Constantine can no longer hide in Europe. As he discovers a century-old secret, he must flee back to Moscow, chased by assassins.
Only one man can save him. Eugene Sokolov: an officer in the world’s most elite rescue unit, a martial arts legend… and Constantine’s brother.
They face an enemy unlike any other. In a game run by a KGB spymaster, the fate of Russia will depend on their survival.
Action packed from the opening chapter to the spell bounding end, The Russian Renaissance is a rocking debut novel from an author we all need to keep our eyes on. Ian Kharitonov takes the reader through a refreshing and original spin on the Nazis looting of treasure during WWII. His two main characters, Constantine and Eugene Sokolov, are Russian brothers each caught up in a different way in this race to outwit a nasty KGB operative. The narrative is fast-paced and filled with vivid descriptions of a country that in many ways becomes a major character in the plot line. Renaissance is a breath of fresh air by a young Russian author who could become Moscow’s answer to Clive Cussler; and considering the fact that it won the 2010 Adventure Writer’s Competition Grandmaster Award sponsored by the Clive Cussler Collector’s Society proves that point. You will thoroughly enjoy The Russian Renaissance, and will eagerly await Kharitonov’s next.