The Opportunists

The Opportunists

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by Yohann De Silva
     
 

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When Peter Ivanov, the son of Russian immigrants, finds himself stuck with a $50,000 gambling debt, he decides to do something drastic. He heads to Uzbekistan, a little-known country on the edge of the world.

But Yury Popov, a former Red Army captain who once served in Afghanistan and now rules Brighton Beach, N.Y., has no intention of letting a young man escape

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When Peter Ivanov, the son of Russian immigrants, finds himself stuck with a $50,000 gambling debt, he decides to do something drastic. He heads to Uzbekistan, a little-known country on the edge of the world.

But Yury Popov, a former Red Army captain who once served in Afghanistan and now rules Brighton Beach, N.Y., has no intention of letting a young man escape such a debt. So he sends his daughter, Anna, and other underlings to find his quarry, but Peter is already gone when they arrive at his apartment.

Anna has reasons of her own for not wanting Peter to escape, and she follows him to Uzbekistan. In short order, her father decides she needs help hunting down the enemy.

Once in Uzbekistan, both Peter and Anna seek wealth and recognition while facing crime lords, corrupt officials and drug traders. They make the unlikeliest of friends, and take unconventional steps to get what they want.

Get ready to take a roller coaster ride around the world with The Opportunists, a fast-paced novel that portrays present-day Uzbekistan in all its gritty glory and proves that revenge can sometimes be the most important thing in the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440164422
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/24/2009
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Yohann de Silva enjoys traveling overseas, and he lives in Washington, D.C. The Opportunists is his first novel.

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The Opportunists 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
xalexabug More than 1 year ago
The Opportunists is a book FILLED with many exciting plot twists and turns! There is suspense in every chapter! It is a book that you honestly can not put down until the very end! You will constantly be wondering what's going to happen next! Just when you think you have the characters figured out, it turns out that you didn't really have it figured out after all! This book will continue to surprise you and hold you on the edge of your seat right up until the very end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Step into the world of intrigue, illegal exports, and opportunists looking to make a new life in post-Soviet Uzbekistan. The Opportunists is a thrill ride of interconnections and meaningful coincidences. At each step, characters and events from the past create intriguing complexities that make the current events that much more interesting. An exciting read from start to finish.
readingnickelodeon More than 1 year ago
Great new authors are so hard to find, but I think I just found a new favorite! I had a really hard time putting the book down, as it is so filled with interesting characters and tons of intrigue! I found myself thinking non-stop about the plot and events, trying to see if I could figure out the ending before I read it. I never even came close to figuring out the surprise ending! Also, I loved how the author infused Uzbekistan's culture and geographic features, of which I knew very little about previously. It was a fabulous read, and I will definitely look for future books by this author. His writing style is so clear and uncluttered, and he sure knows how to keep the suspense going. My rave reviews about this book at home made my husband pick it up to read next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Opportunists is a page turn for sure. It is filled with interesting characters each with their own interesting story, all of the stories are beautifully interwoven to form this novel. Not to mention it is filled with cultural references which gives the reader a greater understanding of Uzbekistan.
Big_Skeptic More than 1 year ago
If you want to read an entertaining novel about Uzbekistan, this book is it. It was hard to believe the story was fiction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Opportunists is a great book for anyone interested in learning more about Uzbekistan or just looking for good page-turner. This is the first book I have ever been able to read cover to cover in one day! The plot and characters make it impossible to put the book down. There are so many twists to the story that I could never predict what was going to happen next.