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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

New novel out ~ Wolf by the Ears


Today I hit Amazon's Publish button on Wolf by the Ears, my latest novel - an exciting and anxious moment. I do hope readers will like it. This is the synopsis (and you don't want to know how long it took to write, or how many people helped me with it):

When Tyger Rebel Thomson starts working for a Russian oligarch, she could be on her way to the life of her dreams – assuming, that is, she lives long enough to get there.

Grisha Markovic is a man with enemies. He’s loathed by the Kremlin, under observation by MI6, involved in acrimonious litigation over a Siberian gold mine, and rumoured to possess an explosive dossier containing details of a massive Russian tax fraud.

Grisha is impressed with Tyger’s intelligence; he takes a fatherly interest in her and makes her his personal assistant. This could be the break she has been hoping for. But after a mysterious driver tries to run her down, she begins to suspect that the death of his last PA may not have been an accident

I got the idea for the story when reading about the death of Boris Berezovsky. Interested, I started researching oligarchs, and realized just how many dubious deaths there had been in this country, all with Russian connections. We know assassins killed Litvinenko and attempted to kill German Gorbuntsov, who survived a hail of bullets on the doorstep of his London flat. What about Alexander Perepilichnyy, Badri Patarkatsishvili and Stephen Curtis? Those deaths were recorded as having 'no suspicious circumstances'. Like Litvinenko and Berezovsky, these men were enemies of the Kremlin, and believed themselves under threat.


You can view Wolf's sample on Amazon and decide whether to lay out £1.99/$2.99 in order to read on.

7 comments:

Fiona Pearse said...

Congratulations, Lexi! Exciting news. The Russian theme is enticing.

Lexi said...

Yes - when reading up on the subject, I began to doubt that fiction could compete with fact :o)

lookingforaview said...

Sounds good! I can't wait to read it. I've mentioned it on the Kindle forum.

Mary Smith said...

Congratulations, Lexi, sounds like a page turner.

M T McGuire said...

Yay! Nice one, I'll look forward to reading it.

Cheers

MTM

fairyhedgehog said...

Yay! I've bought my copy!

I'm not going to read the synopsis or look at the book until I'm on holiday - we're going skiiing at Christmas and I really need good books on my Kindle. I'm so looking forward to reading this one and it's going to be hard to wait.

Lexi said...

Thank you all for the good wishes :o)

And FH, have a lovely time on the ski slopes.