November Echo, James Houston Turner

Every spy has a beginning, and for Colonel Aleksandr Talanov of the KGB, that moment occurs one summery night in 1985 on the Costa del Sol, at the height of Cold War tensions between the Americans and Soviets.

As a signatory to the Biological Weapons Treaty of 1972, the United States had already destroyed its military stockpiles of weaponized pathogens. The Soviet Union, however, responded differently to the signing of that treaty. They created a network of forty-seven top-secret production facilities spread across Russia. Called Biopreparat, it was the largest biological weapons program in history.

So when a scientist from one of those facilities decides to defect, Talanov has the assigned task of bringing him back. But after tracking the scientist and his family to Spain, Talanov is betrayed and the scientist and his family are murdered.

The only survivor is their teenage daughter, Noya — short for Noyabŕ — in English, “November” — and what happens in an impulsive moment changes the course of Talanov’s life by placing him in a desperate race to save Noya from the deadliest and most vicious adversary he will ever encounter: the KGB.

November Echo is a sensational book written by the exceptional and James Houston Turner and wow what a stellar and thrilling story! November Echo is a book I was excited to read as I had previously read book four in the series titled Dragon Head. Dragon Head for me was an incredible thriller with a phenomenal star at the center and so I was excited to be reunited with Talanov as well as Turner’s literature! Now that I have finished reading November Echo I can happily write Turner has again written a wonderful and thrilling story once again and is definitely a book I can recommend to you lovely readers!

November Echo is the sensational first book in the Aleksandr Talanov thriller series and is a read guaranteed to hook and captivate readers from start to finish! The reader in November Echo will meet the protagonist of the book and series, Colonel Aleksandra Talanov of the KGB. The reader in November Echo will follow Talanov as he embarks on a new mission which is to retrieve a scientist that is trying to defect to America. The reader will follow Talanov as he tries to intercept him along with the help of a new and inexperienced agent, Sofia Dubinina and what follows is a thrilling, shocking and captivating tale that should not be missed!

The premise of November Echo is exceptional, original, and thrilling. James Houston Turner is an incredible writer who has accomplished the near-impossible, Turner has managed to write an entertaining, bewitching, and flawless story that will perfectly unfold in readers’ minds like a movie! As well as this, the story of November Echo captivated me from the first page thanks to the book’s sharp literature and strong opening.

The reader thanks to the exceptional author James Houston Turner will be thrust into the action early on thanks to Turner’s fast-paced narrative. The fast-paced narrative combined with the extraordinary story had me in a frenzy and turning the pages with haste, and when a reader does this, then they know that the book is good and worthy of a recommendation!

James Houston Turner is not only a phenomenal writer for his flawless ability to capture his reader’s attention, but he is also a great writer for his descriptive powers and characterization of characters which will hook his readers. Turner knows how to grasp his reader’s attention from the first page. Turner instead of writing long, drawn-out builds up which are commonly found in most novels, decides to ditch this approach and thrust his reader into the heart of the story straight away so that the reader is instantly captivated and immersed and it made for a thrilling read!

To conclude my thoughts, November Echo is a sensational, thrilling as well as chilling story that will provoke your thoughts as well as entertain you and so I have no choice but to award this stellar read five stars. If you are a reader who loves thrillers, then this book is for you so do not miss out on the chance of reading it! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers!

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Thank you SO much for your wonderful review., Aimee. Talk about making my day! As you know, Talanov was inspired by an actual KGB agent who leaked word out of Moscow back in the days of the Soviet Union that I was on a watch list for my smuggling activities behind the old Iron Curtain. That agent’s act of heroism – he could have been executed for what he did – gave me the idea of a good-guy KGB agent who became a spy for America. But I remember asking myself, “How did it happen? And why?” November Echo is… Read more »