Advance reader reviews of Beautiful Assassin by Michael C. White.

Beautiful Assassin

A Novel

By Michael C. White

Beautiful Assassin
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2010,
    464 pages.

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  • Jeanne W. (COLUMBIA, MD)


    Good, but not great
    Part spy novel and part romance, I enjoyed this book for the most part, but found it pretty predictable. I had difficulty with the idea that Tat'yana was so naive as to not understand the spying that went on and that was expected of her. We live in such a cynical world now that this kind of innocence was difficult to comprehend. That and the implausibility of Tat'yana's friendship with Mrs. Roosevelt made this book a little hard to really get into.
  • Kathleen W. (New Brighton,, MN)


    A gift that keeps giving...
    BEAUTIFUL ASSASSIN by Michael White is a gift that keeps giving. From page one, the reader is presented with a top-notch plot, a protagonist who strongly resonates and an insider's view of the historically gritty, grim and manipulative era of U.S.-Russia relations involving Stalin, FDR and his wife Eleanor. Finish the book and finish the gift? Not on your life. I have now a book reader's dream: the wonderful find of a previously unknown-to-me author. White has written 6 other books!! As I say...the gift that KEEPS giving.
  • Joe S. (Port Orange, FL)


    Fascinating history and an enjoyable story.
    When I first started this book I was a little bit skeptical but once the main character's narration began I was enthralled. The chapters describing the day to day life of a sniper in the Red Army in 1942 are fascinating. When the story moves to the US the book becomes an enjoyable historical thriller. I really enjoyed it.
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