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  • Paperback
  • The Moscow Club
  • Joseph Finder
  • English
  • 04 March 2017
  • 0330313509

10 thoughts on “The Moscow Club

  1. Lance Charnes Lance Charnes says:

    I had high hopes for The Moscow Club An espionage novel written by an ex intelligence professional, set during a fascinating point in recent history 1991, the twilight of the Soviet Union I was looking forward to a intelligent, reality based thriller, maybe with some intelligence community inside baseball thrown in for good measure.Oh, well.The premise isn t bad an intelligence analyst stumbles across what appears to be a developing plot by Kremlin insiders to overthrow Mikhail Gorbachev in I had high hopes for The Moscow Club An espionage novel written by an ex intelligence professional, set during a fascinating point in recent history 1991, the twilight of the Soviet Union I was looking forward to a intelligent, reality based thriller, maybe with some intelligence community inside baseball thrown in for good measure.Oh, well.The premise isn t bad an intelligence analyst stumbles across what appears to be a developing plot by Kremlin insiders to overthrow Mikhail Gorbachev in a coup If you re of a certain age, you may remember that such a thing actually happened briefly in the last days of the USSR Had Finder just gone with the general reality of the period and populated his novel with characters drawn from the basket of vipers who actually made up the Politburo and the rest of the Soviet top leadership at the time, and had given us a flavor of the rising chaos and disintegration within the USSR, he d have had enough material for several high wire thrillers.Instead, he falls back on a creaky old trope the Global Cabal of Powerful Men who are omniscient and omnipotent stop me if you ve heard this story before , can kill anyone with total impunity, can suborn resources from their respective governments without any repercussions, and have somehow despite the breadth and scope of their organization managed to keep a web of secrets for forty plus years.Yes, it s SPECTRE or KAOS all over again.Our Hero, of course, manages to continually escape the Cabal s clutches, even though it kills everyone he looks at twice not a spoiler you ve read this story before and essentially turns the entire Western world against him There s also the requisite beautiful estranged wife he still loves, long buried family secrets, a secret CIA splinter group, and a second Cabal of Powerful Men that shows up late in the story to help move the plot around someNo Rosa Klebb or giant henchman with metal teeth in this one, but that s about the only furniture missing from this well used set.Don t get me wrong the book is competently written Finder s constant head hopping probably bugs meas a writer than as a reader , the cast members hit their marks consistently, the settings are well rendered, the sex scenes aren t egregious, and the action is well staged It ll make a fine action movie sometime If you come into this with the right expectations and are just looking for a way to pass that transcontinental flight, you ll be fine.Perhaps the cardinal sin here is that despite the silliness, The Moscow Club takes itself very seriously Brett Battles Sick uses nearly all these same tropes but has the sense to have its hero wink at the stock goings on Here, after Our Hero s fifth or sixth hair s breadth escape in the first half of the book, I stopped believing in most of what was happening on the page.I ll admit it based on its pedigree, I came to The Moscow Club expecting LeCarre or McCarry and instead got a standard global conspiracy thriller As such, it s my fault I was disappointed It could have been so much .If it s a global conspiracy thriller you seek, The Moscow Club is one of the smarter ones around It ll give you a few hours of thrills and spills Don t expect to be surprised by much of what happens, though, and don t expect to learn much about real espionage


  2. Mal Warwick Mal Warwick says:

    Looking for a spy thriller that might keep you up at night If you suspend disbelief, as science fiction writers ask you to do, you may enjoy this intricately plotted thriller from one of America s best contemporary novelists of suspense For starters, you ll need to imagine a brilliant young CIA analyst with a near eidetic memory who is also, though untrained, accomplished in hand to hand combat, picking locks, and repairing cars Oh, and he s devilishly handsome to boot and is married to a risi Looking for a spy thriller that might keep you up at night If you suspend disbelief, as science fiction writers ask you to do, you may enjoy this intricately plotted thriller from one of America s best contemporary novelists of suspense For starters, you ll need to imagine a brilliant young CIA analyst with a near eidetic memory who is also, though untrained, accomplished in hand to hand combat, picking locks, and repairing cars Oh, and he s devilishly handsome to boot and is married to a rising young network TV reporter who is, of course, drop dead gorgeous And though both are Americans, they speak fluent Russian admittedly, hers is a little better than his.But wait, there sFirst, there s a super secret arm of the CIA that operates out of a townhouse in Manhattan like the one where Robert Redford worked in the film Three Days of the Condor, which had been releasedthan a decade previously plus a super secret cabal within the most senior reaches of the US government that will go to any lengths to preserve the secrecy of a nefarious espionage plot they d hatched in 1950 Second, within the Soviet Union the book is set in 1989 and was published in 1991 there are two count em two super secret organizations within the most senior level of the Soviet government, both of them involving the KGB but working at cross purposes.If you can live with all that, you ll love The Moscow Club Abundant absurdities aside, I did The suspense is nerve wracking.Joseph Finder is one of my favorite thriller writers The Moscow Club, published in 1991, was his first novel and it shows He s written ten since then Of those, I ve read Vanished, which I found disappointing Suspicion, Finder s most recent and, to my mind, best thriller to date plus Buried Secrets, High Crimes, and The Zero Hour, all of them excellent recent works


  3. Eric Warren Eric Warren says:

    This book is a top notch government spy thriller Moscow Club has all of the things I love about these books, grounded setting, characters fighting for their lives, and an outlook for the protagonist so bleak that there s no possible way he s going to make it through I feel smarter having read it, knowing the amount of research that went into it My recommendation if you re reading the re released version of the book, don t read the introduction until after you ve finished the book While th This book is a top notch government spy thriller Moscow Club has all of the things I love about these books, grounded setting, characters fighting for their lives, and an outlook for the protagonist so bleak that there s no possible way he s going to make it through I feel smarter having read it, knowing the amount of research that went into it My recommendation if you re reading the re released version of the book, don t read the introduction until after you ve finished the book While the intro isn t exactly a spoiler, the impact of Joseph Finder s prescience seems greater when you go back and get the historical details


