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The Romeo Flag

The Romeo Flag The utterly ordinary Nicola Ward is a divorced schoolteacher living in Maine when one day a mysterious and long delayed trunk arrives in the mail sent to her when she was a baby from Shanghai Inside

  • Title: The Romeo Flag
  • Author: Carolyn Hougan
  • ISBN: 9781933397139
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Paperback
  • The utterly ordinary Nicola Ward is a divorced schoolteacher living in Maine when one day a mysterious and long delayed trunk arrives in the mail, sent to her when she was a baby from Shanghai Inside the trunk are family papers, photographs, and several pieces of apparently priceless Russian art To authenticate the art and translate the diary bundled with it , NicolaThe utterly ordinary Nicola Ward is a divorced schoolteacher living in Maine when one day a mysterious and long delayed trunk arrives in the mail, sent to her when she was a baby from Shanghai Inside the trunk are family papers, photographs, and several pieces of apparently priceless Russian art To authenticate the art and translate the diary bundled with it , Nicola hires Neil Walker, a burnt out CIA operative who turned to scholarly research after one too many missions went sour Neil s spy world training comes in handy, though, when Nicola starts receiving death threats clearly connected with the contents of the trunk But what stirred up the hornets nest The Russian collection, which seems to identify Nicola as the heir to the Romanov throne Or could something in her family papers point the way to a Soviet mole in the U.S government

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    1. Neil Walker used to work for the internal security department (OS) of the CIA but, after his wife died in a car accident that left his eleven-year-old son physically disabled, he called it quits and became a professional genealogist, using the research skills and contacts honed during his career as a spy to put together family trees for those willing to pay for his expertise. However, when the OS goes looking for a highly placed Soviet mole, nicknamed Dante, in the U. S. government, Neil is summ [...]

    2. This is fun book of espionage and suspense. It was a little slow starting out but ends with tension and excitement as spies and counter spies infiltrate US government. As risk of discovery increases, the stakes get higher and the action picks up. The various characters are interesting, though hard to keep straight for a little while at the start. I really enjoyed this book and found a brief bit of writing about Russia and the mole in government pretty interesting and having some parallels with t [...]

    3. A Cold War spy drama with a bit of Romanov intrigue thrown in for good measure. Nicola, a divorced school teacher, receives a mysterious package from China--a package that was sent to her 40 years earlier. She enlists a former CIA operative to help her decipher the meaning of some of the letters in the package, and suddenly they and their families find themselves running for their lives. The Romeo Flag was quite likeable, and even though it was written 20 years ago it didn't feel too out of date [...]

    4. I thought this book was outstanding. I wasn't sure through the first few chapters but by page 25 I was hooked. I lived and worked for years in DC and the Virginia suburbs and I can tell you from first hand experience that those parts are dead on. I knew the streets and locations mentioned and everything lined up with reality. I hate reading fiction where real places are described accurately! I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys international thrillers!!

    5. "The Romeo Flag" was slow going for the first 50 pages or so but then really picked up and kept me turning the pages from about midway through to the end. It's a spy novel, set in the United States in 1980, with flashbacks to pre-WWII Shanghai. The plot is as engaging as anything written by Tom Clancy, and the characters are believable flawed people (unlike Mr. Clancy's typical cardboard fare).

    6. You'll have to do some flipping back & forth to keep everything straight, as this is one REALLY complicated book. But it's very interesting and the primary characters are pretty well drawn. Be warned, there is a lot of violence, but it's an espionage plot, so that's not unexpected.

    7. I loved this book! It was such a page turner;It had everything. It was a spy novel which included the CIA, NSA, FBI, KGB, the Russian Revolution, the Romanoffs, and Maine!I would recommend this book to anyone that really wants to loose themselves for a few hours with a "GOOD READ!"

    8. This book is dear to me because my daugher gave it to me for my birthday. I enjoyed it because it was different from what I normally read. I took me a while to get into it, but it did get interesting about half way thru.

    9. Once I got all the characters straight, this book was a fantastic read. A good mystery with lots of espionage, double agents, KGB, the Romanovs, and Cold War history. It doesn't get much better! Now I need to read Hougan's other books.

    10. This was fun - one of the more successful Felony & Mayhem titles I've read. It integrated China, Russia and the US - and included a Faberge egg and a potential Romanov! Not especially deep or thought provoking, but a good yarn.

    11. This is a book I've read a few times in the past years but wanted to read again. Enjoyed it once again! I really like the characters - they are personable and well-developed. It's easy to imagine just how each one feels. The intrigue and be a little intense and hard to follow. I didn't mind back-tracking to clarify a point or two. If done correctly, this book could be developed into a fantastic thriller for the big screen.

    12. Read this one by accident and turned out to be a great story! Anything with a mystery trunk, an expensive egg, and Russian spies has to be a good read!

    13. A good thriller, if you can keep all the characters straight! A little heavy on the espionage stuff, but a good read if you can make it through.

    14. I really enjoyed this book, maybe in part because the second half was set in a familiar part of Maine. Good suspense, liked the characters, learned some painful facts about WWII in Shanghai.

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