Following the success of Fighting Windmills: A Quixotic Odyssey, a personal history of the author’s experiences as a CIA Operations Officer, an Army “Green Beret” Officer and International Entrepreneur, Robert O. Morris has written his novella of historical fiction, based in the Former Soviet Republic of Georgia, entitled The Georgian Beekeeper. This work is the first book of a series featuring former US Special Forces Officer, Ryan Madigan, whose heroic exploits are woven into this epic story.
Drawn over the course of a century of traumatic political and social upheavals, The Georgian Beekeeper is a tribute to love, perseverance, and the indomitability of the human spirit. Spanning four generations beginning in Tsarist times in the late 1800’s, progressing through the tumultuous 20th century in which the family endured two world wars, two revolutions, brutal political purges, and culminating with the 2008 Five-Day War with Russia, this is a story of one Georgian family and how they managed to prosper during these historical challenging times.
Following the extraordinary life of the family matriarch, Ksenia Kolumbegovi, The Georgian Beekeeper traces her family’s experiences as they pass through this traumatic period of world history. The story will give you a full appreciation of the trials and tribulations of life under Soviet domination, will provide you with dramatic insights into the strength and resiliency of the Georgian people, and bring you joy with the ultimate victory of the unconquerable strength of human spirit.