The Charm School (Paperback)

By Nelson DeMille

Grand Central Publishing, 9781538744284, 800pp.

Publication Date: July 25, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (10/5/2009)
Hardcover (4/1/1988)
Mass Market (7/25/2017)
Paperback (7/1/1999)
Mass Market (2/1/1989)

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille's chilling, relentlessly suspenseful story of Cold War espionage in the vein of the hit FX show The Americans.

On a dark road deep inside the Russian woods at Borodino, a young American tourist picks up an unusual passenger with an explosive secret: an U.S. POW on the run from "The Charm School," a sinister operation where American POWs teach young KBG agents how to be model U.S. citizens. Their goal? To infiltrate the United States undetected. With this horrifying conspiracy revealed, the CIA sets an investigation in motion, and three Americans--an Air Force officer, an embassy liaison, a CIA chief--pit themselves against the country's enemies in a high-powered game of international intrigue.

About the Author

Nelson DeMille is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of nineteen acclaimed novels including Night Fall, Wildfire and The General's Daughter, which was a major motion picture starring John Travolta. He has sold nearly 50 million books worldwide.

Before launching his forty-year writing career, he was a U.S. Army lieutenant who served in the Vietnam War as an infantry platoon leader with the First Calvary Division. During his service in Southeast Asia from 1967-1968, he was decorated with numerous awards including the Air Medal, Bronze Star, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.

As an author, he has served as the past president of the Mystery Writers of America, and is a current member of The Authors Guild, American Mensa, and International Thriller Writers. He holds three doctorates: Doctor of Humane Letters from Hofstra University, Doctor of Literature from Long Island University, and Doctor of Humane Letters from Dowling College.

He currently resides on Long Island with his family.

Praise For The Charm School

"A marvelous contemporary writer with something to say, something as rare as it is rewarding."—New York Daily News

"A master at keeping the reader hanging on to see what happens next."
The Associated Press

"A master of the accomplished and incredibly versatile storyteller."—Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Highly engaging super-suspense"
Kirkus Reviews

"No one will stop reading or even pause for the last 100 pages."
-Boston Herald

"A harrowing journey to the heart of totalitarian darkness."
Washington Post Book World