Book Review-The Price of Honor: The Life of a Spy-Danny Odato | Miki's Hope

Book Review-The Price of Honor: The Life of a Spy-Danny Odato

Friday, August 1, 2014


This novel takes place in Russia during the Cold War era I believe when undercover spies were sent to Russia from the US and vise versa. James Coville is a deep undercover US spy living in Russia. The KGB doesn't really know who he is but want him in the worst way possible. Natalya Sverlova, a KGB agent is bound and determined to find this man! Oh she finds him--and not knowing who he is falls immediately in love with him-the feeling is mutual on his part. They get married (with a little pushing from the US government) but neither knows that the other is a spy.

There are portions of this book which actually had me sick--the way the prisoners were treated. It is graphically portrayed. The ending had me crying but I can't tell you why--just know that it is not the kind of ending you would expect.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

What is the price of honor?

CIA operative James Coville, in deep undercover assignment in the Soviet Admiralty at the end of the Cold War, asks himself this question regularly. In his efforts to infiltrate the highest commands of the Soviet regime, he becomes Adam Novakova, ordinary citizen, civil servant, comrade, and lover.

KGB agent Natalya Sverlova knows nothing of Adam’s secrets, but she has many of her own. Under the thumb of Controller Palchik and passionate Socialist Yuri Koval, both Adam and Natalya are drawn into a complex chase that leads them to unforeseeable compromise and leaves them questioning their loyalty to each other—and their ideals. In this gripping new novel of intrigue and romance, we’ll see that ultimately, the price of honor can be very high indeed…

What is the price of honor? CIA operative James Coville, in deep undercover assignment in the Soviet Admiralty at the end of the Cold War, asks himself this question regularly. In his efforts to infiltrate the highest commands of the Soviet regime, he becomes Adam Novakova, ordinary citizen, civil servant, comrade, and lover. KGB agent Natalya Sverlova knows nothing of Adam’s secrets, but she has many of her own. Under the thumb of Controller Palchik and passionate Socialist Yuri Koval, both Adam and Natalya are drawn into a complex chase that leads them to unforeseeable compromise and leaves them questioning their loyalty to each other—and their ideals. In this gripping new novel of intrigue and romance, we’ll see that ultimately, the price of honor can be very high indeed…

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About the Author: (from the back of the book)


Born in Italy in 1953, Danny Odato is a father of four who too young had to provide for his family instead of following his dream of writing. But his dream never died, and Danny went on to publish several novels, including The Witch's Revenge, The Sun Always Sets and Defending Hope. He is also the President of Feeding American Families, a non-profit organization that helps people in financial trouble, especially those whose homes are in foreclosure.


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22 comments :

Jeff Taylor said...

This sounds like a good read. I love reading about the Cold War and life in communist countries. Thanks for the review.

Masshole Mommy said...

Another one my hubby would love. I am going to have to tell him about this.

Frugal and Fun Mom said...

I like the genre with spys and undercover operations. This sounds like a book I could really delve into.

PopMythology.com said...

Sounds very much like a James Bond/Ian Fleming-type story, maybe with some elements of Tom Clancy?

Cathy Mini said...

I always find that books that take place during The Cold War are especially enthralling. I will have to check this out one--thanks for the review!

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

OH I'm pulled in---who can pass up a good spy novel!!! NOT THIS GAL!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

My father would love to read this book. He loves mysteries and spy stories.

Kristal Deane said...

I'm not too big on spies but I'm sure I have a few friends who are and would absolutely love to read this book! Thanks for the review! Maybe I'll come around to reading it myself one day. :)

Danielle Royalegacy said...

I love a good spy thriller, and this one sounds quite unique.

Karen Dawkins said...

My dad would have loved this book. He's a history buff, but lately, he prefers lighter reads.

Stacey - Seattle Mom Blog said...

I have been watching the show "The Americans", and love it... sounds like this book may be a great read that is similar!

Kung Phoo said...

Sounds like a very interesting read.. i like to know history like this and how it went down!

Monica said...

This sounds like an interesting read and you always inspire me to pick up a good book!

Angel said...

That is sad that some of those people were treated so badly. Thanks for the review. God bless! :)

becca said...

another interesting read I need to check out soon.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

I love to lean about new authors an books. I wish I had more time to read!

Danielle @ We Have It All said...

This sounds like a book that my hubby would read. He's into history.

Kristen Campbell said...

Oh, I don't know if I could read this one or not! I think I'm a bit too tender-hearted :(

Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds like an interesting read. I will have to add this one to my list. I love old cold war movies and books. Thanks for sharing.

Debi@The Spring Mount 6 Pack said...

Sounds good. I am always looking for a new book

Melanie said...

Sounds like an interesting book, I will add to my reading list, always love me a good book. Thanks for sharing, you always have great book recommendations.

kewkew said...

This book sounds quite intriguing, though I am a bit concerned about the graphic warning. I am curious as to what kind of true historical facts are contained in the story.

 
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