  4. Quentin Feduchin Quentin Feduchin says:

    A very interesting thriller, built on historical facts that we know about Stalin, Lenin, and the US president s visit to Moscow to meet with Gorbachev in 1981 2.Obviously the political undercurrents are invented and make up the thriller, which is on the general lines of a Bourne Legacy thriller Our hero has to undergo many dangers and escapes and many political and quasi political characters are devised for the story.It really is a page turner not the most complicated of plots but satisfying A very interesting thriller, built on historical facts that we know about Stalin, Lenin, and the US president s visit to Moscow to meet with Gorbachev in 1981 2.Obviously the political undercurrents are invented and make up the thriller, which is on the general lines of a Bourne Legacy thriller Our hero has to undergo many dangers and escapes and many political and quasi political characters are devised for the story.It really is a page turner not the most complicated of plots but satisfyingly devious It spans several states in the USA, thence Canada, France and Russia The undercurrent, highly powerful, political characters are of course very powerful they usually are and of course willing to kill off whoever gets in their way.Well worth a read, and recommended.Right now on another of his books, High Crimes , quite different in subject and which also offers some great forebodings


  5. Chris Ryan Chris Ryan says:

    I am loving this book I heard the author on the radio talking about another book he wrote I found this one at my favorite used bookstore, and it is great I can t begin to say how much I enjoy reading about a world with no cell phones, no internet, and marginal airport security If you are under 40, I recommend it for that reason alone


  6. Jsbiddle Jsbiddle says:

    Great book Exactly what you would expect from Mr Finder.


  7. Boris Feldman Boris Feldman says:

    A superb spy novel In the class of LeCarre and his ilk.


  8. Rachel Levesque Rachel Levesque says:

    546 pages of government conspiracy between the CIA and KGB Very interesting Loved it


  9. Lynn Lynn says:

    It s odd sometimes how you end up reading a book On a recent flight, my seatmate and I were both reading books, which of course led to a conversation Turns out he was a long time friend of Joseph Finder and was also a fan of his writing That brought back memories of hearing Finder on a panel discussion at a Crime Bake conference I had attended and how I found him both instructive and interesting So, I searched my collection and lo and behold here was this book I had never read The introdu It s odd sometimes how you end up reading a book On a recent flight, my seatmate and I were both reading books, which of course led to a conversation Turns out he was a long time friend of Joseph Finder and was also a fan of his writing That brought back memories of hearing Finder on a panel discussion at a Crime Bake conference I had attended and how I found him both instructive and interesting So, I searched my collection and lo and behold here was this book I had never read The introduction almost stopped me I have zero interest in political history and was disinclined to read a book that was actually a harbinger of actual events to come But I read on And, a few pages into the first chapter, I was hooked To me, that s a great writer The story was fast paced Chapter 28 had me so immersed that when I finished it, I realized my heart was racing and I was breathing fast as if I had been the one being chased At the same time there was enough historical detail to put the story in context but not too much.Overall, an enthralling read and highly recommended


  10. Nyssy Nyssy says:

    I read this book because it was on the listing for the TOP 15 GREATEST ESPIONAGE books of all time Well I have to disagree, it wasof a guy who supposedly is smarter than the average cat that kept walking into traps because he wasn t being smart Every turn he made he was trusting someone to not turn him in and everyone did so that was why he was always running Plus everyone he got into contact with weren t smart themselves and they got themselves in trouble too I know it s just a story I read this book because it was on the listing for the TOP 15 GREATEST ESPIONAGE books of all time Well I have to disagree, it wasof a guy who supposedly is smarter than the average cat that kept walking into traps because he wasn t being smart Every turn he made he was trusting someone to not turn him in and everyone did so that was why he was always running Plus everyone he got into contact with weren t smart themselves and they got themselves in trouble too I know it s just a story but ranking pretty high up there, you d think it would besophisticated or something along those lines but this wasn t This wasof your mouse kept running toward the cat to be played with haha I m sorry to say this will be my last book I read of this author for a long while


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The Moscow Club❰Reading❯ ➶ The Moscow Club Author Joseph Finder – Buyprobolan50.co.uk One night in a deserted street in Moscow, the chauffeur to a high ranking official is strangled too late to stop him smuggling out a tape hinting at the beginning of a hidden power struggle within the One night in a deserted street in Moscow, the chauffeur to a high ranking official is strangled too late to stop him smuggling out a tape hinting at the beginning of a hidden power struggle within the Kremlin Hours later in New York, Charles Stone, a CIA agent, is given the tape s transcript.


About the Author: Joseph Finder

Joseph Finder is the author of the forthcoming novel JUDGMENT and fourteen other novels, many of them New York Times bestsellers, published in countries around the world His book HIGH CRIMES was adapted into a movie starring Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd PARANOIA was made into the Harrison Ford Gary Oldman film He was born in Chicago, lived in the Philippines, Afghanistan, Washington State, and upstate New York His novels have won numerous awards, including the Strand Critics award, the Barry Award, and the International The Moscow Epub / Thriller Writers Thriller Award for best novel His first novel, THE MOSCOW CLUB, was named by Publishers Weekly as one of the best spy novels of all time He lives with his wife in Boston and Cape Cod, where he roots for the Red Sox and mourns his Golden Retriever rescue dog, Mia He s currently trying to convince his wife to get another dog.