On Sale: November 27, 2007
Featuring: Akilina Petrov; Miles Lord
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
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Ekaterinburg, Russia: July 16, 1918. Ten months
have passed since Nicholas IIâ€™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
Moscow: Present Day. Atlanta
lawyer Miles Lord, fluent in Russian and well versed in
the countryâ€™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 Milesâ€™ 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 Milesâ€™ concerns when
he is nearly killed by gunmen on a city
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 moreâ€“most important, what really
happened to the family of Russiaâ€™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 Romanovsâ€™ story . . . and that someone
might even have survived the massacre. The prophecyâ€™s
implications are earth-shatteringâ€“not only for the future
of the tsar and mother Russia, but also for Miles
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
From the Hardcover edition.
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