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The Eighth Sister

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  33 reviews

A pulse-pounding thriller of espionage, spy games, and treachery by the New York Times bestselling author of the Tracy Crosswhite Series.

Former CIA case officer Charles Jenkins is a man at a crossroads: in his early sixties, he has a family, a new baby on the way, and a security consulting business on the brink of bankruptcy. Then his former bureau chief shows up at his

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Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Thomas & Mercer
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Bent Hansen
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Writing other books - including the excellent and entertaining Tracy Crosswhite series - Robert Dugoni has taken a 7-year break from his first major series about lawyer David Sloane and his investigator and friend Charles Jenkins. Actually, this book doesn't seem to be acknowledged as part of the Sloane series, which makes sense as Sloane has but a rather large supporting role in the book where Jenkins is the absolute main character.
This time around, Dugoni takes us - along with Jenkins - to Rus
Scott Parsons
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: espionage
Intriguing Spy Thriller

Charles Jenkins, who retired from the CIA years earlier because he did not agree with some of the activities being undertaken by his agency, now runs his own private security company. His company is struggling financially. So when his former bureau chief appears on his doorstep and offers him a contract to go to Moscow to try to determine who is betraying seven embedded spies known as the Seven Sisters Charles accepts the assignment. When he arrives in Russia Charles disco
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
I would like to thank Netgalley and Thomas and Mercer for a copy of the book to read and review.

I have loved every book that I have read from this author and this was no exception. This was absolutely a wonderful, action packed spy thriller. I found myself reading so fast that I would have to backtrack to see what I missed, but I couldn't slow down because I was so anxious about what would happen next. I loved the characters and was especially glad that we were able to get things all tied up wi
Donna Hines
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Charles Jenkins is in need of change so when the opportunity arises he latches on.
This former CIA agent knows the risks he faces in bringing down the Russian agent but he must do what's required to keep his country safe.
This Russian agent is ruthless as he takes out U.S. spy cell known as the seven sisters.
Since he's already on the brink of financial disaster he takes the money in hopes of achieving success for his country only to learn there's not 7 but 8 sisters.
The eight sister is not who she
Andrew Tucker
Jan 03, 2019 rated it liked it
2.5 stars rounded up to 3.

I have really enjoyed Dugoni's Tracy Crosswhite series so when I saw a new book from him I jumped on the chance to get an ARC from netgalley.

The blurb describes this book as a spy novel, but its really 60% spy novel and 40% courtroom drama. This complete change was a bit of a turnoff for me and I would have enjoyed the book a lot more if it had stayed in the spy genre and explored those topics instead of turning into legal proceedings. The main lawyer, David Sloane, is
Jill Elizabeth
I really like Dugoni's writing style - he's engaging and devises intriguing characters that jump to life off the page. His Sam Hell book was one of my favorite finds of 2018. This story had everything I enjoy - besides great characterization, there were spies and secret identities and lies and betrayal, which all make for a great tale. My only complaint is that this felt rather like two books cobbled into one.... (Hence only three stars.)

The first portion is all about the spy stuff - and it was
Jud Hanson
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Charles Jenkins is a family man and former spy. He’s now enjoying retirement in Washington State, running his own security firm and expecting a new baby. Despite all this, he’s in financial trouble. He therefore can’t believe his luck when his old CIA boss shows up with a seemingly genuine opportunity: a mission for the CIA to save the lives of some undercover operatives inside Russia. Jenkins needs the money, so he accepts. Unfortunately, all is not what it seems and before long, Jenkins is on ...more
Nov 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to preview The Eighth Sister by Robert Dugoni. This is a standalone novel and I think fans of Dugoni will enjoy it.
The lead character is Charles Jenkins, a sixty-something man who owns a security company. Charles is a man who takes charge and is quite capable running his own business but he has alot on his plate, including a baby on the way.
When a risky assignment falls into his arms, he is eager to take it. Not only will this mission give him exposure, b
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoy Robert Dugoni’s novels, especially his homicide detective, Tracy Crosswhite series. The Eighth Sister is a totally different genre and a return tocharacters introduced seven years ago, attorney David Sloane and his friend, Charles Jenkins.

Jenkins, former CIA agent is seemingly called back into duty and travels to and harrowingly escapes from Russia. But, was he really serving his country or his own financial interests? On trial for espionage, it is up to David Sloane to defend him again
J. F.
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book Review: The Eighth Sister by Robert Dugoni

Replete with action, gizmos and spy-speak, the critically-acclaimed author showcases the full range of his tremendous talent, and pens a spy thriller - a genre beyond the bounds of his prior work.

Although the plot morphs into a legal thriller in the last third of the book, in the style of the author's "David Sloane" legal series, the secret agent stuff is quite credible, opens a new level of excitement for his readers, and is quite a departure from
Patty Nobles
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reading is my passion and I have read many authors across a wide range of genres, but one author is in a class all his own. Robert Dugoni creates stories that hook you in from the first word to the very last. In his latest novel “The Eight Sister” he brings in familiar characters, but with a completely different story. Charles Jenkins is a retired CIA operative who is enjoying the life he has created on his farm with his pregnant wife and his young child when he is convinced to do one more missi ...more
Tarrah Marie
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to #NetGalley for this ARC of #TheEighthSister

When everyone has something to lose, no one can be trusted.

