The superb international thriller from A.K. Shevchenko, author of BEQUEST: 'An intelligent read, as well as a chilling one... Shevchenko understands how to weave old myths into a modern thriller' Anne McElvoy.
It has been twenty-five years since the four friends left school, burdened with the dark secret of a game that ended in tragedy. Now, driven by love, loss and loyalty, they meet to play Tony's game once more.
Tony, the mastermind, has planned the moves that will take each player across continents. The rules are the same, but they have grown up, and the stakes are much, much higher. They will be forced to open a forgotten page of history: the Crimea conference of 1945, where three world leaders divided up the world and created a new map of Europe after the Second World War.
How are the secret talks of those leaders connected with this dangerous new game? And why has Tony decided to play again?
Legendary Cossack gold, Russian agents, Ukrainian suppression and a strange bequest are the ingredients for this tasty debut - Independent
[An] arresting thriller - Daily Telegraph