Title: The Kremlin Conspiracy
Author: Joel C. Rosenberg
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
“It’s time, Oleg Stefanovich – we are going to war,” President Luganov tells his son-in-law in Joel C. Rosenberg’s novel, The Kremlin Conspiracy.
~ What ~
At four-hundred-and-eighty pages, this hardbound targets those who enjoy Christian contemporary fictional suspense involving Russia considering invading three NATO countries. Topics of adultery, physical abuse, and murder may not be appropriate for immature readers. The beginning includes a list of characters and preface while the ending has acknowledgments, the author’s biography, and advertisements for other authored books.
In this fast-paced tale, two men’s lives intersect unexpectedly when the president of Russia decides he wants to restore the glory of Mother Russia. While American Marcus Ryker is recalled into helping the United States protect three Baltic states from possible infiltration by Russia, Oleg Kraskin, who is married to the Russian’s president and confidant of his inner circle, feels there is no way out of a growing nuclear exchange. As one trusts in God for guidance, the other must decide where his loyalty lies to save the world.
~ Why ~
Those who like action-packed current day espionage stories of possible nuclear war will appreciate this book. I enjoyed the short chapters that were to the point, showing both protagonists struggle with their personal and private lives while patriotically and loyally serving their countries. The eternal plan of salvation is added.
~Why Not ~
Those who do not like graphic violence, murder, and death will avoid this read that mimics people and places in current day political history. Some may not like the story’s predictability and abrupt ending. Others may consider the book a little too close to reality regarding Russia and her leader.
~ Wish ~
My husband and I both read this book, accurately guessing the end before it happened. I wish it did not contain loose ends that may lead to a sequel. I prefer all pronouns of God capitalized for reverence.
~ Want ~
If you enjoy a game of political chess between countries that involve plots of terrorism, espionage, and assassinations in Christian fiction, this read will keep you engaged while questioning the news when you watch it the next day.
Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers and the author for this book that I am under no obligation to review.
This book can be purchased at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-kremlin-conspiracy-joel-c-rosenberg/1126701416