Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2004
CS ISBN 0739314807 $25.95 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 0739314815 $29.95 Five CDs
DD ISBN 0739314823 $12.95
L.J. Ganser does admirably with his various Russian accents, but his standard narration is delivered with an edgy and almost nasal tone unbefitting of an African-American hero on a mission in Russia. This adventure follows Atlanta attorney and Russian history buff Miles Lord as he assists the Russian government in determining the authenticity of a successor to the tsarist throne. Lord, along with a beautiful Russian circus performer, follows a trail of coded secrets in a century-old prophecy of Rasputin as they dodge bullets of Moscow mob assassins with their own vested interest in restoring the Russian imperial throne. The plausibility of this novel's premise stretches thin, but listeners will still be thrilled by the author's fast-paced writing and this smoothly adapted abridgment. S.E.S. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 05]
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