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Soon to be a major motion picture from Paramount, this thriller takes DeMille's bestseller Charm School a step further. When the USSR collapses, three of Washington's most successful insiders--trained Soviet spies--are thrown into a dangerous new world.
Posted July 21, 2014
One of the best spy books I ever read. Great setup. Great characters. Suspense never stops. I like "The Americans" on TV, but this far surpasses that, and is set in the Cold War era. My mom has told me about all the fear during those years, and this brought it home in a way she never could.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 29, 2003
The Last Spy is the poorer sister of DeMille's Charm School. Comparison stops there - same idea of Russian children groomed in a mock USA town for the puropose of becoming Americanized and planted in the USA as spies. Character development - poor. Only Ash is developed to a point where the reader sees some depth and understanding of his character. This is not a taut thriller nor a tightly written piece; I skipped myriad of pages and still got the gist. Good idea, but DeMille did it right.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.