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Rasputin's Shadow by Raymond Khoury
  

Rasputin's Shadow

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The author is a screenwriter for the BBC series Spooks and Waking the Dead, and his ability to create fast-action mysteries is repeated in this, his fourth book starring FBI agent Sean Reilly. He here uses a nifty time-slip device to recreate the story of Rasputin and wind it into a modern-day thriller of epic proportions. The cinematic sweep of Rasputin’s Shadow must stem from Raymond Khoury’s background as a producer in film and TV.

If you like Raymond Khoury you might also like to read books by Andy McDermott, Scott Mariani and Dan Brown.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Readers of Raymond Khoury know that there will not be anything radically different in his long series of novels, but they can be guaranteed a total reliability. The setting is Russia in the early 1900s with the Tsar and Tsarina under the spell of the always-present illiterate peasant Rasputin. What is the hold that the monk has over the royal couple? It’s a power people would kill for. In present-day New York, the faceless killer known only as ‘The Deathless’ (from an old Russian folk tale) has FBI agent Sean Reilly on his trail. What is the connection to events in Russia’s past?
~ Barry Forshaw

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Synopsis

Rasputin's Shadow by Raymond Khoury

Siberia, 1916. A mine turns into a bloodbath when its miners attack each other, savagely and ferociously. Minutes later, two men - a horrified scientist and infamous Russian mystic Rasputin - hit a detonator, blowing up the mine to conceal all evidence of the carnage. New York, present day. FBI agent Sean Reilly is tasked with a new, disturbing case. A Russian embassy attache seems to have committed suicide by jumping out of a fourth-floor window. The apartment's owners have gone missing, while a faceless killer roams New York City, leaving a trail of death in his wake. Reilly's investigation uncovers a deadly search for a mysterious device whose origins reach back to the darkest days of the Cold War and to Imperial Russia and which, in the wrong hands, could have a devastating impact on the modern world.

Reviews

As hauntings go, this is one to freeze the blood. * NORTHERN ECHO * History, mystery, suspense, and action - Khoury knows the recipe for a good read * LIBRARY JOURNAL *


About the Author

Raymond Khoury

Raymond Khoury is the internationally-bestselling author of three previous Reilly novels: The Last Templar, The Templar Salvation and Second Time Around (The Devil's Elixir), as well as two stand-alone thrillers, The Sign and The Sanctuary. Also an acclaimed screenwriter, his credits include the BBC Television series Spooks and Waking the Dead.

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Book Info

Publication date

25th September 2014

Author

Raymond Khoury

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
Thriller / Suspense
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Espionage & spy thriller

ISBN

9781409129677

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