The House of Special Purpose

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Publisher Description

Russia, 1915: Sixteen year old farmer's son Georgy Jachmenev steps in front of an assassin's bullet intended for a senior member of the Russian Imperial Family and is instantly proclaimed a hero. Rewarded with the position of bodyguard to Alexei Romanov, the only son of Tsar Nicholas II, the course of his life is changed for ever.

Privy to the secrets of Nicholas and Alexandra, the machinations of Rasputin and the events which will lead to the final collapse of the autocracy, Georgy is both a witness and participant in a drama that will echo down the century.

Sixty-five years later, visiting his wife Zoya as she lies in a London hospital, memories of the life they have lived together flood his mind. And with them, the consequences of the brutal fate of the Romanovs which has hung like a shroud over every aspect of their marriage...

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2009
7 May
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
496
Pages
PUBLISHER
Transworld
SIZE
2.2
MB

Customer Reviews

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The House of Predictable Purpose

This is not his best work, for sure.

It is very predictable in its revealing the story.

It does not match up to his Bounty novel, but is probably worth the read anyway.

Three chapters in, and you know where this story is going. There is little to relieve that sense of the inevitable after that. There are no real surprises in this.. Read it is one sitting, or do not start it.

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