Review by Values_and_standards -- Russia's Biggest Hack

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Post by BunnySTx » 08 Dec 2018, 18:43

Thanks for the interesting review. While I do enjoy a good political thriller I don't think that this book will be a good fit for me. It sounds like a story that was taken from the headlines and given a few twists to create something to create a stir. I'm sure others will enjoy but I think that I'm going to pass.
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Post by Ksharmilla » 08 Dec 2018, 18:52

Still not sure about this book. It's a maybe for me. I like to see how the characters develop along with the plot in a book.

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Post by Cardinalsparrow » 08 Dec 2018, 19:01

Brilliant review... Iike a story with a strong plot. I think I'll check it out.

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Post by Kendra M Parker » 08 Dec 2018, 19:02

You’re right that this seems like a very timely novel for these days. It’s too bad the characters aren’t more fully developed.

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Post by Dolor » 08 Dec 2018, 19:05

Russia's Biggest Hack by James E. Doucette is a #Political #Thriller revolving around a Russian conspiracy to destroy the USA. It has torrid pace and well-written plot. #HistoricalFiction and #Political #Thriller enthusiasts will find this book marvelous.

The political thriller is not a genre I usually find interesting. Thanks to your review.


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Post by kfwilson6 » 08 Dec 2018, 19:14

I have to disagree that this is intriguing from start to finish. I found the sample pretty unengaging and the dialogue flat. I'm not a fan of politically driven stories anyway. Good review though, just not a book for me.

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Post by Jsovermyer » 08 Dec 2018, 19:27

This sounds like a great outstanding thriller. I usually like well-developed characters, but if the story is strong and exciting, then it will carry the book. Congratulations on being chosen as BOTD. Thanks for the good review.

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Post by bellaterrabooks » 08 Dec 2018, 20:00

As the author draws on his own experiences, he develops characters and a plot of substance, creating a realistic environment. As a thriller, a fully immersive experience is imperative given the need to rely on basal emotions. The fact that the author has achieved these objectives is commendable.

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Post by Gemma_15 » 08 Dec 2018, 20:04

This book sounds like a fun thriller to read. I like that the author looks to himself and the real world to pull in the realness of the story. That's pretty cool.

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Post by Spirit Wandering » 08 Dec 2018, 20:12

Normally good character development is important to me but the plot of this novel seems intriguing enough to forego that requirement. Thanks for the review.
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Post by LV2R » 08 Dec 2018, 20:13

It is interesting that the author used his experience with the cable industry to make this book seem more believable by having an inside scoop of the terminologies and the capabilities of a global communications system. It is good to hear that it is fast-paced and plot-driven.

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Post by starshipsaga » 08 Dec 2018, 20:15

Thank you for addressing my first thought right off the bat - I must admit I too took this for an obvious cash-in but am I glad to hear I was wrong about that. This actually sounds like a thrilling novel of spycraft and it's pretty awesome that the author drew from his own life and experiences.

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Post by Thokchom Alice » 08 Dec 2018, 20:19

Political thriller sounds great. I would love to read this book based on this review. Thanks for the review.
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Post by Zhariah » 08 Dec 2018, 20:31

This sounds like a great book, especially given the current events regarding Russia and their influence in the US and other countries. It's a bit disappointing that the book isn't more character focused, but it's great that the plot of exciting enough to keep the story going. Thank you for a lovely review :)

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Post by ShailaSheshadri » 08 Dec 2018, 20:40

Thanks for the excellent review. It sounds like Russia's Biggest Hack is an engrossing novel that makes you stick from start to finish. The novel reveals how Russia uses its online communications to influence the political affairs of Western countries. The story flows at a torrid pace. This book is recommended for the readers who like historical fictions or political stories.

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