Love it! Fun,tense, and a great display of social/political landscape of Russia in the early 90’s just in time for a summer read By Victoria Lei on June 2, 2016 Format: Paperback This is not a common crime thriller that you can easily find with overly dramatic twists and tragedies. It is an enticing true crime story, full of vivid and riveting details that conveys what life was like in transitioning Russia on the turn of the nineties. The author did a great job in finely-knit the fast-paced plotlines which engages readers from cover to cover. I would not spoil too much about the “tricks” or the “cons”, but I would say that it’s so inventive but plausible. One feature that makes a true crime story better than their fictional counterparts is that the things people do in the real world are way more amazing and appalling than any fiction writer could ever invent. Thrillers are not usually my taste, but this one is different. Since this book was based on true life experiences, the author provides plenty of colorful backdrop for his main story. The readers come to learn a great deal about the country of Russian, our nemesis used-to-be, at that particular turning point in history. In a word, excellent historical account and fascinating entertainment!
Paperback “The Last Role of an Actor” is a combined treat for lovers of thrillers & suspense novels behind the Iron Curtain.This was a good read, it keep you reading to the very end, it’s one of those you really wish would keep going.
This book is an easy read, but leaves you thinking. Good combination of a suspenseful thriller and good insights into human psychology. The action taking place in Russia makes the action all the more exciting. Highly recommended.