from earlier books and others are not. I was on edge throughout. This author really knows how to write layered, compelling stories. I have loved every one.
The narrator is the voice of the series for me. I am completely comfortable with his voices and enjoy his performance. He handles the different voices and accents comfortably, including the inflections for foreign countries. I don’t know if they are accurate but they sound authentic. I am thrilled the audiobook version is also available through Kindle Unlimited. I was able to listen at my usual 1.5x speed.
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