An ingenious, fast-paced historical thriller from the
author of the New York Times bestseller The Last
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 mena horrified scientist and Grigory Rasputin, trusted
confidant of the tsarhit 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.