Robert Dugoni steps out from under his Tracy Crosswhite series into a politically charged new novel. The characters were bold and bolstered an unpredictable plot between the American CIA and the Russian FGB. While the narrative started out slow to build, it was short lived. The story soon wraps the reader up in a riveting guessing game. Each character is well crafted in their own right
Doug Yonce
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A novel novel from a superb novelist. I always look forward to the author’s books, but this one was a total surprise. Expecting a Pacific Northwest lawyer thriller, I found myself, instead, transported into a completely different world. The author’s research was obvious as he described new locales with detail that takes the reader with him. Character development continues to be a strength as you feel the fears, worries, determination, and triumphs. With such strong settings and characters, one c ...more
Rachel Stansel
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
I have read every book by Dugoni and consider myself a huge fan. And while I will keep picking up his books, I did not enjoy this one. A combination of the led character just annoying me and the pacing seeming off to me, I pushed to about halfway. When I realized I didn't care enough about the conclusion to keep going, I threw in the towel. If you love espionage stories, give it a go. Not for me.

Full disclosure - I received a copy of the novel from the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
In “The Eighth Sister” by Robert Dugoni we are introduced to Charles Jenkins, a former CIA agent, who is asked to help his former employer with a case. He agrees, for a price, since he is having money problems. What Charles faces after he agrees is a race for his life – both in Russia and on American soil.

This book is fast paced and very realistic – a definite read. As a huge fan of the authors Tracy Crosswhite Series I had high expectations and they were all met.

I received this book through Net
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Eighth Sister by Robert Dugoni took a bit for me to get into, but once I did, it became quite the page-turner. This book is different from his Tracy Crosswhite crime novels, but still in the same vein regarding suspense, drama, and heart-pounding action. The storyline of an ex-CIA agent back in play had many twists and turns, keeping me on my toes of what guessing and rethinking characters and the plot line.

The theme of the book is very relevant for this time in our world and learning about
Dawn Byers
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dugoni never disappoints - once again he has written a great spy thriller.
I was given this book from NetGalley for an honest review -
Charles Jenkins was previously in the CIA - now he is 60 with a pregnant wife and a failing business.
His former chief asks him to find a Russian agent - but when Jenkins finds a totally different situation he must find a way to escape.
This is a book you won't want to miss -

Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another winning storyline by Robert Dugoni. I was pleasantly surprised to see some familiar characters in this book as David Sloan is one of my favorites. An exciting first half of the book takes the main character, Charles Jenkins, to Russia and back when he is supposedly reactivated by the CIA. The second half brings back David Sloane’s ecpertise in the courtroom. I loved it all as I always do with Dugoni’s books. I definitely recommend this book.
Diane Perry
Nov 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A great thriller of mind games and espionage. Charlie Jenkins thought he left his old life with the CIA behind, but here he is back in Russia and facing some very serious situations. Fast paced and a very enjoyable read. I do hope to hear more about Jenkins and his wife.
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Eighth Sister is the first Robert Dugoni book I've read that wasn't part of the Tracy Crosswhite series. The Eighth Sister has lots of edge of your seat moments where your heart will be pounding. This book is difficult to put down. I was given an early copy to review.
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
So far I have loved everything I have read by Robert Dugoni! I felt that The Eighth Sister started just a bit slow but after a few of chapters it found the groove and everything began falling into place. Great job!! Thank you NetGalley for the opportunity.
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. It kept me interested from the beginning to the end. It was full of mystery and suspense, descriptive events and well rounded characters. Would recommend.
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Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've become an avid reader of Robert Dugoni's novels. This latest The Eighth Sister combines the action and adventure of a spy novel - our hero is asked to return to Russia on a mission for the CIA - with the surprises and tension of a legal thriller. It has humor and characters that I found myself caring about and cheering for.
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is completely different from his previous series. This book was more CIA and espionage. I really enjoyed this book but it did leave me with some questions
Kathryn Garner
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Totally different from the Tracy Crossthwaite series but every bit as good and totally engrossing. Twists and turns and a nail biting finale.
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I say this with every book I've read by Robert Dugoni, but I have to say it again: I could not put this book down!
Charles Jenkins is a retired CIA agent with a wife and son and another child on the way. He runs a security firm but when his major clients stops paying it's bills, Charles is hurting. Out of the blue appears Christopher Emerson, an agent that Charles knows from his past, with an improbably proposition: the CIA needs Charles back on an ultra secret project. Shades of Mission Impossi
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Robert Dugoni is the New York Times, #1 Amazon, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of the Tracy Crosswhite series: My Sister's Grave, Her Last Breath, In the Clearing, The Trapped Girl and Close to Home, as well as the short prequels The Academy and Third Watch. The police procedural featuring Seattle Homicide Detective Tracy Crosswhite has kept Dugoni in the Amazon top 10 for more than ...more