Amidst a murky underworld of flesh-trafficking, prostitution, and institutionalized corruption, elite soldier Jez Kornfeld is thrown into a world where nothing is what it seems, nobody can be trusted, and everything can be violently torn from him.
Ordered to disperse and arrest a crowd of Jewish demonstrators in Red Square, Jez is dismayed to find his sisters in their ranks. He sneaks them from under the noses of the secret police, but in doing so he has put his own security at risk; he has to get them out of the USSR. They cross into the Ukraine to a port on the Black Sea and he bribes passage for them from Soviet soil. Jez is happy in the knowledge that his sisters are safe, but he is unaware that his every move has been observed and that he has set in motion a chain of events that will plunge his life into a headlong battle to stay alive.
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interesting story and plot kept me involved
yes. It was interesting to hear a story where the protagonist was a Russian assassin that you rooted for!
the ending when he found out Anna was alive. Also when he killed his arch enemy in the street.
very good narration by Mr. Kleinman. Looking forward to more titles done by him
A Jewish outlaw
I think Jez was the most interesting character as he had to choose between life and family and deciding who to sacrifice or kill.
His voice was excellent for this book. I thought his voice inflections for the different characters was great and as I would listen to the book at the gym, I could hear and feel each character.
I thought the book was good because it gave a good idea of what it was like to live as a Jew in post war Russia.
Absolutely, yes. It was absorbing and compelling.
There is an ominous undertone throughout this historical thriller as Jez is drawn into the dark, dangerous world of espionage in Russia. The author gives a colourful insight into the terrain and the turbulence of the characters’ emotions are gripping. I can’t wait to read Rik Stone’s next book.
The rich tones of the narrator, Dennis Kleinman, provide the gravitas needed to give additional weight to this powerful story. His performance immerses you so that you are not just listening to it, you are actually there……
Sometimes sheer terror contrasted with the gentleness and caring of Jez at other times were very moving. Throughout, Jez's strength of character prevailed.
I was given this audiobook by the narrator in return for an honest review.
A book about Russia, that takes place in Russia with an English Narrator. Dennis Kleinman does an excellent job with the Narration but I would have preferred Soviet Accented Voice. That being said up front, Tim Stone has written an excellent book. I listen and see the books as a movie in my mind. This would be a great movie. The twists, deception and betrayal is legendary. This is one of the few books after listening to the audiobook I want to read the book again on paper.
A young Russian boy who is small and a threat to know one has a dream of being a soldier. He is Jewish but wants nothing more than to serve the Motherland. He is chosen by a General to be part of a secret program. He is taught in all the ways of the Special Forces fighting and weaponry. He is placed in the field of battle and excels. After being trained in intelligence he works a normal government job while spying on his own military for the military. It sounds confusing but really is explained and told in a way that is easy to follow.
I was surprised at how invested I was as a listener to the characters. I highly recommend this audiobook.
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