The second Ruslan Shanidza novel
Can one man stop a war?
Three years after Olympic hero Ruslan Shanidza goes to live in the West, the Soviet Union collapses and Ruslan's newly independent homeland starts to fall apart as different ethnic groups seek to detach themselves from each other.
Sergo Lionidza, Ruslan's patron and protector during the Communist era, begs him to return home and use his popularity among all nationalities to halt the slide to civil war.
Ruslan agrees to work with Lionidza but is not sure how far he can trust him or what his real agenda is. And when their peace mission falters, Ruslan's enemies move in for the kill.
"Few novels start as savagely and alarmingly as this…The place is the northern Caucasus; the time the murderous period of chaos left by the collapse of the Soviet Union…Events in 'Ksordia-Akhtaria' are not only a guide to the recent past but – unhappily – to the bloodshed and intrigue of the likely future."
Neal Ascherson, author of Black Sea and The Polish August.
Length 253 pages.
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An energetic continuation of the Ruslan Shanidze story from The Price of Dreams. Political intrigue, personal vendettas, believable characters, interesting plot twists. Looking forward to the third in the series in 2021.