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The Button Man (Cowley and Danilov #1)

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  30 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Glasnost has brought many western influences to Moscow. Along with McDonald's and rock music comes rampant consumerism and now, in Brian Freemantle's latest thriller, a serial killer. Russian Militia Colonel Dimitri Danilov, facing one of the most puzzling and terrifying cases of his career, must trace the trail of a murderer who has brutally killed a beautiful young Ameri ...more
Hardcover, 390 pages
Published August 1st 1993 by St. Martin's Press (first published 1992)
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Rita
I had a slow interest at first. But it is well written. I need up getting into it and enjoyed it. The dialogues and plots were well developed. It seemed familiar however, maybe another book or books that I have read. All in all, a very decent book.
Sally Bisbee
Glasnost has brought many western influences to Moscow. Along with McDonald's and rock music comes rampant consumerism and now, in Brian Freemantle's latest thriller, a serial killer. Russian Militia Colonel Dimitri Danilov, facing one of the most puzzling and terrifying cases of his career, must trace the trail of a murderer who has brutally killed a beautiful young American Embassy economist.

A very interesting take on the downside of western civilization's influence across the sea.
Robert
A serial killer in Russia takes the life of a U.S. Embassy staff member. Through the political machine the F.B.I. is called in to assist the Russian detective assigned to the case.This is a great read. It has such richly drawn characters and plot line that Brian Freemantle, with just one book read, launches himself to the upper limits of my favorite authors list. If you like the political thrillers, mysteries, or books about Russian life this one will satisfy all of the above.
Nouran Attia
It is interesting , thought it was a bit too long regarding some parts and could have been cut down , but all in all not bad, and I think it would definitely be good as a movie , except you don't get to know the characters that deeply.
Kenneth
Jul 21, 2007 Kenneth rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who like thrillers
This is the first book in the Cowley and Danilov series and I enjoyed it. I am looking forward to reading the next two books.
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Aka John Maxwell, Jonathan Evans, Jack Winchester, Harry Asher and Richard Gant.

Brian Freemantle [b. 1936] is one of Britain's most acclaimed authors of spy fiction. His novels have sold over ten million copies worldwide. Born in Southampton, Freemantle entered his career as a journalist, and began writing espionage thrillers in the late 1960s. Charlie M (1977) introduced the world to Charlie Muff
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