Henry Holt and Co.
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Featuring: Volk; Valya
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A firefight reverberates through Moscow's dark, rain-soaked
streets; shattered glass and screams echo in the air. In the
lawless ways of Russias capital city, the gunmen melt away
into the night. Two men are dead, the targets not what they
seem. A shadowy figure lopes along the riverbank outside the
Kremlin walls. Known to all as Volk, a battle-hardened
veteran of Russias brutal war in Chechnya, he prowls
Moscow's grim alleyways, a knife concealed in his prosthetic
foot at all times.
As both a major player in the black market and a covert
agent for the Russian military, Volk serves two masters:
Maxim, a psychotic Azeri mafia kingpin with hordes of loyal
informers; and a man known only as the General, to whom Volk
is mysteriously indebted. By his side is Valya, an exotic
beauty charged with protecting her lover from his unsavory
associates. Valya is the most dangerous weapon in Volks
arsenal. Together they are commissioned to steal a long-lost
da Vinci painting called Leda and the Swan from St.
Petersburgs Hermitage Museum. Ledas ethereal radiance is
undeniably captivating and incalculably dangerous. Volk must
choose which powerful man he will betray in order to escape
with the painting and with his life.
With the high-octane rush and vivid intensity of a feature
film, Volks Game delivers at every turn, announcing Alexei
Volkovoy as the boldest hero of a new generation.
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