Title: The Kremlin Conspiracy
Author: Joel C. Rosenberg
Release Date: March 6, 2018
Description from Goodreads: “New York Times bestselling author Joel C. Rosenberg returns with a high-stakes political thriller set in Russia.
Everything he learned to protect the president, he must use to take out theirs.
With an American president distracted by growing tensions in North Korea and Iran, an ominous new threat is emerging in Moscow. A czar is rising in the Kremlin, a Russian president feverishly consolidating power, silencing his opposition, and plotting a brazen and lightning-fast military strike that could rupture the NATO alliance and bring Washington and Moscow to the brink of nuclear war. But in his blind spot is the former U.S. Secret Service agent, Marcus Ryker, trained to protect but ready to kill to save his country.”
Review: This book was a really well written, action packed, political thriller. It was filled with a lot of surprises and is completely relevant. With all the talk going on about attacks on the US and other counties, as well as all the ISIS attacks that have been going on lately, this book was terrifyingly relatable right now.
I am new to Joel C. Rosenberg’s books, this is the second book of his I have read, but so far I am completely impressed. He is able to bring his stories to life and do it in a way that I cannot put the book down.
The beginning was really intense and it drew me in quickly. I enjoyed the switches between Marcus Ryker and Oleg Kraskin. They were both really interesting characters and I love how they were both assisting in something so important, both trying to do the right thing.
It did slow down a bit about a third of the way in. I feel like there was too much buildup and background of the characters when there really wasn’t much going on. I think this could have been a little better if the middle had been shortened. It did pick back up again towards the end and was really intense.
Recommendation: Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I can’t wait for the next book in this series. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys political thrillers.
*I received an advanced copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers for review purposes. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.*