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Permanent Interests

3.46  ·  Rating details ·  78 ratings  ·  10 reviews
"Readers of Silva, Forsyth and Ludlum will enjoy this taut political thriller in which corrupt White House officials sell out to the American and Russian mobs to re-elect a weak President Corgan at all costs. American ambassadors and Russian spies who get in the way are killed. Diplomat Bob Innes falls into this conspiracy of political intrigue and murder and becomes the ...more
Kindle Edition, 394 pages
Published (first published October 1st 2006)
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Jim Crocker
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Permanent Interests is a startling account of espionage and suspense in a contemporary setting. Twenty-five years ago, the Red Army withdrew from Afghanistan and Mikhail Gorbachev became president of the USSR. The world had begun to tilt. Before the end of 1989, the Berlin Wall had fallen, the USSR had crumbled into dust and the poles of worldwide, geo-political reality had flipped. Everything changed. There was a new game in town. To what extent
Charles Ray
May 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When the American ambassador to Italy, a bungling political appointee with a dubious personal reputation, is brutally murdered in Rome, the Washington bureaucracy is quick to label it a politically-motivated terrorist killing. But, mid-level diplomat Bob Innes, who is thrust into the middle of the mess, thinks it’s a different thing altogether, and in his efforts to prove his thesis, finds himself targeted by bureaucrats attempting to cover up malfeasance, and the Russian mob.
Permanent Interests
Mar 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this book. It's an intriguing premise, and I like the genre. And there were parts that I enjoyed.

But I could NOT stand the main characters. They were stiff, very rigid. I actually didn't care much about any of them. (I know I care about a character when I simply cannot put the book down because I HAVE to know what happens next - and I'm sad for the story to end because I feel like I'm missing a friend. And I didn't have that with any of the protagonists.) But the villains were
Sep 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what a surprise. I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish. I stepped out of my normal genre a bit and I'm glad I did. I am now going to read Chasm. I will keep you guys posted.. My advice is give James Bruno a shot, you could do much worse.. Thanks James for a great read
Feb 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very well written book. I do wish he'd included a comprehensive dictionary for all his foreign language though.
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Riveting political espionage thriller: this is not "terrorism" as we think.we know it, or as we expect. Instead, this revolves around a conspiracy far more insidious, one which cares not who had to die, nor how many. The unlikely but likeable hero sort of falls into the case (wrong place, wrong time) and demonstrates his.good moral character by determining to unravel, and end, this conspiracy.
Mar 23, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: books-i-hate
The characters have no soul. The dialogue is lame. The plot is far fetched. The story was only mildly interesting.

Tell me again--why was reading this book a good idea?
Apr 24, 2014 rated it liked it
Ok - good beach book - only I waited until after vacation to read it. Far fetched plot, cardboard, stereotype characters. But it was a free Kindle book so.....
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James Bruno is the author of four bestselling books. He has been featured on NBC's Today Show, CNN, Fox News, SiriusXM Radio, in The Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, and other national and international media. His spy-mob thriller PERMANENT INTERESTS and CHASM, a thriller about war criminals, have landed simultaneously on three Amazon Kindle Bestseller lists, including ...more