If you like James Bond, you will love The Russian.
Rob Tacoma, ex-SEAL and former CIA operative, is called back to the CIA for a highly confidential and dangerous mission. The Russian mafia has killed Florida Governor Blake and New York senior Senator O’Flaherty within two minutes of each other. President Dellenbaugh is angry. He convenes a Senate panel that allows him to use the CIA on US soil and give the operative, Rob, a full pardon in advance. Basically, it’s a license to kill.
If you like action and don’t mind some graphic gore, you will love The Russian. The descriptions of the weapons, cars and planes are very detailed making you feel part of the action. However, the characters were not well developed. While Rob had some of his motivations explained, most of the other characters did not. They were only briefly described physically as a beautiful brown haired woman with great legs or an ugly and buff Ukrainian man. Great action with minimal characterizations equals 3 stars from me.
Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.