Rasputin's Shadow

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Oct 8, 2013 - Fiction - 416 pages
22 Reviews
An ingenious, fast-paced historical thriller from the author of the New York Times bestseller The Last Templar

On a cold, bleak day in 1916, all hell breaks loose in a mining pit in the Ural Mountains. Overcome by a strange paranoia, the miners attack one another, savagely and ferociously. Minutes later, two men?a horrified scientist and Grigory Rasputin, trusted confidant of the tsar?hit a detonator, blowing up the mine to conceal all evidence of the carnage.

In the present day, FBI agent Sean Reilly's search for Reed Corrigan, the CIA mindcontrol spook who brainwashed Reilly's son, takes a backseat to a new, disturbing case. A Russian embassy attaché seems to have committed suicide by jumping out of a fourth-floor window in Queens. The apartment's owners, a retired physics teacher from Russia and his wife, have gone missing, and further investigation reveals that the former may not be who the FBI believe him to be.

Joined by Russian Federal Security Service agent Larisa Tchoumitcheva, Reilly's investigation of the old man's identity will uncover a desperate search for a small, mysterious device, with consequences that reach back in time and which, in the wrong hands, could have a devastating impact on the modern world.

Packed with the twists, intrigue, and excitement that Khoury's many fans have come to expect, Rasputin's Shadow will keep readers turning pages long into the night.

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Review: Rasputin's Shadow (Templar #4)

User Review  - Arabella Thorne - Goodreads

I have read all of Khoury's novels and they are usually right up there with the high-energy thrillers of David Baldacci, Steven Berry and James Rollins. This one, for me, however, took a very ... Read full review

Review: Rasputin's Shadow (Templar #4)

User Review  - Garryvivianne - Goodreads

A great book that delves into the era of Grigori Rasputin in Russia & modern day New York. Rasputin, known for using people to do his bidding, meets up with Mischa, a Russian scientist, who has built ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

RAYMOND KHOURY is the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Templar, The Sanctuary, The Sign, The
Templar Salvation
, and The Devil's Elixir. Also an acclaimed screenwriter and producer, he lives in London with his family.

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