Sometimes mysteries are never solved. Sometimes there are no answers. But Dr. Laura Pavlov, an American forensic archaeologist, is about to unravel a mystery that promises to solve one of the twentieth century’s greatest enigmas.
Dr. Pavlov is a member of an international team digging on the outskirts of the present-day Russian city of Ekaterinburg, where the Romanov royal family was executed by their captors in July 1918. When Pavlov discovers two bodies perfectly preserved in permafrost in a disused mine shaft, they offer dramatic new clues to the disappearance of the Romanovs and, in particular, their famous daughter, Princess Anastasia, whose murder has always been shrouded in doubt. What Pavlov discovers is about to change the accepted course of world history and hurl her back into the past - and into a maelstrom of deceit, secrets, and lies.
Based in part on historical fact, The Romanov Conspiracy is a high-tension story of trust and betrayal, of a fight between good and evil, and of love and friendship thwarted by war, all set against one of the most bloody and brutal revolutions in world history.
Glenn Meade was born in Finglas, Dublin. Nearly all his novels have been international bestsellers, translated into over twenty languages, and have enjoyed both critical and commercial success. He worked in the field of pilot training for Aer Lingus for many years and as a journalist for the Irish Times.
©2012 Glenn Meade (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"Intriguing…Puts a fresh spin on the mystery surrounding the deaths of the Romanovs, in particular the possible escape of princess Anastasia." (Publishers Weekly)
Yes and no. Most of the characters were male and the narrator was female attemtping to also pull off Russian accents for male characters, began to grate on the nerves.
It was an interesting twist to the story of what happened to the Romanov family. Quite surprising actually and believable.
Her attempt at narrating for male characters with Russian accents.
Possibly, it would have to move along faster.
The story took a while to develop, too long, last 1/4 of the book was the best part. Could have been better, the story line was rather good. Better choice of naarator needed for this particular story.
Listening to books is the way I separate from the stress of being an attorney. I enjoy fiction, mystery thrillers, an occasional romance, and books about cutting edge medicine and science. I was a History major so that is always interesting too.
I wouldn't know
Lydia. She was a tough, strong, woman, with passion and heart.
The different Russian men were hard to keep straight.
Ultimately, I felt sad...same as when I read about this period of time as a History major. It also made me feel disgust for the Reds and their leaders right up there along with Hitler and his cronies.
I liked the interwoven relationships, although sad, the connections revealed were one of the devices that kept the book interesting.
I loved the book & loved the reader. I knew exactly who was talking, the reader did such a good job. I want more of Mr. Meade's work.
I kept getting distracted by other things. Not a good sign for a story that holds your attention. Twists and turns often seem contrived.
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