Item #256 Bequest. A. K. Shevchenko.


Headline, 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #256
ISBN: 0755356357

346 pages. A thriller set in Russia. First edition, hardcover issue (published simultaneously in paperback). Signed by the author on the title page and dated in December 2009, prior to the novel's official publication.

Taras Petrenko, an ambitious lieutenant in the Russian Security Service, is sieving through the Moscow archives of Stalin's regime when he stumbles over file N1247 - a case first opened by the Russian secret police two centuries earlier. He realises that three documents are missing which could, if found, alter the political balance of Europe. Meanwhile Kate, a London lawyer with Ukrainian roots, is seduced into the search for the missing will vital to authenticating a legendary and economy-busting claim. Anna Shevchenko has written an arresting thriller which is timely (given the recent election) window on Russia's centuries-old suppression of the Ukrainian national spirit. -- Jeremy Jehu, Telegraph Saturday 27 February 2010

Price: $12.50

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