"Longtime Coonts fans who share his political leanings will best appreciate this outing."—Publishers Weekly
"The story moves along at a brisk pace, with plenty of intrigue, which will please thriller fans."—Booklist
"Since switching publishers a few years back, Coonts has consistently delivered high-powered, conspiracy-laden political thrillers that are perfect for fans of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor."—Real Book Spy
It Starts with a Murder . . . Will It End with a Coup?
Stephen Coonts, master of suspense, has captivated readers around the world by writing thrillers ripped from the nation’s headlines.
His newest, The Russia Account, pits CIA officer Tommy Carmellini against a murderous international financial conspiracy that leaves a trail of death and corruption, extending from a small bank in Estonia to the highest reaches of the Kremlin and the halls of Congress—perhaps even to the CIA itself, putting Admiral Jake Grafton, the head of the CIA, in the crosshairs of an assassin.
Burglar-turned-CIA-warrior Tommy Carmellini has starred in eight previous Coonts thrillers. With the help of his mentor, Admiral Grafton, Carmellini has always managed to foil his enemies. Discovering and defeating the powerful forces behind this massive bloodstained financial conspiracy that threatens the very foundations of the United States government, and maybe the life of the president of the United States, will be his most difficult challenge yet—and perhaps, he suspects, an impossible one.
By turns thrilling, shocking, and even prophetic, The Russia Account is Coonts in top form. It is a reading experience not to be missed.
About the Author
Stephen Coonts is one of America’s greatest thriller writers. A former naval aviator and Vietnam combat veteran, he is the author of The Assassin, The Disciple, Liberty’s Last Stand, The Armageddon File, and sixteen national bestsellers including Flight of the Intruder, which was made into a major motion picture. A graduate of West Virginia University and the University of Colorado School of Law, Coonts resides in Colorado with his wife.
Date of Birth:July 19, 1946
Place of Birth:Morgantown, West Virginia
Education:B.A., West Virginia University, 1968; J.D., University of Colorado, 1979
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Vladimir Putin & Team is mob (police intelligence), criminals, (oligarchs). they are controlling over $100 billion in wealth in their onw name besides harassing East Europe over LNg politics. Putin is also a male prostitute. how D i know. well, I have been watching criminals sice 1970s. traitors of u.s.sr.
I just finished The Russia Account by Stephen Coonts. This was my kind of spy/intrigue/thriller. Every time I thought I had the story figured out, the plot line morphed into something more suspenseful and unexpected. I’ve always been a fan of the slow story burn, that is, the slow escalation of suspense. I find myself reading faster and faster. With Stephen Coonts, it’s the ending that I like best. He is a master of the clutch last scene that I would not have thought of myself. Five stars for Stephen Coonts and The Russia Account. My kind of read. Jeff Bailey, author of The Defect and Not On My Watch.