The first Ruslan Shanidza novel
Which would you sacrifice – your dreams or your integrity?
That is the stark choice faced by Ruslan Shanidza, an athlete from the southern fringes of the Soviet Union, a multi-ethnic region still traumatised by the poisonous legacy of Hitler and Stalin.
Ruslan dreams of Olympic glory but despises the ruling Communists and longs for independence from Russia. Something has to give, especially after a fight with the son of a leading Party member brings him to the attention of the secret police.
He struggles to pursue his dreams without betraying his ideals and the people he loves, but the time will come when he has to choose between them.
Praise for the Ruslan Shanidza novels
'Magnificent, sweeping and powerful.'
Paul M Muller, author of Flight of the Marbles and Suicide Inc.
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Gripping page turner
I know the author and got an advanced copy. Didn’t realise he had a book like this in him! Highly enjoyable, gripping page turner, solid story and characters, political intrigue, plot twists; what’s not to like?