Review of “The Kremlin Letter”

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“The Kremlin Letter” eBook was published in 2016 (the paper version was published in 1966) and was written by Noel Behn (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noel_Behn). Mr. Behn published seven novels, this being the first of those.

I received a galley of this novel for review through https://www.netgalley.com. I categorize this novel as ‘R’ because it contains scenes of Violence and Mature situations. The story is set mostly in Moscow, Russia during the cold war.

The main character is US Navy Lieutenant Commander Charles Rone. Rone has been working intelligence for some years and is mysteriously recruited of a secret mission. A letter has been written by officials in the West and sent into Russia. Now it is the mission of Rone and the team of agents to which he is assigned to retrieve the letter.

This is a complicated and convoluted tale of conspiracy, intrigue and betrayal. I enjoyed the 7.5 hours I spent with this 288 page Spy Thriller novel. It was not an edge-of-your-seat read. I thought it was a little wordy and seemed to drag on forever. The plot was interesting, though often confusing. I give this novel a 3.5 (rounded up to a 4) out of 5.

My book reviews are also published on Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/31181778-john-purvis).

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