Review – November Echo by James Houston Turner

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November Echo
Aleksandr Talanov Thriller Series
Published by Regis Books (November 1, 2013)
Paperback: 298 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0958666435
E-Book File Size: 2944 KB
ASIN: B00G727L70



Every spy has a beginning and this story is about Colonel Aleksandr Talanov’s beginning. For Talonov, an agent of the KGB, his life as a spy started back in 1985 at the height of Cold War tensions between the Americans and Soviets. It was after the the Biological Weapons Treaty of 1972 and the Soviets ignored the treaty. They instead set up several facilities to create biological weapons to use around the world whenever they decided to attack. In 1985 one of the Soviet scientists working with these deadly toxins decides to defect and Talanov is assigned to bring him back. This assignment changes the entire course of Talanov’s life.

Dollycas’s Thoughts
Wow! Wow! Wow! My husband and I read this book at approximately the same time and we both uttered those words as we finished the last page. We had the same reaction to Turner’s Greco’s Game which I reviewed last year and named Best Indie Suspense Thriller of 2012.

James Houston Turner packs a lot into the pages of this book, car chases, hand to hand combat, bombs, fires, gunfire, truth, lies, compassion and fear.  A major twist turns the whole story upside down. It was a non-stop ride from the first page until the last. I can easily see this as a movie. The drama was vivid in my mind’s eye. 

Turner is an awesome writer. He has created this fabulous character, Aleksandr Talanov, and masterfully written another fantastic espionage thriller that keeps readers on the edge of their seats.  I can’t believe how fast I read this book. The pages were flying.

There are 3 books featuring Aleksandr Talanov, Department Thirteen, Greco’s Game, and November Echo. I can’t believe I have not read Department Thirteen, but it is on my Wish List and I am going to get it on my reading schedule as soon as I can. These books can all be read as stand-alones and in any order. It is because of books like this that I had to add another level to my rating system because this book deserves more than 5 stars!!

Bravo James!!


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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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