|Publisher:||Grand Central Pub|
|Publish Date:||Jul 2010|
|Number of Pages:||578|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.6|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.25 x 6.75 x 1.5|
New York Times best-selling author Haig (www.brianhaig.com) follows up his sixth Sean Drummond novel, Man in the Middle (2007), with this tense thriller inspired by a true story and reminiscent of Tom Clancy's early work. It's 1991, the Soviet Union has fallen, and entrepreneurial young Russian Alex Konevitch quickly embraces capitalism, raking in a cool $300 million. He becomes a major donor to Russia's first democratically elected president and, unbeknownst to him, the number one target of the former KGB, which wants his money, his companies, and some payback for its fall from power. Audie Award winner Scott Brick's (see Behind the Mike, LJ 10/15/09) narration is masterly; he is especially adept at the Russian accents. Highly recommended for adventure/thriller/mystery fans.
-Scott R. DiMarco, Mansfield Univ. of Pennsylvania Lib.
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New York Times bestselling author Brian Haig delivers his a thriller inspired by a true story about one man running between two countries, trying desperately to escape his past.
In 1987, Alex Konevitch was thrown out of MoscowUniversityfor "indulging his entrepreneurial spirit". But by 1991, he was worth $300 million. On track to become Russia's wealthiest man, he makes one critical mistake: he hires the former deputy director of the KGB to handle his corporate security. And then his world begins to fall apart. Kidnapped, beaten, and forced to relinquish his business and his fortune, Alex and his wife escape to the United States, only to be accused by his own government of stealing millions from his business. With a mob contract out on his life and the FBI hot on his trail, Alex is a desperate man without a country-facing the ultimate sacrifice for the chance to build a new life for himself and his family.
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