Rasputin's Shadow

Rasputin's Shadow

[a Novel]

Audiobook CD - 2013
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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.
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Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio, c2013.
ISBN: 9781611762037
Branch Call Number: BOOKCD FICTION KHO
Characteristics: 12 sound discs (14 hrs.)
Additional Contributors: Ferrone, Richard (reader)

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Aug 08, 2018

This was a very good guilty pleasure book to listen to on my commute. I think it would have been better, for me, if it was a little shorter. I was ready for it to be over. There was quite a bit of back story and added details that I felt did not add greatly to the story.

I waited too long between reading this author's books to remember anything about the sub-story with his son Alex. It was intriguing and I wish I could remember more of it.

Also, a lot of the names were Russian names. I had a little trouble distinguishing the characters by name in the audio book because the names were not culturally what I am familiar. This is not a knock on the book by any means, but just something I noticed when listening to the book that I was confusing characters a little bit. Probably won't be an issue for most listeners.

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