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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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A to Z Challenge: R

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The Romanov Prophecy: A Novel
The Romanov Prophecy: A Novel (Garret Files #4)
By; Steve Berry
Buy it: Amazon.com
Publisher: Roc (June 6, 1989); 256 pg
ISBN: 0345460065 | 978-0345460066
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers | Suspense
With this second Russian suspense novel, which focuses on the restoration of the Romanov dynasty, Berry shows he's honed his craft since his somewhat shaky debut, The Amber Room (2003). Miles Lord, a workaholic African-American lawyer from Atlanta, is in Moscow to help Stefan Baklanov, the Romanov claimant his high-powered firm is backing. Since the new tsar will reign as an autocrat like his ancestors, both big rubles and big bucks are at stake—not to mention access to nuclear weapons. Lord soon discerns that Baklanov is corrupt, a tool of the mafiya. While digging through old files on the Russian Revolution, Lord comes to believe Baklanov is the "raven" Rasputin predicted would help save the royal house in 1916. Teaming with a beautiful acrobat, Akilina Petrov of the Moscow Circus, Lord attempts to discover whether any children of Nicholas II escaped Lenin's executioners. A series of exotic clues propel the pair on an international scavenger hunt. Berry uses Russia—past and present—to excellent effect and makes sharp observations about the contemporary Russian scene, such as the racism Lord encounters throughout the country. The book's villain needs a bit more development, but this doesn't detract much from a solid tale a cut above—and then some—many thrillers on the market.
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9 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good one - very dramatic! I love a good thriller. Nice choice!
    Here's my "R" book

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  2. I love Russian novels, and this one sounds very exciting.

    Here's mine:

    http://rainysnowday.wordpress.com/2010/06/09/a-z-wednesday/

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  3. It certainly sounds interesting! Thanks for dropping by.

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  4. While your book sounds good, I wanted to choose one that is already on my TBR stack. I chose The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan. You can see more here.

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  5. Sounds interesting.

    My `R` is up:

    http://newhorizonreviews.blogspot.com/2010/06/revelation-by-beverly-lewis.html

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  6. Hi!
    I've never read an of this author's books, but is does sound intriguing. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Just Books
    http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/2010/06/z-wednesday.html

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  7. I love series! This looks like a good one.

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/06/to-z-starts-with-r.html

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  8. Years ago I loved to read anything Russian. I may have to check this one out.

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  9. My husband had read all of Steve Berry's books and has really enjoyed them. Great choice for the week.
    Mine is late, but it is up...
    *smiles*

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