by Elizaveta Katrinova
Major Kapriyanov would have rather been flying his MiG-29 over Moscow than going on a secret mission to Berlin for the FSK.
Nineteen-year-old Katya Bremmler is seeking refuge from her family in post-Communist Russia. While on a trip to Berlin, Germany to learn more about the heritage she must keep secret, she ends up on a military train.
Despite Major Kapriyanov’s suspicions of why Katya is on the train, he is enchanted with her and finds himself quickly falling for her. Even though Katya knows the danger of falling for a man in the FSK and Russian military, she is instantly drawn to him. When they arrive in Berlin, the trip turns dire when she finds herself a pawn in a deadly game of spy versus spy. The major vows to protect her while trying to save himself.
Will he be able to clear his name and save Katya before they arrest her for being a spy and assassinate him for being a traitor?
Elizaveta makes excellent use of the locales for dressing her scenes; food apparel and public spaces go a long way to make this book quite enjoyable. The action and dialog are paced well and the amount of narrative is just enough to keep the story moving.
POV was great! Almost too good, because I really wanted to know what the minor characters were thinking at times.
There is so much to like in this book, I really enjoyed reading it.
Moscow Express gets 4.6 stars, the score would have been higher except for the handful of spelling errors I found.
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