Rasputin's Shadow

Rasputin's Shadow

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An ingenious, fast-paced historical thriller from the author of the New York Times bestseller The Last Templar

On a cold, bleak day in 1916, all hell breaks loose in a mining pit in the Ural Mountains. Overcome by a strange paranoia, the miners attack one another, savagely and ferociously. Minutes later, two men--a horrified scientist and Grigory Rasputin, trusted confidant of the tsar--hit a detonator, blowing up the mine to conceal all evidence of the carnage.

In the present day, FBI agent Sean Reilly's search for Reed Corrigan, the CIA mindcontrol spook who brainwashed Reilly's son, takes a backseat to a new, disturbing case. A Russian embassy attaché seems to have committed suicide by jumping out of a fourth-floor window in Queens. The apartment's owners, a retired physics teacher from Russia and his wife, have gone missing, and further investigation reveals that the former may not be who the FBI believe him to be.

Joined by Russian Federal Security Service agent Larisa Tchoumitcheva, Reilly's investigation of the old man's identity will uncover a desperate search for a small, mysterious device, with consequences that reach back in time and which, in the wrong hands, could have a devastating impact on the modern world.

Packed with the twists, intrigue, and excitement that Khoury's many fans have come to expect, Rasputin's Shadow will keep readers turning pages long into the night.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2013.
ISBN: 9780525953135
0525953132
Characteristics: 406 p.

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Jan 22, 2014

The collapse of the Soviet Union was the biggest robbery in history.

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Apr 04, 2015

Spy type mystery of ex Russian scientist who is hiding identity. Invented a microwave device that controls behavior and bad guys are out to get it...

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3dblus
Oct 25, 2013

It's worth a read.

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