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The Romanov Prophecy
Synopses & Reviews
Ekaterinburg, Russia: July 16, 1918. Ten months have passed since Nicholas II's reign was cut short by revolutionaries. Tonight, the White Army advances on the town where the Tsar and his family are being held captive by the Bolsheviks. Nicholas dares to hope for salvation. Instead, the Romanovs are coldly and methodically executed.
Moscow: Present Day. Atlanta lawyer Miles Lord, fluent in Russian and well versed in the country's history, is thrilled to be in Moscow on the eve of such a momentous event. After the fall of Communism and a succession of weak governments, the Russian people have voted to bring back the monarchy. The new tsar will be chosen from the distant relatives of Nicholas II by a specially appointed commission, and Miles' job is to perform a background check on the Tsarist candidate favored by a powerful group of Western businessmen. But research quickly becomes the least of Miles' concerns when he is nearly killed by gunmen on a city plaza.
Suddenly Miles is racing across continents, shadowed by nefarious henchmen. At first, his only question is why people are pursuing him. But after a strange conversation with a mysterious Russian, who steers Miles toward the writings of Rasputin, he becomes desperate to know more — most important, what really happened to the family of Russia's last tsar?
His only companion is Akilina Petrov, a Russian circus performer sympathetic to his struggle, and his only guide is a cryptic message from Rasputin that implies that the bloody night of so long ago is not the last chapter in the Romanovs' story...and that someone might even have survived the massacre. The prophecy's implications are earth-shattering — not only for the future of the tsar and mother Russia, but also for Miles himself.
Steve Berry, national bestselling author of the phenomenal thriller The Amber Room, once again delves into rich historical fact to produce an explosive page-turner. In The Romanov Prophecy, the authentic and the speculative meld into a fascinating and exceptionally suspenseful work of fiction.
"Exciting action, an engrossing puzzle, and atmospheric settings make this a great read. Highly recommended." Library Journal
"History remade as action screenplay. You can smell the popcorn." Kirkus Reviews
"The book's villain needs a bit more development, but this doesn't detract much from a solid tale a cut above — and then some — many thrillers on the market." Publishers Weekly
?Readers who enjoy the books of Dan Brown and Daniel Silva will enjoy The Romanov Prophecy, too. This is a wild roller-coaster ride, with explosive action and compelling suspense, delving into one of the great mysteries of our time." Sharon Kay Penman, author of Time and Chance
The author of The Amber Room returns with a thriller predicated on Rasputin's cryptic prophecy that the 1918 murder of the Romanovs was not the final chapter in their story.
About the Author
Steve Berry is the author of The Amber Room. He is a trial lawyer with more than twenty years of courtroom experience who has traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, and Russia. He lives with his wife and daughter in Camden County, Georgia, and is currently at work on his next novel.
Visit the author’s Web site at www.steveberry.org.
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