The Russian Bride by Ed Kovacs is an updated spy novel for the modern era. Russia and the US are still adversaries, but instead of struggling over territories, control of electronic data is the ultimate goal. Major Kit Bennings is in Moscow attempting to uncover a mole at the American Embassy. Unfortunately, he is compromised by one of the new Russian Mafia figures, Victor Popov, and is forced to marry a Russian bride. Popov wants something from Kit and the violent things that happen to Kit’s family members are all a part of that plot. Character development isn’t a strong point in this novel, but the action level is constant. Each side has cunning high tech ways to overcome the other. The book reads like the action movie that if feels destined to become.