Volk's Game: A Novel
Henry Holt and Company, 2007/06/12 - 320 ページ
The explosive debut introducing Russian gangster Alexei Volkovoy—not since Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne has a hero shifted so effortlessly between hunter and hunted
A firefight reverberates through Moscow’s dark, rain-soaked streets; shattered glass and screams echo in the air. In the lawless ways of Russia’s capital city, the gunmen melt away into the night. Two men are dead, the targets not what they seem.
A shadowy figure lopes along the riverbank outside the Kremlin walls. Known to all as Volk, a battle-hardened veteran of Russia’s brutal war in Chechnya, he prowls Moscow’s grim alleyways, a knife concealed in his prosthetic foot at all times.
As both a major player in the black market and a covert agent for the Russian military, Volk serves two masters: Maxim, a psychotic Azeri mafia kingpin with hordes of loyal informers; and a man known only as the General, to whom Volk is mysteriously indebted. By his side is Valya, an exotic beauty charged with protecting her lover from his unsavory associates. Valya is the most dangerous weapon in Volk’s arsenal.
Together they are commissioned to steal a long-lost da Vinci painting called Leda and the Swan from St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum. Leda’s ethereal radiance is undeniably captivating and incalculably dangerous. Volk must choose which powerful man he will betray in order to escape with the painting—and with his life.
With the high-octane rush and vivid intensity of a feature film, Volk’s Game delivers at every turn, announcing Alexei Volkovoy as the boldest hero of a new generation.
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Review: Volk's Game: A Novel (Alexei "Volk" Volkovoy Mystery #1)ユーザー レビュー - Chris Bryant - Goodreads
This book stands out by virtue of the quality of the writing. I am not sure that the story itself rises to the level of the writing. There is a dark, depressing, Russian ethos woven throughout the story. レビュー全文を読む
Review: Volk's Gameユーザー レビュー - Keith - Goodreads
This was a book I found by mistake. If you like a spy thriller then this one's for you. Also check out Kyle Mills novel 'Fade' similar to this and equally as much fun.. レビュー全文を読む