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Moscow Sting: A Novel

2 Ratings: 2.0
A book by Alex Dryden

*Starred Review* Dryden follows up his superb debut, Red to Black (2009), with a riveting sequel. British spy Finn, who uncovered a Russian plan to control Europe's access to oil and natural gas, is dead, murdered by a KGB-trained Russian criminal. … see full wiki

Author: Alex Dryden
Publisher: Ecco
2 reviews about Moscow Sting: A Novel
review by . August 16, 2010
When I want a spy thriller, I reach for Daniel Silva. He might not always have it right when it comes to Russian/Soviet settings/characters, but his writing is interesting, gripping, and entertaining. In the case of "Moscow Sting", the writing is rough, at times borderline boring, and my attention is constantly being diverted by distractions, which I hardly notice when a book has me captivated. I'll settle for a few of the more glaring examples of what I thought was just bad writing:    "...he …
review by . August 03, 2010
Author Dryden is a remarkably well informed insider, privy to the machinations of espionage and his hands- on-experience with the covert operations of moles and spies render this novel unusually powerful. It was not so much the twisting plot that intrigued me the most, though, but the intimate atmosphere of seedy neighborhoods in London and Paris and New York, a wind-washed desolate mesa in New Mexico and the icy-cold remote steppes of Russia. The atmosphere of the spy undercover world where an …
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