Wow, twists and turns and spies!! The scary thing about this book is the fact that I believe (at least) that this could really happen or heck it could be happening already!!!
The world we live in!
I never knew up to the very end what the outcome would be!!
I know its an old book, but it is worth the read if you have never read this book. I had never read it and everyone sitting in the room when the book was brought up in discussion was practically appalled that I had never read this book!
I don't read much espionage, but enjoyed this one. There were times when the testosterone level was so high that I expected the pages to start sprouting whiskers but it was a rousing read, full of Cold War bad guys and Spy vs. Spy adventures.
This is an amazing book. Probably the most exciting book I have ever read. An American kid driving through Russia comes into Moscow with a secret told to him about a place called The Charm School. The agents at the American Embassy start an investigation and the KGB does their darnedest to keep them from finding out anything. The excitement is very high throughout. The characters are believable. Highly recommend this book. You won't be disappointed.
This is a good book. I read it not long after it came out, wow, that was awhile back! Usually I don't read books on Russia unless it's fiction based on history.
Thriller ...The Charm School. Something very strange -- and sinister -- is going on in the Russian woods. In a place called Mrs. Ivanova's Charm School, young KGB agents are being taught by American POW's how to be model citizens of the USA, in order to infiltrate the United States undetected. An unsuspecting American tourist stumbles upon this secret... The Charm School is a chilling story of cold war espionage that is relentlessly suspenseful right up to its white-knuckle ending!
this was my first DeMille book,so many years ago.it still remains myfavorite. it tells the tale in the cold war era,set in russia and the discoveryof the Charm School...if i tell you anymore,it would ruin it.
this book set me on a DeMille journey that has lasted many years.his older stuff is much better than hi current works.
This book was really suspenseful. It was about CIA in russia duing the coldwar. Even had some mushy parts for me (as a girl) to keep me interested. I loved the twists and turns of adventure but it was still practical.
Hands down, my favorite Demille novel, EVER. It is your classic mix of espionage and thriller. I am an twenty-something adn think it may not appeal to a lot of people my age, due to their lack of knowledge and understanding of the Cold War. I, however, get just as hung up it as I do the Vietnam war, so Demille's military books suit me just fine. I have read 10 of his novels and have yet to find one disappointing. Pick up this book, fall in love with Lisa, hope the best for her and Hollis, and always keep an eye out for Alevy; you'll read it again within the year. I promise (this comes from a guy who has never re-read a book in is life) that if you're into spy stories and/or the Cold War that this is THE book for you.
The sterotypes of Russians and Soviets gets very tedious and tiresome after awhile. Also, this book is way too predictable. I have read several books by DeMille before and thought they were great, but this one just wasn't very good.
This is one great book.What a movie this would make if the British make the movie,because the left coast tgwits would ruin the movie,everthing is in this book,suspense,intrigue,adventure and great characters