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Cold Blood By James Fleming

Cold Blood by James Fleming

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Summary

The Russian Revolution is breaking out all around him, but Charlie Doig has a private war to fight. Even if he dies in the attempt, he's going to track down and kill Prokhor Glebov, the Bolshevik who raped and tortured his beautiful wife Elizaveta.

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Cold Blood by James Fleming

The Russian Revolution is breaking out all around him, but Charlie Doig has a private war to fight. Even if he dies in the attempt, he's going to track down and kill Prokhor Glebov, the Bolshevik who raped and tortured his beautiful wife Elizaveta. Certain that Glebov will sooner or later turn up at Lenin's side, he and Kobi, his Mongolian henchman, make their way to St Petersburg. There, amidst the chaos of the Revolution, Charlie discovers that Glebov has been put in charge of the political re-education of the Tsar and his family in Ekaterinburg.The chase begins. There follows an adventure story of the sort they don't write any more. Having captured an armoured train, Charlie and the ragtag private army he has recruited fight their way towards Siberia. Near Kazan, he hears rumours that the Tsar's gold reserves are in the city and that Glebov is also after them. He determines that he'll avenge Elizaveta and grab the gold in one swoop. James Fleming is one of modern fiction's great stylists. His prose is marvellously robust and vivid, his plot breathtaking in its pace and excitement, and his protagonist, as the "Independent" said of the previous Doig novel, "White Blood", is 'the right kind of hero: virile, ruthless, adventurous'.

Cold Blood Reviews

"Extraordinary use of plot and pace and language...this is a thriller, no bones about it. For anyone who feels that there aren't enough armoured trains in today's popular fiction, or enough murderous White Russians with God and destiny on their side - and I am one - this book is a must" -- Giles Whittell The Times

About James Fleming

JAMES FLEMING, the nephew of Ian Fleming, was born in London in 1944. He read history at Oxford and has been variously an accountant, farmer, forester and bookseller. He is the author of three previous novels, The Temple of Optimism, Thomas Gage and White Blood, the last of which introduced the character of Charlie Doig. He writes in Scotland. Visit him online at www.jamesfleming.com

Additional information

GOR001176819
9780224087216
0224087215
Cold Blood by James Fleming
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
2009-03-05
336
N/A
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